A number of towns and cities in the Charlotte region will host Christmas parades and tree-lighting ceremonies over the next few days.
Here is a schedule of events through Friday (parades are in towns and cities downtown districts):
Belmont Tree Lighting: 5:30 p.m.
Belmont Parade: 4 p.m.
Morganton Parade: 6 p.m., on Sterling and Green streets.
Mount Holly Parade: 4 p.m.
Fort Mill Tree Lighting: 7 p.m.
Huntersville Nativity Festival: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 7026 McIlwaine Road. Feature numerous nativity scenes.
Wadesboro Parade: 4 p.m.
Bessemer City Parade: 4:30 p.m.; on West Virginia Avenue; followed by festival until 8 p.m.
Harrisburg Tree Lighting: 6-8:30 p.m., Veterans Park, 4100 Main Street.
Huntersville Nativity Festival: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 7026 McIlwaine Road.
Lenoir Parade: 6:30 p.m.
Rock Hill Parade: 6:30 p.m., on Oakland Avenue at Winthrop University to Main Street.
Stallings Tree Lighting: 6:30 p.m., Stallings Municipal Park, Stallings Road.
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