Holiday Happenings In Downtown Pilot Mountain

Pilot Mountain, NC November, 2023

Celebrating the history of Pilot Mountain and introducing it to new generations, Pilot View Vintage Market on November 4th welcomes shoppers to this charming Main Street community to discover unique, vintage collectibles and handmade furnishings. Pilot View Vintage Market has grown from a handful of vendors to one of the state’s most beloved events, attracting thousands of shoppers to Pilot Mountain in search of one-of-a-kind finds.  

All Aboard The Pilot Express! Come out on November 25th and enjoy our version of the beloved Polar Express. Start your adventure at our Pilot Mountain Train Station, where you will pick up your golden ticket to ride the Pilot Express. The trolley ride will end at the North Pole and a visit with Santa, complete with a silver bell for each ticket holder. All proceeds will benefit local families in need.

Merry Christmas Shoppers! Pilot Mountain welcomes you to join us for our 5th Mistletoe Market on December 2nd! The perfect opportunity to find that one-of-a-kind gift. 50+ vendors are offering antique, vintage, handcrafted, and unique pieces. Food Trucks will be on hand to keep the hunger at bay while you shop the day away!

The Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade are also being held on December 2nd this year, making it an extraordinary day to visit Pilot Mountain!

Christmas Tree Lighting: Special carols will be performed by NC Honors Chorus members and alums. The winners of the Downtown Window Decorating Contest will be announced. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Immediately following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, we invite you to stay and enjoy our 53rd Annual Christmas Parade, where you can see dancing, horses, cheerleaders, marching band, traditional favorites like floats, tractors, cars, public safety vehicles, and more! The parade occurs on Main Street between East Surry High School and Academy Street. The Pilot Mountain Rescue & EMS Squad 86 hosts the Christmas Parade.

Downtown Pilot Mountain
124 W Main St., Pilot Mountain NC 27041 

Reconnect with nature and the small-town charm reminiscent of older days by exploring our beautiful town. Come visit the mountain at our State Park, walking trails, and campgrounds. Located just a few minutes from the mountain is our downtown area, which boasts delicious restaurants, award-winning bed and breakfasts, shops, and other small businesses. Wineries, inns, our golf course, and wedding destinations are also available in the area. So come take a trip to Pilot Mountain and enjoy yourselves. We’re happy to have you!