~ Visit Santa Central at City Hall
Santa Central will be filled with fun for the little ones! Visit with Santa Claus and his elves, write a letter and send it straight to the North Pole with the magic mailbox, and make a craft with Santa’s elves! There will even be popcorn and hot cocoa for warming up!
~ Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides from 6 pm – 9 pm, sponsored by Downtown Statesville Development Corporation
Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the holidays in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage ride through Downtown Statesville. Snuggle close to family and friends as you take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season. Tickets are $5 per person, however all ticket holders will receive $5 “Downtown Dollars” to be redeemed with a purchase at participating downtown businesses.
~ Live Nativity at First ARP Church at 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm
The Nativity Story will be presented live outside the front of First ARP Church, located at 123 East Broad Street, with presentations at 6:30-7 pm and 7:30-8 pm. Special music will be provided prior to and between performances by the brass group, Five ‘til Five. In the event of bad weather, the presentations will take place in the sanctuary.
~ S’mores Station from 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Warm up by the fire, roast a marshmallow, and enjoy a warm gooey S’more. Statesville Fire Department will be there to make sure everyone safely enjoys the evening! The S’mores Station will be located next to Sub Express from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. S’more kits will be sold for $1 each.
~ Train Rides at the Statesville Civic Center from 6 pm - 9 pm
Train enthusiasts of all ages will love a ride on the trackless train, provided by the Statesville Civic Center. Adults and children alike are welcome to take a FREE ride and warm up with hot chocolate under the Civic Center bell tower!
~ Victorian Carolers and Music
There will be no shortage of holiday music during the Shop & Stroll Spectacular! Victorian Carolers will be roaming the streets throughout the night to bring cheer to everyone around. There are also many other locations that will be hosting live music during the evening. Be sure to check the Downtown Statesville calendar for details that night and throughout the year!
~ Downtown Shopping & Dining
Downtown retailers are putting on their holiday best and opening their doors to shoppers. Stores will be decked out and stocked with this season's best gifts for everyone on your list. Many of the shops will provide great deals and special in-store events. To go with the holiday shopping season, downtown restaurants are ready to treat you to the holiday feasting season. The menu choices are as delightful and enjoyable as the chefs who prepare them!