The nearby City of Kannapolis always goes above and beyond in its holiday festivities, and 2021 will be no exception. Read on to learn about the Tree Lighting, the Celebration of Lights, and the Christmas parade.
Downtown Kannapolis has undergone an incredible revitalization. Learn about all the fun things to do in Downtown Kannapolis!
We’ve put together a huge day-by-day list of holiday events in the Charlotte area, including parades, markets, Santa visits, tree lightings, Hanukkah parties, Kwanzaa celebrations and more! We are updating it every day.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
The annual tree lighting ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 20th, 2021, at 6 p.m., at Village Park, 700 West C Street, Kannapolis. Enjoy live music and entertainment, kids’ activities and even fireworks. This is the first night of the Festival of Lights. Free admission.
Kannapolis Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express
Kannapolis’ Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express returns for 2021, at Village Park, 700 West C Street.
It will take place November 20th through December 30th, 2021, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
- Sunday through Thursday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
There are more lights than ever, over 250,000. Admission to the park and viewing the lights is again FREE. Walk through the park and see if you can spot all “12 Days of Christmas!”
Rides on the Winterland Express will be available for a small charge TBA. Carousel rides cost $2.
Make s’mores around the fire pit, do a craft, and listen to the Singing Bears perform.
Again, this year, kids of all ages will be able to visit Santa in his studio each night. There’s no charge for the Santa visits.
Kannapolis Christmas Parade
The Kannapolis Christmas Parade takes place December 11th, 2021. It starts in downtown Kannapolis at 6 p.m. It will travel through the streets of downtown Kannapolis and will end around 7:30 p.m.
More Holiday Events
Check out our huge day by day list of holiday events in the Charlotte area or see a few here.