Holiday Day Trips

This page lists popular holiday themed events within 100 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Kids Charlotte: Holiday Day Trips - Fun 4 Charlotte Kids
11/01 - 12/23 - Take the family to cut their own Christmas tree

Here’s a complete list of the places closer to Charlotte where you and your family can get pick out your own tree and take it home.

11/06 - 12/22 -  Nights of a Thousand Candles

See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. Wal ...

Thursday, Friday & Saturdays
Hours: From 3 - 10 pm
Area: South
1931 Brookgreen Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576
11/09 - 12/31 - The polar Express with the Great Smoky Mountains

Over 84,000 guests rode THE POLAR EXPRESS with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2016 and we hope to see you in 2017! The 1¼ hour round-trip excur ...

November 9th-December 31st, 2018
Hours: Dec 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd: 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m./ Dec 2...
Area: West
45 Mitchell St, Bryson City, NC, 28713
11/12-12/24 Aluminum Christmas Tree Museum

The world renowned Aluminum Tree & Aesthetically Challenged Seasonal Ornament Museum and Research Center (commonly known as ATOM) is on exhibit for th ...

Wednesday to Saturday. November 12th-December 24th, 201...
Hours: Wed-Fri: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m./Sat: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Area: West
Transylvania Heritage Museum, 189 W Main St, Brevard, NC
11/16-11/17-11/18, 11/23-11/24-11/25, 11/30-12/01-12/02, 12/07-12/08-12/09, 12/13-12/22 -  Polar Express Train Ride at North Carolina Transportation Museum

The Polar Express Train Ride in Spencer, North Carolina, rolls out on select evenings between November 16 and December 22, 2018. Climb on board and en ...

Nov 16th-18th, Nov 23rd-25th, Nov 30th- Dec 2nd, Dec 7t...
Hours: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Standard tickets are $38 each for adults and $32 each f...
Area: East
N.C. Transportation Museum 1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer, NC, 28159
11/16-12/31 Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Winter Lights is an outdoor holiday light exhibit ...

Open Nightly November 16th – December 31st, 2017.
Hours: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Age: All ages.
Area: West
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, 28806
11/18 - 12/31 - Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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, ...

November 18th - December 31st, 2018. (Closed Dec 25th)
Hours: Open Thursday-Sunday and all Christmas week, except for...
VILLAGE OPEN: Thursday-Sunday Nights Thursday & Sunda...
Area: North
5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC, 28027
11/23-01/29 Toys, Games and Trains exhibit at Kings Mountain Historical Museum

This annual exhibit fills the Museum with model train displays assembled by local “S” Gaugers, as well as railroad memorabilia, and antique toys and g ...

November 23 - December 29
Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free admission.
Area: West
100 East Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC