4-8 p.m. Dec. 14 downtown Huntersville. Downtown will be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with a visit from Santa and his elves, stories with Mrs. Claus and an ice rink. The event features live entertainment, roaming carolers and craft vendors at Main & Maxwell Park. Restaurants will be open as well as a variety of concessions. The festival will also collect canned goods, books and unwrapped toys for those in need. The ice rink will also be open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 15.