These towns across the state are spreading holiday cheer with carriage rides, Christmas lights, and charming festivals.
A Story to Share at Main Street Books
A former general store in the heart of Davidson has always been a community hub. Since it transitioned to a bookstore more than 30 years ago, the historic building has continued to provide a space for people to listen and learn.
12 Days of Davidson
For more than three decades, the small college town north of Charlotte has been known for its Hallmark-like holiday festival featuring costumed pooches, gingerbread houses, and Christmas trees galore.
Main Street Moments: Davidson
Stroll past sculptures at Davidson College, go paddleboarding on Lake Norman, and eat outstanding tapas at Kindred restaurant in this sophisticated small town near Charlotte.
Lake Norman: Town-Hopping by the Water
Lake Norman is the big one. Our “inland sea.” The anchor for a region. Its 520-mile shoreline is a thread that knits together the surrounding communities — so much so that many visitors think of the area as a whole, one town flowing into the next. But we can see what makes each one special.
This Weekend in North Carolina: July 20-22
Your curated guide to events happening across the state this weekend, from the mountains to the coast.
Davidson College’s Mascot is Wild at Heart
Almost 100 years ago, Davidson College adopted the Wildcat as its mascot. And then it started adopting real, live wildcats.
Like a Local: Davidson & Cornelius
Though Davidson and Cornelius neighbor each other, the two Mecklenburg County towns are hardly cut from the same cloth. They beautifully coexist, but each town still stands out on its own.
At Kindred in Davidson, Milk Bread Gives Rise to Kinship
In Davidson, Kindred restaurant’s famous milk bread says, “Welcome!”