Harrisburg's Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas Tree Lighting event flyer

Join us behind Harrisburg Town Hall for the official lighting of the Town's Christmas Tree! Local groups will perform on stage, craft vendors will be on site as well as food, free horse and carriage rides and free visits with Santa!

Event Details

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018

Location: Veterans Park (behind Harrisburg Town Hall), 4100 Main St. Harrisburg, NC 28075

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. The official lighting of the Town's tree will take place shortly after 6 p.m. The event will conclude no later than 9 p.m.

*Parking in Harrisburg Town Center is first come first serve. A portion of Kee Lane and Town Center Place Road, next to Harrisburg Town Hall, will be closed on Friday, November 30th starting at 9am and will remain closed until the conclusion of the event around 9pm. 

Food will be available to purchase from:

Two Chicks and a Truck, 100 Main Beef and BBQ, Harrisburg United Methodist Church, Penny's Sweetz Cents, Cabarrus Senior Games - hot chocolate and hot apple cider, and Lil Yummy O's Doughnuts

Groups Performing:

Upstage Center for Performing Arts, Harrisburg YMCA Dance Program, Melissa Lynn Hunt Senior Role Models, Dance Fusion of Harrisburg, Hickory Ridge High School Chorus, and Dedrick's Dance District "D3"

Live Nativity Scene:

Take a moment to stop by and visit the Live Nativity Scene courtesy of Harrisburg United Methodist Church!


Santa will make a special appearance to help the Town light the tree! Be on the lookout for Santa to arrive around 6pm on a big red truck! Children can line up to visit Santa, free of charge, in the gazebo in Veteran's Park starting at 6pm until the line is gone! 

Craft Vendors:

Take a few minutes to stroll through the Craft Village. This is a great opportunity to buy one of a kind, homemade gifts for the holidays! 

Horse and Carriage Rides:

This year we have five horse and carriages! Rides are free. Families can line up on the sidewalk at the back of Veteran's Park and take a ride through the homes in Harrisburg Town Center!

A Special Thank You to our Horse and Carriage Ride Sponsor:

 Harrisburg’s Hometown Pharmacy



Highlight YOUR Home Harrisburg!

Calling all Harrisburg residents... We want to see you decorate your home for the holidays! The best decorated home will win a prize. Why not, what do you have to lose? Get out your lights and decorations and go to town!

Check back for the 2018 application.

If you have any questions, please call Harrisburg Parks & Recreation at 704-455-7275.