With Thanksgiving over and Christmas just around the corner, Mocksville is the place to be during this most wonderful time of the year. We have a host of holiday happenings sure to reform even the grumpiest Grinch! 

All Aboard the Polar Express – December 4 

Bring the whole family and come aboard The Polar Express at Cognition Davie on Saturday, December 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This event is for the whole family and people are encouraged to come in their pajamas! Get in the Christmas spirit and come read The Polar Express, decorate cookies, drink hot cocoa, make Christmas crafts, and more! Each family will leave with a copy of The Polar Express, a belly full of cookies and cocoa, and a whole lot of memories. Space is limited so register now!

To see Cognition’s other holiday-related events for children, adults, or families, check the calendar HERE

Mocksville’s Hometown Christmas Parade – December 4

After your ride on the Polar Express, grab some lunch at one of Mocksville’s delicious restaurants and then find a place to watch Mocksville’s Christmas parade. This beloved tradition has delighted young and old for decades and is sure to get you in the spirit. This year’s theme is “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

The parade will feature everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, single vehicles to full-blown floats, candy for the kids, and of course, Santa Claus. The parade will depart from Rich Park on Saturday, December 4 at 2 p.m. and will travel down Main Street, turn left on Depot Street, and end at Railroad Street where dismantling will begin

Please note: N. Main Street will be closed to all traffic by 1 p.m. and the parade route streets (Main, Depot, Park, Poplar, etc) will be closed to ALL traffic by 1:15 p.m. so that the parade may start on time at 2 p.m. 

For more information, contact Tami Langdon at tlangdon@mocksvillenc.org or (336) 753-6705.

Carriage Rides – December 10

What better way to enjoy the Christmas lights and the spirit of the holidays than a ride through Historic Downtown Mocksville in a horse-drawn carriage! Bring the family and enjoy a FREE carriage ride down Main Street and the downtown area. Carriages will depart from West Depot Street near Lydia Jaynes on December 10 from 6-8 p.m. Parking is available at Town Hall.

Winterfest – December 11 

Head to Mocksville’s Main Street Park on Saturday, December 11th at noon for a delightful day of holiday fun for the young and the young-at-heart. 

  • Noon – 2 p.m – Traveling Storybook – Children will enjoy reading the charming winter tale, One Snowy Day, page by page, as they journey through Downtown Mocksville. The story will begin at Main Street Park and continue at each downtown merchant. 
  • Noon – 4 p.m. – Ice Sculpting – You will be in awe as Chef Al Romano, owner of Fire and Ice, and his crew carve, chisel, and shape simple blocks of ice into stunning works of art. 
  • Noon- 4 p.m. – Sounds of the Season – Barry Rentz and his Mobile Jukebox will be downtown playing all of your favorite holiday hits.   
  • 6 – 7:30 p.m. – The Christmas classics will take on a bluegrass flair as the Two Pickers, Eva & Danny Casstevens, take center stage outside of the Artist Market on Main

Christmas Celebration at the Brock – December 11 

Nothing beats the joyful strains of Christmas music. Enjoy the sounds of the season for free at the Sixth Annual Christmas Celebration at the Brock on December 11th at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Davie County Arts Council, the concert will feature Carolers of Christmas Past, Gianinni Brass, and some special visitors from the North Pole. 

 Holiday Music with the North Davie Pep Band – December 17 

Enjoy the sounds of the season as the North Davie Pep Band strolls through Downtown Mocksville on Friday night, December 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. to add a festive air to your holiday meal or last-minute shopping. 

Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus and Enjoy Holiday Music with the Davie Community Band – December 18th 

Christmas isn’t complete without a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Share your last-minute Christmas wishes and take photos with the famous pair from 1-4 p.m. at Main Street Park. Barry Rentz and his Mobile Jukebox will be on hand playing your favorite holiday tunes. 

Later on, enjoy the sounds of the season as the Davie Community Band strolls through downtown playing your favorite holiday classics from 6-7 p.m. Grab a coffee or hot cocoa at the Factory Coffeehouse, find a bench, and let the music fill you with Christmas spirit.

This is just a sampling of the many upcoming Christmas activities. Whether you enjoy one or many, there’s no place like Mocksville for the holidays!