Charlotte

Holiday Events

This page lists Holiday events for families in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
Kids Charlotte: Holiday Events - Fun 4 Charlotte Kids
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01/01 - New Years  FREE Soup Day

FREE SOUP DAY 2023 is coming!!! Mark your calendars for SUNDAY, January 1st, 2023 for an 11a-2pm se ...

January 1st
Hours: 11a-2pm service!
2320 N Davidson St # D, Charlotte, NC, 28205
10/26, 12/03 & 12/10 - South End Shop Small Saturdays

Shop Small Saturdays has been a South End tradition for 10 years because shopping small also means s ...

Saturday, November 26 | Saturday, December 3 | Saturday...
Camden Road, Charlotte, NC
11/05-12/24 -  Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Starting Nov. 5th Experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonde ...

NOV. 5 - DEC. 24, 2022
Hours: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Free.
8181 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC
11/10 - 12/31 - The polar Express with the Great Smoky Mountains

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! This memorable journey will ...

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ begins November 6th, 2020, and opera...
Hours: See website for Hours and details
45 Mitchell St, Bryson City, NC, 28713
11/11-12/22  - Merry Midtown

In partnership with Vintage Charlotte, Metropolitan brings you VTGCLT Pop. For a limited time only, ...

November 11, 2022 - December 22, 2022 | 10:00 am – 7:00...
Hours: November 11 – December 11 Open Weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun)...
1111 Metropolitan Ave, Charlotte, NC, 28204
11/18 - 01/04 - Snowland, Great Wolf Lodge’s

Join Us for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Escape to the warmth of Snowland, Great Wolf Lod ...

November 18-January 4
10175 Weddington Road, Concord, NC
11/18 - 01/08 -  Speedway Christmas & Christmas Village

SPEEDWAY CHRISTMAS PRESENTED BY ATRIUM HEALTH One of the Southeast’s largest and most-anticipate ...

Friday, November 18, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Hours: 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC
11/18 - 02/15 - Lights at Whitewater Center

Explore a half-mile, self-guided walking trail showcasing a variety of illuminated installations rep ...

mid-November through mid-February
NO PASS REQUIRED
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC, 28214
11/18-01/01 - Zootastic Christmas Wonderland of Light

Zootastic Park's Christmas Wonderland of Lights starts November 18th! Drive through over 4 million l ...

Nov 18th, 2022-Jan 1st, 2023
Hours: Sunday through Thursday 6pm-9pm Fridays and Saturdays 6...
Zootastic Park 385 Ostwalt Amity Rd, Troutman, NC, 28115
11/19 -  Make Change Makers Market

Over 25 makers and charities coming together to share their products and missions during the holiday ...

Sat, Nov 19, 1:00 PM
Hours: 1:00 p.m.
6001 Providence Country Club Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28277
11/19 -12/30 - Winterland Express & Celebration of Lights

Celebrate the Christmas spirit all month long in Kannapolis with the Celebration of Lights. The Cele ...

Every evening from November 20th – December 30th (close...
Hours: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
700 West C St, Kannapolis, NC, 28081
11/21-01/01 - Carowinds WinterFest

Special Events Carowinds is jam packed with exciting events for the whole family, with unique exper ...

Hours: 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Carowinds 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28273
11/23 - 01/06 - Light the Knights Festival

Light the Knights Festival, presented by Truist, will take the Queen City by (snow)storm as the Char ...

Experience the magic November 23rd through January 6th.
Range from $10 - $99
324 S. Mint St, Charlotte, NC, 28226
11/25 - 12/31 -  20th Annual Toys, Games & Trains Exhibit

​ ​ ​ This annually recurring exhibit fills the Museum with model train displays as well as r ...

NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 31, 2022 (WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY 10AM...
FREE ADMISSION!
Kings Mountain Historical Museum, Charlotte, NC
11/26 -  Annual ChristmasTown 5K

Run through the lights of ChristmasTown USA. Kick off your holiday season with our 3.1 mile beautifu ...

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2022 AT 6 PM
Hours: 6:00 p.m.
Christmas Town, Mcadenville, NC
12/01 - 12/03 -  Christmas in Davidson!

Christmas In Davidson About An annual tradition since 1988, Christmas in Davidson kicks off the ho ...

December 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Hours: 6-9 p.m.
Downtown Davidson.
12/01 - 12/04 - ChristmasVille 2022

Join the fun during ChristmasVille 2022, and Let your heart be light! Although ChristmasVille is ...

Thursday, December 1st - Sunday, December 4th
Throughout Rock Hill, Rock Hill, South Carolina
12/01 - 1203 - The Winter Wonderland Shop

The Winter Wonderland Shop at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte welcomes families from the Charlotte c ...

Hours: Thursday, Dec 1, 10 AM - 6 PM Friday, Dec 2, 10 AM - 6 ...
FREE to attend, gifts priced between $1-7
Located in the Wells Fargo Playhouse and The Round at ImaginOn: 300 E. 7th St, Charlotte, NC
12/01 - Christmas Town U.S.A. Tree Lighting Ceremony

Each December, Christmas Town U.S.A.® starts the season with the much-anticipated Tree Lighting Cere ...

December 1st
Hours: 5:30pm
Dynamo 31: 102 Main Street, McAdenville
12/01 -12/26  - Lighting of Christmas Town USA

Walk or drive through our downtown area to view the frosty majesty of the winter landscape. Green, r ...

December 1 - December 26
Hours: 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Free.
100 Main St, McAdenville, NC
12/01-01/03 -  Sea of Lights at SEA LIFE Aquarium

Experience Christmas underwater during Sea of Lights at SEA LIFE Aquarium. The interactive aquarium ...

Dec 1, 2022 - Dec, 2022
Hours: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
SEA LIFE Aquarium (Charlotte / Concord) 8111 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC, 28027
12/02 - 12/03 - Christmas In Huntersville

Friday, December 2nd, 6:00 - 9:00 pm | Town Tree Lighting, presented by Pridemore Properties We inv ...

Friday, December 2nd, 6:00 - 9:00 pm | Town Tree Lighti...
Hours: Friday, December 2nd, 6:00 - 9:00 pm | Saturday, Decem...
FREE
Downtown Huntersville, Huntersville, NC
12/02, 12/10 & 12/18 - Photos with Santa at Blakeney Plaza

Visit Santa’s House on the Blakeney Plaza for opportunities to visit and take photos with Santa & Mr ...

Friday, December 2 // 5:00 to 8:00 pm // Benefiting Gre...
Hours: 5 PM – 8 PM
9839 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28277
12/03 -  GRINCHMAS

Join us in Whoville on Saturday, December 3rd! Festivities will begin at 3pm and the movie – How The ...

December 3rd
Hours: Admission is $5 per person
3:00 pm –
1111 Metropolitan Ave, Charlotte, NC, 28204
12/03 -  Krueger Reindeer Romp 5K

KIDS OLAF OBSTACLE COURSE | FREE for participants 10 years and under A fun, healthy event fo ...

Saturday, December
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Harris YMCA 5900 Quail Hollow Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28210
12/03 - Home Depot Kids Workshop: Santa Letters Mailbox

Kids Projects & Activities at The Home Depot: Scarecrow Napkin Holder

December 3, 2022
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free.
Participating Locations, Charlotte, NC
12/03 and 12/10 - 25th Annual Santa on the Chimney

Cost: Included with Park Admission Chimney Rock has become Santa’s favorite place to train for his ...

Dec 3rd and 10th, 2022
Hours: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Age: All ages.
431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC, 28720
12/03, 12/10 & 12/17 - Mistletoe Market 2022  Join us for Mistletoe Market on the first three Saturdays in December: 3, 10, 17 from 4-8pm for some of the most magical nights of the year.  All are welcome to eat, drink, shop, and be merry at Camp with frie

Join us for Mistletoe Market on the first three Saturdays in December: 3, 10, 17 from 4-8pm for some ...

December: 3, 10, 17
Hours: from 4-8pm
300 Camp Road,, Charlotte, NC
12/04,12/09 & 12/17   -Strolling Holiday Entertainment Blakeney Town Center

Enjoy strolling holiday performers roaming Blakaney Town Center this season as you tackle your holid ...

Sun, Dec 4 Fri, Dec 9 Sat, Dec 17
Hours: 3 PM – 6 PM
9839 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28277
12/06 - SIGNING SANTA!

Lunch will be provided, and each child will receive one FREE photo and treat-filled goodie bag. The ...

December 6th
Hours: 10AM - 1PM
Northlake Mall 6801 Northlake Mall Dr, Charlotte, NC, 28216
12/09 - 12/23 - Nutcracker  Charlotte Ballet

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the holidays at Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Nutcracker! This unwaveri ...

DEC 9 - 23, 2022
BELK THEATER, Charlotte, NC
12/10 & 10/17 - A December to Remember 2022 at Promenade on Providence

Join us for a December to Remember! Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and take a carriage ride! The fi ...

Saturday, Dec 10th/ AND Saturday, Dec 17th.
Hours: Saturday, Dec 10th from 3-5PM AND Saturday, Dec 17th fr...
Free
10844 Providence Road., Charlotte, NC
12/10 - Cookies with Santaat Optimist Hall

Santa Claus is comin’ to the hall, Saturday, December 10th from 10am-2 pm! Be there to greet him, sn ...

December 10
Hours: Saturday, 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
1115 N. Brevard St., Charlotte, NC, NC 28206
12/10 - LETTERS TO SANTA at The Arboretum

Join us on Saturday, December 10th from 11 AM to 2 PM for some ho-ho-holiday cheer brought to you by ...

Saturday, December 10th
Hours: 11 AM to 2 PM
The Arboretum Shopping Center - Near the Pond, Charlotte, NC
12/12 - 12/31 - Ballantyne’s Backyard

Walk Through The Magic Of The Holidays. Bring your friends and family and immerse yourself in the wo ...

December 12 – 31, 2022
Hours: 5:00pm – 10:00pm Daily
$35 + Tax CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 3 DO NOT NEED A TIC...
11611 N Community House Rd, Charlotte, NC
12/15 - 12/20 - Clara's Trip: A Cirque and Dance  Nutcracker Story

A contemporary twist on a holiday classic. Clara attends a holiday party hosted by Mr. and Mrs. ...

DEC 15 - 20, 2022
Hours: Varies
Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, NC
12/15 - Yule Log Parade

Join the event on December 15 with plans to arrive to Town early at 100 Main Street near the Yule Lo ...

December 15th
Hours: Singing will begin at 5:30 PM
100 Main Street near the Yule Log, McAdenville, NC
12/16 - 12/18 - Charlotte Symphony Holiday Pops

Create lasting memories with family and friends at our all-new immersive holiday concert experience! ...

Hours: Friday, December 16 | 7:30PM | Saturday, December 17...
Knight Theater, 430 S Tryon St.
12/17  - PHOTOS WITH SANTA

Santa Clause is coming to town during Merry Midtown at Metropolitan. Enjoy free digital images, hot ...

December 17, 2022
Hours: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Free
1111 Metropolitan Ave, Charlotte, NC, 28204
12/31 - New Year’s Eve Celebration at Sugar Mountain Resort

A New Year’s Eve celebration mountain style! Join us for a complimentary alpine torch light parade a ...

Dec 31st, 2019.
Hours: 9:00 p.m.-1: 00 a.m.
1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Sugar Mountain, NC, 28604