Festive Sparkle in Statesville, NC: A Journey through December Events

Last Updated 11/29/2023In Discover Statesville - The Show

Ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting yuletide spirit? This episode promises to light up your holiday season with a joyous tour through the events and activities of December in Statesville, North Carolina. We'll navigate you through the magical downtown Christmas tree lighting, a heartwarming toy drive at Serenity Alpacas, and an indoor shopping stroll at Rescue Ranch. Feel the warmth of the season at the new Artisan Market at Fort Dobs, and let the harmonious melodies of Mitchell's community chorus concert and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops event fill you with cheer.

But the merriment doesn’t end there! We also share an exclusive preview of the upcoming 2024 events in the charming town of Statesville. From the interactive experience of life at Fort Dobbs in the 1700s to a festive cocktail competition and tree decorating contest at Southern Distilling, we cover it all. Plus, we reveal how you can be a part of our show. So come along for a festive ride and celebrate community spirit and holiday cheer with us. And of course, a special shout-out to the Masonic District and the city for making the traditional Statesville Christmas Parade possible. Happy holidays, listeners!

December Events:

πŸŽ„ π‘»π’‰π’–π’“π’”π’…π’‚π’š, 𝟏𝟏/πŸ‘πŸŽ/πŸπŸ‘: π‘«π’π’˜π’π’•π’π’˜π’ 𝑻𝒓𝒆𝒆 π‘³π’Šπ’ˆπ’‰π’•π’Šπ’π’ˆ - You don't want to miss the official lighting of the Downtown Statesville Christmas Tree!

🧸 π‘Ίπ’‚π’•π’–π’“π’…π’‚π’š, 𝟏𝟐/𝟎𝟐 π’‡π’“π’π’Ž πŸπŸŽπ’‚-πŸ‘π’‘: 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑨𝒍𝒑𝒂𝒄𝒂 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑺𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒅 π‘ͺπ’‰π’“π’Šπ’”π’•π’Žπ’‚π’” with Serenity Hill Farm Alpacas - You won’t want to miss this heartwarming FREE holiday event that’s sure to melt your heart! β€˜The Alpaca that Saved Christmas’ presents a Toy Drive at Serenity at Stony Point Alpacas, in collaboration with Bub's Ride 2023. Make this holiday season extra special by helping us bring joy to children in need.

πŸŽ… π‘Ίπ’‚π’•π’–π’“π’…π’‚π’š, 𝟏𝟐/𝟎𝟐 π’‡π’“π’π’Ž πŸπŸπ’‘-πŸ”π’‘: 𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐𝒔 π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰ 𝑺𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒂 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰𝒏𝒅𝒐𝒐𝒓 𝑺𝒉𝒐𝒑 β€˜π‘΅ 𝑺𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒍𝒍 at Rescue Ranch - Take a break from the cold and do a little shopping! Rescue Ranch and Brawley Animal Hospital will be hosting Photos with Santa and a Shop β€˜N Stroll!

🍞 π‘»π’–π’†π’”π’…π’‚π’š, 𝟏𝟐/πŸŽπŸ“ & 𝟏𝟐/πŸπŸ— π’‡π’“π’π’Ž πŸ‘π’‘-πŸ”π’‘: π‘¨π’“π’•π’Šπ’”π’‚π’ π‘΄π’‚π’“π’Œπ’†π’• at Fort Dobbs State Historic Site: Local Farmers are joined by Crafters and Artists, all with unique and delicious goods for sale. Organic produce, locally raised pork, chicken, beef, goat cheese, fresh baked goods, homemade jam + apple butter!

🎢 π‘»π’–π’†π’”π’…π’‚π’š, 𝟏𝟐/πŸŽπŸ“ 𝒂𝒕 πŸ•:πŸ‘πŸŽπ’‘: π‘ͺ𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒖𝒔 π‘ͺ𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒓𝒕 at Mitchell Community College Concert - This concert is free and open to the public. For more than two decades, Mitchell’s Chorus has provided singers in Iredell County with opportunities for personal enrichment, community engagement + musical excellence in a fun and positive environment.

🎻 π‘»π’‰π’–π’“π’”π’…π’‚π’š, 𝟏𝟐/πŸŽπŸ• 𝒂𝒕 πŸ•:πŸ‘πŸŽπ’‘: Greensboro Symphony Orchestra π‘―π’π’π’Šπ’…π’‚π’š 𝑷𝒐𝒑𝒔 - The City of Statesville NC 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 still available.

πŸ”” π‘»π’‰π’–π’“π’”π’…π’‚π’š, 𝟏𝟐/πŸŽπŸ• & π‘»π’‰π’–π’“π’”π’…π’‚π’š, 𝟏𝟐/πŸπŸ’: β€˜π‘»π’Šπ’” 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒐𝒏 - Bring the whole family and immerse yourself in the festive spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas in the heart of Downtown.

πŸ›οΈ π‘­π’“π’Šπ’…π’‚π’š, 𝟏𝟐/πŸŽπŸ–: π‘―π’π’π’Šπ’…π’‚π’š 𝑺𝒉𝒐𝒑 & 𝑺𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒍𝒍 - Bring the whole family downtown for the Holiday Shop & Stroll where you’ll enjoy the feeling of an old-fashioned, small town Christmas season, while adding a dash of excitement and a sprinkle of magic!

❄️ π‘Ίπ’‚π’•π’–π’“π’…π’‚π’š, 𝟏𝟐/πŸŽπŸ— π’‡π’“π’π’Ž πŸπŸŽπ’‚-πŸ’π’‘: π‘Ύπ’Šπ’π’•π’†π’“ 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏 π‘­π’“π’π’π’•π’Šπ’†π’“ at Fort Dobbs State Historic Site - This living history will give visitors a glimpse of what daily life was like for the garrison of Fort Dobbs as they prepared to spend winter in the fort in 1756.

πŸ₯ƒ π‘Ίπ’‚π’•π’–π’“π’…π’‚π’š, 𝟏𝟐/πŸŽπŸ— 𝒂𝒕 πŸ‘π’‘: 𝑻𝒐𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒔 & 𝑻𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒔 with Southern Distilling Company - An exciting blend of competition, creativity, and holiday cheer. Enter for the Cocktail Competition where you can craft secret ingredient cocktails. Cocktail making not your thing? How about choosing a winner for the Tree Decorating Contest? Rescue Ranch, Purple Heart Homes, and Carolina Farm Trust will each decorate 5’ trees for a great cause. YOU get to vote for the Winner!

πŸŽ… π‘Ίπ’–π’π’…π’‚π’š, 𝟏𝟐/𝟏𝟎 𝒂𝒕 πŸ‘π’‘: π‘Ίπ’•π’‚π’•π’†π’”π’—π’Šπ’π’π’† π‘ͺπ’‰π’“π’Šπ’”π’•π’Žπ’‚π’” 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒅𝒆 with the 30th Masonic District of NC - It's a time-honored tradition that has been enchanting the hearts of our community for decades! Come and witness the magic as elaborately decorated floats, festive bands, local organizations, and Santa Claus himself make their way through the historic streets of Statesville!

πŸš‚ π‘­π’“π’Šπ’…π’‚π’š, 𝟏𝟐/πŸπŸ“ 𝒂𝒕 πŸ“π’‘: 𝑨𝒍𝒍 𝑨𝒃𝒐𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑷𝒐𝒍𝒂𝒓 𝑬𝒙𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔 with the Statesville Recreation & Parks Department - Enjoy a showing of the Polar Express at the Statesville Fitness & Activity Center! Enjoy a festive celebration of the holiday season at All Aboard the Polar Express with crafts and snacks, a photo booth and more.

Looking for π‘Ύπ’Šπ’π’•π’†π’“ π‘©π’“π’†π’‚π’Œ π‘ͺπ’‚π’Žπ’‘π’” or fun activities to do to keep your little ones entertained? You’ll definitely want to check out our β€˜For the Kids’ Calendar for all upcoming events.

Learn more about these and all upcoming 'Holiday Happenings' events at: www.statesvillenc.com/holidays

View our full Community Calendar at www.statesvillenc.com and then select β€˜Community Calendar’.

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Discover Statesville - The Show is co-hosted by Community Advocates, Richard Griggs and Cindy Sutton. This weekly show brings you the pulse of Statesville, recording live at various spots throughout Statesville, and in partnership with So Media Studios. Join Richard and Cindy as they uncover the hidden gems and local treasures that make Statesville truly special.

From the top notch attractions and exciting events to the remarkable individuals who shape the community, Discover Statesville promises to leave no stone unturned. Hungry for a culinary adventure? Tune in for their delightful restaurant reviews where they will guide you the best places to eat in town.

Whether you are a resident or a visitor, this show is your ultimate guide to all things that make Statesville great. You're invited to come along on this immersive journey as Discover Statesville brings you closer to the heart of our vibrant town. Be prepared to be entertained, inspired, and enlightened each week as Richard and Cindy share their passion for all things Statesville.

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