Christmas Festival

Throughout the month of December, Village Park sparkles with thousands of lights during A Kannapolis Christmas.  On Saturday, November 29, 2014, the holiday season kicks off with the Annual Tree Lighting scheduled for 6:00 p.m.   The tree lighting marks start of the Celebration of Lights & Winterland Express.  The night culminates with the lighting of the Kannapolis Christmas tree and fireworks.

The celebration continues at Village Park on Saturday, December 6 starting at 2pm with A Kannapolis Christmas Festival, a community festival with food, community and craft vendors, live entertainment and carnival rides.

Continuing nightly throughout December, residents and visitors can stroll through or hop aboard the Winterland Express for a train ride through the Celebration of Lights.  Santa’s workshop, model train displays, Kannapolis’ Singing Bears and Santa’s workshop and other special events continue throughout the month.

In addition, the Kannapolis Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.  in Downtown Kannapolis.  You can view the parade route by clicking here.

For more detailed information, including dates, times, activities and more, please visit


Check the website listed above in the weeks leading up to December to learn more details about events and schedules for the coming year! You can also view past year’s festival in the City’s photo album.