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Special Event: Animals, Nature
Vulture Playground Fun
Have you ever seen a King Vulture on a playground? We’ll Pishi has his own fun yard out beside his enclosure in the Vulture Culture exhibit. You won’t want to miss this bird’s favorite part of the day. Every Tuesday at 11:00 from September 17th till Novem...
Carolina Raptor Center
Huntersville, NC

Fri 12/6/19 - Sun 3/1/20 at 11am-11:30am
Special Event: Religious
Special Display: From Generation to Generation
From the earliest days of Billy Graham’s ministry, he had a special place in his heart for teens and young adults. Come see our new special display and discover how God used him to reach youth with the Good News of Jesus Christ, from inner-city ministry in...
The Billy Graham Library
Charlotte, NC

Fri 12/6/19 - Tue 12/31/19
Special Event: Volunteer Event
Bears & Bedtime Toy Drive for Foster Youth in Charlotte
Mattress Firm is kicking off the season of giving with its annual Bears and Bedtime Toy Drive benefiting foster youth in the Charlotte community. Now through Dec. 15, stop by your nearest Mattress Firm to donate new, unwrapped teddy bears, stuffed animals ...
Mattress Firm
Charlotte, NC

Fri 12/6/19 - Sun 12/15/19
Special Event: Community Event
15th Annual Puppies for Patients
Give joy. Give life. This holiday season, give the gift that costs nothing but is priceless to patients in need: LIFESAVING BLOOD. With your help, OneBlood hopes to bring smiles to the faces of hundreds of children spending the holidays in our local hosp...
OneBlood
Charlotte, NC

Fri 12/6/19 - Tue 12/31/19
Special Event: Holiday, Community Event, For the Family, Antiques
Photos with Santa at Carolina Place
Post-worthy pics with Santa! ‘Tis the season! If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday season in Pineville, North Carolina, look no further—we’re offering photos with Santa at Carolina Place! Contact the Santa Set at 609-781...
Carolina Place Mall
Pineville, NC

Fri 12/6/19 - Tue 12/24/19 at 12pm-8pm
Special Event: Holiday
Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops featuring FREE photos with Santa
Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Charlotte-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holida...
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Concord, NC

Fri 12/6/19 - Tue 12/24/19
Special Event: Holiday
Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s featuring FREE photos with Santa
Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Charlotte-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holi...
Cabela's - Fort Mill
Fort Mill, SC

Fri 12/6/19 - Tue 12/24/19
Special Event: Animals, Auto Show, Children, Community Event, Food/Tasting, For the Family, Holiday
Speedway Christmas
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway includes a three-mile course of over 3,000,000 holiday lights throughout the grounds with a lights-to-music drive-thru section, two full tunnels of lights, a beautiful 12 Days of Christmas display in the grand...
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC

Fri 12/6/19 - Tue 12/24/19 at 6pm-10pm
Thu 12/26/19 - Sun 1/5/20 at 6pm-10pm
Special Event: Holiday, Children, For the Family, Community Event
The 300 Express
300 South Tryon is inviting families, residents and those visiting the Charlotte area to join them this holiday season to experience The 300 Express, a mesmerizing attraction that will transform the two-story rotunda on the ground floor of the building int...
300 South Tryon
Charlotte, NC

Fri 12/6/19 - Wed 1/1/20 at 9am-9pm
Special Event: Nature, For the Family
Fire n' Cocoa
Description: Warm up next to a campfire on this cold night while sipping on yummy hot cocoa! Practice fire safety and fire building techniques while enjoying good company. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike). Notes: Thi...
McDowell Nature Center & Preserve
Charlotte, NC

Fri 12/6/19 - Wed 12/11/19 at 6pm-7:30pm
Wed 1/8/20 at 6pm-7:30pm
Wed 1/29/20 at 6pm-7:30pm
Special Event: Holiday
Christmas Dinner
Celebrate the Savior’s birth with family and friends over a wonderful Christmas dinner. This traditional holiday meal features turkey and carved ham with maple Dijon glaze, cranberry cornbread stuffing, other savory dishes, and an assortment of festive des...
The Billy Graham Library
Charlotte, NC

Fri 12/6/19 - Sat 12/21/19 at 5pm till 6pm, 7pm till 8pm
Special Event: Food/Tasting, Social Event
A Taste of Uptown Charlotte with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours
Charlotte’s beautiful downtown, known as Uptown, celebrates arts and culture with numerous museums, galleries, and sculptures. There is also fascinating history to learn about, lovely parks to explore, and fantastic restaurants to enjoy! Join Taste Carolin...
Coco and the Director
Charlotte, NC

Fri 12/6/19 at 10am till 1pm, 4:15pm till 7:15pm
Sat 12/7/19 at 10am till 1pm, 4:15pm till 7:15pm
Fri 12/13/19 at 10am till 1pm, 4:15pm till 7:15pm
Sat 12/14/19 at 10am till 1pm, 4:15pm till 7:15pm
Fri 12/20/19 at 10am till 1pm, 4:15pm till 7:15pm
Special Event: Community Event, Art Show
A Thousand Words by Vietnam Veterans
The exhibit images—taken by North Carolina soldiers and assembled by Winston-Salem photographer Martin Tucker, focus on the human elements of war, offering visitors the chance to see how the troops themselves chose to remember their time in Southeast Asia....
Mountain Gateway Museum
Old Fort, NC

Fri 12/6/19 at 9am-5pm
Sat 12/7/19 at 9am-5pm
Sun 12/8/19 at 2pm-5pm
Tue 12/10/19 at 9am-5pm
Wed 12/11/19 at 9am-5pm
Special Event: For the Family, Community Event
ACC FanFest
Friday, Dec. 6 | 5 - 9 PM Saturday, Dec. 7 | 10 AM - 6:30 PM Open to the public, family-friendly event featuring a 50-yard field that includes a 40-yard dash and passing accuracy station. Other activities will include Battle of the Bands, mascot appear...
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC

Fri 12/6/19 at 5pm-9pm
Sat 12/7/19 at 10am-6:30pm
Special Event: Musical
Jersey Boys
"Jersey Boys" is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds a...
Ovens Auditorium
Charlotte, NC

Fri 12/6/19 at 8pm
Sat 12/7/19 at 2pm
Sat 12/7/19 at 8pm
Sun 12/8/19 at 1:30pm
Sun 12/8/19 at 7pm
Special Event: Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Nature, Hiking, Experimental
McDowell Family Hike
Start the weekend out right by hiking at McDowell in the afternoon. Meet at the Nature Center for this 1.5 hour hike around the preserve. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike).
McDowell Nature Center & Preserve
Charlotte, NC

Fri 12/6/19 at 3am-4:30pm
Sun 12/22/19 at 3pm-4:30pm
Fri 12/27/19 at 3pm-4:30pm
Special Event: Holiday, Children, For the Family
Tweetsie Christmas
A new holiday tradition has begun! Celebrate all of the joys of the holiday season when the park transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas. Enjoy a train ride through an enchanted land of twinkling lights, visit with Santa, see Christmas s...
Tweetsie Railroad
Blowing Rock, NC

Fri 12/6/19 at 5pm-10pm
Sat 12/7/19 at 5pm-10pm
Fri 12/13/19 at 5pm-10pm
Sat 12/14/19 at 5pm-10pm
Fri 12/20/19 at 5pm-10pm
Special Event: Community Event
2019 Amplify and Activate Summit: Honoring Ancestry
The 3rd Annual Amplify and Activate Summit will take place on Saturday and Sunday December 7 & 8, 2019. Amplify and Activate is an interactive, inquiry based learning community that lives at the intersection of Yoga, Social Justice and Self Care. This year...
Queens University of Charlotte – Levine Center
Charlotte, NC

Sat 12/7/19 at 9am-6pm
Sun 12/8/19 at 8am-4pm
Special Event: Fair/Festival, For the Family, Children
2019 Queen City Christmas Festival
The 2019 Queen City Christmas Expo is the perfect holiday experience. Free pictures with santa claus, free toy giveaway for the kids, free gift wrapping, christmas coloring & word search, ornament decoration and more! Vendors, entertainment, food, and more...
The Carole Hoefener Center
Charlotte, NC

Sat 12/7/19 at 1pm-5pm
Special Event: Children
A December to Remember
Capture the magic this holiday season at Promenade! Enjoy a variety of activities the first three Saturdays in December. Pictures and visits with Santa all 3 dates- December 7, 14, & 21 from 3-5pm. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Kids First o...
Promenade on Providence
Charlotte, NC

Sat 12/7/19 at 3pm-5pm
Sat 12/14/19 at 3pm-5pm
Sat 12/21/19 at 3pm-5pm
    

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