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FEATURED EVENTS

Wreaths Across America - Town of Waxhaw, NC

The Town of Waxhaw, along with Parkwood JROTC, the Composite Squadron of the Waxhaws (Civil Air Patrol), the American Legion, and Boy Scouts, are proud to support Wreaths Across America and its mission to remember and honor fallen military veterans who have supported and defended our great nation. We invite you to be a part of this remembrance by joining us for a commemorative ceremony and the laying of wreaths on veterans’ gravesites on ​Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12 noon.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12 PM
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Organization:

Town of Waxhaw, NC

Location:

Town Hall Annex (Parks & Recreation, Events) 317 N. Broome Street P.O. Box 6
Waxhaw, NC, 28173
United States

Phone:

704-843-2195

Girl Scout Camp-In: Think Like a Citizen Scientist -The Schiele Museum of Natural History

Calling all Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts! Bring out your inner scientist by practicing the scientific method. Make observations, collect data, and work with real scientists in hands-on activities.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
Overnight Camp
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Location:

1500 East Garrison Boulevard
Gastonia, NC, 28054
United States

Phone:

704.869.1033

Children’s Christmas Craft - Billy Graham Library

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at the Billy Graham Library with a children’s craft on our heated patio.
Dates: 
12/19/2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Organization:

Billy Graham Library

Location:

4330 Westmont Drive
Charlotte, NC, 28217
United States

Phone:

+1 704-401-3200

A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Theatre Charlotte

Theatre Charlotte's holiday tradition is back for its 12th 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 heart, as well as ours.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
Varies
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Organization:

Theatre Charlotte

Location:

501 Queens Rd
Charlotte, NC, 28207
United States

Phone:

704.376.3777

SPEEDWAY CHRISTMAS 2018 - Charlotte Motor Speedway

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 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.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
6:00PM – 10:00PM
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Location:

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

Phone:

704-455-4479

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER - Blumenthal Performing Arts

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky's timeless music, sets out on a fourth national tour following the success of two previous sold-out tours.
Dates: 
12/26/2018
12/27/2018
12/28/2018
7:00 PM and 2:00 PM (see website)
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Location:

Knight Theater
430 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

(704) 372-1000

Donuts & Cocoa with Santa - RiverGate Shopping Center - Charlotte, NC

Bring the kids and join us for Donuts & Cocoa with Santa. Celebrate the season and capture special photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
10 AM – 12 PM
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Location:

12807 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC, 28273
United States

Phone:

+1 704-342-9000

HOLIDAYS AT THE GARDEN - Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

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.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
5 – 9 p.m.
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Location:

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

Phone:

(704) 825-4490

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS - Ovens Auditorium

’Tis the season to celebrate as A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage brings holiday cheer to Huntsville!
Dates: 
12/16/2018
7 PM
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Organization:

Ovens Auditorium

Location:

2700 E Independence Blvd
Charlotte, NC, 28205
United States

Phone:

800 854 2196

Paint on the Patio - Billy Graham Library

Take a break from the busyness of the season for a relaxing afternoon at the Billy Graham Library.
Dates: 
12/18/2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Organization:

Billy Graham Library

Location:

4330 Westmont Drive
Charlotte, NC, 28217
United States

Phone:

+1 704-401-3200

Come Home for Christmas, A Community Choir Event - City of Lincolnton, NC

The Arts Council of Lincoln County presents the combined voices of area church choirs and community singers lifting spirits with Christmas and holiday music.
Dates: 
12/21/2018
12/22/2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Location:

James Warren Citizens Center - Lincolnton, NC
115 W Main St
Lincolnton, NC, 28093
United States

Phone:

704-736-8980

Run Run Rudolph 5k/10k - Start2Finish Events - Charlotte

The Run Run Rudolph 5K10K is a great way to celebrate the season! Enjoy the fully stocked hot chocolate bar, take your shot at a candy cane bottle opener award, and compete for a $50 Charlotte Running Co gift card given to the best seasonally dressed male and female race participants.
Dates: 
12/22/2018
8 AM – 10 AM
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Location:

8618 Monroe Rd
Charlotte, NC, 28212
United States

Phone:

901-274-2202

Santa at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Friday, November 30th is going to be one festive day at OMB with the release of Yule Bock, a visit from Santa Claus and the launch of Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market).
Dates: 
12/15/2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Location:

4150 Yancey Road
Charlotte, NC, 28217
United States

Phone:

704-525-5644

Weihnachtsmarkt - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

OMB is the place to gather with friends, drink fresh beer, shop for gifts and celebrate the holiday season!
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Location:

4150 Yancey Road
Charlotte, NC, 28217
United States

Phone:

704-525-5644

The POLAR Express™ Train Ride - North Carolina Transportation Museum

All Aboard The Polar Express at the North Carolina Transportation Museum!
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
varies
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Location:

411 S. Salisbury Ave.
Spencer, NC, 28159
United States

Phone:

704-636-2889

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY - Blumenthal Performing Arts

This full-scale production is choreographed by very famous choreographer Marius Petipa based on Brothers Grimm's version, where love help to be in life.
Dates: 
12/19/2018
7:30 PM
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Location:

Knight Theater
430 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

(704) 372-1000

Sweet Spot Studio Holiday Bake Sale

Join us on December 16th for our Holiday Bake Sale! This is a family friendly event.
Dates: 
12/16/2018
11 AM – 2 PM
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Location:

4412 Monroe Rd Suite D
Charlotte, NC, 28205
United States

Phone:

301.979.0121

Gingerbread Naked Cake - Sweet Spot Studio - Charlotte, NC

Join pastry chef Jossie Lukacik and learn introductory cake decorating skills! In this class you will make lemon swiss meringue buttercream, and chocolate ganache.
Dates: 
12/20/2018
6:30pm
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Location:

4412 Monroe Rd Suite D
Charlotte, NC, 28205
United States

Phone:

301.979.0121

Holiday Market - NoDa Farmer's Market - Charlotte, NC

It’s the holidays, and NoDa farmer’s market has got you covered.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
9 AM – 3 PM
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Location:

3221 Yadkin Avenue
Charlotte, NC, 28205
United States

Phone:

(980) 859-0441

Holiday Magic! - The Arboretum Shopping Center - Charlotte, NC

Join us the second annual Holiday Magic at The Arboretum on Saturday December 15th from 2PM to 5PM!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
2PM to 5PM
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Location:

8008 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC, 28277
United States

Phone:

+1 704-295-4033

The Charlotte Pizza 5k Run - NeoEndurance

It started in Tampa. We did it in Spokane and Orlando. And now we're doing it in Charlotte! The Charlotte 5k Pizza Run is here!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
1 PM – 4 PM
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Location:

Mallard Creek Community Park - Charlotte, NC
3001 Johnston-Oehler Road
Charlotte, NC, 28269
United States

Phone:

(727) 255-9058

WINTER ON THE WESTERN FRONTIER at Fort Dobbs

This living history will give visitors a glimpse of what daily life was like for the garrison of Fort Dobbs as they prepared to spend their first winter on the site in 1755. On-going displays of camp life and historic cooking will be offered, as well as scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
9 am -5 pm
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Organization:

Fort Dobbs

Location:

438 Fort Dobbs Rd
Statesville, NC, 28625
United States

Phone:

704-873-5882

Wizard Of Oz Tour at Ovens Auditorium

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations.
Dates: 
12/18/2018
12/19/2018
12/20/2018
7:00 pm
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Organization:

Ovens Auditorium

Location:

2700 E Independence Blvd
Charlotte, NC, 28205
United States

Phone:

800 854 2196

2018 Santa Run 8K and Snowman Dash - Charlotte, NC

The Santa Run 8K & Snowman Dash presented by SPORTPORT will showcase uptown Charlotte on December 15, 2018. A holiday themed event you will not want to miss.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
9 AM – 11 AM
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Location:

300 S. Church St.
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

+1 704-968-5666

We Believe - Santa 5k - United States National Whitewater Center

The Santa 5k Trail Run is the place for every wannabe St. Nick to come out for a little pre-holiday fun.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12 PM - 3 PM
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Location:

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Charlotte, NC, 28214
United States

HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAY - Christmas Town U.S.A. - McAdenville, NC

From December 1 thru December 26, the lights on the Plaza will come on at 5:30 pm.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
Monday - Friday -5:30 - 9:30 pm/ Saturday & Sunday -5:30 - 11:00 pm
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Location:

208 Main St,
McAdenville, NC, 28101
United States

The Nutcracker, A Children's Ballet - City of Lincolnton, NC

Enjoy the classic story of The Nutcracker at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Location:

Lincoln Cultural Center - Lincolnton, NC
403 E Main Street
Lincolnton, NC, 28092
United States

Phone:

704.452.7830

Santa Hustle North Carolina 5K & Half Marathon

Come join the Santa Hustle® magic on Saturday, December 22, 2018 in Belmont, North Carolina.
Dates: 
12/22/2018
8 AM – 11 AM
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Location:

Downtown Belmont, NC
4 N. Main St.
Belmont, NC, 28012
United States

Phone:

(847) 829-4536