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Join us for Christmas in Davidson and the North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade:
Expect Street Closures and a Lot of Fun

Christmas in Davidson, one of Davidson’s signature events, will be December 3, 4 and 5 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. each night.  

“We’re offering ‘A Taste of Davidson’ on the town green this year so citizens can purchase food to eat or give as gifts,” said Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming. “We’re also offering free trolley service pick-ups and drop-offs in some Davidson neighborhoods so citizens can easily get to and from the festivities.”

Opening ceremonies begin on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. with the arrival of Santa Claus on the town green. Children can visit Santa in the Community Room of the Davidson Public Library each night. Other event highlights include a live nativity, complete with live animals; strolling carolers and other live entertainment; a doggie fashion show; an ugly holiday sweater contest; and a wide variety of food offerings. Guests can expect to find unique gifts at our many specialty shops.Visitors can also enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides that depart regularly from Davidson Town Hall (sign up at the booth to reserve a spot).


Downtown Davidson and the South Main district will be participating in this year’s event. Additional parking will be available at the Harris Teeter parking lot and Homewood Suites at the Circles@30, and a free trolley service will run continually between downtown, South Main and the parking areas.  The Doggie Fashion Show is on Friday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. on the Davidson Public Library stage.  Participants can register at www.townofdavidson.org/doggiefashionshow. The Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest is on Saturday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. on the Davidson Public Library stage.  No registration is required – simply show up in your festive sweater!

Street Closures

Each evening at 5:00 p.m., Main Street from Concord Road to Jackson Street will be closed to traffic, so citizens can enjoy walking to all of our shops, restaurants, and activities.  Lorimer Road from Concord Road to the CVS parking lot will also be closed.  Handicapped parking spaces will be available in the library parking lot along Lorimer Road, and an attendant will be present to allow drivers in.

Trolley Service

We offer trolley service around town at the Circles@30, downtown, and at the South Main commercial district; look for trolley stop signs in each location. In addition this year, we’ll run trolleys to some of our neighborhoods to pick up and drop off citizens. Trolley stops will be at the following locations:
River Run athletic field parking lot on Robert Walker Drive, 
Corner of North Kimberly and McConnell Drive, 
Corner of Ashby Drive and Lingle Drive,
Corner of Fairview Drive and Caldwell Lane, and
Corner of Concord Road and Faculty Drive 

For more information on Christmas in Davidson, including a listing of everything going on each night and a map of trolley stops, please visit www.christmasindavidson.com or pick up a program at town hall.


North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade

The 33rd annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade begins on the corner of Griffith and Main streets in Davidson on Saturday, December 5 at 1:00 p.m. and proceeds south on Main Street (Hwy. 115) to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius. The streets being used for parade staging (Jackson from Depot to Delburg, Watson, and Griffith from Main to Sloan/Beaty) will close starting at 10:00 a.m. Main Street from Beaty Street in Davidson south to the Cornelius border will close at noon and will re-open at approximately 3:30 p.m.  

For more information on the parade, including detour maps, please visit www.townofdavidson.org/parade.

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