The Hickory Christmas Show is excited to offer several attractions this year for attendees to enjoy! We hope that these events get you in the holiday spirit and are fun for the entire family!

Festival of Trees

On Friday evening, December 1st, for Gala and VIP guests, will be the unveiling of the Festival of Trees. This very special attraction will be a hallway of creatively decorated trees that will be auctioned off during the show with the proceeds to benefit Catawba County foster care organizations.

All ticket holders and vendors will be able to submit a bid during the show for their chance to take a fully decorated tree home! Individuals and businesses that would like to decorate a tree can see more information by clicking the button below.

2023 Gala

Kick off the Inaugural Hickory Christmas Show with our Fundraising Gala to be held Friday, December 1, 2023, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. The proceeds of the Gala will benefit Catawba County foster care organizations to assist with the foster care crisis in our area.

Gala guests can look forward to a formal red carpet experience including: delicious food catered by Liazzo's, guest speakers, music, dancing, and night of fun - with photo opportunities! Your Gala ticket will also give you VIP access to the special 2 hour preview shopping experience from 4:30- 6:30. This will be a wonderful opportunity to shop with fewer people and have first dibs on items from our amazing vendors!

The Gala offers sponsorship opportunities in the form of the (one) Premier Sponsor and (four) Majestic Sponsors. We are also offering individual tickets or full table reservations.

Visit With Santa

Santa's setting up shop at the Hickory Christmas Show, bringing the North Pole charm straight to Hickory this season. Get your wish lists ready for some merry moments and magical memories with the big man himself!

Santa will be available on the following days and times:
Saturday, December 2nd - 12:30-4:30m
Sunday, December 3rd - 10:30am-3:30pm

Letters to Santa

We are excited to offer a station for Letters to Santa, where children can write a letter to Santa and place it in our Letters to Santa Mailbox. All letters will be mailed directly to the North Pole via the USPS Operation Santa Program, where they even may be answered!