2023 Event Information

All we want for Christmas is to see you at Hickory Christmas Show, December 1-3, 2023!
hickory Metro Convention Center
Hickory, NC

Get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime! Bring your family and join us for the inaugural show featuring unique handmade items, including: home decor, apparel, candles, art, specialty food, wine and much more. Check everyone's gifts off of your list at the show, even those who are the hardest to shop for!

Be sure to check out the Festival of Trees, visit with Santa, and more! You can read more about these attractions by clicking the Attractions button below below.

Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience - book your tickets now!

2023 Show Hours

Friday, December 1, 2023: VIP Hours 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Friday, December 1, 2023: Gala 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Saturday, December 2, 2023: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Sunday, December 3, 2023: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Show Tickets

Attendees have two ticket options to choose from with the VIP Ticket and General Admission Ticket.

The VIP Ticket will allow access to the special 2 hour preview shopping experience from 4:30- 6:30 on Friday evening, Dec. 1, providing a wonderful opportunity to shop with fewer people, no strollers or wagons and have first dibs on items from our amazing vendors, as well as admission on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3. In addition, all VIP ticket attendees will receive a FREE commemorative Hickory Christmas Show shopping bag. VIP tickets are limited, so get them while they last.

The General Admission Ticket will provide show access on Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

All ticket holders will receive our exclusive event guide with information about all the vendors, recipes, promotions and more. For a limited time, save $2 off each ticket with your advanced purchase.

Show Tickets



  • Regular Ticket Good for Saturday AND Sunday
  • Visit Santa
  • View the Festival of Trees
  • VIP Ticket includes all of the above PLUS:
  • Special Show Hours on Friday night
  • FREE Commemorative Shopping Bag
  • Priority Access
  • Tickets will be available at the door, SAVE $ by purchasing in advance

Gala Tickets



  • Access to the Hickory Christmas Show Gala Friday, December 1, 2023
  • Gala Proceeds to Benefit Foster Children Charities in Catawba County
  • Includes VIP Ticket to the Hickory Christmas Show - good for ALL days
  • Commemorative Shopping Bag
  • Tickets can be purchased individually or as an entire table.
  • Sponsorship opportunities also available.

Festival of Trees



  • The Festival of Trees is an event to raise funds to benefit foster children in Catawba County.
  • Sign up to decorate a tree. Open to any individual, group of friends, a company, or organization.
  • Entry fee includes a bare, pre-lit tree. You bring the decorations.
  • Receive (2) VIP Tickets
  • Receive (2) Commemorative Shopping Bags
  • The Festival of Trees will be on display throughout the show.
  • A silent auction will be held to raise funds for charity.

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