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20 things to do in Sweet Union


Union County Christmas Parade

2 p.m. l Free Floats, marching bands, princesses, special appearance by Santa Claus. Presented by Alliance for Children. Historic Downtown Monroe



Holiday Festival of Lights/ 12 Days of Christmas

Nov. 29 l Free Nov. Starts More than 75,000 lights illuminating the historic buildings and landscape. Strolling Victorian singers and Santa visits on this night. Continues on weekends through Dec. 22.


Kid’s Crafts at The Museum

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tired of shopping? Come and play at the museum.Free crafting activities with museum ticket. Museum of the Waxhaws



Christmas Tea with Mrs. Claus


Weddington Christmas Tree Lighting

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2 p.m. – 4 p.m. $20 per person. Call for reservations. (704) 843-1832 Museum of the Waxhaws


5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Music and special performances by school and church groups, cookies and hot chocolate. Please bring a new toy, non-perishable food item and/or stocking stuffer to be given to the Union County Christmas Bureau and receive a ticket to be entered to win a prize. Pictures with Santa available for $5. Weddington Town Hall,1924 Weddington Road or (704) 846-2709


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Union Symphony Youth Orchestra with Union County Youth Ballet Dec. 7:30 p.m. Guest Artists: Marvin Ridge Advanced Chorus, Union Jazz and Marvin Ridge Jazz Tom LaJoie, music director Bonita Simpson, ballet director Free l Monroe Crossing Mall



Stallings Christmas Tree Lighting


Monroe Christmas Tree Lighting

6:30 p.m. l Free Tree lighting, Santa, hot cocoa and sweets and live music! Stallings Municipal Park


6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Union Jazz at 6 p.m. Tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m Activities until 9 p.m.: Pictures with Santa, Rudolph & Frosty; food vendors; Carriage and trolley rides; live carolers; Christmas petting zoo Downtown business open house Historic Downtown Monroe




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Santa's Clay Workshop

10 a.m. – Noon All "elves" will be busy creating gifts for friends and family on their list.

Ages 5-12 $20, includes all tools materials and firing fees. Register online or call (704) 618-2222 Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center

Union Lifestyle Dec Jan 2014  

For and about Union County residents; interesting people, places and things to do.