The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

Children's Theatre of Charlotte, McColl Family Theatre

November 24, 2017 - December 23, 2017

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

When the worst kids in the history of the world find out there are free snacks at Sunday School, they take it upon themselves to audition for the annual Christmas pageant. Will a group of kids who have never even heard the story of Christmas ruin the show, and will any other kids bother to show up at the performance? This musical, based on the book by Barbara Robinson, makes its world premiere...

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The Polar Express Train Ride

North Carolina Transportation Museum

November 24, 2017 - December 22, 2017

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

Take the train to the North Pole to meet Santa with a live reading of the story The Polar Express, complete with songs from the movie. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Open on weekends with extended days Dec. 14-22. Dress rehearsal tickets available for discounted price on Nov. 17. See website for full schedule. 

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Christmas Tree Ornament Making at Home Depot

Home Depots in the area

November 25, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Bring your kid to Home Depot to make a homemade holiday picture frame that doubles as an ornament. After building the frame, your child can decorate it with paint and holiday stickers.  All kids get to keep their craft, receive a free certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.  Check the website to verify that your nearby Home...

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AmeriCarna LIVE Car Show 2017

Ingersoll Rand

November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Ray Evernham’s fifth annual AmeriCarna LIVE car show presented by Ingersoll Rand and MSC Industrial Supply Co. will again be open to all cars and held at Ingersoll Rand’s North American Corporate Headquarters in Davidson, NC. Gates open for car entrants at 7 a.m. and for spectators at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is now open! Save by registering online at the early-bird rate for $25....

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