Holiday Events

This page lists Holiday events for families in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
Kids Charlotte: Holiday Events - Fun 4 Charlotte Kids
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
11/07-12/24 Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Concord-area families are invited to enjoy this mag ...

November 7th – December 24th, 2020.
Hours: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
8181 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC
11/15 - 01/05 - Holiday on Ice at NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza

Whether you’re looking for a family friendly activity, a romantic night with a loved one, a unique e ...

November 165h - January 5th, 2019.
Hours: Visit the Website for Hours
400 East Martin Luther King Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28202
11/19-12/03  Festival of Trees virtual tree lighting celebration

The 12th Annual Festival of Trees will move completely online this year. Novant Health Matthews Medi ...

November 19th-Dec 3rd, 2020.
Hours: 5:30 p.m.
1500 Matthews Township Pkwy, Matthews, NC, 28105
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
11/20-12/30 Winterland Express & Celebration of Lights

The Winterland Express train runs every evening from November 20th – December 30th (closed Thanksgiv ...

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 - 01/17 - 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
11/21-01/03 Sea of Lights at SEA LIFE Aquarium

SEA LIFE is lighting up with holiday spirit and over 10,000 holiday lights! Journey into Sea of Ligh ...

Nov 21st, 2020-Jan 3rd, 2021 (closed on Thanksgiving Da...
Hours: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
SEA LIFE Aquarium (Charlotte / Concord) 8111 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC, 28027
11/21-12/20 Carowinds’ Taste of the Season: An Outdoor Holiday

Happy holidays, y’all! Savor the holidays' flavors at Carowinds’ Taste of the Season: An Outdoor Hol ...

November 21st - December 20th, 2020.
Hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Carowinds 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28273
11/27-01/03 Holidays at the Garden

Although the show is just a bit smaller than in years past, you can still sing along to your wintert ...

Nov 27th, 2020-Jan 3rd, 2021.
Hours: 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
DSBG, 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC
11/27-12/23 Charlotte Christmas Village - Christkindlmarkt (in conjunction with the Charlotte Knights)

Charlotte Christmas Village, is a quaint, European-inspired Christmas Market in Uptown Charlot ...

Nov 27th-Dec 23rd, 2020.
Hours: BEGINNING THIS YEAR ON FRIDAY, 11/27 11 am to 9 pm Thur...
Free admission.
Truist Field 324 S. Mint Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202
11/30-12/23 Christmas at the Library

Christmas is a special time at the Billy Graham Library with plenty of family-friendly attractions t ...

Nov 30th-Dec 23rd, 2020.
The Billy Graham Library, Charlotte, NC
12/02 -12/26  - Lighting of Christmas Town USA


December 1 - December 26
100 Main St, McAdenville, NC
12/04 ChristmasVille Drive-In Movies - Polar Express

SPONSORED BY MORTON AND GETTYS Come out and enjoy the ChristmasVille Drive-In sponsored by Morton ...

Dec 4th, 2020.
Hours: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM - 10:45 PM
158 West White Street, Rock Hill, SC, 29730
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
12/05 ChristmasVille VIG Club

Come hang with Santa in the Breezeway behind the Cotton Factory! This EXCLUSIVE VIG Club gives your ...

Dec 5th, 2020.
Hours: 10:00 A.M.-1:45 P.M.
130 W White St 130 West White Street, Rock Hill,, SC, 29730
12/05 Kick-off to Christmas with the Polar Express at Denver Downs Farm

Looking for the perfect Social Distancing Holiday event with your friends and family? This is it! Yo ...

Dec 5th, 2020.
Hours: 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Denver Downs Farm, 1515 Denver Road, Anderson, SC
12/05 Santa Comes to Town on The Firetruck

Santa will visit China Grove on the Firetruck. - Dec. 5th and Dec 12th at 10am. Details and map to f ...

Dec 5th, 2020.
Hours: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
12/05-12/13 Believe - Reserve tickets today! (North Carolina Zoo)

Be part of our annual holiday event, BELIEVE! This year's Believe will be a little different, social ...

Dec 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th, 2020.
Hours: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
North Carolina Zoo 4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC, 27205
12/10 Holly Jolly Holiday Party at Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios Quail Corners

Yummy cookie treats you can make for Santa and your family! They’ll be Ho Ho Ho happy for their spec ...

Dec 10th, 2020.
Hours: 5:15-6:15 pm
Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios: Charlotte Quail Corners 8438 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28210
12/11 & 12/18  - Friday night holiday celebrations at Mooresville

Kicking off November 27, 2020! The annually awesome Holiday Light Spectacular features 150,000 ligh ...

12/11 & 12/18
413 N. Main St., Mooresville, NC
12/12 -12/13 3rd Annual Winter Wonderland Experience

Saturday, We will have a choice Holiday pictures or pictures with Santa, gift giveaways for children ...

Dec 12th-13th, 2020.
Hours: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
500 W 32nd St 500 West 32nd Street, Charlotte, NC, 28206
12/13 Hanukkah with a Twist! (Online)

Celebrate the festival of lights! Join us for Hanukkah trivia, menorah lighting and songs. Fun for ...

Dec 13th, 2020.
Hours: 7:00 p.m.
Levine JCC 5007 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28226
12/15 Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt by  City of Concord Parks & Recreation

Santa has dropped candy canes in Dorton Park and we need your help finding them! Register for an hou ...

Dec 15th, 2020.
Hours: Time slots are from 5-6PM, 6-7PM, and 7-8PM.
Dorton Park, 5790 Poplar Tent Rd, Concord, NC
12/19 2020 North Carolina Christmas Festival

The 2020 Christmas Expo is the perfect holiday experience. Free pictures with santa claus, free toy ...

Dec 19th, 2020.
Hours: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center 4751 North Carolina 49 Gold Hall, Concord, NC, 28025
Helms Christmas Tree Farm

2020 Christmas Season You will need to arrive at the farm in time to cut your tree from our field ...

Hours: Daily 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
6345 Christmas Tree Lane, Vale, NC, 28168