The City of Concord will kick off the 2018 holiday season November 16th and 17th with two popular community events, the Christmas Parade and the Tree Lighting.
Concord Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 16th, 2018, 6 p.m.
Historic Downtown Concord, the area between Church Street S, Union Street S, and Means Avenue SE
This event features family entertainment, Santa and fireworks. Children can visit Santa in City Hall. During the festivities, many artists will be displaying their work as part of Cabarrus Art Council’s Art Walk from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Also, Cabarrus Arts Council’s Art Walk will be taking place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
6:00: Motorized trolley, horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa in City Hall, and children’s activities begin
6:30: Opening ceremony
6:40: Music from Irvin and Patriots Elementary Schools
7:05: Music from Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Chorus
7:30: Performance from Dance Expressions
8:00: Music from The Fuzz Bucket Music Company
8:30: Tree lighting and fireworks!
Free public parking will be available in several locations, including all levels of the Cabarrus Avenue parking deck. Additional parking locations will be available; click here for an event parking map.
Concord Christmas Parade
The 90thth Annual ACN Concord Christmas Parade takes place on Saturday, November 17th, 2018, at 2:30pm.
The parade will begin at Church Street N and Lake Concord Road at 2:30 p.m. on November 17, and continues over two miles along Church Street, Buffalo Avenue, and Union Street to Corban Avenue. The City of Concord is sponsoring the parade’s bands.