Christmas in the City/Tree Lighting


 Join Keep Gastonia Beautiful as Santa, our  Mayor, and City Council light our annual Christmas Tree!

We can't wait for you to join us to help Keep Gastonia Beautiful and Bright!


Christmas in the City Event cover Photo 2


 Christmas in the City is on Sunday, December 4 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM in downtown Gastonia and CaroMont Health Park.
The event kicks off with the Gaston County Jaycees Christmas Parade down Main Avenue to CaroMont Health Park at 5:00 PM.

The City of Gastonia Vendor Marketplace will begin at 5:00 PM at CaroMont Health Park and the Keep Gastonia Beautiful Tree Lighting* will begin at CaroMont Health Park following the conclusion of the parade. Both the tree lighting and marketplace will conclude at 8:00 PM.
The event will feature Santa, entertainment, vendors, and more!
More information regarding the parade, tree lighting, and marketplace will be posted in the coming months.
A final list of parade floats and vendors will be posted prior to the event.

If you are interested in participating in the parade, please fill out the following application:
Parade Registration

If you are interested in being a vendor for the marketplace, please fill out the following application (no food trucks are being accepted):
Vendor Applications




Christmas 2020


 Want to learn more about the history of the Christmas Parade?  City of Gastonia - History of the Gastonia Christmas Parade


Offices for Keep Gastonia Beautiful are located at the Garland Municipal Business Center at 150 S. York Street on the second floor.

Contact Information:
Garland Municipal Business Center
150 S. York Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.869.1938 (office)
704.866.6067 (fax)

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