Thanksgiving and Holiday Events in Uptown Charlotte

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Thanksgiving and Holiday Events in Uptown Charlotte

With Thanksgiving and the holidays coming up, things are going to start getting festive and busy! Don’t miss all of the upcoming events happening in Uptown Charlotte—there are so many fun events for the whole family! Looking for some ideas? Check out this list of events going on in the area!

Here is our 1-week calendar of events:

November 21, 2016 (Monday)
Speedway Christmas
Returning for its 7th year, Charlotte Motor Speedway is hosting a colorful display of drive-through Christmas lights beginning November 19th and ending on December 31st! Christmas Village also opened November 19th and will stay open until December 31st. Thursdays to Sundays from 6:00PM – 10:00PM.

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Enjoy over 800 displays of 3 million holiday lights, a Bethlehem-themed village, horse drawn wagons and photos with Santa!

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops has been partaking in this holiday tradition for years and now they’re ready for another great season! This year, kids can enjoy visit with Santa and a FREE 4×6 photo just for stopping by! Other activities for the kids include craft stations, games and other activities to keep the little ones busy. Stop by Monday – Friday (5:00-8:00PM), Saturday (10:00AM – 8:00PM) and Sunday (Noon – 5:00PM). Thanksgiving Day it will be open from (10:00AM – 5:00PM).

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November 22, 2016 (Tuesday)
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

Enjoy the outdoors, beautiful gardens and impressive display of holiday light at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, just a short distance from Charlotte. Enjoy the garden from 9:00AM onward, with light displays going from 5:00PM through 9:00PM. Other great activities include campfires and s’mores, crafts, live entertainment and visits with Santa! Check schedules for visits from Mr. and Mrs. Clause!

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November 23, 2016 (Wednesday)
Outdoor skating Uptown: Holiday on Ice
The highly-anticipated outdoor skating rink at NASCAR’S Hall of Fame Plaza has finally opened! The rink is open from November 18-December 11 (Wednesdays to Sundays) and opens every day after that until January 8. Usual hours are 10AM – 10PM but it’s best to check times before heading out as hours may vary. $14 for the day with skate rentals, $10 for the day without skate rentals.

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Tree Lighting Celebration w/ the Panthers
A 3-year tradition continues! Come witness the annual tree lighting event at Bank of America Stadium at the corner of Mint Street and Graham Street! Kids can also enjoy photo booths, balloon artists, face painters and more! Don’t miss this fun event to get everyone in the family into the festive spirit!

November 24, 2016 (Thursday)
Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade
Be sure to join us for the 69th Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade! This year is going to be bigger and better than ever, with performers including Charlotte-native, Grammy-winner Anthony Hamilton! Families will enjoy 14 local and regional marching bands, 25 giant balloons, floats, dancers, Santa Clause and more! Parade travels north on Tyron Street starting at 9:30AM at Tyron and Stonewall.

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Charotte Christmas Market at Romare Bearden Park
For the first time, the Romare Bearden Park will be transformed into a German-inspired Christmas market! Vendors will be selling and showcasing their items in wooden huts and guests can enjoy German-specialty foods, German beer, cider and mulled wine. Live entertainment will also be available and admission is free! Park opens November 24th and stays open until December 24th every day except Monday. Hours are Tuesday – Thursday (11AM-7PM), Friday-Saturday (11AM-9PM) and Sunday (Noon-6PM).

November 25, 2016 (Friday)
Train to Christmas Town
Welcome, aboard! Santa is ready to welcome everyone onto his train along with his fellow elves, woodland creatures and of course candy canes and sweets! The event is based on the book The Train to Christmas Town and comes with complimentary cookie, hot cocoa and a personal visit from Santa. Families can enjoy an adventure through the festive lights of Christmas town before or after their train ride as well!

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Walk off the Turkey Hike
Join us for a morning of walking off all of that Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing! This hike takes place at the Ann Springs Close Greenway and will include a medium-paced walk that’s great for the whole family! The hike will include beautiful views and last approximately 2 hours. Free for members, $5 for non-members.

November 26, 2016 (Saturday)
Kannapolis Holiday Market
Opening night of the Kannapolis Holiday Market takes place on the 26th and should not be missed! Families can enjoy a tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment and a fireworks show! Guests can also enjoy the Winterland Express train that will take visitors through the beautiful light display.

If you can’t make the opening ceremonies, guests can still explore the market from November 26th-December 30th with options to take the train through the lights or to walk for free. Kids will enjoy campfires and s’mores, caroler performances and visits from Mr. and Mrs. Clause! Sunday-Thursday, 6PM-9PM, and Friday-Saturday 6PM-10PM.

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November 27, 2016 (Sunday)
Petra’s Hot Stuff Pop-Up Holiday Market

Don’t miss this holiday market going on November 27th from 12:30PM-5:00PM! The market includes handmade goods from local artisans, unique gifts, great food and local beer! Fun for the whole family!

Confirmed vendors include Simply Handmade Soap, Glory Days Apparel, Crowned Sparrow Co., Fantastic Face Factory and more!

If you want to start getting into the holiday spirit, be sure to open up your calendar for all of these awesome festivities happening in Charlotte! Locals and visitors alike will surely be able to enjoy this great town and all it has to offer.

Are you thinking about making the move to Charlotte? We’d love to help you make your dreams a reality! Check out our list of Uptown Charlotte Homes for Sale or give us a call today at Showcase Realty at 704.997.3794. Questions? Feel free to send us a message here!

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