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Get into the holiday spirit with Catawba Science Center, Hickory Museum of Art, SALT Block Foundation, and Western Piedmont Symphony as we kick off the season and Light Up the Block! Enjoy holiday refreshments, festive children's activities, music, and much more.

Hickory Museum of Art

  • 10 AM-6 PM: shopHMA Holiday Open House: Enjoy holiday refreshments as you shop. HMA Members receive a 15% discount and non-members receive 10% all purchases.
  • 10 AM-3 PM: Children’s Festive Holiday Art Activities
  • 1 PM: Music and story telling in the NEW HORIZONS: Self-taught Art in the 21st Century exhibition.
  • 4:45 PM: Special Painting Unveiling Ceremony

The Western Piedmont Symphony Presents Holiday Pops!

  • 3 PM: Performance in the Drendel Auditorium
  • 7:30 PM: Performance in the Drendel Auditorium
  • Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at online at (One child is admitted FREE per adult ticket purchase)