Local Tree Lightings & Parades

2020 Holiday Family Fun Guide

November 13, 2020

Nothing says 'Christmas Spirit' like stringing up beautiful lights - here is a list of all the local Christmas tree lighting ceremonies and Holiday parades for Hickory, Lincolnton, Statesville, Morganton, and everywhere in-between. This list is being updated as events are made public, so bookmark away and head back often. 

Click on each event for full details. As always, events are subject to change with or without notice so make sure to confirm prior to attending.  If you know of an event we should add to our list, please use the "Submit An Event" form to send in the information, or email

Kick-off your holiday season at these tree lightings, festivals, and parades:

Friday, November 20 - Monday, January 4
Hope Shines Brightly Musical Holiday Light Show, Lenoir, 6PM - 10PM

Friday, November 20
Downtown Hickory's Annual Tree Lighting, Hickory, 7PM 

Saturday, November 21
Drive-Through Christmas Parade, Newton 5:30PM - 7:30PM 

Saturday, November 28
A Very Murray Christmas Market, Catawba 10AM - 5PM
Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town, 2PM

Tuesday, December 1
Drive-Thru Christmas Parade - Morganton, 6PM - 8PM 

Thursday, December 3
Downtown Statesville Christmas Tree Lighting, Statesville, 6PM 

Saturday, December 5
Hildebran Tree Lighting, Hildebran , 5PM
Bethlehem Star Lighting, Bethlehem, 6PM

Saturday, December 19
Hometown Christmas Parade, Lenoir, 12PM

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