2017 Cabarrus Magazine Holiday Guide, Presented by CiCi's Pizza & Chez Francois
Nov 17, 2017 12:24AM
By Melanie Heisinger
From breakfast with Santa and all of the venues for local shopping to volunteer opportunities to help those who are less fortunate and Christmas tree farms - the bonding activities with friends, neighbors, and most importantly, family, are endless.
This year, we highlight some of the coolest light shows, parades and events in the area for you and yours to experience.
Tree Lighting Ceremonies & Parades
Thousands will fill Downtown and kick off the 2017 holiday season the weekend before Thanksgiving, starting with the City of Concord's 20th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Novemb... Read More »
On Saturday, November 25 at 6pm, celebrate the start of the Christmas season in Kannapolis with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy live music and entertainment, kids activities, San... Read More »
Live entertainment from a variety of local musical and dance groups including Victoria Layton (soloist), The Line Church Worship Band, Wolfe Brass, Hickory Ridge High School Chorus, Dance... Read More »
The Harrisburg Parks & Recreation department want to see you decorate your home for the holidays! The best decorated home will win a prize! Why not, what do you have to lose? Get out your lights and decorations and go to town!
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If you have any questions, please call Harrisburg Parks & Recreation at: 704-455-7275.
Kannapolis holiday festivities continue with the 79th Annual Cannon Pharmacy Kannapolis Christmas Parade on Dec. 09, 2017. Starting at 6 p.m., the parade begins at the intersection of Mai... Read More »
Holiday Activities & JogsGet active this holiday season with jogs and fun holiday-themed activities!
Building on the family-friendly holiday atmosphere, this year's Speedway Christmas fans can sit in their cars and cozy up to FOX 46 Movie Nights on the giant Speedway TV every Thursday-Sunday. Movies will begin at 6:30 PM each night, with a second showing immediately after. Tune to 105.1 FM to listen to the movie in your vehicle.
The Speedway Christmas movie schedule includes:
- Nov. 19 - "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
- Nov. 23 - 26 - "Frosty's Winter Wonderland"
- Nov. 30 - Dec. 3 - "Fred Claus"
- Dec. 7 - 10 - "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
- Dec. 14 - 17 - "Elf"
- Dec. 18 - 24 - "The Polar Express"
- Dec. 28 - 30 - "Frozen"
Celebration of Lights & Winterland Express
In addition to the light displays throughout the park, other activities will also take place each night. You can roast marshmallows and make s’mores or visit with Santa in his studio. Stop by and watch a performances from our very own Kannapolis Singing Bears as they entertain the family with a 30 minute Christmas Carol performance each hour on the hour.
The Winterland Express takes riders through the lights at the park from 6 – 9 PM Sunday – Thursday and 6 – 10 PM Fridays & Saturdays. Admission to the park and viewing of the lights is free; tickets to ride the train and carousel are $2.00 per person per ride.
The Kannapolis Intimidators are hosting the second annual three-day Holiday Laser Light Experience at Intimidators Stadium supported by Carolinas HealthCare System featuring nightly laser... Read More »
The Cabarrus County Veterans Services department invites all veterans and their families to the Annual Christmas Breakfast Wednesday, December 13, from 9-11 a.m. Drop in during the mo... Read More »
Local Holiday Performances
Come celebrate an evening of exhilarating holiday entertainment with the Charlotte Civic Orchestra! The 2017 Christmas Extravaganza concert will feature over 300 performers including the ... Read More »
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
Evening Shows: November 30, December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8pm
Sunday Matinees: December 3, 10, 17 at 2:30pm
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A holiday celebration for the whole family, The Barefoot Movement performs season favorites from Perry Como’s It's Beginning to Look a Lot LIke Christmas to Alvin and the Chipmunks’ Chris... Read More »
Piedmont Choral Society: Christmas Concert
They will have a Piedmont Choral Society: Christmas Concert Friday, December 8th at 7:00PM and Sunday, December 10th at 3:00PM.
Give the Gift of Giving: Fundraisers, Volunteering & NonprofitsTis the season for giving, and what better way than to support a local nonprofit? Explore our list of local fundraisers and charities to get inspired.
Amazing Grace Advocacy does not meet for Support Groups or Workshops in November & December.
They will also have a booth at the Kannapolis Holiday Market on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00am-5:00pm, located at their booth with tons of vendors in the Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis.
They are selling their Christmas Cards and all sorts of handmade products that make excellent gifts for family, providers and teachers! 100% of proceeds goes back into their programs!
Cards are available online at: www.amazingraceadvocacy.com.
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