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Special Event: Children, For the Family, Holiday
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Concord-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games. Features include rustic Christma...
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Concord, NC

Tue 12/12/17 - Sun 12/24/17 at 10am-9pm
Special Event: Holiday, Ice Skating
Winter Wonderland South Park
Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink is an open-air holiday experience in Charlotte, North Carolina nestled between South Park Mall and Symphony Park. It features a 5,000 square for ice skating rink, a pub and a coffee shop and features live music, special e...
Winter Wonder South Park
Charlotte, NC

Tue 12/12/17 - Sun 1/7/18 at 11am-11pm
Special Event: Children, For the Family, Holiday
Lights, Camera, Santa
Visit Santa’s Workshop near the Village Green at Blakeney this holiday season for portraits with Santa Claus from November 18 through December 24! Spectacular light show performances by our state-of-the-art Christmas Tree will take place on the Village ...
Blakeney Shopping Center
Charlotte, NC

Tue 12/12/17 - Sun 12/24/17
Special Event: 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

Tue 12/12/17 - Sun 12/31/17 at 6pm-10pm
Special Event: Children, Holiday, For the Family
A Kannapolis Christmas Celebration of Lights
Stroll through the park or take a ride on the Winterland Express to see more than 250,000 Christmas lights. The Celebration of lights will also feature the Double Decker Carousel and performances from the Kannapolis Singing Bears. Each night Santa Claus wi...
Village Park
Kannapolis, NC

Tue 12/12/17 - Sat 12/30/17
Special Event: Benefit/Fundraiser
Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern Annual Coat Drive
Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern is holding its annual coat drive through February 1, 2018. Restaurant guests are encouraged to donate new and/or gently used coats of all sizes. All coats will be donated to the Salvation Army, who will distribute them to...
Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern
Charlotte, NC

Tue 12/12/17 - Thu 2/1/18 at 11am-11pm
Special Event: Food/Tasting, Holiday
Join BLT Steak for “Nutcracker” Brunch This December
This month only, BLT Steak will offer an expanded seasonal brunch menu featuring stuffed popovers celebrating the return of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s “Nutcracker” to the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. With references to characters like The Sugar Plum Fai...
BLT Steakhouse
Charlotte, NC

Tue 12/12/17 - Sun 12/31/17
Special Event: Fair/Festival, Holiday
VTGCLT Pop is back! We are giving you one last chance to shop all of our favorite local and regional small businesses before Christmas! VTGCLT Pop is a pop up shop that will be open in Uptown Charlotte at the corner of Church and Third Street (130 W. 3r...
Charlotte, NC

Tue 12/12/17 - Thu 12/21/17 at 10am-7pm
Special Event: General
Charlotte Warehouse Sale - December Sale Event
The sale will feature over 8,000 pieces of new, brand name, with tags, women's apparel and shoes! This overstock merchandise comes from the nation's leading department stores. Charlotte Warehouse Sale purchases in large quantities to buy at the lowest cost...
Charlotte Warehouse Sale
Charlotte, NC

Tue 12/12/17 - Sun 12/17/17
Special Event: Holiday, For the Family, Religious, Family/Child (Books), Holiday Music, Choral
Christmas at the Library
Christmas at the Library offers an excellent half-day, or all day, option for guests. Guests can enjoy the self-guided Journey of Faith tour, holiday shopping at Ruth’s Attic Book Store, carriage rides through sparkling light displays, caroler performances...
The Billy Graham Library
Charlotte, NC

Tue 12/12/17 - Thu 12/14/17 at 5pm-9pm
Fri 12/15/17 - Sat 12/16/17 at 5pm-10pm
Mon 12/18/17 - Thu 12/21/17 at 5pm-9pm
Fri 12/22/17 - Sat 12/23/17 at 5pm-10pm
Special Event: Religious
Special Display: At the Foot of the Cross
Special Display: At the Foot of the Cross November 1 – December 31 At the Library’s dedication in 2007, Billy Graham expressed his hope that it would be a “living testimony to the power of the Gospel.” For 10 years, that message has been proclaimed to ev...
The Billy Graham Library
Charlotte, NC

Tue 12/12/17 - Sun 12/31/17 at 9pm-5pm
Special Event: Business, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop
CyberSecure My Business Workshop – Charlotte, NC
Every business, large or small, for-profit, or nonprofit holds data that has value. The best practices for protecting online accounts are the same for any type of organization. This workshop is designed to help all organizations better understand the threa...
University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Popp Martin Student Union
Charlotte, NC

Tue 12/12/17 at 9am-12pm
Special Event: Food/Tasting, General, Social Event, Tour
Local to Charlotte, Rooted in the Carolinas: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour
Explore the flavors of Uptown on a guided walking tour of the city! You’ll visit several unique, independent restaurants to sample chef’s creations while learning about the history of the city and its culinary culture. This tour highlights locally sourced ...
Coco and the Director
Charlotte, NC

Tue 12/12/17 at 9:45am-1pm
Wed 12/13/17 at 9:45am-1pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 9:45am-1pm
Fri 12/15/17 at 9:45am-1pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 9:45am-1pm
Special Event: Food/Tasting, Film, Social Event
Star Wars Trivia at Flying Saucer Charlotte
Visit Flying Saucer on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. for Star Wars Trivia to get ready for the new movie release coming up soon.
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Charlotte, NC

Tue 12/12/17 at 7:30pm-11pm
Special Event: Family/Child (Books), Children, Holiday
Storytime with Santa at Warren Publishing
Santa’s coming to Warren Publishing! Bring your kids to meet Santa for a fun evening of reading and cookies just in time for the holiday. The event will take place on December 12th and 18th from 6 pm-7:30 pm. Children’s books for all ages will be available...
Warren Publishing
Charlotte, NC

Tue 12/12/17 at 6pm-7:30pm
Mon 12/18/17 at 6pm-7:30pm
Special Event: Social Event, Education
Teacher Tuesday at MakerSpace Charlotte
Educators Unite! School Makerspace ideas? Want to a Makerspace? Share ideas with other teachers to engage students in Science. Get new ideas, try new projects with colleagues, make friends. We have the tools, laser cutters, 3-D printers, wood shop.
MakerSpace Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Tue 12/12/17 at 7pm-10pm
Tue 12/19/17 at 7pm-10pm
Tue 12/26/17 at 7pm-10pm
Tue 1/2/18 at 7pm-10pm
Tue 1/9/18 at 7pm-10pm
Special Event: Stand Up Comedy
Tig Notaro
Tig Notaro is a standup comedian, storyteller and writer originally from Mississippi. She writes, produces and stars in the semi­autobiographical comedy series "One Mississippi," on Amazon Studios. Her memoir, "I'm Just A Person," is a New York Times bests...
The Orange Peel
Asheville, NC

Tue 12/12/17 at 7pm
Special Event: History/Science, Museum, Family/Child
Toys, Games, & Trains
This annually recurring exhibit fills the Museum with model train displays assembled by the Piedmont “S” Gaugers, as well as railroad memorabilia, and antique toys and games. Visitors of all ages will be enchanted as they explore the miniature snow-covered...
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
Kings Mountain, NC

Tue 12/12/17 at 10am-4pm
Wed 12/13/17 at 10am-4pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 10am-4pm
Fri 12/15/17 at 10am-4pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 10am-4pm
Special Event: Film
Found Footage Festival: Volume 8
Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher ("The Late Show with David Letterman") are back with an all-new edition of the Found Footage Festival, featuring newly unearthed VHS gems found at thrift stores across the country. Highlights include: a collection o...
Neighborhood Theatre
Charlotte, NC

Wed 12/13/17 at 8pm
Special Event: Community Event, Ceramics/Pottery
Jim Hanley Stoneware
Local artist Jim Hanley will be on hand to sell his locally crafted pottery. These beautiful handmade wares are perfect holiday gifts for friends & family.
Birdsong Brewing Company
Charlotte, NC

Wed 12/13/17 at 6pm-8pm

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