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Ongoing Area Christmas Events


December 5, 2013

Macaroni Christmas Fun

By: Tina Cloer
Holidays at the Garden - Belmont
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont NC
November 22 - December 31, 2013
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lights on at 5 p.m. nightly.
Organic rhythms of nature and abundant fascinations come together to create a new holiday harmony this year at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Explore the special tapestry we've woven--a natural winter wonderland that's like no other. Our contemporary yet elegant lighting display will brighten your holidays and our fire pit will keep you and your loved ones warm while toasting marshmallows and making s'mores. The traditions continue in the Visitor Pavilion accented with natural displays -- where the Orchid Tree stands sentinel over the Great Hall abuzz with Christmas cheer, as children visit with Santa (Thurs. – Sat, 6pm-9pm.) or make a nature-based crafts with their family (Every night, 6pm – 9pm).
Non-Member Admission: Adults, $12; Seniors 60+, $11; Children 4 - 12, $6; 
Member Admission:  Adults, $6, Children 4 -12, $3
McAdenville Christmas Lights - McAdenville, NC
December 2 - December 26, 2012
Monday - Friday 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 5:30 - 11:00 pm
Christmas Town Festival 
Friday, December 13 - 6:00 - 8:45pm
McAdenville Legacy Park
FREE Hot Chocolate & Kettle Corn
Music of the Season: Area Schools & Church Choirs
Downtown Carriage Rides - Lincolnton, NC
Thursday - Saturday
December 5 – December 21, 2012
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Carriage Rides $10
Wagon Rides $5
See Lincolnton's decorated downtown from the back of a horse-drawn carriage as Christmas music rings through the air each weekend. Contact: Downtown Development Association at 704-736-8915
Santa and Mrs. Claus - Lincolnton, NC
Thursday - Saturday
December 5 - December 21, 2012
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost:  FREE
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. They will be located on the Northeast Court Square 
The Festival of Trees - Lincolnton, NC
Open Fridays & Saturdays 5pm - 8:30 pm and Sundays 2pm - 5pm
December 6 - 22, 2013
❖Preview Party- Dec. 6 (7-10pm; Tickets are $25 and include food, wine, and live music) 
❖Event Dates- Dec. 7 (5-9pm) and Dec. 8 (2-5pm)
❖Event Dates- Dec. 13, 14 (5-9pm) and Dec. 15 (2-5pm)
❖Senior Citizens Day- Dec. 16 (10am-12pm), $2 tickets for seniors
❖Kids Pajama Night- Dec. 20 (5-9pm)
❖Event Date- Dec. 21 (5-9pm)
❖Community Stories of Christmas Past- Dec. 22 (2-5pm)
Located in the former CMC-Lincoln Hospital Building on Gamble Drive in Lincolnton.
Admission: Adults $5, Children/Seniors $4, Children 5 and under FREE
We invite you to join us for a trip down memory lane as the former CMC-Lincoln Medical Center is transformed into a "Christmas Past".  Hallways and corridors will be named after Lincolnton streets.  This year's festival will feature "Snapshots from the Past", in cooperation with the Lincoln County Historical Association.
The holiday event will again feature a dazzling array of personalized Christmas trees, a Preview Party, Kids Pajama Night with Santa, live local music performances, Canned Food Drive for Christian Ministries, and a bake sale. The ACLC has opened a much larger wing for the Antiques and Artists Market
Jeff's Animated Christmas Light Show - Lincolnton, NC
November 28 - December 25 
5:30 pm – 10:30 pm every night
512 Fran Ave. Lincolnton, NC 28092 in Abby Park just off of East Hwy 150
This light show has over 60,000 plus lights, all animated and dancing to a program of 11 different songs. You can tune your radio to 89.3 to hear the music from your car radio. There is also an animated working steam engine, a replica of Boger City Fire Departments engine #2 and an  8" snowman that throws lighted snowballs 70 feet. They add something new each year. Free hot chocolate nights will be on Saturday nights (weather permitting). Neighbors Charles and Charlene Sisk also dress up as Mr. & Mrs. Claus on the same night and will greet children and give out candy canes from their yard.

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