Our Picks: Top Things to Do with Kids in December

Magic of Christmas, Cuba at Discovery Place, and more
Magicofchristmas Courtesy Of The Charlotte Symphony
See an abridge version of Magic of Christmas and the Singing Christmas Tree on Dec. 14 at Knight Theater.

Christmas at the Library | Dec. 2-23

Celebrate the Christmas season at the Billy Graham Library. Enjoy light displays, a live nativity, horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, story time for children, holiday food and drinks, and a petting zoo. Christmas activities begin take place Mon.-Thurs., 5-9 p.m.; and Fri.-Sat., 5-10 p.m. Visit the petting zoo between noon and 2 p.m. It’s free to attend. Carriage rides cost $4-$8.

Charlotte Christmas Village | Through Dec. 24

The uptown, German-inspired Christmas Market has relocated this year to 406 N. Tryon St. Open Tuesday through Sunday, it includes traditional German foods and treats, homemade crafts and gifts, and featured programming, such as local musical performances, plus visits from Santa on select dates. Free.

Cuba | Through Jan. 1, 2020

Discover Cuban culture through music, games and interactive experiences that paint a picture of Cuba. This bilingual experience at Discovery Place Science showcases Cuba’s wildlife, biodiversity, history and culture. Pair the exhibit with “Cuba” in IMAX for an additional cost of $4 per ticket. $18-$22, children younger than 2 admitted free, includes museum admission. 

Magic of Christmas and the Singing Christmas Tree Family Performance | Dec. 14

Charlotte Symphony’s Magic of Christmas and Carolina Voice’s The Singing Christmas Tree unite at Knight Theater at the Levine Center for the Arts. The morning performance is an abridged version of the concert designed especially for young children and families. Expect sing-alongs, a snow fall and visit from Santa. 11am-noon. Tickets start at $19.