How to Get in the Spirit of the Holidays With Christmas in Davidson

Horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, and a holiday parade are just a few of the things you can look forward to during Christmas in Davidson. This three-day celebration has been a favorite among locals and visitors since 1988, and it’s easy to see why! This year, our charming community comes to life with holiday cheer from November 29 to December 1. Will you be joining in the excitement? Find out what to expect, and be sure to explore our free Travel Guide to make the most of your experience in Davidson, NC!

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5 of the Best Things to Do During Christmas in Davidson

1. Take a Ride on a Horse-Drawn Carriage

When you head into downtown Davidson this year, your first stop should be at the Town Hall on Main Street. Here, you can grab a seat on a horse-drawn carriage and explore the area. It’s a delightful way to see the streets lined with holiday decorations and get a feel for the shops, restaurants, and attractions nearby. Rides begin at 6:00 p.m. each night and cost $10 per person. You can even enjoy free hayrides on the Village Green!

2. Start Your Holiday Shopping

If you haven’t already begun your shopping for the holidays, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. There are several charming shops and boutiques throughout the town of Davidson. You’re sure to find the ideal gifts for friends and family or a souvenir from your visit to North Carolina! Plus, you can find a variety of vendors at the Village Green for unique, seasonal items!

3. View the Parade

The festivities continue on Saturday afternoon with the Annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade. Grab a spot to view the action as marchers and performers make their way from Davidson to Cornelius. It’s a fantastic way to see our community come together during the holidays!

4. Visit Santa

Christmas in Davidson includes fun for the whole family, and visits with Santa are perfect examples of that. Bring the family over to the Davidson College Presbyterian Church and get photographs taken with Santa Claus. Don’t forget to tell him what you want for Christmas this year!

5. Catch a Performance by the Davidson Community Players

Have you ever had the opportunity to see a performance by the Davidson Community Players? Set some time aside to do so during your visit! November 29 is the opening night of their show, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, based on the book by Barbara Robinson. It’s a fantastic, family-friendly comedy that’s sure to fill you with holiday cheer!

Experience It All When You Stay at Davidson Village Inn!

Two beds in the family suite guest room at Davidson Village Inn

If you want to enjoy luxurious lodging nearby and not have to worry about finding parking for Christmas in Davidson, we invite you to stay at the Davidson Village Inn. Our delightful boutique hotel is within walking distance of the downtown area, and we offer superb accommodations and amenities to make your holiday experience special.

To enjoy our winter wonderland with friends and family, consider our popular Family Suites. Step inside and enjoy this spacious, relaxing atmosphere. Lounge in your queen-size beds, plan out your weekend in the sitting area, and take advantage of the convenient kitchenette. Plus, you can start each day with a delicious breakfast!

Reserve your room today and start looking forward to a memorable trip this season!

We look forward to welcoming you to Davidson, NC!