Every year, on the first Friday of December, Elkin celebrates the start of the holiday season by LIGHTING UP downtown Main Street!  This year, the Light Up festivities continue to grow and will be held throughout the weekend of December 6th - 8th.


The first sign of Christmas is the arrival of Santa’s Mailbox at the Rock Facade Park. Downtown merchants start lining their storefront windows with the warm glow of twinkle lights.  And the music of the season is heard all around town.


The traditional light up ceremony will take place on Friday at 6:30pm.  Festivities take place throughout the night for all in the family to enjoy- kids activities at the Library, dance performances from local companies, photos with Santa, a Holiday Kids Zone sponsored by Elkin Municipal Park and Recreational Center, and train rides for children up and down West Main Street.


The Foothills Arts Council will host its annual Holiday Market at Chatham Mill on Friday & Saturday.  All along Main Street, Elkin merchants and restaurants will be open to offer seasonal promotions.  It’s the perfect place and time for holiday shopping and to support local businesses and artisans.