Waxhaw's Christmas festivities officially kick-off during the Holiday Festival of Lights Ceremony held Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6-9 pm. You won't want to miss this event as downtown Waxhaw is transformed into a winter wonderland. The downtown will be illuminated with over 500,000 lights. The arrival of the Christmas season will be celebrated in a live performance Christmas Concert. Santa will arrive and visit with the children.