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Light Up Main

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Friday | December 6, 2019

Downtown Garner | 6 pm - 8 pm

Join the Town of Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department and the Garner Revitalization Association for Light Up Main, our annual Downtown Garner Christmas tree lighting.

Join your friends and neighbors for great food, crafts and entertainment from our own Garner residents and businesses. And of course, no Christmas event would be complete without a visit from the North Pole's two most prominent residents - Mr. And Mrs. Claus!

This event is rain or shine!

Elves on Main Scavenger Hunt

Help Santa locate five of his elves who are hiding in Downtown Garner! Visit the Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources tent to read clues about where to find these elves and win a cool prize!


Light Up Main will feature fun activities for the whole family including a local talent showcase, face painting, free hot chocolate and cookies, children's crafts and more!  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting with the children all evening and parents are welcome to take photos with the North Pole's most famous residents, free of charge.

We will light up our Town of Garner Christmas tree at approximately 6:10 p.m. and activities will continue until 8:00 p.m.


Light Up Main features the best in Garner's local talent.  Please note that performance times are approximate.  Make sure to arrive early for your favorite acts! 

Performance Lineup To Be Announced

6:00 pm


6:05 pm

 6:10 pm  
 6:15 pm  
 6:25 pm  
 6:35 pm  
 6:50 pm  
 7:05 pm  
 7:15 pm  
 7:20 pm  
 7:35 pm  
 7:45 pm  
 7:50 pm  

Food Trucks

  • Will and Pops
  • Pablanos Tacos
  • Moonrunner's 
  • Mini Donuts
  • Chickfila

Directions and Parking

Light Up Main will take place on Main Street in Downtown Garner, NC. Public parking is available at the following locations:

  • GBI Baseball Complex: 417 West Main Street
  • Pearl Street Building: 110 Pearl Street
  • Street Parking: East Main Street

For more information, contact Brittany Washington at 919-773-4441.