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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 ...

Winter Wonderland at SouthPark

Relish the magic of the season at SouthPark's own Winter Wonderland, Charlotte's newest open-air ice skating rink and ultimate holiday ...

Downtown’s Holiday Light Spectacular at Mooresville

An orchestrated light show that includes over 150,000 lights set to music. Begins November 27 and runs nightly through late ...

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 ...

Breakfast with the Elves at Old Rock Cafe

Join Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves for a magical Christmas breakfast at Old Rock Café before Santa on the Chimney. ...

Huntersville Half Marathon and Huntersville Holiday 5k

The half marathon made for the runner by the runner. A kid friendly event!

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, ...

Christmas Craft Fair at Gastonia Farmers Market

The Gastonia Farmers Market has gathered a great variety of artisans and crafters for you this year! On top of ...

Cookies with Santa at Selwyn United Methodist Church

Gift wrapping, crafts, cookies, Santa, and an opportunity for photo's with Santa are available.

Ho Ho Ho & Mistletoe at Flour Power Kids Cooking Studio Rea Farms

Let’s hope our awesome Gingerbread Men don’t run away at class today! We’ll also be making Marching Marshmallow Men and ...

Penland Tree Farm Fun

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

Cookies for Kids' Cancer Bake Sale - Birkdale Village

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved, & less toxic treatments for ...

Holiday Trees for Wildlife at Wing Haven

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

Open Play at Superior Play Systems

Your children can play at our word winning PlaygroundOne! Playsets, jump on our safety tested trampolines, or shoot on our ...

York County Holiday Expo

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

Holiday DIY Ornaments at Gaston County Parks & Recreation

Have a favorite book that is tattered and worn that you want to hold on to as a keepsake? Bring ...

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 ...

Santa on the Chimney at Chimney Rock State Park

There’s no way Santa could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare for his ...

  • 11:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720 GPS: 35.432163, -82.249549.
  • Cost: Included with Park Admission.
  • Website: www.chimneyrockpark.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Spelling 2-5-5 at Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Have you ever wanted to be a star? Simon’s a terrific speller, and now he has a chance to shine ...

2018 Regal Holiday Classics: A Christmas Story

Starting December 1 - December 22, each Saturday, at 12pm local time enjoy one of these 4 traditional Holiday Classics ...

Cookie Family Story Time at Mt. Holly Branch Library

Listen to cookie themed stories and decorate your own cookie with us.

Envirocaching at Charlotte Nature Museum

Join our naturalists every second Saturday of the month where GPS exploration and scavenger hunt meet! You’ll use a GPS ...

Sing-along with Santa 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! ...

1890's Historic Christmas Village at Gaston County Parks & Recreation

Gaston County Parks and Recreation will host the 11th Annual 1890’s Heritage Village Christmas, a celebration of what Christmas was ...

Carowinds WinterFest

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

Colonial Christmas and Candlelighting at The Schiele Museum of Natural History

Celebrate Christmas on the Carolina Frontier. Join in the “Procession of the Yule Log”, decorating with greenery, early American carols, ...

  • 2:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: The Schiele Museum of Natural History 1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054.
  • Cost: Members: Free Non-Members: Included with museum admission.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

The Nutcracker at Belk Theater

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the holidays at Nutcracker! Join Clara as she encounters an epic battle between the ...

Weihnachtsmarkt

OMB is the place to gather with friends, drink fresh beer, shop for gifts and celebrate the holiday season! Friday, November ...

McDowell Campfire

Cozy up by the campfire behind McDowell Nature Center. Share stories, learn new skills and practice fire safety all while ...

  • 2:30 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: McDowell Nature Preserve 15222 York Rd, Charlotte, NC 28278.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Capture the Magic at Promenade On Providence

Capture the Magic this holiday season with Santa at Promenade on Providence. Enjoy carriage rides around the shopping center and ...

Spelling 2-5-5 at Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Have you ever wanted to be a star? Simon’s a terrific speller, and now he has a chance to shine ...

Winter Backyard Birds at Reedy Creek Park and Nature Center

Curious about what birds you are seeing in your backyard and/or how you can you can encourage more to join ...

  • 3:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Reedy Creek Park and Nature Center 2900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28215.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Christmas with the Kringles

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

Christmas in the Park at Stallings Parks and Recreation

Santa comes to Stallings Municipal Park on December 8th!

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.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

4th Annual Christmas Enchantment in the Garden

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Christmas at the Library (Billy Graham Library)

Christmas at the Library offers an excellent half-day, or all day, option for guests. Guests can enjoy the self-guided Journey ...

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 ...

Lighting Up The Lake

Save these dates for 3 of Lake Norman's Lighted Boat Parades! Different routes, same goal...to light up the Holiday Season! ...

80th Annual Kannapolis Christmas Parade

December 8 - The 80th Annual Kannapolis Christmas Parade presented by Cannon Pharmacy begins at 6 p.m. This special night ...

Candlelight Christmas Tour at Historic Latta Plantation

Experience Christmas by Candlelight at Historic Latta Plantation! For two very special evenings, we're offering holiday themed tours throughout the ...

Festival of Lights Celebration at Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios: Charlotte Quail Corners

Join us in celebrating the Festival of Lights with an evening of traditional foods and activities. Join us for Homemade ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios: Charlotte Quail Corners 8438 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210.
  • Cost: $39/child. Dinner and all supplies included.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

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 ...

Winterland Express and Celebration of Lights at City of Kannapolis

The Winterland Express train runs every evening from November 24th – December 30th (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from ...

The Nutcracker at Belk Theater

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the holidays at Nutcracker! Join Clara as she encounters an epic battle between the ...

Tosco Music Holiday Party at McGlohon Theater

Come celebrate the season with a Saturday night of great music and song! Like last year, we’re returning to the ...