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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

Thu 12/12/19 - 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

Thu 12/12/19 - 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

Thu 12/12/19 - 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...
Charlotte, NC

Thu 12/12/19 - 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

Thu 12/12/19 - 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

Thu 12/12/19 - 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

Thu 12/12/19 - 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

Thu 12/12/19 - 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

Thu 12/12/19 - Wed 1/1/20 at 9am-9pm
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

Thu 12/12/19 - Sat 12/21/19 at 5pm till 6pm, 7pm till 8pm
Special Event: Fair/Festival
Kick off the holiday season with a week of celebration in downtown Southport. Events are open to guests of all ages. Enjoy live theater, a WinterFest Tea Party, cookie decorating contest, supper with Santa’s elves, and the polar express. There will be many...
Historic Downtown Southport
Southport, NC

Thu 12/12/19 - Sat 12/14/19
Special Event: Religious, Holiday
12 Annual Community Nativity Festival
You’re invited to the 12th Annual Community Nativity Festival happening December 12-14, 2019. Enjoy nativities from all over the world as well as nightly musical performances by individuals, church choirs and local school choruses. Adults and children alik...
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Huntersville, NC

Thu 12/12/19 - Sat 12/14/19 at 10am-8:30pm
Special Event: Education, teens, youth, finance
4-H "Adulting" Series: Understanding Credit
With housing costs on the rise and the cost of living increasing, budgeting has become a regular part of our lifestyle. Empower youth to embrace a budget by teaching them about financial resposibility. A part of the 4-H "Adulting" Series, Cabarrus 4-H wi...
Cabarrus County 4-H
Concord, NC

Thu 12/12/19 at 4:30pm-6pm
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

Thu 12/12/19 at 9am-5pm
Fri 12/13/19 at 9am-5pm
Sat 12/14/19 at 9am-5pm
Sun 12/15/19 at 2pm-5pm
Tue 12/17/19 at 9am-5pm
Special Event: Community Event
Disability Rights/Assistive Technology Event
Assistive technology devices offer people with disabilities a better quality of life, but often financing can be an obstacle. On Thursday, December 12, from 6 – 8 p.m., Self-Help Credit Union will host a free event that provides vital information on the ri...
North Carolina Assistive Technology Program Center
Charlotte, NC

Thu 12/12/19 at 6pm-8pm
Special Event: Musical, Holiday
Elf - The Musical
"Elf" is a musical based on the motion picture of the same name, with a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. The book was adapted by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan from the 2003 film. This is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistake...
J.E. Broyhill Civic Center
Lenoir, NC

Thu 12/12/19 at 7pm
Special Event: Nature, Hiking
Full Moon Hike
Immerse yourself in the magic of a Full Moon in the Nature Preserve. We will open ourselves to this energy as we explore the trails after hours. All ages welcome but must be able to walk up to 2 miles on uneven terrain. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. ...
Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve
Charlotte, NC

Thu 12/12/19 at 6pm-7:30pm
Special Event: Holiday, Benefit/Fundraiser
Good Friends Charlotte 33rd-Annual Holiday Luncheon
On Thursday, Dec. 12, Good Friends Charlotte, a women’s non-profit organization, and movement, that improves lives and inspires hope for families facing financial challenge, will host its 33rd-annual holiday luncheon. Join nearly 1,800 women to help raise ...
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC

Thu 12/12/19 at 11:45am-1pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop
Holiday Craft Party
Come join us as we make fun holiday themed crafts! Make your own snow globe, other crafts and a yummy no cooking treat. Ages 11-17. Limit 15. Register online or call (803) 831-7774.
York County Library (Lake Wylie Branch)
Lake Wylie, SC

Thu 12/12/19 at 4:30pm-6:30pm
Special Event: Politics
Women Elected to Office Reception
Five women’s groups will hold the third annual reception honoring women elected to local office and recognizing the hard work and service of all current and former female officeholders. New York Times best-selling humor author and columnist Celia Riven...
Levine Museum of the New South
Charlotte, NC

Thu 12/12/19 at 6:30pm-8:30pm

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