Dashing to Downtown: Tree Lightings & Parades in Cabarrus County, NC

November 13, 2017

Revel in the merriment of Christmas tree lightings, festive parades and more holiday traditions in the downtown districts of Cabarrus County. 

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CONCORD TREE LIGHTING – Nov 17
Historic Downtown Concord
Kick off the season in Concord, winner of the NC League of Municipalities Inaugural Hometown Showdown. Enjoy music, horse-drawn wagon and trolley rides, Santa Claus and fireworks display. Info arrow

89TH ANNUAL CONCORD CHRISTMAS PARADE – Nov 18
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. Info arrow

KANNAPOLIS TREE LIGHTING – Nov 25 
Village Park
One of Our State Magazine’s “25 Quintessential Tar Heel Christmas Experiences,” A Kannapolis Christmas kicks off with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and continues through December with performances from the Kannapolis Singing Bears, double-decker Carousel, Winterland Express train rides and the Celebration of Lights, boasting more than 250,000 lights.Ticket Info arrow

TOWN OF HARRISBURG CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING – Dec 1
Veteran’s Park
Join holiday festivities in Harrisburg including live Nativity, horse and carriage rides, craft vendors and on-stage entertainment.Details arrow 

MOUNT PLEASANT CHRISTMAS PARADE – Dec 9
Downtown Mount Pleasant
Enjoy Christmas festivities surrounded by the small-town charm of the town Mount Pleasant, NC. The parade will begin at 11am.Info arrow

79th ANNUAL KANNAPOLIS CHRISTMAS PARADE – Dec 9
Downtown Kannapolis
Tradition remains at the 79th Annual Kannapolis Christmas Parade! Viewed by thousands, the twinkling parade of lights begins at the intersection of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard traveling through the NASCAR legend’s hometown.Details arrow