Visit horsepower home for the holidays!
Watch in wonder as the color palette of a full field of race cars comes alive in the heart of racing country. From an illuminated superspeedway to a laser light show in the hometown of a NASCAR legend, put a Speed City spin on your traditions this year!
HOLIDAY PIT STOPS
Plan to spend more than 12 seconds with your crew at these holiday events in Cabarrus County.
Chill out after your holiday shopping! Located directly behind Concord Mills, The Speedpark adds over 4,200 square feet of real ice making it the perfect pit stop for ice skating, go karts, mini golf and more.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CONCORD TREE LIGHTING
Historic Downtown Concord
Kick off the season in Concord, winner of the NC League of Municipalities Inaugural Hometown Showdown in 2014. Enjoy music, horse-drawn wagon and trolley rides and fireworks display.
87TH ANNUAL CONCORD CHRISTMAS PARADE
Union Street in Historic Downtown Concord
One of the oldest and largest Christmas Parades in the Carolinas! A long standing-holiday tradition, the Concord Christmas Parade draws hundreds of entries and thousands of spectators.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Over 3 million lights, a drive-the-track experience, infield Christmas Village and drive-in holiday classic movies on the 16,000 square foot HDTV. Named one of the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events.
One of Our State Magazine's "25 Quintessential Tar Heel Christmas Experiences," A Kannapolis Christmas kicks off in November with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and continues all month long with the Celebration of Lights, boasting more than 250,000 lights.
CHRISTMAS IN THE VISITOR CENTER
Cabarrus County Visitor Center
Stop in for inspiration on how to spend your time in Cabarrus County! Pick up local souvenirs from a selection of brand new items, and enjoy complimentary hot cocoa, cookies and holiday classic movies.
HOLIDAY LASER LIGHT EXPERIENCE
Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium
An affordable new way to celebrate the holidays together! General Admission tickets are only @$5 per night and are on sale now with three different laser light shows nightly, rain or shine.
A GOLDEN CHRISTMAS
Reed Gold Mine
Explore a Golden Christmas at the site of America's first discovery of gold. The only underground candlelight mine tour during the day, this special holiday-themed tour tells of how Christmas was celebrated over the years at Reed Gold Mine. Admission is free.
KANNAPOLIS CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS
Tradition remains at the annual Kannapolis Christmas Parade! Viewed by thousands, the twinkling parade of lights travels from Dale Earnhardt Blvd to West Ave in the NASCAR legend's hometown.