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THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! This memorable journey will take you on an incredible journey! Believe the magic ...

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 ...

Bike-n-Brew with the Carolina Thread Trail

The Carolina Thread Trail is teaming up with Blue Blaze for Bike-n-Brew: a four mile educational and fun ride led ...

  • 6:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Blue Blaze Brewing 528 S Turner Ave, Charlotte, North Carolina 28208.
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  • Category: Family Fun

Food Truck Friday at Blakeney Shopping Centers

Food trucks will be available on-site at Blakeney Shopping Center for shoppers to enjoy during Black Friday. As select retailers ...

  • 6:00 am - 10:30 am 
  • Location: Blakeney Shopping Centers, 9839 Rea Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28277
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  • Category: Family Fun

5th Annual Turkey Trifecta at Fleet Feet Hickory

The Turkey Trifecta returns to Fleet Feet Hickory for it's 5th year! Join us for 3 days of running to ...

Black Friday Drop and Shop at Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios: Charlotte Quail Corners

While you enjoy shopping for Black Friday deals, drop the kiddos off to spend time in our studio enjoying the ...

  • 8:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios: Charlotte Quail Corners 8438 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210.
  • Cost: $75--breakfast, lunch, dessert, all supplies, and recipe booklet included!
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  • Category: Family Fun

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, ...

Cedar Lake Christmas Tree Farm Opening

Christmas trees and greenery galore, Wreaths, roping, swags, and more... Farm animals that Quack, Gobble, and Moo. Haystacks and hay tunnels ...

Penland Tree Farm Fun

We are a choose and cut tree farm. We provide saws. Fresh cut Fraser Firs, Wreaths, Bows, and Tree Stands ...

Walk off the Turkey Hike at Anne Springs Close Greenway

Get off of the couch, out of the house, #OptOutside, and walk off that turkey (and stuffing and gravy and ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
  • Location: Dairy Barn at the Anne Springs Close Greenway 288 Dairy Barn Ln, Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715
  • Cost: Hikes are free for members, $5 daily visitor fee applies to non-Greenway members.
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  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events, Races, Walks, 5Ks

Charlotte Christmas Village: A New Queen City Tradition

Charlotte Christmas Village, is a quaint European-inspired Christmas Market in Uptown Charlotte. ​ Admission is free! ​ The village will be open: Thanksgiving 11 am ...

Family Animal Encounters at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

That Park is lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they ...

  • 2:00 pm -  2:30 pm 
  • Location: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park 431 Main St, Highway 64/74A, Chimney Rock, NC 28720.
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  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas with the Kringles

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

The POLAR Express™ Train Ride at N.C. Transportation Museum

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

  • 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: N.C. Transportation Museum 1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer, North Carolina 28159.
  • Cost: Standard tickets are $38 each for adults and $32 each for children 2-12. Deluxe tickets are $48 each for adults and $42 each for children 2-12.
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  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

Carowinds WinterFest

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

Food Truck Friday! at Sycamore Brewing

Join us every Friday in November for Food Truck Friday - South End at Sycamore Brewing 8 of the city's ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Sycamore Brewing 2161 Hawkins St, Charlotte, NC 28203.
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  • Category: Family Fun

Giving Tree at YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Support kids and families who need us most this holiday season with the gift of possibility, belonging and hope. Choose an ...

Holidays at The Garden DSBG

Holidays at the Garden is bigger and better than ever! You’ll discover new displays, more lights than ever before and ...

After Dark Event Series at Funtasticks

Live entertainment, DJ, Karaoke, decade dance contest, photo booth, face painting, paint and play and more...

Speedway Christmas at 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 ...

Home Alone: Movie in Concert at Belk Theater (Blumenthal Performing Arts Center)

Hilarious and heartwarming, Home Alone is a quintessential holiday favorite. Your whole family will delight in John Williams' beloved score ...

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical at Children's Theatre of Charlotte

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

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