GO. PLAY. SEE.: 4 Fun Things to Experience in Charlotte This Month
SKATE AT CAMP NORTH END
Come to Camp North End on Saturday, November 5 and take a spin on the 2,400-square-foot skating rink inside the Ford Building at 400 Camp Road. The experience includes artwork by local artists, a concession stand, and a DJ spinning pop, hip-hop/R&B, and funk tunes. General admission is $20 for adults, and $30 for admission with skate rentals. Kids 18 and under are $10, and $15 with skate rentals. eventbrite.com
HAVE A DINOSAUR ENCOUNTER
See more than 50 life-like dinosaurs at The Jurassic Encounter, a walk-thru adventure at Ballantyne’s Backyard. Families can dig for dinosaur bones, shop at the Dino Village, and play in the bouncy house. Tickets start at $19 per person, with options to purchase add-on souvenir prize packs for the kiddos. Kids under age 2 are free. Opening day is November 18 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The remaining days, through November 27, run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibit is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24. For more information visit www.feeltheroar.com or call 800-830-3976.
CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT CAROWINDS
Explore millions of lights, ice skating, family activities, live entertainment, food and drink, holiday gift shops, games, and rides at Carowinds WinterFest. The event runs from November 21 through January 1, and tickets start at $32.99. Visit carowinds.com for more information.
HIT UP THE NOVANT HEALTH THANKSGIVING PARADE
Bundle up the kiddos and head to uptown to check out the Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade on Wednesday, November 23 at 6 p.m. The parade’s been a Charlotte tradition since 1947, but this is only the second year it’ll take place at night, on Thanksgiving eve. Don’t worry—there will be plenty of lights. Tickets start at $25, and kids under 2 are free. Visit novanthealththanksgivingparade.com for more information.