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Ready, Set, Christmas in Davidson Weekend: Dec. 5 – 9

by | Dec 4, 2019 | News

As is tradition, the ever-popular Clydesdale Horse of Hunter Farms led the 2018 parade. Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox rode along with his cousins to get this special vantage point for the parade. (Bill Giduz photo)

 

Ready, Set. . . Christmas in Davidson Weekend

We are publishing this week’s Weekend in Davidson a day early given all the things on the calendar associated with Christmas in Davidson. The nightly events are listed first, then the specific events on each night, followed by the other events taking place around town. We realize that it is a lot of information, but we hope it will be helpful as you plan your weekend in Davidson.

NOTE: Christmas in Davidson in a community-gathering event – a chance for friends, family, and neighbors to come together and celebrate the season. All individuals are welcome, regardless of religion, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity, or faith.

 

Christmas in Davidson Nightly Events 6-9 p.m.

NOTE: the immediately following events take place each night (Thursday – Saturday)

 

Davidson Town Hall

Art Show featuring local artists

 

Davidson Town Green

Holiday Village of Vendors

Rotary Club of Davidson – Tree Village

Phototainment Social Media Experience

 

Main Street at the Green

Hay Wagon Rides

 

Allen-Tate Realtors – 103 N. Main Street

Storytime with Mrs. Claus

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream – 202 S. Main Street

Free Craft Time for Kids

Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House – 218 Concord Road

Santa’s House

Davidson Town Hall – 216 S. Main Street

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Davidson United Methodist Church – Chapel

Live Nativity and Bethlehem Shops

South Main Square

Carousel and Giant Life Size Snow Globe

Davidson Village Inn – 117 Depot Street

Live Entertainment with Master Pianist Ryan Winters & Jonathan Norcrom

The Village Store – 110 S. Main

Magician and Balloon Artist

 

All along Main Street

Strolling Victorian Carolers

Elizabeth Rose – 202 S. Main Street

Letter Writing to Santa

Hearts on Fiber – 208 S. Village Lane (Suite A)

Fiber Art Crafts for Children and Adults

Honeysuckle Home – 428 S. Main Street

 “A Christmas Story” Themed Store

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

Live Music

The Rumor Mill – 217 Depot Street

Meet the Grinch

Lake Norman Realty – 310 S. Main Street

Nature Craft for Kids (Hot Cocoa too)

Davidson Yoga Therapy – 442 South Main Street (Suite 12)

Create Breathing Bracelets

 

Support Davidson Recycling Efforts

Sponsored by the Davidson Green School – Next to Food Court Entrance on Main Street

Explore Life-long Learning with Davidson Learns

Booth on Main Street

 

 

Thursday

Town Green

Opening Ceremony, Tree Lighting, Arrival of Santa – 6:00 p.m.

Library Entertainment Stage – Town Green

Davidson Day School – 6:00 p.m.

Davidson K-8 – 6:30 p.m.

Dance Davidson – 7:00 p.m.

Davidson Community Players – 7:30 p.m.

Grand Central Academy of Performing Arts – 8:15 p.m.

Davidson College Presbyterian Church – Main Sanctuary

7 – 9:00 p.m.

Hough High School Chorus

Main Street Books – 128 S. Main Street

6 – 8:00 p.m.

Complimentary hot cider, Dylan Underwood (young folk musician) performing

Davidson United Methodist Church – Chapel

Debbie Chartraw Piano Studio Recital: 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

DUMC Outreach Singers, Tiz Callihan, Director: 7 – 7:45 p.m

Lake Norman Early Music Consort: 8 – 8:45 p.m.

Wooden Stone Gallery – South Main Square

7 – 8:00 p.m.

Refreshments and wood turner Walter Hazelrigg will make tops on his lathe

AR Workshop Davidson – South Main Square

Create a Wood Ornament – Free while supplies last

 

Davidson Women’s Basketball vs Newberry

Dec. 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Belk Arena – Davidson College Campus

The Wildcats are back in Belk Arena after four away games.

 

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

Dec. 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street – Davidson

What happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, pruney old business partner Marley? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself and to escape his own chains, but he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey in which Scrooge’s heart is opened in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story. Ages 8 and up.

 

Friday

Library Entertainment Stage – Town Green

Woodlawn School – 6:00 p.m.

Motion Dance – 6:30 p.m.

Doggie Fashion Show – 7:00 p.m.

Classic Broadway and More – 7:45 p.m.

Zeb Harrison Gospel Horn Band – 8:30 p.m.

Davidson College Presbyterian Church – Main Sanctuary

6 – 8:00 p.m.

Bailey Middle School Orchestra

Hough High School Orchestra

Main Street Books – 128 S. Main Street

6 – 8:00 p.m.

Complimentary hot cider

Author Megan Hoyt signs her children’s picture book “Hildegard’s Gift”

Joe Rincon performs holiday music on his classical guitar

Davidson United Methodist Church – Chapel

Bells of Lake Norman: 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

DUMC Schola Cantorum Carols and Christmas Favorites: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Davidson United Methodist Church – Sanctuary

DUMC Children’s Music Christmas Concert: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Raeford’s Barber Shop – South Main Square

7 – 8:00 p.m.

Gospel singing

Wooden Stone Gallery – South Main Square

Jeweler Sascha Frowine will meet and greet: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Moravian Brass Band Performance and Refreshments: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Roger O’Connell State Farm and Dastrup Dental

460 South Main Street

Free Polar Express Train Rides, free hot chocolate, and Snowman’s S’Mores

South Main Square Entertainment Stage

Langtree Charter Academy Night at South Main Square

 

Literacy Scavenger Hunt: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

December 6 (All day)

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Get ready for some Hippo-riffic fun! It is time for the Davidson Library Annual Scavenger Hunt “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” Everyone who finishes the scavenger hunt will receive a prize! Collect the clues at the Circulation desk today. Starts Monday 2nd December through to Saturday 14th December. Our literacy scavenger hunt is a self-directed activity that can be completed anytime during library hours.

 

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

Dec. 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street – Davidson

What happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, pruney old business partner Marley? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself and to escape his own chains, but he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey in which Scrooge’s heart is opened in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story. Ages 8 and up.

 

Saturday

Library Entertainment Stage – Town Green

Academy of Dance and Fine Arts – 6:00 p.m.

Community School of Davidson – 6:30 p.m.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest – 7:00 p.m.

Cannon School – 7:30 p.m.

Davidson Bel Canto – 8:00 p.m.

Dynamic Ballroom – 8:30 p.m.

Davidson College Presbyterian Church – Lingle Chapel

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Christmas Music Open Mic Night, refreshments provided

Main Street Books – 128 S. Main Street

6 – 8:00 p.m.

Complimentary hot cider

Author Todd Gallicano signs his middle grade adventure books: “Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw” and “The Selkie of San Francisco”

Davidson United Methodist Church – Chapel

Shirley Gilpin Flute Studio: 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

In the Mood Trio (Janice Williams, Margaret Tyler, Alina MacNichol): 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Wooden Stone Gallery – South Main Square

7 – 8:00 p.m.

Refreshments

AR Workshop Davidson – South Main Square

Create a Wood Ornament – Free while supplies last

 

South Main Square Entertainment Stage

Christ the King Choral Performance: 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Little Opera Company: 7:45 – 8:15 p.m.

 

 

Literacy Scavenger Hunt: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

December 7 (All day)

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Get ready for some Hippo-riffic fun! It is time for the Davidson Library Annual Scavenger Hunt “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” Everyone who finishes the scavenger hunt will receive a prize! Collect the clues at the Circulation desk today. Starts Monday 2nd December through to Saturday 14th December. Our literacy scavenger hunt is a self-directed activity that can be completed anytime during library hours.

 

North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade

December 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Main Street – Davidson to Cornelius

The Towns of Davidson and Cornelius proudly present the 37th Annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade. The parade starts in Davidson at the intersection of Griffith Street and Highway 115 and ends in to Cornelius at the intersection of Highway 115 and Catawba Avenue. You’ll see high school bands, horses, tractors, school groups, civic organizations, and more!

 

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

Dec. 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street – Davidson

What happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, pruney old business partner Marley? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself and to escape his own chains, but he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey in which Scrooge’s heart is opened in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story. Ages 8 and up.

 

 Sunday

Christmas Vespers

December 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

The annual vespers service of lessons and carols is a time-honored tradition in the Davidson community. The traditional candlelight worship service features beautiful choral music provided by the Chorale, and scripture readings by campus leaders reflecting upon the hope and promise of Christ’s birth in the Christmas season. Special guests include the Davidson Pro-Arte Brass Quintet and the Davidson College Presbyterian Church Handbell Ensemble.

7 p.m. Prelude

7:30 p.m. Service

 

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

Dec. 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street – Davidson

What happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, pruney old business partner Marley? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself and to escape his own chains, but he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey in which Scrooge’s heart is opened in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story. Ages 8 and up.

 

Monday

 Literacy Scavenger Hunt: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Dec. 9 (All day)

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Get ready for some Hippo-riffic fun! It is time for the Davidson Library Annual Scavenger Hunt “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” Everyone who finishes the scavenger hunt will receive a prize! Collect the clues at the Circulation desk today. Starts Monday 2nd December through to Saturday 14th December. Our literacy scavenger hunt is a self-directed activity that can be completed anytime during library hours.

 

NCDEQ Public Information Meeting

December 9 @ 6:30 p.m.

Ada Jenkins Center – 212 Gamble Street

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) Division of Waste Management (DWM) Brownfields Program will host a public information meeting pursuant to G.S. 130A-310.34(c), concerning redevelopment plans for the Davidson Depot Street Brownfields Property in Davidson, North Carolina. Representatives from DEQ, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) as well as Mecklenburg County and Town of Davidson will be in attendance. This meeting will provide an opportunity for citizens to get an update on the Brownfields redevelopment plans for the property. The meeting will consist of presentations, a question-and-answer period, and a listening session. The meeting will include a brief history of past events, ongoing activities and the planned long-term cap solution. Attendees will have an opportunity to speak and ask questions. The meeting will be focused on the proposed Brownfields redevelopment and long-term asbestos risk management at the property, not the local land-use or zoning provisions related to the project. This meeting will not cover NCDOT roadway project U-5907 or Charlotte Water water-main expansion plan.

 

DavidsonLearns Spotlight Event: Impeachment 101

December 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

MSC Industrial Supply Company – 525 Harbour Place Dr.

Parking is available next to the building.

Impeachment 101 – Presented by Dr. Eric Heberlig, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Impeachment: The Constitution gives Congress the authority to impeach and remove “The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States” upon a determination that such officers have engaged in treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Impeachment is on many minds today with our current political situation. Dr. Heberlig will explain Impeachment as defined in the United States Constitution and how the process works in practice. Don’t miss this timely presentation!

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