November 11, 2019

 Downtown Lenoir is kicking off the holidays tomorrow with Light Up Lenoir, and the Downtown Lenoir Christmas Tree Festival is this weekend.

Light Up Lenoir

Light Up Lenoir is an annual holiday event where local students and other groups decorate dozens of Christmas trees in Downtown Lenoir. This year’s event is Thursday, Nov. 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Downtown Lenoir.

Local businesses sponsored more than 40 Christmas trees this year. The trees are placed along Main Street and West Avenue in downtown. Students from local schools, churches, and civic groups will come decorate the trees tomorrow. At 6:00 p.m., downtown staff will turn on the lights on all the Christmas trees and start the annual Christmas Light Show on the Downtown Stage.

Attendees can visit with Santa from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies while supplies last. Several schools will perform live music.

Light Up Lenoir Schedule

  • Santa – 4:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Student Christmas Performances – 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Christmas Light Show – 6:00 to 10:00 pm (The Christmas Light Show continues nightly through Jan. 1.)

Thank you to the following businesses and groups who sponsored Christmas trees: 1841 Restaurant, Abigail’s Gifts, Aiken Controls. Anything Office, Babb’s Jewelry, Bodacious Studio 111, Brian Haile CPA, Caldwell County Clerk of Court Office, Caldwell County Commissioners, Caldwell County Government, Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, Cannon Law Firm, Car Guys, Clay Anders Insurance, Cloninger Ford of Morganton, Crossfit Lenoir, Delk Law Firm, Doodle Bugs, Edward Jones Financial, Fercott Fermentables, Helping Hands Clinic, J B Plaster Architect, K & K Sparkle Boutique, Lenoir Police Department, Lenoir Service League, Liquid Roots Brewing Company, Mary Kae’s Clothing, New Dimensions,, Piccolo’s Pizza, Robin’s Nest Children’s Advocacy Center, Shake-n-Dog, Smith Stevens and Ford PA, Studio 102, Stylistics Salon, Taste of Havana, Teacher’s Treasures, The Salad Bar, Tybrisa Books, and Walker Real Estate Services, LLC.

Christmas trees line Main Street in Downtown Lenoir, Nov. 16, 2018.


Downtown Lenoir Christmas Tree Festival

Sponsored by the Caldwell Rotary Club, the Downtown Lenoir Christmas Tree Festival is a family-oriented holiday festival that offers craft and food vendors, live entertainment, visits with Santa, and a Kids Zone. Residents can start their Christmas shopping early and bring their kids for some holiday fun.

This year’s festival is Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Downtown Lenoir.

Festival Activities

  • Live Entertainment
  • Craft Vendors
  • Food Vendors
  • Kids Zone
  • Balloon Lady
  • Face Painting
  • Visit with Santa

The festival also serves as a fundraising event for the Caldwell Rotary Club. The Club puts any profits from the festival into its college scholarships fund.The Caldwell Rotary Club gives partial scholarships every year to three Caldwell County high school seniors.

This story is on the City of Lenoir website at