Holiday Events

This page lists Holiday events for families in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
Kids Charlotte: Holiday Events - Fun 4 Charlotte Kids
10/29-11/23-12/16 Charlotte Holiday Series, The

The Charlotte Holiday Series is the ideal opportunity to celebrate running and the holidays in the Queen City by doing all 3 holiday themed events. Y ...

October 29th, November 23rd, December 16th, 2017.
11/04 - Pancakes and Beer Run 5 K Run/Walk

Run, Drink, Cheer, Donate!

November 4th
Hours: 9:00 AM
Area: South
4150 Yancey Rd,, Charlotte,, NC, 28217
11/17 - 12/22  -  Polar Express Train Ride at North Carolina Transportation Museum

Inspired by the run-away hit movie The Polar Express comes to life as you and your family take a ride on the Polar Express.

11/17 - 12/22
Hours: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Area: East
411 South Salisbury Avenue, Spencer, NC, 28159
11/17 - Concord’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

The holidays begin in Concord with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Music, children’s amusements, horse-drawn wagon rides and trolley rides, and of ...

November 17th 2017
Hours: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Area: North
Downtown Concord, Concord, NC
11/17-11/18 3rd Annual Christmas in the Country

We welcome you to a Farmhouse Christmas- a true family experience to kick off the holidays with something for everyone! Shop from handmade vendors, ge ...

Season: Winter
November 17th-18th, 2017.
Hours: Nov 17th: 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Nov 18th: 10:00 a.m.-5:0...
5483 Old Plank Rd, Iron Station, NC, 28080
11/18 -  89th Annual Concord Christmas Parade

A long standing-holiday tradition, the Concord Christmas Parade draws hundreds of entries and thousands of spectators to Historic Downtown Concord. T ...

November 18th 2017
Hours: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Area: East
Down Town, Concord, NC
11/18 -  Lights on the Square: Uptown Tree Lighting

Celebrate the start of the holiday season with Santa and the official lighting of the Uptown Holiday Tree. Have your photo taken with Santa and the en ...

November 18th 2017
Hours: 5:30 - 8:00
Area: Central
200 S. Tryon Street, Suite 1600, Charlotte, NC, 28202
11/18 -  The Eggnog Jog At Charlotte Motor Speed Way

The Eggnog Jog is an event for everyone. This is a non-timed fun run that does NOT require you to chug eggnog, we just thought it was fun to say! Yo ...

November 18th 2017
Hours: 5:45 p.m.
children under 7 are free with a paid adult Range $20 T...
Area: North
5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC
11/18 - 01/01 - Holidays at the Garden at DSBG

Bring your friends and family together to celebrate the beauty of the Christmas season! The Garden glows with holiday spirit from the twinkling trees ...

November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Hours: The Garden is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 18 – Jan. 1 an...
Holiday ticket sales begin at 4 p.m. daily. Pre-tax pri...
Area: North
6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC
11/18 - Gobble Wobble 8K & 5K

The 2017 JWL Gobble Wobble 8K & 5K road races will begin at 8:00 AM in downtown Rock Hill, SC at Fountain Park! The proceeds from the 2017 Gobble Wobb ...

Hours: 8:00 am
Area: South
Legal Remedy Brewing Co., Rock Hill, SC
11/18 - St. Mark Catholic Church Christmas Bazaar

Free Goody Bags to our first 500 Attendees! $1 admission per adult. There will be raffles, handmade crafts, & 60+ booths. We have gifts in all p ...

November 18th 2017
Hours: 8:30 a.m. and - 3:30 p.m.
$1 admission per adult
Area: North
14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville, NC
11/18- 12/02- Christmas at the Farm

Either choosing a tree, roasting marshmallows, riding on a hayride, walking around the farm, seeing the farm animals, or doing activities with your ...

November 18th
Hours: Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm Monday - Friday 10:00am-6:00pm ...
Area: West
169 Stowe Dairy Rd, Gastonia, NC, 28052
11/19 - Monroe Christmas Parade

The Union County Christmas Parade will celebrate its 63rd year on November 20nd, 2016 @ 2:00p.m. in Downtown Monroe. A poignant and long-held tradi ...

November 19th 2017
Hours: 2:00 - 4:00
Area: South
Historic Down Town, Monroe, NC
11/22 - Turkeys Here. . . Turkeys There. . .

We'll gobble 'til we wobble at this Thanksgiving Day Feast! Traditional Thanksgiving recipes will be the focus of today's menu, as well as some fun tw ...

November 22nd, 2017.
Hours: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Special 1 day pricing! $84
Area: South
8438 Park Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210
11/22-  Carolina Panthers tree lighting

The Carolina Panthers’ third annual tree lighting event will be held Wednesday, November 22. The celebration is free of charge and takes place outs ...

November 22nd
Hours: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 pm
Area: Central
Mint Street and Graham Street, Charlotte, NC
11/23 -  Annual Charlotte SouthPark Turkey Trot

2016 will mark the 28th Anniversary of the Charlotte South Park Turkey Trot, one of Charlotte's longest-running events, and one of the largest events ...

November 23rd 2017
Range: $10 - $40
Area: South
Dick’s Sporting Goods parking, Charlotte, NC
11/23 - 12/24 - Charlotte Christmas Village: A New Queen City Tradition

Charlotte Christmas Village | Christkindlmarkt presented by Coca Cola Consolidated, your local Coke bottler will bring a quaint European-inspired Chri ...

November 24th - December 24th 2016
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday; 11:00 a.m....
Area: Central
300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC, 28202
11/23 - Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade

Join us on Thanksgiving Day for this Charlotte tradition that has entertained and inspired audiences since 1947. Complete with dance and choral perfor ...

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Hours: 9:30 a.m.
Area: Central
Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
11/24 - 12/23 - The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

Back by popular demand is Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s most-popular show of all time! The Herdmans are ready to wreak havoc! What happens whe ...

November 24th- December 23rd 2017
Hours: See webpage for schedule.
Range: $12 - $38
Area: Central
300 E 7th St,, Charlotte,, NC, 28202
11/24 - 12/31- Zootastic Park's Christmas Wonderland of Lights

It's that time of year again! Zootastic Park's Christmas Wonderland of Lights will run from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day! Activities available w ...

November 24rd - December 31st 2017
Hours: Sun-Thurs 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 6:00 p.m.-10:00 ...
Admission: $7.00 per person
Area: North
448 Pilch Road, Troutman, NC, 28166
11/24 and 11/25 -  One Hundred Years of Christmas

Skip out on the hectic black-Friday shopping and instead bring your family to Historic Latta for a day full of holiday cheer. Open both the Friday an ...

November 24th-November 25th, 2017.
Hours: November 24th, 2017 10:00 a.m./ November 25th, 2017 4:0...
$9 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, Children 5 and under ar...
Area: North
5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078
11/24 Paws with Claus at the Faires/Coltharp Cabin

Skip the lines and #OptOutside! Grab your pup and meet Santa on the Greenway for a fun photoshoot. Meet us at the Faires/Coltharp Cabin, located b ...

November 24th, 2017.
Hours: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Area: South
288 Dairy Barn Ln, Fort Mill, SC, 29715
11/24-12/30 Carowinds’ Inaugural WinterFest Holiday Festival

Carowinds will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland full of enchantment and holiday cheer! Become immersed in the season’s spirit with sp ...

November 24th - December 30th, 2017.
Hours: Nov 24, 2017: 5 pm - 10 pm (Fri) Nov 25, 2017: 5 pm - 1...
Area: Central
14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28273
11/25 -   Winter Wonderland Craft Fair

Vendor space is FULL. Please email to be added to the vendor waitlist. Please include your full name, phone number and what ...

Saturday, November 25 2017
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free. $5 per car special event parking fee...
Area: South
Dairy Barn at the Anne Springs Close Greenway 288 Dairy Barn Ln, Fort Mill, South Carolina, 29715
11/25 -  It's a Holiday Tradition! at Cornelius

Festivities will include holiday songs by local performers, children's activities, carriage rides, train display, refreshments, and a visit from Santa ...

November 25, 2017
Hours: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Area: North
Lawn at Cornelius Town Hall, Cornelius, NC, 28031
11/25 - 01/01 - Snowland

Great Wolf Lodge’s signature winter celebrations will begin again on Saturday, November 25, 2017! Go ahead and create your own family traditions this ...

11/25 - 01/01
Area: North
10175 Weddington Rd,, Concord,, NC, 28027
11/25 - 12/03 -  The Nutcracker at the Matthews Community Center

Presented by Matthews Ballet and Dance. Holiday Happiness begins with The Nutcracker at the Matthews Community Center. Performances: Saturday & Sund ...

Saturday November 25, 2017 - 7pm Sunday November 26, 20...
Hours: $5 for adults, $3 for children (12 and under) Presented...
Adults: $5 and children (12 and under): $3
Area: South
100 McDowell St, Matthews,, NC
11/25 Tree Lighting and Fireworks at City of Kannapolis

Join us on Saturday November 25th at 6:00pm to celebrate the start of the Christmas season in Kannapolis with our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy ...

November 25th, 2017.
Hours: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Free admission.
Area: North
740 W C Street, Kannapolis, NC, 28083

Celebrate the Christmas spirit all month long in Kannapolis with the Celebration of Lights. The Celebration of Lights boasts more than 250,000 lights ...

November 25th – November 30th, 2017.
Hours: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Area: North
740 W C Street, Kannapolis, NC, 28083
11/29 - Mount Holly Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade: Downtown Mount Holly.

Nov 29th, 2017
Hours: 4:00 pm
Downtown Mount Holly, Charlotte, NC
11/30 - Tree lighting Ceremony at Town of Mint Hill

Join us for the Town's Annual Tree Lighting. Santa will be present to hear how wonderful the children have been and make note of their Christmas list ...

November 30th
Hours: 7 p.m.
Area: East
4430 Mint Hill Village Lane, Mint Hill,, NC, 28227
11/30 and 12/02 - 10th Annual Community Nativity Festival

Please join us at the 10th Annual Community Nativity Festival on 11/30 - 12/02 2017. Musical performances every evening from 4:30 p.m. – closing. Thi ...

11/30 and 12/02
Hours: Nov 30 & Dec 1, we will be open from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. O...
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 7036 McIlwaine Road,, Huntersville, NC
11/30-12/03 -  Christmas in Davidson

Part of the Christmas in Davidson celebration, children can share their wish lists and have a picture taken. Events for 2016 include: Horse-Drawn Ca ...

December 1st - December 3rd 2016
Hours: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Starts at $10
Area: North
216 South Main Street, Charlotte, NC, 28036
12/01 - 12/23 - Christmas at the Library

Each December, the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., welcomes all families to discover the true-meaning of the Christmas season at the annu ...

December 1 – 23, 2017
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday and ...
Admission and parking is free, Horse-drawn carriage – ...
Area: South
4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28217
12/01 - 12/26  Lighting of Christmas Town USA

The ceremony starts at On the Plaza, in front of the PHARR FAMILY YMCA. The lights glow nightly through December 26th 2016.

December 1st - December 26th 2017
Hours: starts at 6:00 p.m.
Area: East
100 Main St, McAdenville, NC
12/01 - Dinner and a Movie!

You do some shopping and we'll cook up some fun in our Holiday Kitchen with Rudolph and Frosty on the big screen and holiday favorites in the kitchen! ...

12/01 2017
Hours: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$39 and dinner is included!
Area: South
8438 Park Road,, Charlotte,, NC,, 28210

A Southern-style Backcountry Christmas comes to life during Historic Brattonsville’s annual Christmas Candlelight Tours. Through candlelit vignettes, ...

12/02 & 12/09
Hours: 3:00 pm—9:00 pm
Adults $10; Seniors $8; Youth 4-17 $6; 3 and under and ...
Area: South
1444 Brattonsville Rd,, McConnells, SC, 29726
12/02 -  Holiday Festival of Lights at Waxhaw

Waxhaw's Christmas festivities officially kick-off during the Holiday Festival of Lights Ceremony held Friday, December 2, 2017 from 5-8 pm. You won't ...

Friday December 2nd, 2017.
Hours: 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Area: South
Down Town, Waxhaw, NC
12/02 - Babies R Us Babies First Christmas

Baby’s First Christmas Events November 5, 10am-11am For babies born December 2015 - March 2016 November 12, 10am-11am For babies born April 2016 ...

December 2nd
Hours: 11:00 a.m.
Area: North
Two locations in The Charlotte area, Charlotte, NC
12/02 - Holiday Trees for Wildlife

Celebrate the season in true Clarkson tradition by creating edible ornaments for wildlife, crafting take-home ornaments, taking in a holiday scavenger ...

December 2nd, 2017.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$15/member and $20/non-member.
Area: Central
248 Ridgewood Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28209
12/02 - Jingle All the Way 5K Walk/Run

Start your holidays on the right foot! Register today for the Mint Hill Police Department's 2nd Annual Jingle All the Way 5K Walk/Run. Proceeds bene ...

December 2nd, 2017
Hours: 9:00 a.m.
Area: East
Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park 8850 Fairview Road, Mint Hill, NC, 28227
12/02 - Reindeer Romp Harris YMCA

A fun, healthy event for the whole family that can become your favorite holiday tradition! Decorate your stroller or find a Santa costume and come rea ...

Sat, Dec 02 2017
Hours: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$40 race day Fun Run is FREE
Area: South
5900 Quail Hollow Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210
12/02 - Run Run Rudolph 5k/10k

The fifth annual Run Run Rudolph 5k/10k race and walk will be held on December 2nd in the beautiful University Research Park. This festive race event ...

Hours: 8:00 am
$35 for the 5k/$40 for the 10k on Race Day
Area: North
University Research Park, Charlotte, NC
12/02 A Candle Light Christmas at Historic Latta Plantation

Walk through the Candle-lit plantation and see everything alive, as if you're peeking through the windows of a doll house. Live music, refreshments, l ...

December 2nd, 2017.
Hours: 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $9 Adults/ $8 Seniors/ $8 Students/ Children...
Area: North
5225 Sample Rd., Charlotte, NC, 28078
12/02 Gingerbread Story Time (class 1)

We're having a Holly Jolly time at SAS Cupcakes-Blakeney!! Join us for Story Time on Saturday December 16th at 10:30am. We read the kids a fun story, ...

December 2nd, 2017.
Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
$5 per child.
Area: Central
9941 Rea Rd. Suite C, Charlotte, NC, 28277
12/03 -  IT's A Wonderful Life Christmas Celebration

IT's that time of year again! Join us this December 3rd as our community comes together for IT's annual Christmas parade. Following the parade, we wil ...

December 3rd
Hours: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Area: South
130 Indian Trail Rd, Indian Trail, NC
12/03 - Holiday Happenings at Downtown Concord

Join us in Downtown Concord for a festive day of holiday cheer! Free horse-drawn wagon rides and face painting for young and old, alike. Children can ...

December 3rd
Hours: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost of Gingerbread Candy Hunt is $5 per child, reserva...
Area: North
Downtown Concord, Concord, NC
12/05 -  68th Belmont Christmas Parade

Well over 100 units, including marching bands, professional floats, decorated vehicles of all descriptions and a wide assortment of other entries will ...

December 5th 2017
Hours: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Area: West
Main Street & Catawba Street, Belmont, NC
12/07 -  Matthews Hometown Holiday and Holiday Tree Lighting

A traditional small-town holiday celebration and an afternoon filled with holiday crafts, activities, entertainment, and tree lighting with lots of ...

Saturday December 2nd
Hours: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Area: South
100 McDowell St, Matthews, NC