City of Gastonia Announces Virtual Christmas in the City Events

Red mailbox that says Letters to Santa at City Hall

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Gastonia and that includes planning some fun virtual events for the public. Here is a list of free, fun ways to celebrate the season:

Zoom With Santa | Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Santa will talk with all of the children on the call and ask them what they want for Christmas. One of Santa’s elves will read a short holiday story. Pre-registration is required to reserve a spot and receive the Zoom link:

Letters to Santa
Children can send their letters to Santa until Monday, Dec. 14. People can drop letters in the special mailbox outside of Gastonia City Hall located at 181 S. South Street. Letters also can be mailed to:
Santa Claus
P.O. Box 1748
Gastonia, NC 28053

Letters should be postmarked by Monday, Dec. 14.

Downtown Decorating Contest
Visit Downtown Gastonia and vote for your favorite business decorations. Vote online until Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 8 a.m. Winners will be announced on Dec. 17 on the City’s Facebook page.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the City will not hold its annual Christmas parade.

The City is encouraging everyone to follow the 3 W’s while enjoying the holiday season.