Light Up Cornelius

Save the Date! 2023 LUC
  • Saturday, November 30
  • 4-7 p.m.
  • Downtown Cornelius
  • This is a free community event!


Each year, thousands of people join us for our annual tree lighting in Downtown Cornelius. This event is typically held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, with the tree lighting around 5:45 p.m.

Attendees can enjoy community group performances, children's activities, a model train display, food and drink, s'mores, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

View our photo album from the 2023 event.


For more information on sponsor, vendor, and volunteer opportunities for 2024, email Mike Wolf or call 704-892-6031 ext. 192.