Candyland Christmas

Candyland Christmas

Saturday, December 7, 2019

10 am – 9 pm


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Food and drink available for purchase at downtown restaurants and food trucks.

A map of attractions and schedule of events will be available on the holiday wagon ride and at downtown shops.

Historic Downtown Wilson will be filled with lollipops, gumdrops and chocolate
as downtown shops and restaurants welcome you for holiday shopping and dining.
Santa and Mrs. Claus, carnival rides, bounce houses, tree lighting and light show, holiday music and crafts and, for the very first time,
MARSHMALLOW MOUNTAIN with sledding and a kiddie snow playspace!
Jump On – Jump Off the holiday wagon transporting you to eight “Stop Shops” and fun, easy access to events, activities, shopping, and dining.


10am                    Welcome and Meet-n-Greet with Miss Wilson  Miss & Outstanding Teen | Whirligig Park
10am                    Arts Council of Wilson Cookie Decorating Workshop (pre-registration required) | Edna Boykin Cultural Center
10:30am – 1pm  Visits and Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus | Paviloin | Whirligig Park
11-1pm                Community Organizations & Fire, Police & Sheriff’s Departments | Whirligig Park
1 -3pm                Arts Council of Wilson Holiday Craft | Pavilion | Whirligig Park
1 – 2pm               Selfies with The Grinch, Max, and Cindy Lou Who | Santa’s Village | Whirligig Park
1-3 pm                Selfies with The Grinch, Max and Cindy Lou Who | Candy Castle Commons

1 – 9pm               Christmas Movies | Edna Boykin Cultural Center
2pm                     Story time with Santa and Mrs. Claus | Stage| Whirligig Park
2:15 – 4pm          Visits and Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus | Pavilion | Whirligig Park
3pm                     Story time and Holiday Craft | Wilson County Main Library
3pm – 6pm         Make Your Own Instrument | Pro Music Conservatory
4pm                     Annual Cookie Walk | Girl Scout Troop 127 | Dance Studio “B”
4-5pm                 Christmas Trivia | 217 Brew Works
5-6pm                 Make Your Own Ornament | Downtown Public House
5-9pm                 Sledding and Playspace | Marshmallow Mountain
6pm                     LIGHT UP WILSON Tree Lighting & Whirli Kidz | Courthouse Plaza
7-9pm                 Visits and Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus | Pavilion | Whirligig Park

7-9pm                 Chill Pill Craft (free entrance) | Imagination Station Science & History Museum
7-9pm                 Snow Glow Dance Party | Courthouse Plaza
9pm                    After Party | Da Bayou Restaurant

*The rain venue for LIGHT UP WILSON is the Edna Boykin Cultural Center.


The Rummage Warehouse & Culbreth & Company | Gingerbread House | 315 Barnes St. S
Artisan’s Garden | Chocolate Cherry Palace | 115 Tarboro St. S
Horton Morton Studio/Gallery | Lollipop Forest | 123 Barnes St. W
Confections of a Diva | Bon Bon Mountains | 220 A Barnes St. S *
Park Place Consignments | Rainbow Bridge | 111 Park Ave. W
217 Brew Works | Bit O Honey Alley | 217 South St. S *
Haley’s Boutique | House of Smarties | 120 Goldsboro St. S
Krueger’s Candies | Ice Cream Sea | 116 Nash St. N *
Art Happens on Tarboro | Christmas Candy Lane | Christmas Candy Lane | 106 Tarboro St. S
Lovely Interiors | Grandma’s Candyland Cottage | 114 Nash St. SE
Tig’s Courtyard  | Peppermint Forest | 109 Barnes St. W *
The Fireplace Center | Marshmallow Dream Clouds | 119 Tarboro St. W
Da Bayou  | Candied Pecan Valley | 124 Barnes St. SW *
Imagination Station Science & History Museum | Skittle Pass | 224 Nash St. SE
Edna Boykin Cultural Center | Ribbon Candy Haven | 108 Nash St. N *
Downtown Boutique | Gum Drop Stop | 222 Tarboro St. W

Downtown Public House  | Gummy Bear Forest | 113 B Goldsboro St. N *
Bill’s Grill on Nash Street | Yummy Brownie Cottage | 119 Nas|h St. N *
Dance Studio “B” | Peanut Brittle House | 200 Nash St. SE
Groove Geek Records & More | Hard Rock Candy Haven | 220 B Barnes St. S

Karma Clothing | Fruity Pebble Haven | 126 Goldsboro St. SW

DiFrent Level Barbershop | Chocolate Kisses Lane | 419 Nash St. NE

 * Food and Drink


  • Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Merchandise Shop | Pavilion | Whirligig Park
  • Wil’t’son and #downtownturnaround Merchandise Shop | Pavilion | Whirligig Park
  • Light Up Necklaces, Wands and Headbands | Pavilion Whirligig Park
  • Pop-Up Artists Gift Shop | Edna Boykin Cultural Center 
  • NC Whirligig Festival Pop-Up Shop | 207 Tarboro Street

ALL Wilson Downtown Development events are FREE and family-friendly!

Some partner events may have a nominal fee for entry.

Food, beverages and gifts available for purchase.