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Concord Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 19, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Visit Concord, NC for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 19 from 6-8 p.m.!

Holiday traditions return to Downtown Concord with the 24th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony sponsored by Uwharrie Bank. This family-friendly event is free to the public and feature children’s activities, live music and dance, and fireworks.

Due to construction of the new Cabarrus County Courthouse and additional development underway in Downtown Concord, the annual tree lighting ceremony will take place in Rotary Square, located at the corner of Union Street S and Corban Avenue SW. There will be food trucks along Barbrick Ave SW and a kids’ zone featuring inflatables, a rock wall, balloon artist, kids’ train and more on Market St SW. There will also be coloring crafts and glitter tattoos for children and families in Rotary Square.

Event Highlights:
6:00 p.m. Opening ceremony, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus in City Hall, children’s activities begin
6:00 p.m. Music from Cannon School Jazz Combo
6:30 p.m. Performance from Irvin Elementary School Chorus
6:55 p.m. Performance from Motion Dance Studio
7:20 p.m. Performance from Dance Expressions
8:00 p.m. Tree Lighting
8:10 p.m. Fireworks

New for 2021, The Salvation Army will hold a canned food drive. In Fiscal Year 2021, The Salvation Army assisted 2,882 families in need thanks to generous donations from the community. Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to The Salvation Army’s tent located near the main event stage.

The following road closures will be in effect during the tree lighting event:
• Union Street between Cabarrus Ave and Foard Ave SW will close at 2:00 p.m. with no parking beginning at 12:00 p.m.
• Market Street SW will close at 3:00 p.m. with no parking beginning at 12:00 p.m.
• Barbrick Ave SW will close at 3:00 p.m. with no parking beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Plus, don’t miss the annual Santa Scramble 5K road race and TrueCare Pharmacy 93rd Concord Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 20!

Corner of Union Street S and Corban Avenue SW

Concord, NC, 28025

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