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Gov. Cooper at July 21 press conference

Governor instructs NC Emergency Management to prepare for Santa Claus

Dec. 24. [North Pole News Service] At a press conference this morning Gov. Roy Cooper instructed NC Emergency Management (NCEM) to prepare the state for Santa’s arrival so that he can safely complete his mission of delivering presents to children across North Carolina. “Ensuring that Santa can deliver presents all over the world in just […]

How to Track Santa on Christmas Eve

Dec. 21. Have you ever wondered what time Santa Claus will arrive in North Carolina? The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) knows. It helps defend the United States by tracking incoming planes and ships and, naturally, Santa Claus, his sled and nine reindeer appear every year like clockwork. Click here to track Santa’s progress around […]

LKN Christmas Boat Parade on deck Dec. 16

LKN Lighted Christmas Boat Parade is Saturday, Dec. 16

Dec. 9. The Lake Norman Lighted Christmas Boat Parade will launch at 5:30 pm as planned on Dec. 16. Cornelius Police will help lead the parade—and keep it in deep water—with three major stops: Blythe Landing at 5:30 pm, then on to Ramsey Creek, continuing to the Peninsula Yacht Club and then Duke Energy Explorium […]

Light show set to music in Davidson | Photo: Cornelius Today

Christmas in Davidson continues tonight and tomorrow, N. Meck Holiday Parade is Saturday

Dec. 1. There are two more nights for Christmas in Davidson, one of the most popular holiday events in Lake Norman. It runs from 6 pm to 9 pm tonight and Saturday. There are holiday light shows, roving entertainers, a live nativity and live music, not to mention shopping in all the stores. Sadly enough, […]

Photo | Visit Lake Norman

Santa himself, nearly 200 floats in Christmas parade Saturday

Nov. 29. A four-decades old North Mecklenburg tradition, the holiday parade down Main Street from Davidson to Cornelius, is Saturday. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain, but temperatures will be near 60. The parade, with nearly 200 floats, will go on rain or shine. Santa will attend Participants range from the Cornelius Lemley Color […]

Old World Santa will be on site for photos

Christmas Market this Saturday

Nov. 22. Lost Worlds Brewing is holding their fourth annual Christmas Market on Saturday, Nov. 25  from 11 am-4 pm. Fifty local artists and makers will be on site including old favorites as well as new vendors. There will be live music, food trucks and cold beer. Lost Worlds will release a special Barrel Aged […]

Christmas house

Throw up the Lights and register for the Deck the House Contest

Nov. 20. Registration starts today to enter the town’s first Deck the House Contest. Enter our contest and show us your best outdoor holiday decorations whether you go traditional or all out. The public will vote on their favorites, and the winner gets bragging rights and a prize. Registration through Dec. 8 is free and […]

Light up Cornelius. Courtesy VLN

Weekly calendar Nov. 20-26: Gathering for Madalina, parade, Light Up Cornelius

Calendar Sponsors Tuesday, Nov. 21 Gathering for Madalina: New location 6:30 pm | Nov. 21. Cornelius Police are asking the community to come together for Madalina Cojocari, who has been missing since November 2022. The gathering has been moved to the Community Room in Town Hall. Mooresville Christmas Parade 3-5 pm | Nov. 21. Get […]

Birkdale Village Tree Lighting Schedule

Nov. 17. If you got caught in the Christmas Tree lighting event traffic jam last year at Birkdale Village, they’re trying to alleviate some of the issues this year. The event kicks off at 2 pm Saturday Nov. 18, but parking is expected to fill up quickly. Birkdale Village management suggests car-pooling and ride sharing. […]

Gift cards needed for Cornelius’ 2023 Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays

Nov. 15. The 2023 Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays program with the Cornelius Police Department is underway. The Police Department has had a great response from people requesting to sponsor a family for its Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays program and is no longer accepting sponsors. If you would like to still help, the Police Department will be […]