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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Holiday Bucks Give Away

November 13 - December 15, 2017

Where: Downtown Morganton

When: Drawings every Friday from Nov. 17 to Dec. 15

The Holiday Downtown Bucks Give Away is back!! Starting on Monday, November 13th, enter for a chance to win Downtown Bucks, a gift certificate you can spend in downtown Morganton stores, restaurants, theater, etc. Gift cards will be given away for $50, $100 and $500!!!

Holiday Carriage Rides

November 18-December 23, 2017

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

When: Fridays and Saturdays November 18-December 23; 5:30-9:00pm

There is no better way to view downtown Morganton's Christmas lights than with a horse-drawn carriage. 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 from 5:30-9:00pm. Tickets are $5/Adults and $3/Children 12 and under.

Santa Visits Morganton

November 18-December 23

Where: Downtown Morganton

When: November 18 - December 23 4:00-7:00pm

Morganton is VERY excited to announce that SANTA will be making special visits to our downtown during the Christmas season. Santa Claus will be touring downtown to visit children and families from 4:00-7:00pm. There is no charge to visit Santa.

Small Business Saturday

Saturday November 25, 2017

Support your locally owned businesses by shopping downtown Morganton on Small Business Saturday, November 25th!

Breakfast with Santa

***SOLD OUT***

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Where: Morganton Community House (120 N King St)

When: Saturday, December 2, 2017   8:30am and 10am

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

After a visit with your favorite characters and Santa’s elves enjoy a wonderful pancake breakfast. When your belly is full there is a special storytime before Santa makes his appearance!

For more information call 438-5252 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Christmas Parade

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Where: Downtown Morganton

When: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 @ 6pm

Theme:Seussify Morganton (Dr. Seuss theme)

The 2017 Christmas Parade is FULL

Please join the Morganton Downtown Development Association as they present the Downtown Morganton Christmas Parade! Each year there are over 100 entries in the parade. This includes floats, marching bands as well as characters of all shapes and sizes to greet the younger viewers. The excitement of the parade and the Christmas season is contagious!

Breakfast with Santa

***SOLD OUT***

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Where: Morganton Community House (120 N King St)

When: Saturday, December 9, 2017   8:30am and 10:00am

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

After a visit with your favorite characters and Santa’s elves enjoy a wonderful pancake breakfast. When your belly is full there is a special storytime before Santa makes his appearance!

For more information call 438-5252 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Holiday Farmers Market

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Where: 111 North Green Street

When: Saturday, December 9, 2017   10:00am and 2:00pm

Just in time for your holiday events, stop by for fresh vegetables, baked goods & crafts! The special Holiday Markets are 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!

Seussify Morganton: A Shop Late Event

Friday, December 15th 4-7pm

You're invited to Seussify Morganton: A Shop Late Event on Friday, December 15th from 4:00-7:00pm in downtown Morganton.

Christmas is right around the corner and the Morganton Downtown Development Association wants to make sure you have just the right thing to make this holiday season one of the most memorable yet. Downtown Morganton’s theme for the 2017 holiday season is Dr. Seuss. So get in the spirit and join us on December 15th as we #SeussifyMorganton.