Holiday Season in

Belmont, N.C.

Nov. 15

Boutique Belmont Christmas Market, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Come to explore and shop at the Boutique Belmont Christmas Market. This Pop-Up shopping and food experience takes place at the charming Stowe Manor in Belmont, North Carolina. You will discover a delightful mix of handmade, vintage and unique gift and home decor options. There will also be several sweet samplings available from a variety of teas to scrumptious fudge and more. Food trucks will also be ready to serve you after a busy day of holiday shopping!

Tickets are $5.00 online and $10.00 at the door.
(16 years and under are free.) 


Nov. 29-Jan. 5

Holidays at the Garden, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 5-9 p.m.
The Garden’s annual holiday spectacular is bigger and better than ever, featuring “A Mile of a Million Lights.” Holidays at the Garden also features a towering orchid tree, live music, crackling fires for roasting marshmallows, children’s activities, model train displays, Santa on select evenings and much, much more


Dec. 2-26

Christmastown USA, M-F 5:30-9:30 p.m., Weekends 5:30-11 p.m.
Visit McAdenville as it transforms into Christmastown USA for its 64th year. There is a large Nativity scene, 250 evergreen trees covered with more than a half-million lights and more than 160 beautifully decorated homes. Drive through or walk around the town as many times as you like at no charge. The town will hold its Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. in front of the Pharr Family YMCA.


Dec. 2-31

Festival of Trees, Stowe Park and Downtown District
Belmont’s 2nd Annual Festival of Trees showcases decorated trees in Stowe Park and local businesses. Celebrate the season with these joyful displays throughout historic downtown!


Dec. 2

Belmont Christmas Tree Lighting, City Hall, 6-6:30 p.m.
Join us in front of City Hall for our annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. After the festivities, we’ll stroll down Main Street for the kickoff of the Festival of Trees in Stowe Park.


Dec. 3

70th Annual Belmont Christmas Parade, Downtown Belmont, 3:30-5 p.m.
Well over 100 units, including marching bands, professional floats, decorated vehicles of all descriptions, and a wide assortment of other entries will parade through downtown Belmont and along Catawba Street through the Chronicle and River Districts to kick off the Christmas season.


Dec. 7

Christmas Village, Downtown Belmont
Join us in Historic Downtown Belmont for our annual Christmas Village. Main Street and Stowe Park will be filled with festive activities and holiday cheer for you and your family to enjoy. Stop in our many businesses to see what unique treats they have to offer, have your photo taken with Santa, take a train ride through the Festival of Trees, make some outdoor smores, or even take a hay ride along Main Street for a tour of the festivities!

In addition to the usual festivities, this year will debut ice skating, a 24′ slide, bounce house, human snow globe and more in the Mill Street Parking lot (behind Sammy’s Restaurant) during the following times:

Thursday, Dec. 5: 4 – 10 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6: 4 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Dec. 6

Holiday Concert , Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, Belmont Abbey, 8-9 p.m.
Annual concert by voice and instrumental students featuring music from around the world and carols for all to sing played on the basilica organ. Free admission. Donations welcomed.


Dec. 14

Santa Hustle 5K & Half Marathon at Stowe Park, 8-11 a.m.
It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year! So, find that Christmas spirit and join us on Saturday, December 21st at Stowe Park for the Santa Hustle® North Carolina 5K, Half Marathon, and Kids Dash!