Events

events iconThere is so much to do in Downtown Morganton! There are great places to eat and shop, live music and open mic nights, local brewery's serving craft beers, fundraisers and galas, yoga and trivia, and much more!

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Santa Visits Morganton

November 23-December 21

Where: Downtown Morganton

When: November 23 5:00-8:00pm; November 29 - December 21 4:00-7:00pm

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus is coming to town!! Over the holiday season Santa Claus visit downtown Morganton businesses every Friday and Saturday from 4:00-7:00pm. Bring the family, take a picture, and enjoy all the things that Morganton has to offer. There is no charge to visit Santa.

Holiday Carriage Rides

November 23-December 28, 2019

Where: 102 East Union Street - Carriage pick up will be located on the East Union Side of the Courthouse Square

When: Fridays and Saturdays November 23-December 28; 5:30-9:00pm

There is no better way to view downtown Morganton's Christmas lights than with a horse-drawn carriage ride through town. Whether it is a romantic evening for two or an evening out with the family, enjoy carriage rides in downtown Morganton throughout the holiday season. Tickets are $5 for Adults and $3 for Children 12 and under.

Carriage Rides may be booked beginning at 5:00pm on the night of your preferred ride. No advanced bookings will occur. Carolina Carriage Company staff will be on site (East Union ...Street adjacent to Courthouse) beginning at 5:00pm to take your reservation. Rides begin at 5:30pm and will depart from the Courthouse Square on East Union Street lasting approximately 20 minutes.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 7, 2019

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Where: Morganton Community House (120 N King St)

When: Saturday, December 7   8:30am and 10am

Tickets will go on sale, Friday, November 1 at the UPS Store in downtown Morganton. Cash or Checks only. Checks should be made out to the City of Morganton.

Holiday Farmers Market

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Where: 111 North Green Street

When: Saturday, December 14   10:00am and 2:00pm

Just in time for your holiday events, stop by for fresh vegetables, baked goods & crafts! The special Holiday Market is located at 111 North Green Street, at the corner of Green Street and Avery Avenue. From I-40, take Exit 105, make a right turn and follow South Sterling Street approximately 2.5 miles under the railroad tracks and past the historic courthouse (to your left). The Mini-Market will be on the next corner on the left!

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 14, 2019

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Where: Morganton Community House (120 N King St)

When: Saturday, December 14   8:30am and 10:00am

Tickets will go on sale, Friday, November 1 at the UPS Store in downtown Morganton. Cash or Checks only. Checks should be made out to the City of Morganton.