Town of Matthews Announces 2019 Hometown Holiday Celebration Events

Posted on Thursday November 14, 2019
There's no place like Matthews to celebrate the holidays! Check out this fantastic lineup of holiday events in the month of December.
Matthews, NC - The Town of Matthews is preparing for the holiday season, offering a variety of events for the entire family to enjoy. The Town is partnering with additional community organizations to make the following events possible:

The Nutcracker
November 30-December 1, and December 7-8. 
Saturday performances at 7 p.m., Sunday performances at 3 p.m. at the Fullwood Theater in the Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell Street.
Presented by Matthews Ballet. Tickets on sale at Matthews Community Center.

Sugar Plum Party
Immediately following the 3 p.m. performances of The Nutcracker on Sunday December 1 and Sunday, December 8. Join us in the Land of Sweets for special treats and photos with the leading cast of The Nutcracker. Tickets available at

Gingerbread House Contest
Enter your creation December 2-6 at the Matthews Chamber of Commerce. Judging takes place on December 7. 
Sponsored by the Matthews Chamber of Commerce. More info at

Crews Family Fun Night 
Friday, December 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Game Truck Night!  Crews Recreation Center, 1201 Crews Road. Admission is free. More information at

It’s A Wonderful Life
December 13th-December 22nd (Friday, Saturday, Sunday shows).
Presented by Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts.
Tickets and information at
Hometown Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
Saturday, December 7 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Town Hall Green, 232 Matthews Station Street. Includes wagon rides, caricature artists, magicians, Santa photos, and more! Many performances on stage all afternoon and the lighting of the tree comes complete with pyrotechnics. Admission is free. 
Sponsored by Novant Health-Matthews. More information at

Downtown Matthews Holiday Stroll 
Saturday, December 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., stroll through the streets for special holiday treats, prizes and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. 
Sponsored by the Matthews Chamber of Commerce and the Red Brick Partnership. 

Menorah Lighting
Thursday, December 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Matthews Community Center. Following the menorah lighting, there will be snacks, kid crafts, and games. Please note this event will be held outdoors. 

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