Thanks for a great holiday season in Uptown Shelby! Stay tuned for dates and details about 2017 holiday events.

Calendar of Events

Nov 25

Carriage Rides*, Tree Lighting, Santa’s House on the Square; Santa’s Workshop at HomeTrust Bank
Nov 26

Small Business Saturday in Uptown Shelby
Dec 1

Holiday Happy Hour* at the Cleveland County Arts Council

Dec 2

Carriage Rides* and Santa’s House on the Square; Living Gift Market at the Earl Scruggs Center

Dec 4

Holiday Tea + Parade of Tables* at the Earl Scruggs Center

Dec 9

Carriage Rides – 5:30- 8:30 pm; tickets required – see below for details

Santa’s House on the Court Square – 5-9 pm

Dec 10

Holiday Market at the City Pavilion hosted by the Foothills Farmers’ Market – 8 am-12 pm

A Bluegrass Christmas at the Earl Scruggs Center – 4-6 pm, free but registration is required

Dec 16

Carriage Rides – 5:30- 8:30 pm; tickets required – see below for details

Santa’s House on the Court Square – 5-9 pm

“Lighting the Way” Hospice Luminaries on the Court Square

Santa’s Workshop at HomeTrust Bank – 6:30-8:30 pm, 224 E. Warren St, free for kids

Dec 18

Christmas Parade on Lafayette St – 3 pm 


Plus extended hours, live music, specials and more!


Details about the carriage rides:

November 25 & December 2, 9, and 16

5:30 - 8:30 pm

Adult Tickets - $10

Children Tickets (ages 4-12) - $5

The great tradition continues with horse-drawn carriage rides to see the holiday lights in Uptown Shelby. Join us to remember a slower time that families have enjoyed over the years. Dress warmly in case of cold weather. Make an evening of it with dinner, shopping, and a visit to Santa's House!

Tickets are only sold for rides the evening of (no advance ticket sales). The rides stop at 8:30 pm but we may have to end ticket sales early if the line is so long that it will take until 8:30 for everyone to ride. Ticket sales are not guaranteed to continue until 8:30 pm.

Carriage rides are available around Uptown on the four Friday nights following Thanksgiving. Adult tickets at $10 and children 4-12 are $5. Carriages depart from the Washington Street side of the Court Square.

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 Shop Local - It Matters!

We hope you'll do as much of your shopping for gifts as possible at our great Uptown businesses. We have an eclectic mix of shops as well as a wide variety of restaurants and services that offer take-home packages as well as gift cards. Check out our business list at this link and learn more about why it matters to shop local below:

Support local prosperity: The dollars spent in locally-owned businesses have 3 times the impact on our community as dollars spent at national chains.

Keep our community unique: Support the one-of-a-kind businesses that make our community unique.

Get better service: These businesses survive by their reputation, which typically means customers get better and more personalized service.

Benefit from product knowledge: Local business owners are well-informed about their products and can easily adjust their inventories to include the goods and services local people want to buy.

Invest in the community: Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.