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Celebrating The Holidays in Mooresville

The holidays are fast approaching, and we are getting ready for them in Mooresville! From carriage rides through charming downtown to a holiday light spectacular surrounded by exotic animals, you’ll be sure to find a wonderful way to spend the holidays in Mooresville!

The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at LangTree at Lake Norman
November 18, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

The kickoff to the holiday events begins with this family festival. Enjoy hot chocolate, face painting, a photo booth and holiday choo-choo trains. There will be special guest appearances from the man himself, Santa! And of course the main event will be the lighting of the giant Christmas Tree. A super fun event for the whole family to get you into the holiday spirit.


Mooresville Christmas Parade
November 21, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

The Annual Mooresville Christmas Parade has been a tradition since 1944.  Generations of locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the numerous floats, dance and entertainment groups, marching bands, and merchants displaying their holiday spirit. The roughly 1.5 mile parade down Main Street ends with the traditional appearance by Santa Claus. The event is free and is always held the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.


Movies on Main presents Holiday Films
November 21 – 8:00pm – 10:00pm – “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
December 21 – 8:00pm – 10:00pm – “It’s a Wonderful Life”

What better way to enjoy a holiday evening than with a movie? Bring your favorite people and maybe a blanket for snuggling to the Charles Mack Citizen Center and enjoy a free movie!


Zootastic Park’s Christmas Wonderland of Lights
November 22 – January 1, 2018
Sunday-Thursday: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Experience this spectacular display of lights as you drive through Zootastic Park. Last year the park had more than 3.7 million lights, and they add more every year! In addition to the light show, enjoy a S’mores pit, pony rides, petting zoo, Tiger and Giraffe feeding, pictures with Santa and the zoo’s baby animals, and more. Admission is $7.00 and proceeds raised go toward helping care for the zoo animals throughout the year.


Downtown’s Holiday Light Spectacular
November 27 – December 31


The Holiday Light Spectacular is an orchestrated light show with 115,000+ lights set to music. The show takes place on the lawn at Town Hall, 413 N. Main Street, every evening beginning at 5:30. It’s the perfect start (or end) to a night in downtown Mooresville. Walk to dinner before or after the show!


7th Annual Christmas Boat Parade
December 2 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

It’s a Boat Parade on Lake Norman!  Start the season out right and come to the waterfront at Lake Norman Yacht Club and watch the spectacle of lights!  Sail and motor boats from the area will be decked out in their finest holiday decor for your viewing pleasure. The parade is a benefit for Toys for Tots, please bring an unwrapped toy to support this great cause.


Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Mooresville
December 8 and 15
 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Enchanting downtown Mooresville comes alive for the holidays! Enjoy strolling carolers, Santa visits, Christmas Tree Lane, horse drawn wagon rides, hot cocoa, snacks and treats, and more.  Activities take place on Broad & Main Streets. Pop in to one of our wonderful restaurants, coffee shops, beer pubs or wine houses as you take in the sights and sounds of the season!