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Christmas Cookie Can Release Party!

  • Sycamore
  • Sycamore’s Christmas Cookie Winter Ale is back for another season. Cheers, people.
  • Free.
  • Noon to 11 p.m

B# Presents Stacy’s Mom’s Night Out

  • Amos’ Southend – 1423 S. Tryon St.
  • Expect your favorite songs from 90s and 2000s from artists including Blink-182, Weezer, Matchbox 20, GooGoo Dolls, Green Day, Avril Lavigne, Hootie and the Blowfish, and others.
  • Proceeds benefit Charlotte Family Housing.
  • 7:30 p.m. $10 advance, $12 at the door

That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody 

  • Booth Playhouse
  • Wake up and smell the coffee, you fossil. Everyone needs to see the Golden Girls puppet show.
  • 8 p.m.
  • $19.50+

2019 Tree Lighting and Fireworks

  • Downtown Concord
  • Nothing beats the magic of tree lighting and fireworks. Expect family-friendly activities and a visit with Santa.
  • 6 p.m.
  • Free.


5th Year Anniversary Sugar Donuts

  • 11914 Elm Lane, Suite 120
  • Sugar Donuts is celebrating five years in biz with giveaways and prizes, including a free basket of donut holes for the first 25 customers of the day.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Free.

Carolina Craft Beer Crawl

  • Uptown
  • Calling all beer lovers! Sample beer and food pairings all afternoon to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas.
  • Noon to 5 p.m.
  • $35-$45.

Holiday Magic 

  • Rea Farms – 9855 Sandy Rock Place
  • Get in the holiday spirit with free photos with Santa; a visit with Mickey and Minnie and Elsa, Anna, and Olaf from Frozen; cookie decorating; pop-ups; ballon artists, jugglers, face painters; carriage rides; and a tree lighting at 7 p.m.
  • 4-8 p.m.
  • Free.


The Lights Water Fest

  • SouthTown Wake Park
  • Go ahead and set big goals and dreams for 2020, and set those intentions by releasing a candle lantern into the water with thousands of other hopefuls at The Lights Water Fest. Plus, there will be music, food, and dancing.
  • 4 p.m.
  • $12-$35

Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls

  • Spectrum Center
  • Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Chicago Bulls.
  • $15-$350+.
  • 7 p.m

2019 Tree Lighting & Santa Arrival 

  • Blakeney Shopping Center
  • Expect a trackless train, crafts, dance performances, and holiday music before visiting with Santa and marveling at the tree lighting.
  • 4-9 p.m.
  • Free

EmbRACE Mental Health 5K Run and Fun Walk

  • Sycamore Brewing
  • Lace up and support Presbyterian Psychological Services, a nonprofit counseling service nonprofit service that accepts insurance and offers sliding-scale fees based on income.
  • 9 a.m.
  • $0-$40.

FriendsGiving CLT

  • Catawba Brewing
  • Bring a donation to support local causes before indulging in a day of music, entertainment, food, and beer. You can bring new and unwrapped toys for the Children’s Home Society of NC; non-perishable food for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina; and/or pet items for the Greater Charlotte SPCA.
  • Noon to 7 p.m.
  • Free


NoDa Hop Yoga

  • 10:45AM
  • Bring $5 and join us for a restorative and refreshing (one half pour included) yoga session led by our very own yogi.


Keep Pouring Watch Party

  • Hoppin
  • Great deals and the Panthers Game will be on.
  • 1-4pm




Whitewater Center Ice Skating

  • U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • This new ice skating rink includes 17,000 square feet of ice on the Upper Pond of the whitewater river, and it’ll have three areas (free skate, winter sports and a 600-foot ice trail). The skating area will also have a skate-up bar where you can buy craft beer, hot chocolate, and coffee. While you’re there, check out the half-mile walking trail of holiday lights.
  • $20 for single activity pass.
  • Noon to 10 p.m.

Charlotte Christmas Village – Christkindlmarkt

  • Corner of 7th Street & North Tryon Street
  • The annual European-inspired Christmas Market is back. Expect the usual speciality foods, Glühwein in a souvenir village mug, cider, hot chocolate, vendors, photos with Santa, and holiday performances.
  • 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Free.

Speedway Christmas

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Nothing says Christmas in the Carolinas like 4 million lights arranged around a race track. Expect a Ferris wheel, Bethlehem village, photos with Santa, fun foods, games, fire pits for s’mores roasting, and drive-in style Christmas movies, too.
  • 6-10 p.m.
  • $20-$30.

The Polar Express Train Ride

  • N.C. Transportation Museum
  • I remember the first time I saw “The Polar Express” in theaters and I’m not sure I’ve experienced greater magic. So treat your inner child (or actual child) to a holiday train ride. Rides are every weekend, Friday-Sunday, from mid-November through December.
  • 4 p.m.
  • $37 kids, $43 adults.