11/25/2018 9:55:00 AM Lincolnton Parade & Tree Lighting Sunday
The lights on the Christmas tree on the east side of the Courtsquare will be turned on this Sunday evening. Later this week (Thursday) Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Santa's House on the north Courtsquare (5 - 8 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The carriage rides beginning and ending on Main Street and touring downtown Lincolnton will also begin at 6:30 Thursday (6:30 - 9:30 Thursday, Friday and Saturday). [WEATHER PERMITTING]
Stanley's Christmas tree is on the side of the tracks adjacent to NC27 this year. The tree lighting is set for 5:30 Sunday evening.
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Wayne Howard Staff Writer
Lincolnton's Christmas parade will begin at 4 PM Sunday. The 60th annual Christmas Parade will start at Flint Street and proceed down Main Street to the Courtsquare, then north on Aspen Street to the Lincolnton High School parking lot. The tree lighting on the Courtsquare will follow around 6 PM.
For anyone who can't make the Lincolnton Christmas Parade, this year you can see it online. Our friend Chris Ritchie will be doing a live video of the parade. He'll be streaming the Lincolnton Parade and the Cat Square Parade (Dec. 8th) on his www.lincolntonlive.com website.
The East Lincoln Betterment Association will also have its tree lighting ceremony in front of Lake Norman Lutheran Church on Highway 16-Business at Natalie Commons Drive Sunday at 5:30 and Stanley has its Christmas tree lighting on Main Street across from the Brevard Place Museum near the railroad tracks also at 5:30 Sunday. [This year, the tree is on the other side of the tracks--adjacent to Highway 27.]
Stanley's Christmas Parade won't be until Wednesday December 12th at 3 PM, and the ELBA Denver Christmas Parade is set for this coming Saturday December 1st at 12:15 PM. By the way, if you want to be in the Denver Christmas Parade, you still can. Doris Johnson (704-966-0755) tells us she'll take entries until 5 PM Wednesday November 28th. The theme of this year's parade is "Believe." For more information about the parade, visit https://elbadenvernc.net/christmas-events
This Saturday is also the day to vote for candidates for mayor of Cat Square. Nominations were accepted Saturday at Cat Square Superette. The top three nominees will have their names placed on a ballot and you can choose your favorite this coming Saturday. You can also register for entering a horse or four-wheeler in the parade (no other registrations are required--only for horses/mules and go-karts). Saturday is also the day (same location) where you can nominate someone for Miss Cat Square and Little Miss Cat Square.
We'll be telling more about the Cat Square Parade and Christmas events in Stanley in upcoming articles: CHRISTMAS IN CAT SQUARE and CHRISTMAS IN STANLEY. Also coming this week will be our CHRISTMAS IN DENVER article telling more details about the parade and other Christmas events in the Denver area.
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