Celebrate the Holidays in Mooresville

Holiday events are front and center 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.

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Mooresville 150th Anniversary Fireworks Spectacular
January 14, 2023

Join us in Mooresville for the official kick-off of our 150th Anniversary celebration with the Fireworks Spectacular presented by Randy Marion. This family-friendly event will feature a roaming magician, photo booth, live music, food trucks, a giant soccer kick, and more. A spectacular fireworks show will conclude the evening’s events. Check special hotel rates available for the evening or weekend!

A free shuttle service is available to easily get to and from LangTree Lake Norman. Two buses will run continuously from Merino Mill at 500 S. Main Street and The Cove Church at 197 Langtree Road to LangTree Lake Norman, starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m.

The New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular launches the Town of Mooresville’s 150th anniversary, a year-long celebration filled with events across Mooresville.

Langtree Lake Norman

Miracle on Main
November 17 – January 14

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 18 – January 1

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 19, 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.

401 Langtree Road

Lighted Boat Parade

December 10th; 5pm – 7pm
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.

Mooresville Christmas Parade
Tuesday November 22, 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 25 – December 3

4pm – 8pm

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. Tickets will be sold at the door. $20 per person, free for kids under 2.

181 E. Monbo Rd, Troutman

Holiday festival of trees Chickadee Farms

The Embers Christmas Show
November 26, 7pm

Charles Mack Citizen Center

Get ready for an exciting evening of Christmas fun with The Embers featuring Craig Woolard. This Christmas experience features all the beloved Christmas hits you know and love – Beach music style!

The Embers have solidified their position as a thriving musical entity leaving their mark on listeners for decades. The Embers boast numerous albums and single releases that span decades and all the crazes, continuing to exhibit top-quality showmanship, musicianship, and professionalism. Having been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and most recently the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers are honored to carry the moniker of North Carolina’s Ambassadors of Beach Music.

This show is the perfect way to get you in the mood for the holiday season!

215 N. Main St, Mooresville

Mistletoe Sip and Shop in Downtown
December 16, 6pm – 8pm

Our unique shops and businesses 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 along Main & Broad Streets


Main St. Antiques Christmas Open House
December 4, 11am – 3pm

Get into the holiday spirit with an ugly Christmas sweater contest, Santa train, free hot chocolate and cookies, stories with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and more! While you’re there, check out the abundance of holiday gifts and decor from the more than 500 vendors.

500 S. Main St, Mooresville

Winterlights Alive Downtown
December 6-25, 5:30pm – 9pm

This dynamic projected light show has turned the corner of Broad St. & Center Ave. into a dazzling holiday lightscape. Running Dec. 6 – Dec. 25 from 5:30 – 9:00pm.

Downtown Mooresville

A Classic Christmas in Downtown Mooresville
December 9

Santa visits, wagon rides, carolers, ice skating, awesome shopping and dining, hot cocoa and treats, two life-sized snow globes, WinterLights Alive, live musical performancers & Christmas vendor village & more! The Classic Christmas Event is one not to miss!

Brought to you by the Mooresville Downtown Commission, the Charles Mack Citizen Center, and the Town of Mooresville.

6-9pm (ice skating from 5-9pm).

Main & Broad Streets

Stocks for Tots
December 6, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join the stars of auto racing at the 25th annual Stocks for Tots. This fun and fundraising event is your chance to mingle with motorsport greats, get autographs, and make a difference in the lives of children. Net proceeds benefit local child abuse prevention efforts. Purchase tickets and get more info by emailing info@ncarhof.com or calling 704-663-5331.

215  N. Main St, Mooresville
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