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Community Chanukkah Party

Join the Jewish Council for a community Hanukkah party from 1-3pm at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
Dates: 
12/09/2018
1 PM - 3 PM
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Location:

Mount Zion United Methodist Church - Cornelius, NC
19600 Zion Ave
Cornelius, NC, 28031
United States

Phone:

704.987.9980

Chanukah Menorah Parade! - Chabad of Charlotte

A 50+ Car Menorah Parade on the first night of Chanukah! This is an incredible opportunity for your children to display their Jewish pride with exciting, fun-filled activities. Light up the Charlotte night with the spirit of Chanukah!
Dates: 
12/02/2018
3:30 PM – 5 PM
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Organization:

Chabad of Charlotte

Location:

6619 Sardis Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina, NC, 28270
United States

Phone:

704-366-3984

A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol - City of Lincolnton, NC

Produced by the Lincoln Theatre Guild, this fun twist on everyone’s favorite classic holiday tale gets the fractured fairy-tale treatment.
Dates: 
11/30/2018
12/01/2018
12/02/2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Location:

Lincoln Cultural Center - Lincolnton, NC
403 E Main Street
Lincolnton, NC, 28092
United States

Phone:

704.452.7830

WinterFest - Carowinds

Carowinds comes alive with holiday spirit during WinterFest. Friends and families are treated to an ultimate holiday celebration as we magically transform our park into a winter wonderland - full of enchantment, cheer and classic family fun.
Dates: 
11/23/2018
11/24/2018
11/25/2018
Sundays to Fridays-5 PM - 10 PM except 12/31-5 PM - 1 AM Saturdays-2 PM - 10 PM
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Location:

Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd
Charlotte, NC, 28273
United States

Phone:

704.588.2600

8th Annual Festival Marketplace - Sandhills Children's Center

Bring your gift list when you visit the 8th Annual Festival Marketplace for holiday shopping with unique gift offerings from local and regional merchants, artisans, and more. It will be held in The Grand Ballroom of The Carolina Hotel.
Dates: 
12/02/2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Location:

The Carolina Hotel
80 Carolina Vista Dr
Pinehurst, NC, 28374
United States

Phone:

910-692-3323

OPEN SKATE - Holiday On Ice - Charlotte, NC

Whether you’re looking for a family friendly activity, a romantic night with a loved one, a unique experience or a holiday tradition, Holiday On Ice is sure to have something for everyone.
Dates: 
11/22/2018
11/23/2018
11/24/2018
varies
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Location:

400 East Martin Luther King Blvd
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

(980) 277-4423

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY - Christmas Town U.S.A. - McAdenville, NC

Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will begin in front of the Pharr YMCA. Come enjoy the music of the Season, the lighting of the town, and fun games and activities! The ceremony starts at 5:00 pm. on the Plaza, in front of the PHARR FAMILY YMCA. The switch will be pulled at 6:00 pm by a student from McAdenville Elementary School to officially start another Christmas Town USA season.
Dates: 
11/30/2018
5 PM
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Location:

208 Main St,
McAdenville, NC, 28101
United States

SPEEDWAY CHRISTMAS 2018 - Charlotte Motor Speedway

Speedway Christmas has returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway, and it’s bigger and better than ever! The ninth edition of Charlotte’s spectacular drive-through light show features more than 3 million lights over a remarkable,3.75-mile course that includes most of the oval as well as the infield and the ROVAL™! But you can do more than just look – listen, too! Tune into 101.3 FM to enjoy Christmas music as you take in illuminated Christmas displays.
Dates: 
11/22/2018
11/23/2018
11/24/2018
6:00PM – 10:00PM
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Location:

5555 Concord Pkwy.
South Concord, NC, 28027
United States

Phone:

704-455-4479

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Spectrum Center - Charlotte, NC

Marking the band’s 20th consecutive year of touring, Trans-Siberian Orchestra(TSO) today announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2018.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
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Location:

333 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

704-688-9000

Colonial Christmas and Candlighting - The Schiele Museum of Natural History

Celebrate Christmas on the Carolina Frontier. Join in the “Procession of the Yule Log”, decorating with greenery, early American carols, and English country dancing beautifully set amidst the backdrop of the 18th-century Backcountry farm.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
2 PM – 6 PM
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Location:

1500 East Garrison Boulevard
Gastonia, NC, 28054
United States

Phone:

+1 704-866-6900

Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018

The largest Thanksgiving Day parade in the Southeast returns to Charlotte with a magical showcase of larger-than-life floats and balloons, nationally known recording artists, marching bands, dance teams and plenty of surprises.
Dates: 
11/22/2018
9:30 am
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Location:

N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC, 28280
United States

Christmas at the Library - Billy Graham Library

Christmas is a special time at the Billy Graham Library with plenty of family-friendly attractions to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Dates: 
11/29/2018
11/30/2018
12/01/2018
Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
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Organization:

Billy Graham Library

Location:

4330 Westmont Drive
Charlotte, NC, 28217
United States

Phone:

704-401-3263

Reed Gold Mine hosts A Golden Christmas

Take a candlelight tour during daylight hours at the Reed Gold Mine at “A Golden Christmas” celebration Saturday Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See how miners in the early 1800’s would have celebrated the holidays and the Germanic origins of some holiday traditions that have lasted through today. The program will include demonstrations, locally produced crafts, refreshments from the Cabarrus County Extension and Community Association, and a hayride to Mansion Hill. In addition to celebrating local history, local artisans will be featured.
Dates: 
12/01/2018
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Location:

9621 Reed Mine Rd.
Midland, NC, 28107
United States

Phone:

(704) 721-4653

Ri Ra 5k Santa Run - Start2Finish Events - Charlotte

Ri Ra is proud to sponsor Charlotte’s 1st and only ALL Santa race. Take a run, in the spirit of Christmas, dressed as St. Nick himself! That’s right, every runner will be provided a Santa suit to race with. In addition to holiday cookies, Santas will be treated with a pint after the race which is included with each registration.
Dates: 
12/16/2018
3 PM – 6 PM
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Location:

Rí Rá Charlotte
208 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

901-274-2202

Fourth Annual Tree Lighting - Holiday On Ice - Charlotte, NC

On November 24th, 107.9 The Link’s Sheri from the Bob & Sheri Show will be hosting our Annual Tree Lighting. The event kicks off at 5 pm and will have live music, rides, and fun for the whole family as we kick off the Holiday season! We will even have a special appearance by the big man himself! The rink is open all day but festivities kick off at 5 pm.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
5 PM - 9 PM
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Location:

NASCAR Hall of Fame
400 E Martin Luther King Blvd
Charlotte, NC, 28215
United States

Phone:

(980) 277-4423

1st Night Menorah Lighting and Donut Truck

Join the Jewish Community and Temple Kol Tikvah as we welcome the holiday of Chanukkah.
Dates: 
12/02/2018
4 PM – 5:30 PM
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Location:

605 South St.
Davidson, NC, 28036
United States

Phone:

704.987.9980

22nd Annual Festival of Trees - Sandhills Children's Center

The 22nd Annual Sandhills Children’s Center Festival of Trees is sure to delight the young and the young-at-heart. Join us at The Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst as we turn The Carolina Hall into a sparkling winter wonderland!
Dates: 
11/28/2018
11/29/2018
11/30/2018
varies
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Location:

The Carolina Hotel
80 Carolina Vista Dr
Pinehurst, NC, 28374
United States

Phone:

910-692-3323

7th Annual Light Up Cornelius - Town of Cornelius, NC

Each year, hundreds of people join us for our annual tree lighting on the lawn at Cornelius Town Hall on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Attendees can enjoy community group performances, holiday songs by local performers, children's activities, carriages rides, train display, refreshments, and a visit from Santa! The tree lighting will start around 5:30 p.m.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Organization:

Town of Cornelius, NC

Location:

21445 Catawba Avenue
Cornelius, NC, 28031
United States

Phone:

704-892-6031 ext. 192

Christmas Town 5-K : Christmas Town U.S.A. - McAdenville, NC

Join us for ChristmasTown 5K 2018! This race offers a special view of Gaston County's famed holiday attraction.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Location:

208 Main St,
McAdenville, NC, 28101
United States

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS - Historic Latta Plantation

Step into an 1860s Christmas as you stroll through the plantation house, grounds, and outbuildings. Live Christmas music and local artisans with items for sale will be in the carriage barn. Stay all day and enjoy a hot meal from the food vendors.
Dates: 
11/23/2018
11/24/2018
10 am - 5 pm
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Location:

5225 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC, 28078
United States

Phone:

(704) 875-2312

Charlotte Christmas Village 2018

Charlotte Christmas Village, is a quaint European-inspired Christmas Market in Uptown Charlotte. ​
Dates: 
11/22/2018
11/23/2018
11/25/2018
Thanksgiving 11 am to 5 pm Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11 am to 7 pm Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays 11 am to 9 pm Sundays 11 am to 6 pm Christmas Eve 11 am to 5 pm
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Location:

Corner of 7th Street & N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

704-644-1265