Stroll & Shop

Support your local businesses on Small Business Saturday, and shop our downtown stores. Many downtown businesses will be open late, with gifts that are sure to please!

Welcome Center

Visit the ADDC Welcome Center at the corner of Courthouse Square for a free shopping tote, event brochures, and for general information about downtown Albemarle. 

Live Ice Sculpture Demo

Throughout the evening at the intersection of Main and Second Streets. An artist from Artisan Ice Sculptures will dazzle you with live creations of Christmas themed masterpieces.

Tree Lighting

We will officially kick off the holiday season with the ceremonial tree lighting in front of Albemarle City Hall at 5:30 pm.

Santa at the Square

Our guest of honor will be located at Courthouse Square Park, under the colonnade. Kids will receive a free candy cane with their visit, and photos are welcomed. 


Enjoy the ambiance of beautifully lit downtown Albemarle on a festive hayride, brought to you by Albemarle Parks & Recreation. Dropoff and pickup points located in front of Stanly Co. Courthouse on 201 S. 2nd St. and Melissa Kathleen's School of Dance at 151 N. 1st St.

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Face Painting

Kids' Workshop @ the Library

Little ones can create their own holiday themed crafts throughout the evening, courtesy of Albemarle Parks and Recreation. Location: Stanly County Public Library; 133 E. Main St.


History Center Happenings

The Stanly County History Center, located at 157 North 2nd St. will be open to visitors, and will host a special activity for kids.

Face painting artists will be stationed in front of the Alameda Theater on N. 2nd St. and the Uwharrie Conference Center at 152 W. Main St.

Food/Dining Options

Hungry? Visit our downtown restaurants, or dine in the Food Truck Corner at the parking lot of First and Main Streets. 

At the Food Truck Corner at First and Main Street, enjoy food from multiple food trucks plus beverages from Badin Brews. 

Christmas Movies

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Albemarle Music Store Train Display

Visit Albemarle Music Store’s famous model train display, up and running for ‘An Albemarle Downtown Christmas’. Location: 235 W. Main St.

APD/AFD Bake Sale

Support the City of Albemarle Police and Fire Departments by purchasing a delicious treat at their annual bake sale, located in the tent beside of Courthouse Square. All Proceeds from the bake sale will be used to take children shopping at Christmas.


Dustin Curlee Live at Tiffany's


Enjoy dinner and a show at Tiffany's at the Boardroom with live music brought to you by Dustin Curlee - a performance you don't want to miss!