Free events this week

 
Opera Carolina

Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors

Plan your week on the cheap with this list of free events, from  Monday, December 15th,  2014, to Sunday, December 21st. Some highlights are three performances of the one-act opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” three Hanukkah celebrations, and the Yule Log Ceremony and Parade in McAdenville.  If you’re not doing this already, you can subscribe to Charlotte on the Cheap’s daily emails (just one a day), and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Also, check out the Day-by-Day Free and Cheap Holiday Guide and the list of the best Christmas light displays in the Charlotte area.

Monday

Free Santa pictures and more at Bass Pro Shops
10:00am: Leonard Bearstein’s Animatronic Orchestra
11:30am: Movie “A Madea Christmas” at Beatties Ford Road Library
5:00pm: Christmas at Library at Billy Graham Library
6:00pm: Kannapolis Festival of Lights
8:00pm: Live music at Amelie’s
9:00pm: Open Mic at Crown Station Pub

Tuesday

Free Santa pictures and more at Bass Pro Shops
Free child admission to Sea-Life Aquarium with adult ticket purchase
10:00am: Leonard Bearstein’s Animatronic Orchestra
4:30pm: Hanukkah celebration at SouthPark Mall
5:00pm: Christmas at Library at Billy Graham Library
5:30pm: McAdenville Christmas
6:00pm: Kannapolis Festival of Lights
6:00pm: Brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company
7:00pm: Opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church
8:00pm: Trivia night at Petra’s
9:00pm: Live music at Tin Roof at EpiCentre: Jon Linker
9:00pm: Karaoke and free tacos at Crown Station Pub

Wednesday

Free Santa pictures and more at Bass Pro Shops
8:30am: Free child car seat checks
10:00am: Leonard Bearstein’s Animatronic Orchestra
5:00pm: “Christmas at the Library” at Billy Graham Library
5:00pm: Free admission to Mint Museum
5:00pm: Wine on Wednesdays at Mint Museum Uptown
5:30pm: Menorah Lighting and Hanukkah celebration at Stonecrest Shopping Center
5:30pm: Menorah Lighting in Uptown Charlotte
5:30pm: McAdenville Christmas
6:00pm: Kannapolis Festival of Lights
6:00pm: Brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company
6:30pm: Brewery tour at Triple C Brewing Company
6:30pm: Brewery tour at Birdsong Company
7:00pm: Trivia and Karaoke at Tin Roof at EpiCentre
7:00pm: Beer tasting at Common Market Plaza Midwood
7:00pm: Singer/songwriter Open Mic at Sam Ash. Perform and get a $10 gift card
8:30pm: Crown Town Comedy Showdown

Thursday

Free Santa pictures and more at Bass Pro Shops
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel
10:00am: Leonard Bearstein’s Animatronic Orchestra
3:00pm: Movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” at ImaginOn
5:00pm: “Christmas at the Library” at Billy Graham Library
5:30pm: McAdenville Christmas
6:00pm: Kannapolis Festival of Lights
6:00pm: Live music at Birdsong Brewing Co.: Laura Thurston
9:00pm: Live music at Tin Roof at EpiCentre: Sean Rivers Band

Friday

Free Santa pictures and more at Bass Pro Shops
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel
10:00am: Leonard Bearstein’s Animatronic Orchestra
5:00pm: “Christmas at the Library” at Billy Graham Library
5:30pm: Yule Log Ceremony and Parade in McAdenville
5:30pm: McAdenville Christmas
6:00pm: Live music at Birdsong Brewing Co.: Natty Boh Duo
6:00pm: Brewery tour at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
6:00pm: Kannapolis Festival of Lights
6:00pm: Brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company
6:30pm: Live music at NoDa Brewing: Putney’s End
7:00pm: Opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at Broad Street United Methodist Church
7:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault: Swim in the Wild
9:00pm: Ugly Sweater Contest at Tin Roof at EpiCentre
10:00pm: Live music at Tin Roof at EpiCentre: The Armory

Saturday

Free Santa pictures and more at Bass Pro Shops
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel
10:00am: Leonard Bearstein’s Animatronic Orchestra
11:00am: Kids’ craft at Lakeshore Learning–Welcome Winter Wreath
12:00pm: Strolling carolers at The Village at SouthPark
1:00pm: Visit Santa at Energy Explorium (pre-registration required; limited space)
1:00pm: Ice skating lesson at Extreme Ice Center (pre-registration required; limited space)
2:00pm: Brewery Tour at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (also at 3pm, 4pm)
3:00pm:  Performance at SouthPark Mall: Totality Music
3:00pm: A Cinematic Christmas at Christ Central Church–free movies and popcorn
4:00pm: Nativity Night at Kannapolis Christmas
4:00pm: Opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at St. John’s Lutheran Church
5:00pm: “Christmas at the Library” at Billy Graham Library
5:00pm: Brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company
5:30pm: McAdenville Christmas
6:00pm: Kannapolis Festival of Lights
7:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault: Jason Marcum
7:30pm: Comedy Open-Mic at Smelly Cat Coffeehouse
8:00pm: Bad Santa Party at Tin Roof at EpiCentre
10:00pm: Live music at Tin Roof at EpiCentre: Sean Rivers Band (Arrive before 10 for free admission)

Sunday

Free Santa pictures and more at Bass Pro Shops
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel
Free admission to Levine Museum of the New South for groups of fewer than 10 people
10:00am: Leonard Bearstein’s Animatronic Orchestra
2:00pm: Brewery tour at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (also at 3pm, 4pm)
3:00pm Brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company
4:30pm: Concert by Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble in Matthews
5:30pm: McAdenville Christmas
6:00pm: Kannapolis Festival of Lights
6:00pm: Karaoke at Snug Harbor
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