Da Vinci’s Machines

Discovery Place Science

November 22, 2017 - May 6, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This exhibit explores Da Vinci's engineering genius. Though he is mostly known for his art, Da Vinci was a creator in more than one way. He designed machines such as the assault tank, submarine, parachute, scuba diving tank and even a robot. This interactive exhibit features 75 machines and will allow your family to try some.

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Charlotte Christmas Village and Christkindlmarkt

Romare Bearden Park

November 23, 2017 - December 24, 2017 @ 11: AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This uptown holiday event is presented as a German-inspired Christmas Market and includes traditional German foods and treats, homemade crafts and gifts, and other featured programming such as local musical performances. Closed Mondays. Tues.-Wed., 11am-7pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-9pm; Sun., 11am-6pm.

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Speedway Christmas

Charlotte Motor Speedway

November 23, 2017 - December 31, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Drive the 3.5 mile course to see over 3 million lights. Then visit with Santa in the village for a special photo opportunity. The village also includes a petting zoo, a live nativity, marshmallow roasting and movies on the giant HDTV. Check the website for the movie schedule.    Closed Christmas Day. The village is also closed certain days; check the website for the...

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One Hundred Years of Christmas

Historic Latta Plantation

November 24, 2017 - November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This living Christmas history event features the 1800 period plantation home decorated in traditional holiday decor, and dressed re-enactors who demonstrate how the festivities changed in the 100 years between the colonial days to the antebellum days. 

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