Charlotte

Holiday Events

This page lists Holiday events for families in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
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01/01 New Years Day Free Soup Day at Free Range Brewing

Join us for our 4th Annual FREE Soup Day on New Years Day: January 1st, 2019! We just love starting off the New Year with Community, Full Bellies a ...

January 1st, 2019.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Area: North
2320 N Davidson St # D, Charlotte, NC, 28205
02/08 Teddy Bear Tea at Billy Graham Library

The Billy Graham Library’s Teddy Bear Tea continues to be a family favorite. This year, we are excited to invite parents to purchase their own ticket ...

Feb 8th, 2019.
Hours: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Area: West
Billy Graham Library 4330 Westmont Dr, Charlotte, NC, 28217
11/05-12/14 Stuff the Bus Food Drive (RTC)

STUFF THE BUS is a partnership of Rider Transit and Cooperative Christian Ministry to feed hungry families during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the ent ...

Nov 5th-Dec 14th, 2018.
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (Rider) 3600 S Ridge Ave, Concord, NC, 28025
11/08 - 11/18 - Southern Christmas Show 2018

Celebrate 12 days of Christmas with us! Check everyone's gifts off your list all in the same place. Tickets on sale NOW!

NOVEMBER 8 - 18, 2018
Hours: Sundays and Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m./ All other da...
General Admission Tickets at the Door: $15 for Adults/ ...
Area: Central
The Park Expo and Conference Center 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC, 28205
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
11/09-12/24 -  Photos With Santa at Northlake Mall

This is one of the most magical times of the year for children – time to visit with Santa and share their wish list. And for parents? It’s time to cap ...

Santa: Photos
Nov 9th-Dec 24th, 2018.
Area: North
6801 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28216
11/16 - 01/06 - Holiday on Ice at NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza

Great traditions start with WBT, and WBT’s Holiday on Ice is no exception. Right in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, the area’s only outdoor ice rink i ...

November 16th - January 6th, 2018.
Hours: Visit the Website for Hours
Admission: $10.00, Admission + Skate Rental: $14.00
Area: Central
400 East Martin Luther King Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28202
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
11/17 - 12/20 -  Helms Christmas Tree Farm

Helms Christmas Tree Farm offers Train rides for kids, Wreaths, Swags, Fresh table arrangements, Kissing balls, Covered wagon rides, Marshmallow-roast ...

November 17 -December 20th
Hours: Daily 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Area: West
6345 Christmas Tree Lane, Vale, NC, 28168
11/17 - 12/23 -  Santa's Workshop at Blakeney

Visit Santa's workshop at Blakeney this Holiday Season for portraits with Santa Claus. Saturday’s festivities will also mark the official opening o ...

Nov 17th - Nov. 23rd, 2018.
Hours: Times vary
Area: South
Between LOFT and Vestique Accross from the Village Green., Charlotte, NC
11/17 - Santa Arrival Parade & Tree Lighting at Birkdale Village

Join us at our annual celebration benefitting Ace & TJ's Grin Kids as we welcome Santa to Birkdale Village for the holiday season. The event includes ...

November 17th, 2018.
Hours: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Area: North
8712 Lindholm Drive, Ste. 206,, Huntersville, NC, 28078
11/17-01/06 Winter Wonderland SouthPark Ice Skating Open

Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink is an open-air holiday experience in Charlotte, North Carolina nestled between South Park Mall and Symphony Park. I ...

Nov. 17th, 2018 through Jan. 6th, 2019.
Hours: Mon-Thu: 4pm-11pm Friday: 4pm-12am Saturday: 11am-12am ...
Range $10-$20
4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28211-3525
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
11/18 - Santa Paws at Northlake Mall

While many of us take pictures of our pets every day, this is a special time of year for our furry family members (and their moms and dads). Well-mann ...

Nov. 18th, 2018.
Hours: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Area: North
6801 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28216
11/18-12/31 - Carowinds’ Inaugural WinterFest Holiday Festival

Carowinds comes alive with holiday spirit during WinterFest. Friends and families are treated to an ultimate holiday celebration as we magically trans ...

Nov 18th, Nov 23rd, Nov 24th, Nov 25th, Nov 30th, Dec 1...
Hours: Nov 18th: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m./ Nov 23rd: 5:00 p.m. -...
Area: Central
14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28273
11/22 -  Annual Charlotte SouthPark Turkey Trot

30th Annual South Park Turkey Trot, one of Charlotte's longest-running events, and one of the largest events in North Carolina. The race has become an ...

November 22
Range: $10 - $40
Area: South
Dick’s Sporting Goods parking, Charlotte, NC
11/22 - 01/01- Zootastic Park's Christmas Wonderland of Lights

The wonderland of lights is open EVERY night from November 21st to January 1st. The price is $7 a person which includes a drive through light show ...

November 21 to January 1
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 6 ...
$7.00 per person.
Area: North
448 Pilch Road, Troutman, NC, 28166
11/22 - 12/24 - Charlotte Christmas Village: A New Queen City Tradition

We're Moving! Come visit us in our new location at the corner of 7th Street & N. Tryon Charlotte Christmas Village, is a quaint European-inspired ...

November 22nd - December 24th,
Hours: 11 am to 7 pm Tuesday - Wednesday; 11 am to 9 pm Thursd...
Admission is free! ​.
Area: Central
7th Street & N. Tryon, Charlotte, NC, 28202
11/22-12/24 Charlotte Christmas Village: A New Queen City Tradition (Open Thanksgiving Day).

Charlotte Christmas Village, is a quaint European-inspired Christmas Market in Uptown Charlotte. The village will be open: Thanksgiving 11 am to 5 ...

Nov. 22nd - Dec. 24th, 2018.
Hours: Open Daily at 11:00 a.m.
Admission is free! ​.
Area: Central
the corner of 7th Street & N. Tryon, Charlotte, NC, 28202
11/23 & 11/24 - Victorian Christmas at Historic Latta Plantation

Step into an 1860s Christmas as you stroll through the plantation house, grounds, and outbuildings. Live Celtic Christmas music and local artisans wit ...

Nov 23rd and 24th, 2018.
Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and student...
Area: North
5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078
11/23, 11/24 & 11/30, 12/08 & 12/14, 12/12, 12/21, 12/22 & 12/23 - Christmas with the Kringles

Bring your family on a once in a lifetime Christmas adventure. Visit behind the scenes with Santa & Mrs. Claus and experience all the Christmas magic ...

Nov 23rd, 24th & 30th, Dec 8th & 14th, 12th, 21st, 22nd...
Hours: 3:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$19.95/person (Kids 2 & Under: Free)
Area: North
506 Parks Crossrds Church Rd, Ramseur, NC, 27316
11/23-01/06 Holidays at the 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. Experi ...

Daily. November 23rd – January 6th
Hours: 5 – 9 p.m. Each Evening *Closed Christmas Day
Range: $8.95 - 16.95 & Child Under 2: Free
Area: West
6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC
11/23-01/06 Holidays at the Garden at DSBG

Holidays at the Garden is bigger and better than ever before! Experience an all-new musically-orchestrated topiary display, wander through the new ill ...

November 23th, 2018– January 6th, 2019 (Closed Dec 25th...
Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Area: West
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden 6500 S New Hope Rd, Belmont, NC, 28012
11/24 -  South End Tree Lighting

This family-friendly event will include hot chocolate and cider, and holiday performances. Santa Claus himself may even stop by. The tree will come to ...

November 24th, 2018.
Hours: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free.
Area: South
Atherton Mill – 2140 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28202
11/24 - 12/30 - A Kannapolis Christmas

A Kannapolis Christmas will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 24, 2018. The Cel ...

Nov 24th-Dec 30th . Please note: the Celebration of Lig...
Hours: The Winterland Express takes riders through the lights ...
Admission to the park and viewing of the lights is free...
Area: North
Village Park, 740 W C Street, Kannapolis, NC
11/24 Tree Lighting Celebration at NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tree lighting at approximately 7:15 p.m. The NASCAR Hall of Fame brings the holiday season to light with the fourth annual tree lighting on the NASCA ...

Nov 24th, 2018.
Hours: Tree lighting at approximately 7:15 p.m.
Free.
Area: Central
NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28202
11/29-12/01 -  Christmas in Davidson

Kick off the holiday season at the 30th annual Christmas in Davidson festival. Take a ride in a carriage, stroll down Main St, start your holiday shop ...

Nov 29th-December 1st, 2018.
Hours: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Area: North
Town of Davidson, Davidson, NC
11/30 A Huntersville Christmas. Tree Lighting and visit with Santa

Free activities include: rides, ice carving, holiday performances on stage from a variety of local groups, Carolers of Christmas Past, airbrush tattoo ...

Nov 30th, 2018.
Hours: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Skate on the ice rink for $6 per person!
Area: North
101 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078
12/01 -  Candy Cane Hunt & Paws with Claus

Don't miss our Annual Candy Cane Hunt and Paws with Claus on the Greenway! Meet us at the Field Trial Barn and enjoy festive fun including a meet-and- ...

December 1st
Hours: 10 am - 4 pm
$15 per child, $10 for Greenway members. $5 special eve...
Area: South
288 Dairy Barn Ln, Fort Mill, SC, 29715
12/01 -  Matthews Hometown Holiday and Holiday Tree Lighting

Brighten up your holiday at our annual Hometown Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting! Live entertainment, train rides, pictures with Santa, face pai ...

December 1st, 2018.
Hours: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Free.
Area: South
232 Matthews Station St, Matthews, NC, 28105
12/01 A Huntersville Christmas

Free activities include: rides, ice carving, holiday performances on stage from a variety of local groups, Carolers of Christmas Past, airbrush tattoo ...

Dec 1st, 2018.
Hours: 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Skate on the ice rink for $6 per person!
Area: North
101 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078
12/01 and 12/08 - Santa on the Chimney

There’s no way Santa could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare for his Christmas deliveries and stay in shape ...

12/01 and 12/08
Hours: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Age: all ages
Area: West
431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC, 28720
12/01 Candy Cane Hunt & Paws with Claus at Anne Springs Close Greenway 2018

Don't miss our Annual Candy Cane Hunt and Paws with Claus on the Greenway! Meet us at the Field Trial Barn and enjoy festive fun including a meet-and- ...

December 1st, 2018.
Hours: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Area: South
Field Trial Barn at the Anne Springs Close Greenway 195 Adventure Road, Fort Mill, SC, 29715
12/01 Come see the Ice Queen and the Ice Princess at Peddler's Paradise Monroe

The Christmas Bazaar is from 3-8pm and the Christmas tree lighting is from 6-9pm. The Ice Queen and the Ice Princess will be here from 5-7pm! Be sure ...

Dec 1st, 2018.
Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Free.
Area: South
Peddler's Paradise Monroe 105 W. Franklin St., Monroe, NC, 28112
12/01 Holiday Festival at Ballantyne Arts Center

Join us at the Ballantyne Arts Center for an exciting holiday festival full of face painting, bounce house, holiday crafts and so much more. Share thi ...

Dec 1st, 2018.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free.
Area: South
Ballantyne Arts Center 11318 North Community House Road, Charlotte, NC, 28277
12/01 Holiday Festival at Ballantyne Arts Center 2018

Join us at the Ballantyne Arts Center for an exciting holiday festival full of face painting, bounce house, holiday crafts and so much more. Share thi ...

Dec 1st, 2018.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Area: South
Ballantyne Arts Center 11318 North Community House Road, Charlotte, NC, 28277
12/01 Holiday Happenings at Union Street

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

December 1st, 2018.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Area: North
Union Street, Historic Downtown Concord, Concord, NC
12/01 Santa Mouse Story Time Class 1 at SAS Cupcakes

He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake... Hot Diggity Dog!!! • Cupcakes Frosting • Story Reading • Meet & Greet with our ad ...

December 1st, 2018.
Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Just $9 per child. (Parents FREE) Space is limited, and...
Area: Central
9941 Rea Rd. Suite C, Charlotte, NC, 28277
12/03 Christmas on Main Street at Brace Family YMCA

Simplify your holiday at Christmas on Main Street! Find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gifts for Christmas, teacher gifts, upcoming birthdays or anniversa ...

Dec 3rd, 2018.
Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Free for shoppers.
Area: Central
Brace Family YMCA 3127 Weddington Rd, Matthews, NC, 28105
12/06 A homeschool Christmas at Historic Latta Plantation

Learn about early American Christmas traditions in the Latta house, smell Christmas open hearth Christmas baking in the kitchen, and visit the farm an ...

December 6th, 2018.
Hours: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Admission is $6 per person, ages 4 and under, and membe...
5225 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC
12/06 and 12/13 Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show at Phillips Place

Come enjoy: • 2 Holiday Light Shows each Thursday night • A special visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus • Holiday stilt walkers and elves • Good ...

December 6th and 13th, 2018.
Hours: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This is a FREE EVENT and open to the public.
Area: South
6800 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC, 28210
12/08 - Reindeer Romp 5K Hosted by 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 ...

December 8th, 2018.
Hours: 8:00 a.m.
Fun Run is FREE.
Area: South
5900 Quail Hollow Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210
12/08 - Sing-along with Santa! at Music Explorers at Charlotte Academy of Music

Join us on December 8th for a festive event that has quickly become a CAM favorite, our Sing-along with Santa! We will sing Christmas carols, make hol ...

December 8th, 2018.
Hours: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Area: South
15040 Idlewild Rd, Matthews, NC, 28104
12/08 4th Annual Christmas Enchantment in the Garden 2018

Save the Date! The 4th Annual Christmas Enchantment at the Mount Holly Community Garden will be held Saturday 12/8/18 from 5pm-9pm. Often called the " ...

December 8th, 2018.
Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Area: West
Mount Holly Community Garden 126 N Main St, Mount Holly, NC, 28120
12/08 York County Holiday Expo

Christmas is a time for shopping and fun! Visit local crafters and vendors showcasing their unique products and services. Area businesses will be onsi ...

December 8th, 2018.
Hours: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Free admission.
Area: South
The River Place 8400 Regent Pkwy, Fort Mill, SC, 29715
12/08-12/09 Old Fashioned Christmas Tea at Historic Latta Plantation

Celebrate Christmas in Mecklenburg’s oldest log cabin! Learn about 19th century Christmas traditions, enjoy hot tea and sweet treats, and make a Chri ...

December 8th-9th, 2018.
Hours: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$30 per pair ($10 for additional guests.)
Area: North
5225 Sample Rd., Huntersville, NC, 28078
12/09 Magical Morning: A Sensory-Friendly Santa Experience

The NASCAR Hall of Fame is offering a special sensory-friendly event for families living with autism or special needs. The NASCAR Hall of Fame elves h ...

Dec 9th, 2018.
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for the whole family.
Area: Central
NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28202
12/12 Polar Express Family Night at TPC Piper Glen

We will enjoy decorating gingerbread cookies, a delicious meal , train rides and watching the Polar Express Movie!

December 12th, 2018.
Hours: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Area: South
TPC Piper Glen 4300 Piper Glen Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28277
12/15 Breakfast with Santa at Indian Trail Parks and Recreation

Join us for a breakfast at the North Pole complete with pancakes and syrup! Rumor has IT, Santa will make a special appearance too! Pre-registration i ...

December 15th, 2018.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. | Session 2: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Area: South
315 Matthews Indian Trail Rd, Indian Trail, NC, 28079