FAMILY EVENTS CALENDAR
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Time: See website for a list of times.
Location: Belk Theater
Summary: Celebrate and watch the sights and sounds of the holiday season. With choreography by Jean-Piere Bonnefoux and live music from the Charlotte Symphony. ...More Details
Time: Mon-Thurs.,5-9pm; Fri.-Sat., 5-10pm.
Location: Billy Graham Library
Summary: Experience a live Nativity, horse-drawn carriage rides and a Christmas story time for kids. ...More Details
Time: Mon.-Fri. 5:30-9:30pm; Sat.-Sun. 5:30-11pm
Location: Downtown McAdenville
Summary: Drive through this town that is all aglow with lights and holiday decorations. ...More Details
Time: Mon.-Thurs. 6-9pm; Fri.-Sun. 6-10pm
Location: Zootastic Park
Summary: Drive through two miles of forest decorated with more than 3.5 million lights; enjoy pony rides, roasting pits for marshmallows, Santa, and a petting zoo. ...More Details
Time: Wed., 11am-9pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 1-5pm
Location: The Mint Museum
Summary: Brings together over 50 selected examples of the work of the three most important American artists to draw and paint the construction of the canal, printmaker Joseph Pennell and painters Alson Skinner Clark and Jonas Lie, for the first time. Featuring photographs, books, newspapers, and other period material—that address the broader public perception of the canal and its impact. ...More Details
Time: Mon-Fri., 9am-4pm; Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm
Location: Discovery Place
Summary: Features 14 fully interactive, recycled metal dinosaur sculptures with exposed mechanics inspired by actual fossils. ...More Details
Time: Mon.-Fri., 10:30am; Sat., 10:30am, 2pm
Location: ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center
Summary: Children can enjoy favorite stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skills. Closed Dec. 25-26. ...More Details
Time: Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm; Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm
Location: Discovery Place
Summary: Meet live frogs and participate in interactive learning games. ...More Details
Location: The Ballantyne Hotel
Summary: View an enchanting display of gingerbread creations. Attendees may vote on their favorite entries with $1 minimum donation per vote. All proceeds go towards the Levine Children's Hospital. ...More Details
Location: Levine JCC
Summary: Listen to holiday themed songs, participate in stories and crafts and enjoy a holiday snack. ...More Details
Time: Closed Mon.-Tues.; Wed.-Fri. 5-10pm; Sat. 10am-10pm; Sun. 10am-7pm
Location: NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza
Summary: A day of family-friendly ice-skating. The rink has more than 7,000 square feet of ice and a view of the city skyline. Skate with "Frozen" characters Elsa and Ana on Nov. 22 and enjoy a Winter Carnival with rides and games on Dec. 6. ...More Details
Time: Noon-9pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Location: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Summary: Enjoy a natural winter wonderland with thousands of lights, visits from Santa, crafts, holiday treats and more. ...More Details
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Location: Armour Street Theatre
Summary: The story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve and realizes the wide impact of his life. ...More Details
Time: Daily, on the hour from 10am-8pm. Times are subject to change. Search Leonard Bearstein Symphony on Facebook to find most up-to-date schedule.
Location: Founders Hall
Summary: An orchestra of computerized bears sing and play favorite holiday classics. A favorite for young children. ...More Details
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Location: Concord Mills
Summary: Take a picture with Santa or tell him the items on your wish list. Closed Thanksgiving Day. ...More Details
Time: Tues.-Sat.,10am-5pm; Sun.,1-5pm
Location: Museum of York County
Summary: Celebrate some of Vernon Grant's most popular holiday illustrations. ...More Details
Time: 4 and 6pm, 8pm on select dates
Location: North Carolina Transportation Museum
Summary: This train ride comes to life with music from the movie soundtrack as families enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Passengers can enjoy singing, dancing and reading of “The Polar Express.” ...More Details
Time: Mon.-Sun., 10am-6pm
Location: NASCAR Hall of Fame
Summary: Explore artifacts including the 1959 Chevrolet Corvette featured in a famous country star's music video. ...More Details
Time: Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 1 and 4pm; Sun., 2pm
Location: Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Summary: Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former partner and three Christmas spirits, he learns to change his ways -- just in time for Christmas Day. ...More Details
Time: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., Noon-5pm
Location: The Levine Museum of the New South
Summary: A traveling exhibit from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute that depicts 48 black and white images taken from Spider Martin, a seasoned photographer, camera. ...More Details
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Summary: See more than 3 million Christmas lights while driving on the track and enjoy the Christmas Village in the infield, plus movie nights on a gigantic 16,000 square foot HDTV Friday and Saturday night during the show. ...More Details
Time: Please visit website.
Location: The Speedpark at Concord Mills
Summary: The entire family can enjoy over 4,000 square feet of real ice for an afternoon or evening of ice skating. ...More Details
Location: Village Park
Summary: Ride the Rotary Express through a winter wonderland of more than 250,000 twinkling lights. Enjoy singing bears, model trains, s'mores, hot cocoa and more. Closed on Christmas Eve and Day. ...More Details
Location: Pharr Yarns Main Office
Summary: Join in a Christmas tradition as children help pull the Yule Log through town to Legacy Park where it is then ignited. Afterward, gather around to sing Christmas carols. The evening ends with a visit from Santa. ...More Details
Time: see website for a list of times
Location: The NarroWay Theatre
Summary: Watch and hear your favorite christmas songs and scenes. Guaranteed snowfall at every performance. ...More Details
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