Let Uptown Shelby be your destination for great gifts, merry celebrations, and festive events this holiday season!

Check back throughout the season for additional holiday happenings.

Nov 21

Foothills Farmers Market - Thanksgiving Market - 8 am - 12 pm at the City Pavilion

Thanksgiving eve parties at Pleasant City Wood Fired Grille, Newgrass Brewing Company, and others

Nov 23

Santa's Mailbox will rotate throughout Uptown businesses from Nov 23 through Dec 24

Carols & live music led by the Mayor - 6:45 pm

Tree lighting - 7 pm

Carriage Rides* - 5:30-8:30 pm (details below)

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

Santa's Workshop at HomeTrust Bank - 6:30-8:30 pm

Nov 24

Small Business Saturday - all day in our fantastic businesses!

Nov 29

Holiday Happy Hour* at the Cleveland County Arts Council (runs through Dec 22)

Nov 30

Carriage Rides* - 5:30-8:30 pm (details below)

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

Santa's Workshop at HomeTrust Bank - 6:30-8:30 pm

Dec 7

Carriage Rides* - 5:30-8:30 pm (details below) 

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

Santa's Workshop at HomeTrust Bank - 6:30-8:30 pm

A Pickin' Christmas & Toy Drive at the Earl Scruggs Center - 5-8 pm

Dec 8

Foothills Farmers Market - Winter Market - 8 am - 12 pm at the City Pavilion

Dec 14

Carriage Rides* - 5:30-8:30 pm (details below)

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

Santa's Workshop at HomeTrust Bank - 6:30-8:30 pm

Lighting the Way - luminaries on the Square

Dec 16

Christmas Parade on Lafayette St - 3 pm

Plus extended hours, live music, specials, and more throughout the season!

*ticketed event

 

Details about the carriage rides:

November 23 & 30 and December 7 & 14

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. Use the address 111 S. Washington St for a GPS.

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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. 

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.