Partner Post: Your City Guide to the Holidays


Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker
Celebrate the sights and sounds of the holidays at “Nutcracker!” Join Clara as she encounters an epic battle between the Mouse King and Nutcracker, a breathtaking snowfall, jumping candy canes and the iconic Sugar Plum Fairy. Whether it’s a treasured family tradition or you’re experiencing it for the first time, “Nutcracker” promises wonderful holiday memories for years to come!
Dec. 7-23 | Belk Theater | 130 N. Tryon St.

The Singing Christmas Tree FOR KIDS
The Singing Christmas Tree FOR KIDS, Dec. 8 and 9, has Christmas all wrapped up in a one-hour, family friendly show that includes holiday tune sing-a-longs, magical puppets, amazing dancers and even Santa! A wonderful way to introduce young children ages 3-10 to the arts. Start a holiday tradition your kids will always remember.
Dec. 8 & 9 | Knight Theater | 430 S. Tryon St.

Christmasville in Rock Hill
The 13th annual ChristmasVille will take place Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2018. This award-winning festival has over 100 events including horse drawn carriage rides, historic tours, strolling Dickens carolers, art, theater, dance, music, a gingerbread house contest, multiple Santa activities, and an ice skating rink.
Nov. 29-Dec. 2 | Old Town Rock Hill | Rock Hill, S.C.


Winter Lights
Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through an outdoor winter wonderland and see unique displays and landscapes composed of
more than 500,000 holiday lights.  Event includes live music, fire pits, games, crafts and more. Open nightly
Nov. 16–Dec. 31 | The North Carolina Arboretum |100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville

Tweetsie Christmas
Celebrate a joyous holiday season with the family at Tweetsie Christmas featuring a night-time train ride through thousands of dazzling lights, Santa and his gingerbread house, a live Christmas show, giant snow globe, carousel, and s’mores by the fire.
Friday and Saturday evening, Nov. 23-Dec. 29 |​ Tweetsie Railroad | 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock

Holiday Ice Rink
A real outdoor ice rink, right in the heart of downtown Rock Hill! Perfect for family outings, date nights, and weekend fun! $10 per person. Every Wednesday is Buy One, Get One FREE! For hours of operation and a list of special, visit
Nov. 16-Jan. 21 |​ Fountain Park |​ 205 Saluda St., Rock Hill, S.C.

Christmas Candlelight Tours
Light up your family’s holiday as costumed interpreters depict Christmas traditions of the 18th and 19th centuries with family-friendly hands-on activities, theatrical scenarios and more.
Dec. 1 and 8 |​ Historic Brattonsville |​ 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, S.C.

Beach Blast Off
Beach Blast Off has been voted the No. 1 Florida Family New Year’s Event! Have a blast with delicious food and beverages, live music, Kids’ Zone, and a spectacular fireworks show. And it’s FREE admission, parking and shuttles.
Dec. 31, 5-10 p.m. |​ 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, Fla.