Christmas Events in Aberdeen
Posted on Tuesday November 29, 2016

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Come join us in a traditional small-town holiday celebration on Thursday, December 1st at 6:00 p.m. at the Depot in Historic Downtown Aberdeen. Witness the lighting of the Christmas tree and the arrival of Santa with performances by the Southern Middle School choir and the Bethesda Hand Bells choir.

Reindeer Fun Run

Aberdeen is very excited to host the Reindeer Fun Run for the sixth year and hope all our citizens will be on hand to support the participants and join the fun downtown after the race. This year’s event will be Saturday, December 3, 2016.

The schedule of events is:
Friday, December 2nd
• 12-8 p.m. – Registration & Packet pick-up

Saturday, December 3rd (race day)
• 7:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Registration & Packet pick-up
• 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. – McDonald’s Kid Zone & After Party
• 9 – 11 a.m. – 12ks of Christmas Run
• 9:30 – 11 a.m. – 5k Reindeer Fun Run/Walk
• 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Costume Judging
• 10:30 a.m. – Kids Egg Nog Jog (3 heats)
• 11 a.m. – Awards Presentation at the Caboose

A large crowd of participants and spectators are anticipated during the morning hours and some streets that are included in the routes will be closed for the duration of the race. While some streets will have one lane open during the race, leaving and entering driveways may not be possible while runners are on the Route. Planning your morning with this information in mind will help to avoid conflicts and inconveniences. It is expected that all roads will be re-opened no later than 12:00 noon. A map of streets to be closed due to race routes can be found here.

Supper with Santa

Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor this very popular Holiday event, Supper with Santa. Children and their families can enjoy a catered dinner from Texas Roadhouse, holiday crafts, watch Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and hang out with Santa (great picture opportunity). This annual dinner is scheduled on Friday evening, December 9th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Aberdeen Recreation Center. Tickets are available until December 2nd and cost is $5 per child, $10 per resident adult, & $15 per non-resident adult. For additional information, please call the Aberdeen Parks & Recreation Department at (910) 944-7275.

Christmas Parade

Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 10th at 11:00 a.m. in Historic Downtown Aberdeen. There will be so much to see and fun for children of all ages. Of course Santa will visit during the parade. Parade registration deadline is December 2nd. Registration forms can be downloaded here or for more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation Dept. at (910) 944-7275.

Old Fashioned Christmas

Come enjoy and Old Fashioned Christmas at Malcolm Blue Farm on Saturday, December 10th from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The farmhouse will be open and decorated in the fashion of the period. Music and light refreshments will be provided. The pack house will be open with children’s activities such as letters to Santa with feather pens and making bird feeders. The museum will also be open to visitors. Come celebrate Christmas, in the spirit of the 1820s!

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Malcolm Blue Farm is located at 1177 Bethesda Road, Aberdeen, NC.

Town of Aberdeen NC | 115 N. Poplar Street, Post Office Box 785 Aberdeen, NC 28315
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