(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Charlotte - 2020 | What’s happening in Charlotte

(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Charlotte - 2020

KidsOutAndAbout is Charlotte's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2020, which means a bit less is happening than usual. The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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Santa Sightings

Multiple dates starting Nov 7, 2020 Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2020 N.C. Transportation Museum In Lights: A Drive Thru Experience
Multiple dates starting Nov 21, 2020 Santa at Northlake Mall!
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2020 (In-Person & Virtual) 2020 ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, SC
Dec 4, 2020 (Virtual) VIRTUAL Rock Hill Christmas Parade
Dec 5, 2020 (Virtual) 38th Annual North Mecklenburg VIRTUAL Parade
Dec 12, 2020 Photos with Santa - Metropolitan - Charlotte, NC
Dec 12, 2020 Socially Distanced Photos with Santa - Town of Matthews
Dec 13, 2020 REVERSE Christmas Parade - Town of Waxhaw
Multiple dates starting Dec 13, 2020 Santa's Ride Thru the Neighborhoods 2020 - Town of Waxhaw, NC

 

Light Displays

Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2020 24th Annual Festival of Trees - Sandhills Children's Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2020 N.C. Transportation Museum In Lights: A Drive Thru Experience
Multiple dates starting Nov 21, 2020 SPEEDWAY CHRISTMAS 2020- Charlotte Motor Speedway
Multiple dates starting Nov 30, 2020 3rd Annual Festival of Trees - City of Belmont, NC
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2020 HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAY - Christmas Town U.S.A. - McAdenville, NC
Dec 3, 2020 Huntersville Tree Lighting **Pre-Registration is required, space is limited to 100 people
Dec 5, 2020 Hometown Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration - Matthews, NC

 

Holiday Races

Nov 15 - 21, 2020 (Virtual) Nov 21, 2020 (In-Person) 2020 GingerSnap 5K / Girls on the Run Race
Nov 21 - 28, 2020 (Virtual) Christmas Town 5-K: Christmas Town U.S.A.
Dec 1 - 31, 2020 (Virtual) Santa Hustle 2020 VIRTUAL
Dec 3 - 6, 2020 (Virtual) VIRTUAL Reindeer Romp - ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, SC
Dec 11 - 13, 2020 (Virtual) Jingle Bell Run Charlotte - Arthritis Foundation North Carolina

 

Holiday Theatre

Multiple dates starting Nov 7, 2020 The Real Christmas Story 2020 - NarroWay Productions
Dec 4, 2020 (Virtual) A Virtual Christmas Carol from MATTHEWS PLAYHOUSE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
Multiple dates starting Dec 12, 2020 (Virtual & In-Person) A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Theatre Charlotte
Multiple dates starting Dec 13, 2020 A Fairy-Tailored Nutcracker - Charlotte Ballet
Dec 18, 2020 (Virtual Radio) It's A Wonderful Life - A Virtual Radio Show from MATTHEWS PLAYHOUSE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

 

Holiday Concerts

Multiple dates starting Dec 12, 2020 (Virtual) Holidays with Your Charlotte Symphony!
Dec 20, 2020 (Virtual) Comfort & Joy at Home 2020 with Jim Brickman - Blumenthal Performing Arts
Dec 23, 2020 (Virtual) Holiday Pops (Streaming) from North Carolina Symphony Orchestra

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Multiple dates starting Nov 21, 2020 Christmas Trees at Helms Tree Farm - Vale, NC
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2020 Penland Christmas Tree Farm - York, SC

 

Ice Skating

Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2020 Founders Federal Credit Union Holiday Ice Rink - Old Town Rock Hill, SC
Year Round Extreme Ice Center
Year Round Pineville Ice House 

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2020 24th Annual Festival of Trees - Sandhills Children's Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2020 Charlotte Christmas Village 2020
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2020 Huntersville Holiday Market
Dec 5, 2020 Winter Wonderland Holiday Market - Anne Springs Close Greenway

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2020 & Jan 1, 2021 New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day - The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte

 

Miscellaneous

Multiple dates starting Nov 24, 2020 Letters to Santa - Metropolitan - Charlotte, NC
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2020 Letters to Santa - Blakeney Shopping Centers
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2020 Christmas at the Library 2020 - Billy Graham Library
Dec 4, 2020 ChristmasVille Drive-In Movies - Polar Express
Dec 5, 2020 ChristmasVille Drive-In Movies - Elf
Dec 11, 2020 Santa's Workshop Kids Night Out at Flour Power Kids Cooking Studio - Charlotte - Quail Corners
Dec 19, 2020 Wreaths Across America - Town of Waxhaw, NC
Dec 24 & Dec 25, 2020 Christmas Eve & Christmas Day - The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte

 


If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Debra Ross, publisher of KidsOutAndAbout.com and BeyondTheNest.com at ross@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!


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