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Light Up Cornelius starts at 4 pm downtown

The weather outside was frightful this morning, but it will be fine by the time ​Light Up Cornelius ​gets under way in downtown Cornelius late this afternoon. ​The annual Christmas tree lighting on the lawn behind Cornelius Town Hall is a town tradition. ​

​The National Weather Service says precipitation ends early this afternoon​; the high will be around 48 degrees.​

There will be ​group performances ​in Old Town Cornelius ​starting at 4 pm, ​as well as music, children’s activities, carriages rides,​ a​ train display, refreshments, and a visit from Santa​ himself.

The tree lighting will ​occur​ around 5:30 p.m. Festivities end at 7​.

Starting Nov. 26, drop a letter off at the Cornelius Arts Center mailbox—express service to the North Pole—and Santa will respond!

All letters must include a self-addressed and stamped envelope in order to receive a response.

You can even drop off after regular business hours at the outdoor mail box.

Today’s also a good day for local shopping—it’s Small Business Saturday.