Things to Do With Kids in Charlotte This Week
This week's must-do fun for the family (Nov 20-23).
Start your Thanksgiving Day watching the Novant Thanksgiving Day Parade march through uptown. The parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m.
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It's Thanksgiving week! Visit uptown for the lighting of the tree outside Bank of America Stadium on Wednesday night or attend the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. The Charlotte Christmas Village also opens Thanksgiving Day in Romare Bearden Park. If you're feeling active, there are many turkey trots in the area on Thanksgiving Day.
Get in the Thanksgiving mood by visiting Discovery Place Science for a Turkey Talk. Learn about these creatures and make a turkey hat to wear on Thanksgiving Day. This event occurs every day that the museum is open from now until the end of the month. 2 p.m. Included in the price of admission to the museum ($13-$17). Discovery Place Science, 301 N. Tryon St.
Watch floats, marching bands, dancing, tumbling and all sorts of transportation make their way through Mooresville at the annual parade. Santa will be there! The parade begins at Statesville Avenue and ends past Mills Avenue. Starts at 3 p.m. Free. Main Street, Mooresville.
Join the Fourth Annual Panthers Tree Lighting to see the 58-foot Norway Spruce come to life. Watch performances by Sir Purr, the TopCats Cheerleaders, the PurrCussion Drumline and the Black and Blue Crew, plus performances by the Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble and Queen City Groove. Children can take part in activities, watch holiday movies, visit with Santa Claus and enjoy festive music. Feel free to bring lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the festivities. Free. 6-7:30 p.m. Takes place outside Bank of America Stadium, on the corner of Mint and Graham streets.
Attend the Southeast's largest Thanksgiving Day parade. Watch locals, artists and performers make their way through City Center to celebrate the holiday. There will be large balloons, floats, and live performances filling the streets of Uptown Charlotte. Parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. and marches from South Tryon near Levine Center for the Arts to Ninth Street. Free. VIP tickets available for purchase.
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Addie Gottwald is a Davidson graduate who now lives in South End.