Holiday Shop & Stroll Spectacular! @ Downtown Statesville
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

On Friday, December 1, 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 spinkle of magic!

  • Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
  • Santa Central at City Hall
  • Live Nativity at First ARP Church
  • Train Rides
  • Victorian Carolers
  • S’mores Station & Much More!

Santa and his elves will arrive in grand fashion at 6:15pm and will visit with children at “Santa Central” located at City Hall. While there, children can make holiday crafts, drink warm cocoa, and have a popcorn snack. And don’t miss the “magic” mailbox, where letters are magically transported straight to Santa! NEW this year, miniature train rides are available across the street at the Statesville Civic Center for all ages!

Make memories with your loved ones on a horse-drawn carriage ride. Snuggle close to family and friends as you take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season, and soak up the magic of downtown during Holiday Shop & Stroll in Statesville!

At 6pm and 7pm, stroll on down to First ARP Church and enjoy a Live Nativity and music. What a great way to remember the reason for the season!

Downtown retailers are putting on their best and opening their doors to holiday 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!

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



Mitchell Winter Band Concert @ Shearer Hall - MCC
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm

Come enjoy a variety of holiday music performed by the talented Mitchell Community Band. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, December 4
Mitchell Band Winter Concert
7:30 p.m., Shearer Hall

Holiday Music Extravaganza @ Shearer Hall - MCC
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for an evening of holiday music provided by the Mitchell Community College Chorus, Jazz Ensemble, and Concert Band. The concert will include performances by Mitchell’s own performance ensembles which feature student musicians, as well as community musicians. Ensembles are conducted by Kelly Hutchinson, David Hodge and Josh Stevenson.
December 5, 2017
Shearer Hall on the Statesville Campus of Mitchell Community College
7:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Christmas Parade @ Downtown Statesville
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Get in the holiday spirit with the Christmas parade, held in Downtown Statesville and sponsored by the 30th Masonic District of North Carolina. Click on the link for Christmas Parade Information and Application 2017. For more information, contact Al Jones at 704-546-5826.


Holiday Pops Concert @ Statesville Civic Center
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

The City of Statesville and Opus Financial Advisors, Inc. are thrilled to welcome back The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra to the Statesville Civic Center for an evening of beautiful holiday music!

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Statesville Civic Center starting on Monday, October 02. Tables can be reserved by purchasing 8 tickets.

The doors will open at 6:30pm and there will be a cash bar of beer and wine available. The concert will begin at 7:30pm

For more information, contact the Statesville Recreation & Parks Deparment at 704-878-3429 or the Statesville Civic Center at 704-878-3493.

33rd Annual Walk-In Messiah @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Presented by Mitchell Community College, the Christmas portion of Handel’s beloved Messiah will be performed with chorus, soloists, piano, and organ. Singers needed in the chorus! Singing participants are asked to arrive at 1:45 pm. To sing in the chorus, contact Emily Schuttenberg at (704) 978-5425.

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