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101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Charlotte

 

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Santa Sightings

Nov 16 Santa Paws in the Park - Town of Cornelius, NC
Multiple dates starting Nov 24 WinterFest 2019 - Carowinds
Nov 26 Mooresville Christmas Parade 2019
Nov 30 & Dec 7 SANTA VISITS - Stowe Dairy Farms, NC
Dec 3 Belmont Christmas Parade - City of Belmont, NC- Parks and Recreation Dept
Dec 5, 6 & 7 CHRISTMAS IN DAVIDSON!
Dec 5 - 8 2019 ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, SC
Multiple dates starting Dec 5 Santa House! - City of Lincolnton, NC
Dec 6 Cocoa with Santa - Town of Cornelius, NC
Dec 6 ROCK HILL, S.C. - CHRISTMAS PARADE
Dec 6 - 8 ChristmasVille 2019 - at Founders Holiday Ice Rink - Old Town Rock Hill, SC
Dec 7 A Huntersville Christmas - Huntersville, NC
Dec 7 North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade 2019
Dec 7 2019 Breakfast with Santa - City of Lincolnton, NC
Dec 8 2019 Christmas Parade - Town of Waxhaw
Dec 8 - 13 Santa's Ride Thru the Neighborhoods - Town of Waxhaw, NC
Dec 12 Yule Log Parade and Ceremony - Christmas Town U.S.A. - McAdenville, NC
Dec 14 & 21 Breakfast with Santa - Matthews, NC

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 29 - 30 VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS - Historic Latta Plantation
Dec 1 Gingerbread Workshop - Rowan Museum, NC
Dec 5 A HOMESCHOOL CHRISTMAS - Historic Latta Plantation
Dec 7 Reed Gold Mine hosts A Golden Christmas
Dec 7 & 8 Colonial Christmas Teas - Historic Latta Plantation
Dec 7 & Dec 14 Christmas Candlelight Tours at Culture & Heritage Museums - Historic Brattonsville
Dec 12 Yule Log Parade and Ceremony - Christmas Town U.S.A. - McAdenville, NC
Dec 28 & 29 Old Christmas at the Michael Braun Haus - Rowan Museum, NC

 

Light Displays

Nov 15 SANTA ARRIVAL & TREE LIGHTING - Northlake Mall
Multiple dates starting Nov 20 23rd Annual Festival of Trees - Sandhills Children's Center
Nov 22 2019 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks - City of Concord, NC
Nov 30 8th Annual Light Up Cornelius - Town of Cornelius, NC
Nov 30 Fifth Annual Tree Lighting - Holiday On Ice - Charlotte, NC
Dec 1 Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony! - City of Lincolnton, NC
Dec 1 2019 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte
Multiple dates starting Dec 2 HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAY - Christmas Town U.S.A. - McAdenville, NC
Dec 2 TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY 2019 - Christmas Town U.S.A. - McAdenville, NC
Dec 2 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - City of Belmont, NC- Parks and Recreation Dept
Dec 6 2019 Town Center Tree Lighting - Huntersville, NC
Dec 6 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting - Town of Harrisburg
Dec 7 Holiday Festival of Lights - Town of Waxhaw
Dec 7 Christmas Parade and Annual Christmas Tree Lighting - Town of Mint Hill, NC
Dec 7 Hometown Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration - Matthews, NC
Dec 14 Light Up Lowell & Christmas Parade - City of Lowell, NC

 

Holiday Races

Nov 30 Christmas Town 5-K: Christmas Town U.S.A. - McAdenville, NC
Dec 7 GingerSnap 5K / Girls on the Run Race - Town of Waxhaw 
Dec 7 Jingle All the Way 5K Walk/Run - Town of Mint Hill, NC
Dec 14 Jingle Bell Run Charlotte - Arthritis Foundation North Carolina
Dec 14 We Believe - Santa 5k - United States National Whitewater Center
Dec 14 Santa Hustle North Carolina 5K & Half Marathon

 

Holiday Theatre

Multiple dates starting Nov 1 The Real Christmas Story 2019 - NarroWay Productions
Nov 18 Disney Junior Holiday Party! On Tour - Charlotte, NC
Multiple dates starting Nov 29 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical - Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Multiple dates starting Nov 30 The Nutcracker - Presented by Matthews Ballet and Dance
Dec 1 THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER - Blumenthal Performing Arts
Multiple dates starting Dec 6 A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Theatre Charlotte
Multiple dates starting Dec 6 CHARLOTTE BALLET: NUTCRACKER
Multiple dates starting Dec 12 The Christmas Show - Showtime Theatre Company
Multiple dates starting Dec 13 CLARA'S TRIP: A CIRQUE AND DANCE NUTCRACKER STORY
Multiple dates starting Dec 13 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - MATTHEWS PLAYHOUSE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS - NC
Dec 19 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - The Musical 2019
Dec 20 Cirque Dreams Holidaze 2019
Dec 27 A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage 2019
Dec 28 Cirque de Noel - Charlotte Symphony
Dec 29 JAMIE LAVAL'S CELTIC CHRISTMAS - Blumenthal Performing Arts
Dec 29 Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker - Ovens Auditorium

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 29 HOME ALONE: MOVIE IN CONCERT - Charlotte Symphony
Dec 6 & 7 Handel's Messiah - Charlotte Symphony
Dec 7 Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Spectrum Center - Charlotte, NC
Multiple dates starting Dec 13 2019 MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS - Charlotte Symphony

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Nov 29 Penland Christmas Tree Farm - York, SC - OPENING DAY 2019
Nov 29 Cedar Lake Christmas Tree Farm - OPENING DAY 2019
November Helms Tree Farm - Vale, NC
November Pinetop Farm - Salisbury , NC
November Stowe Dairy Farms, NC

 

Ice Skating

Beginning November 2019 Winter Wonderland at SouthPark Mall
Multiple dates starting Nov 15 OPEN SKATE 2019-2020: Holiday On Ice - Charlotte, NC
Multiple dates starting Nov 15 OPEN SKATE at Founders Holiday Ice Rink - Old Town Rock Hill, SC
Year Round Extreme Ice Center
Year Round Pineville Ice House 

 

Hanukkah

Dec 15 Family Hanukkah Game Night and Dinner - Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte
Dec 22 The Porch Southern Fried Chanukah - Temple Beth El - Charlotte, NC
Dec 22 SouthPark Menorah Lighting - Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Multiple dates starting Nov 20 Sandhills Children's Center Festival of Trees & Marketplace
Multiple dates starting Nov 22 Charlotte Christmas Village 2019
Nov 23 Saint Mark Christmas Bazaar
Nov 30 2019 Winter Wonderland Holiday Market - Anne Springs Close Greenway
Dec 7 & 14 2019 Queen City Christmas Expo - Create Amazing, LLC

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31 New Year's Eve at WinterFest 2019 - Carowinds 
Dec 31 2019 Apple Drop - City of Lincolnton, NC
Dec 31 2019 New Year’s Eve Dinner at Gallery Restaurant - The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte

 

Miscellaneous

Multiple dates starting Nov 15 The POLAR Express™ Train Ride - North Carolina Transportation Museum
Multiple dates starting Nov 22 SPEEDWAY CHRISTMAS 2019- Charlotte Motor Speedway
Nov 23 17th Annual Christmas for Kids Car & Truck Show - Carolina GM Association
Multiple dates starting Nov 24 WinterFest 2019 - Carowinds
Multiple dates starting Dec 2 Christmas at the Library 2019 - Billy Graham Library
Multiple dates starting Dec 4 2019 Gingerbread Lane - The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte
Dec 7 Candy Cane Hunt - Anne Springs Close Greenway
Dec 14 2019 Holiday Happenings - City of Concord, NC
Dec 14 Wreaths Across America - Town of Waxhaw, NC
Dec 24 2019 Christmas Eve Dinner at Gallery Restaurant - The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte
Dec 25 2019 Christmas Ballroom Brunch - The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte
Dec 25 2019 Christmas Dinner at Gallery Restaurant - The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte

 

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