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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26th, in observance of the Christmas holiday. There will be no garbage, loose leaf and recycling collection service on Christmas Day. Collection will be delayed one day the week of Christmas.

We hope you will visit our Christmas Festival of Lights. Enjoy a ride on the Winterland Express as it travels through thousands of beautiful Christmas lights counting down the 12 days of Christmas. The Winterland Express and Carousel runs Mondays thru Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6-10 p.m. in Village Park until Dec. 30 (except Dec. 24-25) . The Village Park is located at 700 West C. Street.

Santa will also be on hand in his studio from 6-9 p.m. each night until Christmas Eve to hear your wish list and for free photos. Admission to the park and viewing of the lights are free. The cost to ride the Winterland Express and the carousel is $2.00 each. Additionally, the park features performances from the Kannapolis Singing Bears, a model train display, and s’more roasting.