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 ...

11/06 - 12/30 - The polar Express with the Great Smoky Mountains

Over 90,000 guests rode THE POLAR EXPRESS™ with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2019 and we ho ...

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ begins November 6th, 2020, and opera...
Hours: See website for Hours and details
45 Mitchell St, Bryson City, NC, 28713
11/20-12/30 N.C. Transportation Museum In Lights: A Drive Thru Experience

The N.C. Transportation Museum will host a holiday light show, N.C. Transportation Museum In Lights: ...

November 20th through December 30th, 2020.
Hours: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
N.C. Transportation Museum 1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer, NC, 28159
11/21 - 01/17 - Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Speedway Christmas has returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway, and it’s bigger and better than ever! T ...

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - Sunday, January 17, 2021
Hours: Open Thursday-Sunday and all Christmas week, except for...
5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC, 28027
11/22-01/04 -  Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. ...

November 20, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Hours: 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. Nightly
Age: All ages.
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, 28806
11/25- 01/01 Christmas Wonderland of Lights at Zootastic Park

Opening weekend is November 25th. We are every night from November 25th to January 1st! Drive th ...

Nov 25th-Jan 1st, 2020.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m./ Friday and Saturday:...
Zootastic Park 385 Ostwalt Amity Rd, Troutman, NC, 28166
11/27 - 12/31 -  Nights of a Thousand Candles

Experience one of the most beloved holiday events in the Southeast, Nights of a Thousand Candles. ...

Beginning this year on November 26 and running each Wed...
Hours: From 4 - 9 p.m
1931 Brookgreen Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576
12/05 and 12/12 - 23rd Annual Santa on the Chimney

Since 1997, Santa has visited Chimney Rock to train for his big night of deliveries. There’s no way ...

Dec 5th and 12th, 2020
Hours: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Age: All ages.
431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC, 28720
12/26 and 12/23 - Winter Break Family Animal Encounters

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Ambassadors to help us spread the word on the important roles ...

Hours: 2:00 pm
Age: All ages.
431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC, 28720