Downtown Davidson is beginning to put on its holiday accessories, and there’s a long list of holiday events coming up. Here’s a partial list below. You can find a full list of 2013 holiday activities in our Events Calendar.
And don’t forget, Davidson and other local government offices are closed Thursday and Friday this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. See a list of holiday closings in the Events Calendar.
- Davidson College Holiday Gala performance – Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 3-4, 7:30pm, Duke Family Performance Hall. This is the first of what college organizers hope will become a holiday tradition in Davidson, featuring performance of holiday favorites and even singalongs, featuring college choral and musical ensembles with help from the Davidson Community Players and Dance Davidson. Details on our Events Calendar.
- 2013 Christmas in Davidson – Thursday Dec. 5 to Saturday Dec. 7, 6-9pm, downtown Davidson. with performances, a food court, and shopping along Main Street in downtown Davidson. The annual festival, which draws thousands to Davidson, will be Thursday to Saturday nights from 6-9pm. For more information on Christmas in Davidson, including a listing of everything going on each night, please visit www.christmasindavidson.com or pick up a program at Town Hall. See more in our Events Calendar.
- Davidson Community Players “Miracle on 34th Street” – Dec. 5-22, Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson – The theater company presents a radio play on stage, based on the classic film. Features a single mother and her daughter who wonder if a department store Santa might be the real Mr. Claus. Complete with sound effects and cleverly scripted commercials, transforming the theater into a radio studio. Details in our Events Calendar.
- YMCA Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, Dec. 7, 8:30-11am, Lake Norman YMCA, 21300 Davidson St., Cornelius – The public is invited to enjoy a hot breakfast, crafts, music and more at this annual event. All children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their picture taken. See the Events Calendar for details.
- 2013 North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade – Saturday, Dec. 7, 1pm, NC 115 from downtown Davidson to downtown Cornelius. See more on the Events Calendar.
- Thistledown Tinkers Celtic Christmas - Sunday, Dec. 8, 3pm, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson – A holiday treat of traditional Celtic music with dynamic energy and Southern style with the Thistledown Tinkers.
- Christmas Vespers at DCPC – Sunday, Dec. 8, 7:30pm, Davidson College Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, North Main Street and Concord Road, downtown Davidson – The college’s annual Christmas Vespers concert of sacred lessons and carols with the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra, the Davidson College Chorale and the Davidson College Brass Ensemble. Free.
- Dance Davidson Christmas Spectacular – Dec. 22, 2 and 6pm, Davidson College Duke Family Performance Hall. Dance Davidson presents its winter dance concert, “Christmas Spectacular,” featuring intermediate and advanced students from the local dance school. With excerpts from “The Nutcracker” & Radio City Rockettes.Info: DanceDavidson.com
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