Calendar

Nov
24
Sat
Small Business Saturday @ Downtown Statesville
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On November 24th, we encourage residents and visitors to take part in the Small Business Saturday by shopping at our local businesses in Downtown Statesville. With more than 50 unique shops, boutiques and restaurants throughout the downtown district, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list this year. Shoppers supporting local businesses can even receive Shop Small® giveaways. Make a purchase at any of the participating businesses and enter a drawing to win $100 in Downtown Statesville Dollars to be spent at participating businesses.

Shopping small helps you support your friends, neighbors, other local businesses and the local economy. So spread the cheer and give the gift that keeps on giving by eating, shopping and living local in Downtown Statesville this holiday season.

Nov
30
Fri
Shop & Stroll Spectacular @ Downtown Statesville
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Shop & Stroll Spectacular @ Downtown Statesville

On Friday, November 30, bring the whole family downtown for the Holiday Shop & Stroll Spectacular!

Why is it “SPECTACULAR,” you ask? Because we are bringing the feeling of an old-fashioned, small town Christmas season to the streets of Downtown, but adding a dash of excitement and a sprinkle of magic!

The community LOVED the NEW Holiday Shop & Stroll Spectacular that debuted last year! We kept all your favorite parts such as the carriage rides and Santa Central, but added SO much more to this special evening on November 30 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm!

Enjoy a fun evening of merchant open houses, stroll the sidewalks, listen to carolers, and enjoy the sparkle of holiday lights. Enjoy a live nativity, make a s’more by the fire, and experience a little snowfall magic! Check the list below for details and join us to make lasting holiday memories with your loved ones!

~ Santa’s Arrival
Be ready around 6 pm for Santa and his entourage to make their grand entrance! He and his team will be coming in “Santa style” from West Broad Street to the square, then right onto South Center Street, and head to Santa Central at City Hall. Be ready to wave as he passes by!

~ Tree Lighting
Start the evening off with the official lighting of the downtown Christmas Tree by the Old County Courthouse, at the corner of S. Center Street and Court Street, shortly after 6 pm.

~ 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. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning at 5 pm on November 30 near the “Square” (in front of Merrill Lynch). Children 4 and under are free, but they must sit on your lap.

~ Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, sponsored by R. Gregory Jewelers
R. Gregory Jewelers will also be hosting carriage rides in front of their store each Friday in December until Christmas with donations accepted for Purple Heart Homes.

~ 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 6:30-7:00 and 7:30-8:00. 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 Little Blue Choo, 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 (www.downtownstatesvillenc.org) 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!

~ Open House at the Historic Sharpe House from 5:30 pm – 9 pm
Stroll down to the beautiful Sharpe House and take in the seasonal décor, great food, and live entertainment. Free carriage rides will be provided from the Historic Sharpe House to the Friends Meeting House on Walnut Street.

The spirit of the season comes alive in Downtown Statesville where you will find unique shops, restaurants and wonderful holiday events guaranteed to put you in the spirit. For a complete list of holiday events visit www.downtownstatesvillenc.org, or call Downtown Statesville at 704-878-3436.

Dec
7
Fri
A Christmas Carol Walking Tour @ Downtown Statesville
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm
Tickets are on sale now for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that will be performed as a walking tour throughout Downtown Statesville. Theatre Statesville is partnering with the City of Statesville and the Downtown Statesville Development Corporation to add to the holiday offerings in Downtown Statesville. The production is described as a “progressive play.” This unique format will have scenes from the beloved story performed at various Downtown locations. Each tour group will be led by its own Narrator and will follow Scrooge through his night of reckoning with the three Spirits of Christmas.
The shows will take place December 7, 8, 9 and 14,15,16 and will begin at 6:30 pm, with tours leaving every half hour.
All shows begin at the Statesville City Hall at 227 S Center Street, Statesville, NC. Please be at this location 15 minutes before your showtime to confirm your ticket. Please dress for weather. Tickets are $15 plus tax and can be purchased online at www.statesvilletheatre.com. You must purchase tickets for a specific tour time. This show is sponsored by Iredell Health System.
Dec
8
Sat
A Christmas Carol Walking Tour @ Downtown Statesville
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm
Tickets are on sale now for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that will be performed as a walking tour throughout Downtown Statesville. Theatre Statesville is partnering with the City of Statesville and the Downtown Statesville Development Corporation to add to the holiday offerings in Downtown Statesville. The production is described as a “progressive play.” This unique format will have scenes from the beloved story performed at various Downtown locations. Each tour group will be led by its own Narrator and will follow Scrooge through his night of reckoning with the three Spirits of Christmas.
The shows will take place December 7, 8, 9 and 14,15,16 and will begin at 6:30 pm, with tours leaving every half hour.
All shows begin at the Statesville City Hall at 227 S Center Street, Statesville, NC. Please be at this location 15 minutes before your showtime to confirm your ticket. Please dress for weather. Tickets are $15 plus tax and can be purchased online at www.statesvilletheatre.com. You must purchase tickets for a specific tour time. This show is sponsored by Iredell Health System.
Dec
9
Sun
Christmas Parade @ Downtown Statesville
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm

The Statesville Christmas Parade is a holiday tradition that our community looks forward to year after year! Center Street in Downtown Statesville will be lined with men, women, and children dressed in their festive gear watching the lineup of floats, cars, horses, and more pass by. Children will be excited to fill their pockets with candy and catch a glimpse of Santa as the grand finale!

The 2018 Statesville Christmas Parade, sponsored by the 30th Masonic District is Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 pm. The parade route begins at Bell Street and heads North on Center Street, finishing at Statesville High School.

If you would like to participate, the deadline is Tuesday, December 4. Click on the link for more information and the application: https://www.downtownstatesvillenc.org/more-events/#christmas_parade
Questions? Contact Al Jones, Parade Chairman, at 704-546-5826. Lineup will start at 1:30 pm.

A Christmas Carol Walking Tour @ Downtown Statesville
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm
Tickets are on sale now for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that will be performed as a walking tour throughout Downtown Statesville. Theatre Statesville is partnering with the City of Statesville and the Downtown Statesville Development Corporation to add to the holiday offerings in Downtown Statesville. The production is described as a “progressive play.” This unique format will have scenes from the beloved story performed at various Downtown locations. Each tour group will be led by its own Narrator and will follow Scrooge through his night of reckoning with the three Spirits of Christmas.
The shows will take place December 7, 8, 9 and 14,15,16 and will begin at 6:30 pm, with tours leaving every half hour.
All shows begin at the Statesville City Hall at 227 S Center Street, Statesville, NC. Please be at this location 15 minutes before your showtime to confirm your ticket. Please dress for weather. Tickets are $15 plus tax and can be purchased online at www.statesvilletheatre.com. You must purchase tickets for a specific tour time. This show is sponsored by Iredell Health System.
Dec
14
Fri
A Christmas Carol Walking Tour @ Downtown Statesville
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm
Tickets are on sale now for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that will be performed as a walking tour throughout Downtown Statesville. Theatre Statesville is partnering with the City of Statesville and the Downtown Statesville Development Corporation to add to the holiday offerings in Downtown Statesville. The production is described as a “progressive play.” This unique format will have scenes from the beloved story performed at various Downtown locations. Each tour group will be led by its own Narrator and will follow Scrooge through his night of reckoning with the three Spirits of Christmas.
The shows will take place December 7, 8, 9 and 14,15,16 and will begin at 6:30 pm, with tours leaving every half hour.
All shows begin at the Statesville City Hall at 227 S Center Street, Statesville, NC. Please be at this location 15 minutes before your showtime to confirm your ticket. Please dress for weather. Tickets are $15 plus tax and can be purchased online at www.statesvilletheatre.com. You must purchase tickets for a specific tour time. This show is sponsored by Iredell Health System.
Dec
15
Sat
A Christmas Carol Walking Tour @ Downtown Statesville
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm
Tickets are on sale now for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that will be performed as a walking tour throughout Downtown Statesville. Theatre Statesville is partnering with the City of Statesville and the Downtown Statesville Development Corporation to add to the holiday offerings in Downtown Statesville. The production is described as a “progressive play.” This unique format will have scenes from the beloved story performed at various Downtown locations. Each tour group will be led by its own Narrator and will follow Scrooge through his night of reckoning with the three Spirits of Christmas.
The shows will take place December 7, 8, 9 and 14,15,16 and will begin at 6:30 pm, with tours leaving every half hour.
All shows begin at the Statesville City Hall at 227 S Center Street, Statesville, NC. Please be at this location 15 minutes before your showtime to confirm your ticket. Please dress for weather. Tickets are $15 plus tax and can be purchased online at www.statesvilletheatre.com. You must purchase tickets for a specific tour time. This show is sponsored by Iredell Health System.
Dec
16
Sun
A Christmas Carol Walking Tour @ Downtown Statesville
Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm
Tickets are on sale now for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that will be performed as a walking tour throughout Downtown Statesville. Theatre Statesville is partnering with the City of Statesville and the Downtown Statesville Development Corporation to add to the holiday offerings in Downtown Statesville. The production is described as a “progressive play.” This unique format will have scenes from the beloved story performed at various Downtown locations. Each tour group will be led by its own Narrator and will follow Scrooge through his night of reckoning with the three Spirits of Christmas.
The shows will take place December 7, 8, 9 and 14,15,16 and will begin at 6:30 pm, with tours leaving every half hour.
All shows begin at the Statesville City Hall at 227 S Center Street, Statesville, NC. Please be at this location 15 minutes before your showtime to confirm your ticket. Please dress for weather. Tickets are $15 plus tax and can be purchased online at www.statesvilletheatre.com. You must purchase tickets for a specific tour time. This show is sponsored by Iredell Health System.

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