Things to do in Charlotte NC for the Holidays 2018
Here are 7 Must-Do Charlotte Area Holiday Experiences
Date: Select nights November 18 – December 31 (Visit the site link above to confirm dates WinterFest will be open)
Time: Sunday – Friday 5-10PM, Saturday 2-10PM, NYE 5PM – 1AM
Price: $26-$35 adults, $24 children and seniors
Complete with choreography by local resident, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux (the artistic director at the Charlotte Ballet) and music from the Charlotte Symphony, the Nutcracker is a must-see holiday performance.
Location: Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte NC 28202
Date: December 7-23
Time: Varies, click the link to the site (above) for specific times and dates; times offered are either 2PM, 7PM or 7:30PM, depending upon the night.
European-inspired Christmas market that features food and gift vendors, live performances and plenty of their signature warm, spiced wine, Glühwein.
Location: Corner of N Tryon & E 7th streets
Date: November 22 – December 24
Time: Open daily at 11AM
McAdenville, a small town (600 residents) located 25-30 minutes west of Charlotte on I-85 south, transforms into a magical Christmas Town each year (and has for decades). Residents themselves, set up over 500,000 lights, creating a breathtaking, drive-thru display that truly puts McAdenville on the national map.
Location: McAdenville, NC
Date: November 30 – December 26
Time: Weekdays 5:30-9:30PM, Weekends 5:30-11PM
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge hosts an annual gingerbread house competition for amateurs, pros and children alike. The displays are so very enchanting!
Location: The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte NC 28277
Date: December 6-26
Time: Any time
Price: Free, however, visitors can vote ($1/vote) for their favorite houses, with all proceeds benefitting Levine Children’s Hospital.
Tis the season for the annual Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden transformation into a winter wonderland! Follow the one-mile trail with a million twinkling lights and fabulous, illuminated displays aglow throughout the gardens. You’ll enjoy live music performances, a holiday gift shop and special activities for the children.
Location: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont NC 28012
Date: Daily November 23 – January 6 (closed Christmas Day)
Price: $8.95 children 2-12, $13.95 seniors 60+, $14.95 adults (buy online to save $2)
The 3.5-mile drive-thru holiday light display features 3 million lights and choreographed illuminated displays. They will also feature a drive-in movie theater, playing classic holiday films as well as a festive holiday village with food, beverage and local gift vendors.
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date: November 18 – December 31
Price: $20-$30 per car
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