Festive Fun: 3 Winter Themed Events


During the winter months in North Carolina you can just about feel the festivities in the air. For the team here at Keith Hawthorne Ford of Belmont, that means we’re busy slashing prices on some of our most popular 2019 Ford models and even extending the savings on select 2020 Ford models in the lineup. But even we know that during the magical season of Winter there’s a lot of awesome events to partake in that only come around once a year and are great for the whole family. If you’re looking for a new, used, or certified pre-owned vehicle than dash on down to your local Ford dealership at Keith Hawthorne Ford of Belmont, but if you’re looking to get in on some festive fun than continue reading this blog for our top 3 things to do this December in the local areas of Belmont, Gastonia, Charlotte and beyond.


Speedway Christmas Light Show

If you’re thinking about where you can go to see some really amazing holiday lights look no further than the Speedway Christmas light show in Concord, North Carolina. Every year it’s truly a winter spectacle that everyone should see at least once in their life and this year it’s the biggest yet. With over 4 million lights to gaze upon on over 3.75 miles of the racetrack oval and infield, it’s no hyperbole when we say this is one of the top light shows in the world. Not only that, but every Thursday through Sunday you can check out the Christmas Village. If you’re looking for the real winter experience, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

Where: Concord, North Carolina

When: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Winterfest at Carowinds

It’s no secret at this point if you’ve been with us before, we here at Keith Hawthorne LOVE a good theme park, and you can’t get any better than Carowinds in all of the Carolina’s. When winter rolls around the best gets even better with over 5 million lights on display, a massive 70- foot tree, shows, performance, and of course light displays that will make your eyes widen in awe. Also, new for this year is the addition of the Wonderland Parade featuring some truly magnificent sleighs floats, and even Santa himself. Fun for the whole family, this is another great wintertime experience.

Where: Carowinds Amusement Park

When: Nightly from Nov. 24th – Dec. 31st 2019

For more info click here.


The Polar Express

Driving off in a new 2020 Ford F-150 is definitely a joy worth experiencing, but hopping on the Polar Express Train is purely magical. Ride along with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad on a 1 ¼ round trip journey that takes off from Bryson City and travels through the relaxing wilderness and a surprise visit at the North Pole. The trip really comes to life with sounds from the motion picture soundtrack, warm cocoa, and more festivities while listening and reading the original wintertime story. Meet Santa himself and even receive a gift. If you have younger ones in the family this is truly the event to attend this winter.

Where: Bryson City Depot in Bryson, NC

When: Nov. 8th – December 31st (times vary)

For more info click here.


Whether it's spectacular events or amazing deals on new Fords, the team at your local Ford dealer, Keith Hawthorne Ford of Belmont is here for you. Right now with our Built For the Holidays Sales Event you can find some of the best savings of the year on our most popular 2019 and 2020 Ford models. Check out our inventory online and save more time at the dealership. Happy Holidays!
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