Lake Norman & Mooresville

Holiday happenings

These events are being held during the holiday season:


"Holiday Happenings:" 1-4 p.m. Dec. 3, downtown Concord, including carolers, horse-drawn wagon rides and a Gingerbread Candy Hunt, where children visit downtown businesses for items to decorate a miniature gingerbread house. Gingerbread Candy Hunt is limited to the first 100 children. Details: 704-784-4208;

"A Christmas Evening With Us": International recording artists Sarah Morgann and Kirby Heyborne will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 North, Concord. $16. Details:

Christmas concert: Piedmont Prime Time Community Band's 10th annual Christmas concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Kannapolis Performing Arts Center at A. L. Brown High School, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Free; donations will be accepted. Details: Jon Hutchinson at 704-425-3508;

Senior's Christmas Party: Dec. 13, Cabarrus Arena & Events Center. Details:


"A Plantation Christmas:" Experience a 1860s Christmas, learn about 1800s Christmas traditions, meet a Victorian St. Nick and see open-hearth cooking, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 25-26, Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Free with regular site admission, free to members, $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 students, children under 6 free. 704-875-2312;

"The Light of Christmas:" Central Piedmont Community Chorus, formerly the North Mecklenburg Community Chorus, will give four free holiday concerts: Nov. 28 at University City United Methodist Church; Nov. 29 at Asbury United Methodist Church; Dec. 5 at Huntersville Presbyterian Church; and Dec. 6 at Saint Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville. Concerts are at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m.

Community Nativity Festival: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1-2; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 3, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7032 McIlwaine Road, Huntersville. View 300 Nativity scenes from around the world and enjoy holiday music. Family activities include family photo, Nativity scavenger hunt, dressing in costume to enact the Holy Night, and crafts-making. Special events include Seniors Cookie Social, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 1; Home School Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2; and Girl Scout Social, 3-5 p.m. Dec. 2. Free admission. Details:; Patti Hosford at 704-766-0059. Groups of 10 more should RSVP to


Cocoa with Santa: Presented by the Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture Department 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Drop in with your preschool-aged child (4 and under). Free photo opportunities. 704-896-8823;