Candyland at A Downtown Christmas

Candyland at A Downtown Christmas

Children of All Ages Will Enjoy

A Magical Candyland during “A Downtown Christmas”

on Saturday, December 1 from 10 am – 9 pm!

Historic Downtown Wilson will be filled with lollipops, gumdrops and chocolate as downtown shops and restaurants welcome you for the holiday season! Hop On / Hop Off the holiday wagon to “Stop Shops” for easy access to shopping and dining; see downtown from the top of the ferris wheel;  make a kid’s Christmas craft;  and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa’s Village now located at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.

At 6 pm, the mayor will host “Light Up Wilson”, the traditional lighting of the tree on the Courthouse Plaza featuring live holiday music from the Whirlikidz!

After the tree lighting, get your dance on with “Let it Snow; Let it Glow” party and have your name projected in lights on the courthouse for a great holiday photo op!

Your cameras are allowed and encouraged. No professional photography is available.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • 10:00 am | Welcome with Miss Wilson | Whirligig Park Stage

  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm | Visits and Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus | Santa’s Village at Whirligig Park

  • 11:00 am | A Christmas Carol Performance | A Singer’s Studio

  • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | The Maggie Society Pups & Crafts | Grassy Lot on Tarboro Street

  • noon – 3:00 pm | Make Your Own Ornament Craft with the Arts Council | The Pavilion at the Whirligig Park

  • 1:00 pm | Music and More Kids Sing | Music and More Studios

  • 2:00 pm | Whirligig Park Story Time | Whirligig Park Stage

  • 2:00 pm | A Christmas Carol |  A Singer’s Studio

  • 2:00 pm | Christmas Trivia Contest | 217 Brew Works

  • 2:00 – 5:00 pm | Visits and Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus | Santa’s Village at Whirligig Park

  • 3:00 – 9:00 pm | Make Your Own Instrument | Pro Music Conservatory

  • 3:00 pm | Library Story Time | Wilson County Public Library

  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Light Up Wilson with Tree Lighting & Whirlikidz | Courthouse Plaza

  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm | Let It Snow; Let it Glow Dance Party | Courthouse Plaza

  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm | Science Holiday Craft (Free Entrance) | Imagination Station Museum

  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm | Your Name in Lights! Laser Light Images | Courthouse Plaza

  • 7:00 pm | Ornament Making Contest | Downtown Public House

  • 9:00 pm | Tacky Christmas Sweater Party | Da Bayou Cajun & Creole Restaurant

     

    CANDYLAND STOPS & SHOPS!

  • Ina’s Garden & Pottery Gallery
  • The Rummage Warehouse|Culbreth & Company
  • Art  at 123 Studio
  • Barnes Corner Gallery
  • Music ‘n More Studio
  • Park Place Consignments
  • Haley’s Boutique
  • House of van Baars Gallery
  • Art Happens on Tarboro
  • Lovely Interiors
  • Local Rustics by 2nd Look
  • The Fireplace Center
  • Imagination Station Science & History Museum
  • Holiday Pop-Up Gift Shop|Hammond Gallery|Edna Boykin Cultural Center
  • Downtown Boutique
  • ProMusic Conservatory
  • The Hemp Source
  • Flowers by Velma

EAT AND DRINK

  • 217 Brew Works
  • Downtown Public House
  • Bill’s Grill on Nash Street
  • Da Bayou Cajun & Creole Seafood Restaurant
  • Krueger Candies, Hot Dogs & Doughnuts
  • Tig’s Courtyard Coffeehouse & Delicatessen

ALL DAY EVENTS   

Rides   

Hop on/off Holiday Wagon Rides | Historic Downtown Wilson

Ferris Wheel | Corner of Nash and Tarboro

Carnival Train | Whirligig Park

Blow Up Obstacle Course | Whirligig Park

Food Court

Corner of Nash and Tarboro

  • Get A Pizza This!
  • Taste of Texas

Whirligig Park /Douglas Street

  • Everette’s Concessions
  • Emery’s Place
  • Hot Dawg Wagon
  • SaYum Jamaican

Nash Street Across from Courthouse

  • Krueger’s Candies, Hot Dogs & Doughnuts

Featured

Pop-Up Artists Gift Shop | Edna Boykin Cultural Center

Wil’t’son and Whirligig Tees & Ornament Sale | Pavilion at the Whirligig Park 

         

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.