The Lincoln Cultural Center's 'Handmade for the Holidays' happens this Friday (Nov 18th) 3 - 9 PM and Saturday (Nov. 19th) 9 AM - 3 PM. While ti's presented by the Cultural Center, the event is happening at the James Warresn Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton.
The firrst of this year's Christmas parades is this Friday night in Hickory, and others are scheduled for next week. Here's a list:
CHRISTMAS PARADES 2022
Lincolnton's 64th annual parade will be on the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27th) beginning at 4 PM. It will travel the usual route--west on Main Street from Flint Street to the Courtsquare, then north on Aspen to Lincolnton High School. The theme for this year's parade is 'A Candy Lane Christmas--Sweet Surprises.' The Tree Lighting ceremony will be held following the parade (approximately 6 PM). Want to be in the parade? You must register by Tuesday (Nov. 22nd). CLICK HERE for a registration form: https://www.ci.lincolnton.nc.us/FormCenter/Community-Relations-Special-Events-19/2022-Parade-Entry-Lincolnton-Christmas-P-167
Hickory, as usual, has the very first Christmas parade in our area.
The Lowes Foods Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting happens this Friday (Nov. 18th) beginning at 5:45 PM. [Yes, it's a night-time parade!]
Kathryn Greathouse, retired executive director of the United Arts Council of Catawba County, will be the grand marshal of the parade, which will be followed by the Tree Lighting at Union Square. CLICK HERE https://www.hickorync.gov/christmas-parade-and-tree-lighting for more details including the parade route.
Maiden's Christmas Parade is the Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 26th) at 3 PM. It starts at East Maiden Baptist Church and ends at Maiden Middle School.
The East Lincoln Betterment Association's Denver Christmas Paradw will be on Saturday Dec. 3rd at 12:30 PM. The theme for this year's parade is 'A Family Christmas.' The ELBA Tree Lighting will be Sunday Nov. 27th at 5:30 PM in front of Lake Norman Lutheran Church (NC 16 business @ Natalie Commons Drive).
Stanley will hold its Tree Lighting on Sunday Nov. 27th at 5 PM. The tree will be located at the same location as in recent years on the east side of the railroad tracks (near the newly reconstructed gazebo). Carols will be sung and Santa is also expected. The Stanley Christmas Parade will be on Wednesday Dec. 14th at 3 PM, taking the usual route down Main Street from the Dallas Highway and ending up at Stanley Middle School. Santa will also be at Harper Park on Blacksnake Road on Thursday Dec. 15th from 5 - 7 PM handing out treat bags to kids.
The town of Dallas will have its Christmas Parade on Sunday Dec. 11th at 3 PM. If you want to be in the parade, CLICK HERE https://www.dallasnc.net/page/article/118 to register. On Saturday Dec. 3rd, Dallas will have Carols on the Square at the old courthouse. The first of the many Christmas trees on the square was already lighted this week; the lights on the rest will be turned on Thanksgiving night.
The Catsquare Parade will be on Saturday Dec. 10th at 1 PM. Lineup this year will be like last--on Catsquare Road from Zur Leonard Road northward. Those entries who want to be judged for awards should be in line by 11:30. The nominations for 'Mayor of Catsquare' will be at the red trailer at Catsquare Superette on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 26th). Voting for mayor and nominations for Little Miss Catsquare (kindergarten to 6th grade) and Miss Catsquare (7th grade to age 18) will be on Saturday Dec. 3rd at the same location. Anyone entering a horse, mule or ATV in the parade needs to pre-register at the trailer on either of those Saturdays. All other entries will complete their entry form while in-line on Dec. 10th. The Parade Committee will meet next Tuesday to talk about a Grand Marshal for this year's parade.
Cherryville's Christmas parade will be on the morning of Saturday Dec. 10th at 10:30. Leroy Montgomery will be the Grand Marshal. The parade theme will again be 'A Merry Cherry Who-ville Christmas.'
Cherryville will have a Tree Lighting at the mini-park at 219 E. Main Street on Saturday Nov. 26th at 6 PM. That's also when Cherryville's $10,000 in new Christmas decorations will be fully on display. “We’re adding 20 lighted displays up and down Main Street,” said David Day, Cherryville’s downtown director. “They will include a 10-ft. tall ornament and a 10-ft. wreath in center town. They’ll be landmarks for taking Christmas photos.” Lighted trees, and the street’s 41 new light poles, glowing with refurbished, lighted snowflakes and wreaths, will form a festive corridor all the way from Depot Street to Mulberry Street.
Shelby will again hold one of the last Christmas parades of the season, on the Sunday before Christmas (Dec. 18th) at 3 PM.
Gastonia's Christmas parade goes under the lights this year. It will be held on Saturday Dec. 3rd starting at 5 PM on East Main at Oakland Street and ending at CaroMont Park (Honey Hunters Stadium). Since it is a nighttime event, those participating should decorate their entries with lights. Staging for the parade begins at 3:30. An event called Christmas in the City (vendors, crafts, etc.) will be held at the statium starting at 5 PM.
Kings Mountain will have its Christmas Parade on Saturday Dec. 3rd at 3 PM.
Bessemer City's Christmas Parade will be this Sunday Nov. 20th at 3 PM.
Mount Holly's Christmas Parade will be at 6 PM on Friday Decemger 16h.
Cramerton will have its Christmas Parade on Tuesday Dec. 6th at 4 PM.
Belmont's Christmas Parade will be Tuesday Nov. 29th at 3:30.
The Casar Christmas Parade starts at 3 PM Sunday Dec. 11th at Casar Elementary School & ends at the Post Office.