Special Events

Tree Lighting

A lighting of the Christmas Tree and Depot in Historic Downtown Aberdeen will be held on November 20th at 6:15 p.m. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions the normal ceremony will not be held, instead just the lighting will occur. The event will also be streamed live on Aberdeen Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page (@APRDNC).

Christmas Parade

This year's Christmas Parade has been cancelled. 

Take Home Holiday Craft

Pick up a free take home Holiday craft from Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department (301 Lake Park Crossing) for your child(ren) anytime between November 16th and December 23rd. Crafts are available while supplies last.

Letters to Santa

Deliver your letter to Santa and pick up a take home Holiday craft at the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department (301 Lake Park Crossing). Deliver your letter between November 16th and December 4th to ensure Santa has enough time to write back!

Parents, feel free to include a personalized letter “From Santa” with your child’s letter for us to post to your child. If a return letter is not included one will be written for you. Make sure to include your return address on the envelope and address it to Santa Claus, North Pole. Aberdeen Parks and Recreation will post them to Santa for you! Office hours are M-F from 8am-5pm, offices will be closed on November 26th and 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Virtual Gingerbread House Contest

Send Aberdeen Parks and Recreation a photo of your gingerbread house creation. The winner will receive a prize (prizes are TBD and will be announced on Aberdeen Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page). The competition is for children ages 5-12. Send photos to [email protected] with name and age of the child that created the house between December 1st and 18th to compete. The winner will be announced on December 21st. Houses must be done individually and cannot be decorated as a group.

Reindeer Fun Run

Held virtually this year, the Reindeer Fun Run is a FUN event for everyone from serious runners to recreational walkers, families, and pets. The Reindeer Fun Run is Park of Team Green Charities, and is proud to donate 100% of proceeds collected to the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills. Visit reindeerfunrun.com or call (910) 302-6459 for more information.

Old Fashioned Christmas and Supper with Santa have been cancelled for this year. 
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