Local Holiday Activities

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As the holidays approach, many local-area businesses, towns, and churches will be hosting a variety of Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies and parades. Please see below for a brief listing of what is going on in the area.

Indian Trail

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Festival; Sunday, Dec 1, 4 p.m.
Location: Chestnut Square Park, 320 Chestnut Pkwy, Indian Trail, NC

Mineral Springs

Christmas Tree Lighting; Sunday, Dec 8, 6-8 p.m.
Location: Mineral Springs United Methodist Church – 5915 Old Waxhaw-Monroe Rd, Mineral Springs, NC

Wesley Chapel

Breakfast with Santa; Saturday, December 21 from 8:00–10:30 a.m.
Location: Siler Presbyterian Church, 6301 Weddington Monroe Rd, Wesley Chapel, NC


Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Ballantyne; Sun, Dec 1, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Location: The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC


Senior Citizens Christmas Party; Friday, December 6 at Noon
Location: Waxhaw Bible Church, 6810 Pleasant Grove Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173

Holiday Festival of Lights – “The arrival of the Christmas season will be celebrated with a live performance Christmas concert, carnival games and rides, live nativity, carriage rides, and the arrival of Santa.”; Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 4-8 p.m.
Location: Downtown Waxhaw

GingerSnap 5K & Girls on the Run; Saturday, December 7-8 a.m. 5k start time
Location: Start and finish line by Tangles Knit Shop in Waxhaw.

Treats with Santa & Mrs. Claus at The Museum of the Waxhaws; Saturday, December 14 from 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Location: Museum of the Waxhaws, 8215 Waxhaw Hwy, Waxhaw, NC

Waxhaw Christmas Parade; Sunday, December 8 at 3 p.m.
Location: Downtown Waxhaw

Menorah Lighting; Thursday, December 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Old Oak Tree bandstand on E. N. Main Street

Santa’s Ride through the Neighborhoods; Third Week of December
Location: Local communities inside of the Waxhaw official town limits

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Tara Botero
A. Tara Botero was born and raised in the South but only recently moved to Waxhaw, NC in November 2014. She has a horse, Cooper, with whom she spends many hours on the trails. Tara has been in love with photography for over 20 years and joined Tri-W News as a photographer and reporter in August 2016.