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Holiday Events in Charlotte, NC this December

Holiday Events in Charlotte, NC this December

If you're looking for family friendly holiday events in Charlotte, NC this December, there you're in for a treat. There are so many fun things to do this holiday season. From a Speedway Christmas to the classic Nutcracker, there's sure to be something for everyone to enjoy this holiday season in Charlotte, NC

Holiday Events in Charlotte, NC this December

Winter Wonderland

When: Now through January 7, 2019

Where: SouthPark

4000 Sharon Rd

Charlote, NC

Relish the magic of the season at SouthPark's own Winter Wonderland, Charlotte's favorite open-air ice-skating rink and ultimate Instagram photo op bucket-list destination. Winter Wonderland's ice skating rink is now 40% bigger and features fun for the entire family including a daily afternoon snowfall, holiday lights and decor, as well as attractions such as Santa's Pub. Join us for special events, guests and activities throughout the season, including our partnership with 103.7 WSOC to bring a Country Christmas to the rink.

Holiday on Ice

When: Now through January 6th, 2019

Where: Uptown Charlotte's Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

400 EMLK jr Blvd

Charlotte, NC

Uptown Charlotte’s outdoor ice rink returns to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza. Perfect for a date night, a family ice skating session or an outing with friends, Holiday on Ice has become a beloved tradition in Charlotte. Skaters and non-skaters alike will want to have their pictures taken with our giant polar bear, under our 39-foot-tall tree or in the Ceremonial Garden decorated with thousands of glimmering holiday lights. And don’t miss holiday-themed merchandise from the ice rink souvenir stand and snacks and hot cocoa from the concessions hut. 

Winterfest

When: Now through December 31st, 2018

Where: Carowinds

300 Carowinds Boulevard

Charlotte, NC

Carowinds comes alive with holiday spirit during WinterFest. Friends and families are treated to an ultimate holiday celebration as we magically transform our park into a winter wonderland - full of enchantment, cheer and classic family fun. 

WinterFest is packed with all the sights, sounds, food and experiences of the holiday season. The state line shines bright with over 5 million shimmering lights, a 70-foot tree and lavish displays. Live shows and strolling performers delight guests and spread Christmas cheer for all to hear. Festive fun and hands-on holiday activities are located throughout the park, and sweet aromas from special holiday dishes and desserts fill the midways. Plus, up to 24 of your favorite rides will be open to complete your night of memory making.

Speedway Christmas

When: Now through December 31st, 2018

Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Pkwy S

Concord, NC

Speedway Christmas has returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway, and it’s bigger and better than ever!  The ninth edition of Charlotte’s spectacular drive-through light show features more than 3.5 million lights over a remarkable,3.75-mile course that includes most of the oval as well as the infield and the ROVAL™! But you can do more than just look  – listen, too! Tune into 101.3 FM to enjoy Christmas music as you take in illuminated Christmas displays.

The family-friendly Christmas Village – open Thursday-Sunday and all Christmas week, except for Christmas Day – includes an all-new 50ft Ferris wheel in addition to family favorites like Bethlehem village, photos with Santa, fun foods, games, fire pits for s’mores roasting and more.

Charlotte Christmas Village - Christkindlemarkt

When: Now through December 24th, 2018

Where: 7th Street and N Tryon

Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Christmas Village, is a quaint,  European-inspired Christmas Market in Uptown Charlotte.

 The Village will be open:

  • Thanksgiving 11 am to 5 pm

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11 am to 7 pm

  • Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays 11 am to 9 pm 

  • Sundays 11 am to 6 pm 

  • Christmas Eve 11 am to 5 pm

  • Closed Mondays

  • Cider, Glühwein, Wine & Beer sales begin at 11 am

The aromas of specialty foods will drift across the village, from classic Austrian strudels, Bratwurst with Sauerkraut, and glazed nuts. Visitors can also enjoy hot mulled wine, cider, hot chocolate and alcoholic-free Glühwein in a souvenir village mug!

Visit "The Village Bakery" featuring traditional sweets like Lebkuchen (gingerbread), Austrian style strudel, hand twisted pretzels, cookies and other confections!

Holidays at the Garden

When: Now through January 6th, 2019

Where: Danie Stowe Botanical Garden

6500 S New Hope Road

Belmont, NC

Holidays at the Garden is bigger and better than ever! You’ll discover new displays, more lights than ever before and fun for the whole family. Experience an all-new musically-orchestrated topiary display, wander through the the new illuminated prairie garden (coming this fall), explore the extended lights of fire and ice in the perennial gardens, view an expanded display of quaint buildings from Department 56’s Dickens’ Village Series® and more.

Visitors will enjoy annual traditions including the towering orchid treelive music (daily 6 to 8 p.m.), holiday shopping in The Garden Store, crackling fires to warm cold hands or roast a marshmallow, the Children’s Discovery Trail of activities, warm beverages, activities and more. Model train displays built by the Metrolina Model Railroaders can be found throughout the Garden.

Christmas at the Library

When: Now through December 22nd, 2018

Where: Billy Graham Library

4330 Westmont Drive

Charlotte, NC

Christmas is a special time at the Billy Graham Library with plenty of family-friendly attractions to celebrate the birth of Christ.

See a real life representation of the birth of Jesus, including shepherds, a camel, donkey, lambs, and other animals. This free attraction is located between the Library entrance and the Graham Family Homeplace. Please don’t pet or feed the animals during the evening nativity scene.

Experience the ambiance of Christmas at the Library from a horse-drawn carriage. Purchase tickets in the Library parking lot, then get on board for a 15- to 18-minute ride around the BGEA Headquarters and Library grounds. Each carriage comfortably seats four adults.

Bring the little ones to the Billy Graham Library patio for a special time of reading from Christmas books available in the Ruth’s Attic Bookstore. Kids of all ages are welcome, but this free event is especially recommended for those under age 12. The patio is covered and heated so everyone stays warm.

The Nutcracker

When: Now through December 23rd, 2018

Where: Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

130 N Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the holidays at Nutcracker! Join Clara as she encounters an epic battle between the Mouse King and Nutcracker, a breathtaking snowfall, jumping candy canes and the iconic Sugar Plum Fairy. Complete with choreography by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and music from the Charlotte Symphony, Nutcracker premiered with all new sets and costumes in 2016 thanks to a generous gift from the McColl family in honor of Jane Spratt McColl. Whether it’s a treasured family tradition or you’re experiencing it for the first time, Nutcracker promises wonderful holiday memories for years to come!

 

Events in Charlotte, NC this August

Events in Charlotte, NC this August

Summer is coming to an end and that means there’s not much time left to do all the things you wanted to this summer. Get out and enjoy what is left of summer by attending some of these fun events in Charlotte, NC this August. Before you know it, the nights will get chilly and the days will grow short. From cocktail classes to Bubble Day, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy in Charlotte.

Events in Charlotte, NC this August

Liberate your Palate Hands-on Cocktail Class: Caribbean Cocktails

When: August 3rd, 2018

Where: Camp North End

1824 Statesville Ave

Charlotte, NC

In our August class we focus on Caribbean Cocktails featuring different Latin ingredients. Over the course of this fantastic evening we will look into the secrets of Caribbean cocktails that bring the simplest ingredients into their finest potential. Cocktails to made in this class are Mojitos the way Cubans created them to be made, Rum Punch that you will be able make using a selection of ingredients of your liking and a Puerto Rican inspired Pina Colada.

The Fun Adult Art & Sip: Painting, Pottery, Karaoke & More!

When: August 3rd– 5th, 2018

Where: City Room Art

2828 Queen City Dr. B

Charlotte, NC

We offer both Freestyle and Guided options during our public sessions. Our public sessions are primarily for Adults 18+, but Youth 13+ are welcome if they are accompanied by an adult.. All participants are welcome to bring in food & soft drinks. Participants 21+ can bring in wine, beer, and malt beverages.  We keep the music going and karoake is always available!

Crossroads Classic

When: August 3rd– 5th, 2018

Where: Downtown Statesville

We are excited to announce local leaders in Statesville, NC have once again pulled together support to host three-days of racing at the 2018 Crossroads Classic presented by Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau. We will be hosting a criterium on Friday evening, a second criterium on Saturday evening and a Road Race on Sunday. These three races will comprise the 2018 Crossroads Classic Omnium. 

Pentatonix with Echosmith and Calum Scott

When: August 4th, 2018

Where: PNC Music Pavilion

707 Pavilion Blvd

Charlotte, NC

Pentatonix, Texas’ sensational a cappella artists are bringing their signature sounds to the PNC Music Pavilion!

Pentatonix (often abbreviated as PTX) was formed in 2011 and is composed of 5 vocalists from Arlington; Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Mitch Grassi. Their music is renowned for their own arrangement style, tight vocal harmonies, extensive vocal riffing, deep and steady vocal basslines, and a diverse range of vocal percussion and beatboxing. The group came into the spotlight by winning the third season of The Sing-Off on NBC and their victory got them a recording contract with Sony Music. They’ve had a stellar career with 4 studio albums, 4 EPs, 8 singles, and 20 music videos. They won a Grammy Award in both 2015 and this year in the Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella category (for their songs Daft Punk and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, respectively).

Friends and Beerfest: IPA Edition

Legion Brewing Company

1906 Commonwealth Ave

Charlotte, NC

From 4-8 PM, Legion Brewing is teaming up with several local breweries to celebrate National IPA Day in style. Whether you like your IPAs sticky and dank or fruity and funky, you’ll find the perfect brew for you as the “Friends and Beerfest: IPA Edition” will showcase some of the finest IPAs across the Charlotte region. Tickets include a logo tasting glass and unlimited IPA tastings from these local breweries: Legion Brewing, Birdsong Brewing Co., Heist Brewery, Free Range Brewing, D9 Brewing Company, Cabarrus Brewing Company, High Branch Brewing Co., Salud Cerveceria, Resident Culture Brewing Company, Lenny Boy Brewing Co., Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company, Primal Brewery, The DreamChaser’s Brewery, Blue Blaze Brewing, Bold Missy Brewery, and more! Get your boogie on while you munch on grilled burgers and hot dogs with live music by The Goodnight Brothers with Abe Reid and The Flatland Tourists. The event also marks the return of Legion Brewing’s popular juice-bomb nectarine IPA: “Naughty By Nectar.” Tickets may be purchased for $40 via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legion-brewings-3rd-annual-friends-and-beerfest-ipa-edition-tickets-48149977880. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

Callaloo Kids Puppeteers & Performance

When: August 11th, 2018

Where: Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture

551 Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC

Two experiences, one exciting program. Enter the world of the Callaloo Kids(pronounced KAH-LAH-LOO) – Winston, Marisol and Zoe in a magical performance workshop and interactive book reading that explore puppetry and improvisation theater. The creators of the Callaloo Kids children’s book series, Marjuan Canady (writer) and Nabeeh Bilal (illustrator), will lead two action-packed sessions based on the final book in the Callaloo Kids trilogy, Callaloo: The Trickster and the Magic Quilt, which takes readers on a journey from the Gullah Sea Islands to the imaginary island of Sankofaland.

Festival of India

When: August 11thand 12th, 2018

Where: Belk Theater

130 North Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC

Festival of India is organized to showcase that diversity of culture and heritage to the larger community in the Carolinas and provides an excellent opportunity for cultural exchange in a fun setting. The festival exposes people here to the rich mosaic of different art, crafts, languages, couture and cuisine from the various regions of India in a festive setting. The result is to enhance the education of our fellow citizens about the rich heritage of an ancient civilization with the expectation of bringing different people together. Our linkage and collaboration (e.g: theme India exhibit contest) with the Charlotte Middle schools, reflects our keen desire to educate and broaden the horizon of young people to the rich cultures from other parts of the world.

The Festival brings the best talent within the community to highlight a fusion of popular modern (Bollywood) and classical Indian dance forms, in captivating performances that educate and enthrall people of all ages.

Bubble Day

When: August 11th, 2018

Where: President James K. Polk State Historic Site

12031 Lancaster Hwy

Pineville, NC

Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm
This program will feature a series of activities including arts + crafts, bubble-making areas, and a water play table for very little ones. Light, cooling refreshments and take-home treats will be provided while supplies last. Parking fee is $5 for non-member

Over the Rainbow Pride Weekend Kickoff

When: August 17th, 2018

Where: Rooftop 210

210 E Trade Street B320

Charlotte, NC

Join Rooftop 210 as we help to celebrate Charlotte in it's annual PRIDE week. About this Event We are kicking off PRIDE week a night early on Friday, August 17th in our “Over the Rainbow” drag event. Hosted by Queen City’s Favorite Buff Faye and featuring Charlotte’s BEST Drag Queens. This show will feature the finest and fiercest qweens of Charlotte. Get ready for some glitter and sass as these divas slay the runway. This exclusive PRIDE event is something you don’t want to miss. Benefiting Campus Pride (CampusPride.org) Drag Show Music and Entertainment Comedy Drag Fashion Charity Event.

Back 2 School Skate Party

When: August 19th, 2018

Where: Kate’s Skating Rink

14500 E. Independence Blvd

Indian Trail, NC

Hosted by The Block's own "Chewy" the countdown to the 3rd Annual Back 2 School Skate Party to hit the Queen City is on! Last year we packed out Kate's Skating Rink with over 500 ppl and on Sunday, August 19th we will be at capacity. We will have a DJ and Tons of Giveaways. Bring your entire family as this will be a fun filled night before we send the kids back to school.

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