Light Up Main

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December 2, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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!



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.

 Vendors are:


Wake Baptist Grove Complimentary Hot Chocolate

Garner Parks and Rec Information Tent

Sylvan Learning Center Lego Activities and Games

Scentsy Candles

Thrive Church Make and Take Lego Trees

St Andrews UMC Minute to Win It Games

Garner Woman’s Club Complimentary Cookies

Magic By David Complimentary Balloon Art

Southeast Regional Library Magic Scratch Ornaments



Garner PAAL Holiday Ornaments

East Garner Elem. PTA Santa Wish Lists and Ornament Fundraiser

Capital Area Soccer League Soccer Games & Fundraiser

Polar Ice House Complimentary Face Painting

Garner Parks and Rec Make Reindeer Food

Full Bloom Coffee Downtown Coffee Roaster

Carolina Flames Corn Husk Game and Basketball Game

Cub Scouts Christmas Craft

Gifts By Jane Gift Baskets, Party Favors and Cards

TJ’s Kitchen Food Truck



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!  See below for our entertainment schedule:

6:00 North Garner Middle School Jazz Band

6:10 Santa Arrives!

6:15 Rhythm in my Soles

6:25 Wake Baptist Grove Choir

6:35 The Danze Zone

6:45 Lauren Walls

6:50 Invictus Performing Arts

6:55 Kathleen Jacobs

7:05 Caroline Credel

7:10 Expressions in Rhythm Studio

7:20 Leigh Anna Carter

7:25 Flying Tiger Martial Arts

7:35 Leilani Carr

7:40 Triangle Dancers

7:45 North Garner Middle School Chorus

7:50 Christy’s DancExplosion


Directions and Parking

Light Up Main will take place on Main Street in Downtown Garner, NC. Click below for detailed directions to Main Street.

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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