The 2021 Annual Lincolnton Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting, 

Santa House, and Carriage Rides are BACK for 2021!

2021 Candy Land Christmas in Historic Downtown Lincolnton

Carriages (2017)

2021 Santa House & Carriages - Candy Land Christmas Nights in Lincolnton!

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday starting 12/2 through 12/18 (3 weekends).

Santa will be greeting North Pole visitors between 5pm and 8pm each Th/Fri/Sat at the Santa House on the NE Court Square at Sycamore Street. FREE!

Carriage & Wagon Rides will tour Historic Downtown Lincolnton between 6:30pm - 9:30pm every Th/Fri/Sat. Departs from the 100 or 200 Block of East Main Street. Cash only, no reservations. 

Carriage rides $15/person, wagon rides $10/person, under 2 free. Carriages generally accommodate 2-4 people & wagons hold 8-10, every effort is made to keep groups/families together.

Fun Happenings in LTown during the 2021 Christmas season

  • A Candy Land Christmas Open House - Lincolnton merchants throw open their doors for Second Saturday Shop Local!
    • Saturday, November 13, 10a-6p
      • Santa sightings and Sweet Surprises throughout downtown
  • Handmade for the Holidays - Lincoln Cultural Center hosts artists & artisans with special gift shopping, held at the Citizens Center
    • Friday November 19, 3p-9p
    • Saturday, November 20, 9a-3p)
  • Best Little Christmas Pageant Ever - produced by Lincoln Theatre Guild at LCC
    • Two weekends, Six performances:
      • Fri/Sat December 3-4 at 7p, & Sun December 5 at 3p
      • Fri/Sat December 10-11 at 7p & Sun December 15 at 3p
  • Breakfast with Santa at LCC - presented by Lincoln Cultural Center
    • Saturday, December 4, 8:30a-11a, reservations required
  • The Nutcracker, A Children's Ballet at Citizens Center - produced by Lincoln Cultural Center
    • Friday, December 10, 6:30p
    • Saturday, December 11,at 3p & 6:30p
    • Sunday, December 12, 3p
  • Festival of Trees at Lincoln Cultural Center - produced by the Arts Council of Lincoln County
    • Beautiful trees and holiday decorations for viewing and taking photos
    • Wednesday, December 15 preview, 7p-9:30p
    • Th/Fr/Sat, December 16-18, 10a-6p
    • Sun, December 19, 1p-6p

2021 Parade Promo v2 Opens in new windowSunday, November 28, 2021

63rd Annual 

Lincolnton Christmas Parade 

& Tree Lighting!

4pm - Parade Starts

Tree Lighting at end of Parade

The 2021 Christmas Parade theme is "A Candy Land Christmas - Sweet Surprises" and all parade entries are encouraged to get creative and use the Candy Land theme in your parade presentation!! Awards & bragging rights for winners of:

  • Best Candy Land Parade Theme
  • Best Golf Cart (one or group)
  • Best Youth Participation
  • Best Handmade Float/Display
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