SATURDAY & SUNDAY
November 30th - December 2nd
"A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol"
The Lincoln Theatre Guild and Denver Christian Academy will present "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol" at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The show opened Friday and the second performance will be Saturday at 7 PM. There'll be another Sunday afternoon at 3 PM, then they'll reprise the opening weekend with a second weekend of shows next Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 7th-9th. "A Fairy Tale Christmas" is a spinoff on the tale of the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge; but this presentation will be a bit different from the classic Dickens tale. It will feature fairy tale characters in the roles of Scrooge, Bob Marley, etc. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens.
It's a party with a purpose: Santa's Sac is scheduled for Saturday night at Lincoln Country Club. The 6th annual Santa's Sac, an event to collect toys and monetary donations for Lincoln County children's organizations such as: Christian Ministries , A Place to Grow, the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse , Communities in Schools and Back Pack Ministries will include music and dancing, food, beverages, and a silent auction of items donated by local businesses. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Admission is $10 or a new toy (or several). DJ Chad Sain will be playing music for the event. For more information, visit the Facebook page.
LHS Drama Club Dessert Theatre
The Lincolnton High School Drama Club Dessert Theatre will be held Saturday at 7 PM at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Tickets are $10.
SUNDAY December 2nd
A Tour of Two Inglesides
Preservation North Carolina will present 'A Tour of Two Inglesides' Sunday 1 - 4 PM. Earlier this year, Ingleside, just off Highway 73 in Lincoln County (built 1817) was donated to PNC to ensure its permanent protection from new development. A short drive away, Ingleside in Mecklenburg County (built late 1850s) has been purchased by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission to ensure its protection in the rapidly growing area of Huntersville. Tickets for the tour of the two homes [Ingleside I (Lincoln County): 214 S. Ingleside Farm Rd., Iron Station, NC 28080 and Ingleside II (Mecklenburg County): 7225 Bud Henderson Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078] start at $10 per person. For more information, visit the PNC website.
Christmas Parade (Gastonia)
Gastonia's parade this year will be on Sunday December 2nd at 4 PM. The Gaston Symphonic Orchestra will perform Christmas music at the Rotary Pavilion after the parade.
Santa's House and Carriage & Wagon Rides in Downtown Lincolnton
Santa was on hand Thursday (Nov. 29th) and weather permitting, he'll be at Santa's House on the north Courtsquare from 5 - 8 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through Dec. 22nd. The carriages also began taking people on scenic (and sometimes romantic) carriage rides through downtown Lincolnton. Also weather permitting, they'll be rolling Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 through Dec. 22nd. The weather didn't cooperate on Friday and there won't be any carriage or wagon rides this Saturday, but hopefully they'll be able to return next weekend. Carriage rides are $10 per person, $5 per person for wagon rides. Children under two can be brought along on your ride for free. The rides begin and end at rotating locations on the north side of the first and second blocks of E. Main St.
WEDNESDAY December 26th
Christmastown USA (McAdenville)
The lights went on Friday (November 30th) and will continue thru December 26th from 5:30 - 9:30 weeknights and 5:30 - 11 PM Saturdays and Sundays. Traffic is expected to be very, very heavy--especially on weekends. The best time to see the lights is usually early in the week. A couple of tips: go to the bathroom before you go to see the lights, and pack some snacks--it will likely be a long evening!
CONTINUING THRU January 6th
Christmas at the Garden
Holidays at the Garden at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden on S. New Hope Road in Belmont continues daily through January 6th 5 - 9 PM except Christmas Day. Adult tickets range from $12.95 if you buy online in advance to $16.95 at the door Fridays thru Sundays. Senior Citizens tickets are a dollar less, and children 2-12 can visit for $7.95 online in advance to $10.95 at the door. For more information, visit their website.
MONDAY December 3rd
County Commissioners Meeting
Monday's Lincoln County Commissioners meeting will actually begin in the auditorium of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Two new Commissioners (Bud Cesena and Milton Sigmon) will be sworn in and the board will then select its new chair and vice-chair for 2019. New Sheriff Bill Beam will be sworn in after the Commissioners hold their organizational portion of the meeting. A reception will then be held in the lobby for the two Commissioners leaving the board and for the newly installed ones. The Commissioners will then go to their meeting room on the third floor for the regular board meeting.
WEDNESDAY December 5th
Main Street Meet Up Holiday Social
The Downtown Development Association will host a Main Street Meet Up Holiday Social--Wednesday, December 5th 5 PM – 9 PM at Trident Trikes, 425 North Poplar St. They normally hold the Main Street meet up in the morning at Fausto Coffee where they discuss events going on in and around the downtown area. They also have an open forum for those attending to bring up issues or concerns that anyone may have. They decided to have a social this month in lieu of the regular meeting and possibly get some people to attend who haven't been able to attend because of schedule conflicts. This will be a fun evening and will include heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts. RSVP's requested!
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