Holiday Shop & Stroll
Shop Downtown Statesville during the Holiday Shop & Strolls on Friday, December 1, 8, & 15 from 5:30-8:30 pm. Enjoy a fun evening of merchant open houses, stroll the sidewalks, listen to carolers, and enjoy the sparkle of holiday lights. Make memories with the little ones as you enjoy fun activities happening throughout the night, including horse-drawn carriage rides and visit with Santa in the Historic City Hall’s “Santa Central.” Kids can make holiday crafts in Santa’s workshop and enjoy snacks and hot chocolate.
Bundle up and soak in the magic of downtown during Holiday Shop & Strolls in Statesville! For a complete list of all the holiday events happening in downtown throughout the month visit www.downtownstatesvillenc.org or call Downtown Statesville at 704-878-3436.
Highlights of the Holiday Shop & Strolls Include:
Enjoy Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides from 6-9:00 pm beginning at the Square 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. Happening from 6-9:00 pm every Friday in December leading up to Christmas. Tickets are $5 per person (children 4 and under are free, but they must sit on your lap). Tickets will be available for purchase beginning at 5 pm the evening of each Shop & Stroll event near the southwest corner of the Square in downtown. Specific times for carriage rides will be assigned. All ticket holders will receive “Downtown Dollars” (valued at $5 for each ticket sold) that can be redeemed with a purchase at participating downtown businesses on that night only.
Enjoy Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides beginning on West Broad Street sponsored by R. Gregory Jeweler Hosting carriage rides, sponsored by R. Gregory Jewelers, in front of the store each Friday in December until Christmas with donations accepted for Gordon Hospice House.
Santa Central at Statesville City Hall Attention all good little boys and girls. Santa is coming to Downtown Statesville every Friday in December leading up to Christmas just to hear what’s on your list. Visit with Santa in the Historic City Hall’s “Santa Central” where kids can make holiday crafts in Santa’s workshop and enjoy snacks and hot chocolate.
Caroling and Music Enjoy choral groups as they sing and stroll the sidewalks each Friday. There will also be live music in many of our downtown restaurants and shops.
Downtown Shopping & Dining 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 – see the list below. 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!