Christmas in Historic Downtown Lincolnton

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60th Annual Lincolnton Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting!

Sunday, November 25th at 4pm!

After the parade, we'll have holiday music & performances starting at 5:00pm followed by the Tree Lighting Ceremony!

We have some special surprises planned for 2018!

2018 Christmas Parade Information

  • DEADLINE for ALL participant applications is Thursday, November 15thNO late entries accepted!
  • Entry fees:
    • $40 - Business                         *  $20 - Non-Profit (Tax ID required)
    • $20 - Pageants/Individuals     *  Free - Fire & Public Service Entries
  • Online payment via Paypal
  • Click to read the PARADE RULES HERE
  • The 2018 Parade Route includes North Aspen Street by popular demand! The parade will start on East Main at Flint Street, go to the Courthouse and turn right onto N. Aspen and end at Lincolnton High School. 
  • For more info contact: Laura Morris, 704-735-2671 or
  • Event Vendors - Vendor slots are almost sold out, please call for availability!


Santa House & Carriage Rides - Holiday Nights in Lincolnton!

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday starting 11/29 through 12/22.

Santa will be greeting North Pole visitors between 5pm and 8pm each Th/Fri/Sat at the Santa House on the NE Court Square at Sycamore Street. FREE!

Carriage & Wagon Rides will tour Historic Downtown Lincolnton between 6:30pm - 9:30pm every Th/Fri/Sat. Departs from the 100 or 300 Block of East Main Street. Cash only, no reservations. Carriage rides $10/person, wagon rides $5/person, under 2 free.

Other Fun Happenings around LTown during the Christmas season

Click on each for more info!