Celebrate the Holidays in Mooresville

Holiday events are back in full swing this year – and we’ve compiled a list of the most fun, can’t-miss events for you! If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays in Mooresville, you will not be disappointed.

Miracle on Main
November 18 – December 31

We can’t think of a better way to kick off the holiday season than with a pop-up bar dedicated to all things “A Christmas Story”. Ralphie would be so proud to stroll into this kitschy Christmas wonderland, complete with specialty hand-crafted cocktails and a healthy dose of nostalgia. Miracle on Main will be open nightly through New Year’s Eve.

158 N. Main Street

Miracle on Main popup Christmas bar

Zootastic Park’s Christmas Wonderland of Lights
November 19 – January 2

Experience the wonderland of over 4 million Christmas lights as you wind through a safari of animals. Take a photo with Santa and a baby kangaroo, roast marshmallows, make a s’more, or grab a cup of hot cocoa! The kids can take a ride on the train or carousel and there are also pony rides. Kiss a giraffe, feed a tiger, or love on some barnyard animals. Whatever you chose to do, your night will be filled with magic and Christmas joy!

385 Ostwalt Amity Rd, Troutman

Langtree at the Lake Annual Tree Lighting
November 20, 5:30pm – 9pm

Kick off the Christmas season with the Annual Tree Lighting at Langtree. Countdown to the tree lighting at 7:15pm, visit the North Pole Post Office to drop your letters to Santa, or tell him your wishlist in person. There will be food and dessert vendors, plenty of good libations, and train rides for the kids. Proceeds from the event benefit Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids!

401 Langtree Road

Holiday Light Spectacular
November 22 – December 31

A loved annual event, this free light spectacular is more than 175,000 lights set to music on the lawn at Town Hall. A tree lighting kicks off the event on November 22, which runs nightly throughout the holiday season beginning at 5:30pm.

Town Hall, 413 N. Main Street

holiday lights spectacular downtown Mooresville

Mooresville Christmas Parade
Tuesday November 23, 3:00pm

This will be the 77th year for the Mooresville Christmas Parade, and it will be bigger and better than ever! The parade travels south down Main Street, beginning at Statesville Avenue and ending just past Wilson Avenue near Merino’s Mill. The parade can be viewed from any point in between. Bring your chairs and blankets! A crowd of 5,000-7,000 is expected so definitely head over early to beat the crowds.

Main Street, Downtown Mooresville

Mooresville Christmas parade

Chickadee Farms Festival of Trees
November 26 – December 4

Stroll through the barn at the beautiful Chickadee Farms, where 60 fully decorated trees are on display. Enter a raffle to win one of the trees, including the $1,000 money tree! Take a train ride, meet Santa, grab some grub at a food truck, and enjoy carnival games, s’mores around the firepit, drinks at the silo bar, and meet some adorable mini horses. Advanced tickets are required and last year’s events sold out – so order soon! Order Tickets HERE!

181 E. Monbo Rd, Troutman

Holiday festival of trees Chickadee Farms

Santa & Mrs. Claus visit Main St. Antiques
November 27, 1pm – 3pm

Make your list for Santa and head to Main St. Antiques & Design to hand it off! He and Mrs. Claus will pay a visit to the antique mall from 1pm – 3pm. While you’re there, check out the abundance of holiday gifts and decor from the more than 500 vendors.

500 S. Main St, Mooresville

Pancakes with Santa
December 5, 10am – 1pm
December 19, 10am – 1pm

Bring the kiddos out for a special pancake breakfast with Santa! Get photos with Santa, decorate pancakes, and create your own hot chocolate from the top-your-own cocoa bar. Adult beverages will be available at the bar for the, well, adults. Local vendors will be there for shopping. Tickets are $45 and available at for purchase here.

Miracle on Main, 158 N. Main St.

Mistletoe Sip and Shop in Downtown
December 3, 6pm – 8pm

The unique shops and businesses downtown will be offering open houses, store specials, sumptuous sips, divine deals, yummy appetizers, gifts, treats & more! Bring your favorite people and enjoy shopping small this holiday season in the heart of Mooresville. Whether it’s sparkly, sweet, handy, special, savory or a thingymajiggy that you need, you’ll find it in Downtown Mooresville!

Main St & Broad St, Downtown Mooresville

A Classic Christmas in Downtown Mooresville
December 10

Stroll the streets of downtown in a nostalgic holiday celebration. Includes Santa Visits, a Life Size Snow Globe, Musical and Drama Performances, Ringing of the Bells, Smores Station, Unique Shopping & Dining, Hot Cocoa, Popcorn, Craft Vendors, Light Show on Broad. Ice skating at Liberty Park from 5:00PM – 9:00PM. Gingerbread Contest at Charles Mack Citizen Center.

Main & Broad Streets

Lighted Boat Parades

December 4th; 6pm – 7pm
LNYC Christmas Flotilla & Parade

Take in this spectacle of floating lights as the Lake Norman Yacht Club members and others deck their boats out for a holiday parade! The best place to watch is at Hello Sailor restaurant in Cornelius, where the boats will pass by around 6:30. The event benefits Toys for Tots, so if you would like to support their efforts, bring a new, unwrapped toy.

December 11th; 5pm – 9pm
The Northern Lights of Lake Norman Boat Parade

If you want to watch a lighted flotilla without leaving the comfort of your home, the Northern Lights of Lake Norman Lighted Boat Parade will be broadcast live on Facebook! Follow this link to watch.

December 18th; 5:30pm – 7pm
LKN Lighted Christmas Boat Parade

This lighted parade will start at Blythe Landing for kickoff, then to Ramsey Creek Park and then onto to the Duke Energy Explorium. The parade will start around sunset and finish at approximately 7pm. The parks will be open until 30 minutes AFTER the parade has passed each location.

Pop-Ups and Shopping Events

November 20th; 9am – 3pm
Holiday Gift Shop at JR Motorsports

Over 30 vendors will be at JR Motorsports to help with your holiday shopping! Clothing, jewelry, food, candles, books, home decor, bags, kitchen tools, tumblers and so much more! Grab a cup of coffee from Local Patriot Roasting Company and bring the family along to get your digital Christmas card photo by Charlotte Mirror Image for only $5.
JR Motorsports: 349 Cayuga Drive

November 20 & 21; 11am – 5pm
December 11 & 12; 11am – 5pm

Time to Shine Pop Up Markets at Merino Mill

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping while supporting LOCAL small businesses.  Also free arts and crafts for kids, music, selfie stations and more!
Merino Mill; 500 South Main Street, Mooresville

December 4th; 1pm – 4pm
Family Holiday Festival

Over 30 craft vendors, food & treat trucks, Santa will be here for photos & your Christmas list, free kids activities & more
Kai Rae Boutique; 179 River Park Road