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FEATURED EVENTS

Dates: 
04/23/2018

Location:

130 North Tyron St.
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

(704) 372-1000
Time: 
7:30 PM

Scrap Arts Music

Scrap Arts Music [skrap-artz-myoo’zik] – noun. 1. An internationally renowned, athletic next-generation percussion ensemble. 2. An earth-friendly, Vancouver-based company that creates unforgettable performances using mobile instruments artfully crafted from industrial scraps. 3. Five extraordinary, virtuosic and innovative drummers. 4. The group that transforms “scrap” into “art,” and “arts” into “music”. SCRAP•ARTS•MUSIC delivers intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography and the hottest –most inventive– reuse of materials on stage today. With instruments fashioned from industrial scrap and offbeat materials ranging from accordion parts to artillery shells, Scrap Arts Music’s original instruments and music are as visually striking as they are sonically riveting. Audiences from four continents have welcomed this electrifying quintet with unbridled enthusiasm, embracing their intoxicating mix of music, movement and spectacle. Transcending language, culture and age, Scrap Arts Music offers a highly physical, wildly theatrical and thoroughly entertaining taste of the musical vanguard. Suitable for all ages.
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Dates: 
12/20/2017

Organization:

Open Door Studios

Location:

1318-D Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC, 28205
United States

Phone:

704.817.9281
Time: 
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? with Camerin Watson

Students will celebrate all things winter through singing, dancing and crafts. Attire: dance wear, footless tights or leggings. Ballet shoes are optional.
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Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017

Location:

6500 S New Hope Rd
Belmont, NC, 28102
United States

Phone:

(704) 825-4490
Time: 
5 – 9 p.m

Holidays At The Garden

The Garden glows with holiday spirit from the twinkling trees to the sparkling fountains and is transformed into a natural winter wonderland filled with unique festive décor including a towering tree of orchids, more than 600,000 lights, and illuminated displays. Each night visitors will enjoy live music, holiday shopping in The Garden Store, crackling fires to warm cold hands or roast a marshmallow, and the Children’s Holiday Discovery Trail of activities. Model train displays created by the Metrolina Model Railroaders can be found throughout the Garden. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available from Southern Breezes Carriages from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday through Dec. 31 and also Dec. 18-20. Carriage rides are $6/adult, $4/child 3-10, and free for children under 3. The Garden Tram will be available for rides on evenings when the carriages are not available and rides are free with admission from 6 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Claus will visit the Garden from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 27 – 29, Dec. 4-6, 11-13, and 18-24. Santa will only be available during Capture the Magic with Santa and pre-registration and the purchase of a professional photograph package and Holidays at the Garden admission are required. Food service will be available every night in addition to beverages including coffee, hot chocolate, beer, wine and more. A special thank you to sponsors including David Belk Cannon Foundation, Duke Energy, Gaston Travel & Tourism, and K104.7.
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Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
Time: 
10am

Location:

Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd
Charlotte, NC, 28273
United States

Phone:

704-588-2600

WinterFest at Carowinds

Carowinds will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland full of enchantment and holiday cheer! Become immersed in the season’s spirit with spectacular holiday lights and décor, world-class live entertainment, luscious treats and fanciful experiences throughout the park.
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Dates: 
12/31/2017

Location:

6500 S New Hope Rd
Belmont, NC, 28102
United States

Phone:

(704) 825-4490
Time: 
5 pm - 9 pm

Sparkle and Glow New Year's Eve

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a family-friendly event featuring New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world, live music and a glowing hula hoop performance. The first 250 guests will receive glow stick gear! A sparkling wine tasting will also be available for an additional cost.
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Dates: 
01/21/2018

Organization:

Woodlawn School

Location:

135 Woodlawn School Loop
Mooresville, NC, 28115
United States

Phone:

704-895-8653
Time: 
9:45 am and 1:00pm

Open House Woodlawn School

Open House Woodlawn School
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Dates: 
03/17/2018
04/21/2018

Location:

9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC, 28223
United States

Phone:

(704) 687-8622
Time: 
Varies

Open House The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Open House The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Dates: 
01/06/2018

Organization:

Cannon School

Location:

5801 Poplar Tent Road
Concord, NC, 28027
United States

Phone:

704-786-8171
Time: 
Varies

Open House Cannon School

Open House Cannon School
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Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017

Location:

6500 S New Hope Rd
Belmont, NC, 28102
United States

Phone:

(704) 825-4490
Time: 
5-9 pm

Holidays at the Garden

The Garden glows with holiday spirit from the twinkling trees to the sparkling fountains and is transformed into a natural winter wonderland filled with unique festive décor including a towering tree of orchids, more than 600,000 lights, and illuminated displays.
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Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017

Location:

5555 Concord Pkwy.
South Concord, NC, 28027
United States

Phone:

704-455-4479
Time: 
Varies

Speedway Christmas

Speedway Christmas is returning to Charlotte Motor Speedway and is even bigger and better in its eighth year. Speedway Christmas will have over 3,000,000 lights with a new and greatly improved lights-to-music drive-thru section along the 3.5-mile course! Open every night of the week and in addition the Christmas Village will be open Thursday-Sunday and all Christmas week (Closed Christmas Day), the Christmas Village includes a petting zoo, Bethlehem village, photos with Santa, and more. Building on the family-friendly holiday atmosphere, this year's Speedway Christmas fans can sit in their cars and cozy up to FOX 46 Movie Nights on the giant Speedway TV every Thursday-Sunday. Movies will begin at 6:30 PM each night, with a second showing immediately after. Tune to 105.1 FM to listen to the movie in your vehicle. The Speedway Christmas movie schedule includes: Nov. 19 - "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" Nov. 23 - 26 - "Frosty's Winter Wonderland" Nov. 30 - Dec. 3 - "Fred Claus" Dec. 7 - 10 - "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" Dec. 14 - 17 - "Elf" Dec. 18 - 24 - "The Polar Express" Dec. 28 - 30 - "Frozen"
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Dates: 
12/29/2017

Organization:

Northlake Mall

Location:

6801 Northlake Mall Drive
Charlotte, NC, 28216
United States

Phone:

(704) 921-2000
Time: 
10:30 am - 12 pm

MallStars Noon Year's Eve

Enjoy a family-style New Year’s that the little ones can stay awake for! Celebrate the “Noon Year” and ring in the New Year family style at Northlake Mall!
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Dates: 
01/20/2018

Organization:

Davidson Day School

Location:

750 Jetton Street
Davidson, NC, .
United States

Phone:

704-237-5200
Time: 
Varies

Open House Davidson Day School

The best way to get to know Davidson Day School is to visit and take a tour. We offer monthly open houses throughout the fall and winter. Personal tours are scheduled for most weekdays by appointment only. For a personal tour of our school, please contact Trent Brown, Director of Admission, at 704-237-5229. Thank you for your interest in Davidson Day!
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Organization:

Carowinds

Location:

14523 Carowinds Blvd
Charlotte, NC, 28273
United States

Phone:

704-588-2600
Time: 
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Winterfest at Carowinds

Carowinds will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland full of enchantment and holiday cheer! Become immersed in the season’s spirit with spectacular holiday lights and décor, world-class live entertainment, luscious treats and fanciful experiences throughout the park.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Organization:

Matthews Playhouse

Location:

100 W McDowell St
Matthews, NC, 28105
United States

Phone:

704-846-8343
Time: 
Varies

It's a Wonderful Life

George Bailey is a small-town banker whose life seems so desperate that he contemplates ending it all. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart led him to stay. He sacrficed his own education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the greedy banker, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he was preparing to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have been like for the residents of Bedford Falls if he had never been born.
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Dates: 
12/29/2017

Location:

5801 Rea Road
Charlotte, NC, 28277
United States

Phone:

(704) 416-6600
Time: 
11 am - 11:30 am

Noon Year's Eve at the South County Regional Library

Bring your family (ages 3 to 7) out to celebrate the start of the new year as we count down with songs and stories. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Register online at cmlibrary.org
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Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017

Organization:

NarroWay Productions

Location:

3327 Hwy. 51 N
Fort Mill, SC, 29715
United States

Phone:

803.802.2300
Time: 
Varies

The Real Christmas Story

See your favorite Christmas scenes! Hear your favorite Christmas songs! Then watch in awe-stricken wonder as NarroWay beautifully re-creates "The Real Christmas Story."
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Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017

Organization:

Theatre Charlotte

Location:

501 Queens Rd
Charlotte, NC, 28207
United States

Phone:

704.376.3777
Time: 
varies

A Christmas Carol

Theatre Charlotte's holiday tradition is back for its 11th season. It is the classic tale of hard-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by the ghost of his late partner, Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. We once again meet such beloved characters as Fezziwig, Belle, Bob Cratchit, nephew Fred, and, of course, Tiny Tim. The spirits gradually warm old Scrooge's hear, as well as ours.
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Dates: 
12/29/2017

Location:

4420 Hoyt Galvin Way
Charlotte, NC, 28214
United States

Phone:

(704) 416-5600
Time: 
2 pm - 3 pm

Escape Room: Countdown to 2018

Test your knowledge of 2017 with our (almost) New Year's Eve escape room! You'll have one hour to find clues and solve various puzzles! Registration is required.
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Dates: 
12/20/2017

Organization:

Open Door Studios

Location:

1318-D Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC, 28205
United States

Phone:

704.817.9281
Time: 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nutcracker Magic with Camerin Watson

Students will delve into this holiday tradition,by getting to experience the characters through a fun filled morning of movement, story telling and more. Attire: dance wear, footless tights or leggings. Ballet shoes are optional.
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Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017

Location:

224 Polk Street
Raleigh, NC, 27604
United States

Phone:

(919) 834-4001
Time: 
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Peter Pan & Wendy

A young girl feels alone in the world. Can a boy who never grew up help her to discover her best self? Or will he lead her straight into the clutches … of Hook!?
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Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017

Organization:

Charlotte Ballet

Location:

701 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

704.372.0101
Time: 
Varies

Charlotte Ballet: Nutcracker

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. 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!
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