Holiday and Christmas events

 

This is a growing list of free and inexpensive holiday events in the Charlotte area. This day by day guide will include events celebrating everything from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. Make sure to bookmark this page, as it will be frequently updated. And make sure to follow the links to get all the information, such as location, time and cost, for each event. This year the list is brought to you by Speedway Christmas, a fantastic light show and Christmas experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Create a new holiday tradition for your family at Speedway Christmas
3 million lights, 800 displays and tons of family holiday fun for just $20 per car

November 21
Lights Up Event at Metropolitan
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops

November 22
Piedmont Center Tree Lighting
Tree Lighting at Symphony Park at South Park
Christmas Tree Lighting and art walk in Concord
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops

November 23
Corvette Angels Toy Drive and Car Show
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Kids’ craft at Lakeshore Learning: Make a turkey hat

November 24
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Magical snowfall at Epicentre

November 25
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Magical snowfall at Epicentre

November 26
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Latke Festival at Atherton Market

November 27
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Movie: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving at Scaleybark Library
Magical snowfall at Epicentre

November 28
Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
A Walk in the Woods at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

November 29
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Plantation Christmas at Latta Plantation
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Gratitude Hike (two times) at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

November 30
Kannapolis Christmas Tree Lighting Event
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Kids’ project at Home Depot: make a toolbox
Salisbury Holiday Organ Trolley Tour
Plantation Christmas at Latta Plantation
Magical snowfall at Epicentre

December 1
Hanukkah Celebration at JCC
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Magical snowfall at Epicentre

December 2
Hanukkah Celebration at South Park
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Night Tree Tradition at Reedy Creek Nature Center

December 3
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Magical snowfall at Epicentre

December 4
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Santa’s Bag
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Magical snowfall at Epicentre

December 5
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Santa’s Bag
Community Nativity Festival
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Christmas in Davidson
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Lights on the Square – Uptown Charlotte tree lighting & Santa

December 6
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Santa’s Bag
Community Nativity Festival
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Christmas in Davidson
Holiday All Arts Market at Neighborhood Theatre
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
A Dickens of a Christmas in Waxhaw

December 7
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Santa’s Bag
Community Nativity Festival
Santa’s Workshop at Romare Bearden Park
Winter Wonderland at Phillips Place
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Festivals of Light: Holidays from Around the World at the Gantt Center
Christmas in Davidson
Christmas Tea and Craft at Latta Plantation
Holiday Central Celebration at Plaza Midwood
Holiday All Arts Market at Neighborhood Theatre
Queen City Ringers handbell concert
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Golden Christmas at Reed Gold Mine

December 8
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Magical snowfall at Epicentre

December 9
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Magical snowfall at Epicentre

December 10
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Magical snowfall at Epicentre

December 11
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Homeschool Christmas at Latta Plantation
Magical snowfall at Epicentre

December 12
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

December 13
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Charlotte/Weddington Nativity Festival
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel
McAdenville Christmas Festival

December 14
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Kids’ project at Lowes Home Improvement: Train Engine
Charlotte/Weddington Nativity Festival
Just Be Claus Festival at USNWC – Santa 5K & live music
Candlelight Christmas at Latta Plantation
Kids Holiday Party and snowfall at Epicentre
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel
Lighted Boat Parade at Peninsula Yacht Club
Christmas with the Polks

December 15
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

December 16
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

December 17
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Queen City Ringers handbell concert
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

December 18
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

December 19
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

December 20
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

December 21
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Morrison Regional Library
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel
Criss Cross Mangosauce Multicultural Holiday Concert
Free pictures with Santa Cow & cookies for Santa at Chick-fil-A Cotswold

December 22
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

December 23
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Christmas at the Library at Billy Graham Library
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

December 24
Free Santa pictures and holiday activities at Bass Pro Shops
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Magical snowfall at Epicentre
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

December 25
Merry Christmas!

December 26
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

December 27
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

December 28
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Kwanzaa celebration at Gantt Center
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel
Early New Year’s Countdown at Chick-Fil-A Cotswold

December 29
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

December 30
Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway

December 31
First Night Charlotte in Romare Bearden Park

January 1
Rural Hill First Footin’

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  One Response to “Holiday and Christmas events”

  1. Festival of the Nativity is December 13-14. Website is http://www.christmasnativity.org. Also free.

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