November 19 - December 30 (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day) Sunday-Thursday 6-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 6-10 p.m.
Celebrate the Christmas spirit all month long in Kannapolis with the Celebration of Lights. The Celebration of Lights boasts more than 250,000 lights and takes place at Village Park nightly from November 19th- December 30 (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).
Ride the Winterland Express, a g-24 scale replica CP Huntington engine, and count down the 12 Days of Christmas as you view unique holiday light displays. Manufactured in Italy, the Village Park Carousel features 1,800 lights, Brazilian oak decking, and charming handpainted Venetian murals.
Admission to the park and viewing of the lights is free; tickets are required to ride the carousel and train.
Celebrate the start of the Christmas season in Kannapolis with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and the arrival of Santa Claus from the North Pole. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 6:00 PM, fireworks will follow around 6:15 PM.
No reservations are required for the Winterland Express on November 19th. Tickets are $2 per person and will be first come first served.
DEC 10 6:00 PM
This special nighttime parade travels through the streets of downtown Kannapolis and usually lasts until 7:30 PM.
The Christmas Parade will take place Downtown Kannapolis.
Celebration of Lights
We look forward to seeing you at the park. There is truly something for everyone, the young and the young at heart!
Visit Santa Make S'mores Craft Vendors Live Entertainment Balloon Artist Caricature Artist Kannapolis Singing Bears Winterland Express Train Double Decker Carousel
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Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Office 401 Laureate Way Kannapolis, NC 28081