Top 10 Things To Do Around Charlotte Region This Weekend


The weekend is almost here!

There will be Christmas shows, parades, festivals, basketball, and tons of concerts!

Here are the top 10 things happening around the Charlotte region this weekend:

#1 Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghosts of Christmas Eve

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra About To Host A One-Of-A-Kind 'Ghosts of Christmas Eve' Show in Charlotte

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, now one of the world’s most famous progressive rock bands, is heading to Charlotte on Thursday, December 7th for an epic Christmas performance.

They’ll be playing at the Spectrum Center starting at 7:30pm.

For tickets or more info click here.

#2 Fantasia: Christmas After Midnight

Grammy-winning Fantasia will be performing live in Charlotte this Friday night on her national ‘Christmas After Midnight’ album tour.

She will be playing at the Oven’s Auditorium starting at 8pm on Friday night.

For tickets or more info click here.

#3 Belmont Christmas Village

This coming Friday night, come downtown Belmont, NC for a magical night of fun holiday cheer during for our annual Christmas Village! Smores, hot coco, hot cider, cookies and more! Get your picture with Santa or take a ride through downtown on the hayride or carriage rides.

For more info click here.

#4 Chicago Bulls at Charlotte Hornets

This coming Friday night the Chicago Bulls will be coming to Charlotte to take on the Hornets at the Spectrum Center starting at 7:00pm.

For tickets or more info click here.

BONUS – the Hornets will also be taking on the LA Lakers on Saturday night – for tickets click here.

#5 18th Annual Santa Bar Crawl

18th Annual Santa Bar Crawl the original Holiday Bar Crawl in Charlotte. “It Doesn’t Matter If You Are Naughty Or Nice” kicks off Saturday, December 9th 2017 from 3 pm to 2 am. 25 Bars Of Christmas where you can enjoy drink specials all around the city.
Use promo code ‘CharlotteStories’ to save 50% off tickets here ($18 regular – $9 with code).

#6 Weihnachtsmarkt

OMB’s legendary Weihnachtsmarkt Christmas Market will host their grand opening this coming Friday.

This year, they will have over 40 vendors – their largest market to date. Some vendors will be in traditional wooden huts, but all will be decorated to the max and full of local crafts and baked goods. Like the Christmas Markets of Nuremburg, Germany, OMB’s Weihnachtsmarkt will also have fresh beer on tap (including our winter seasonal brews Dunkel & Yule Bock) and Gluhwein (pron. “Gloo-vine”), a mulled red wine served hot and fresh.

For more info click here.

#7 Free TreeStore

Saturday morning from 9am-11am come down to 701 Tuckaseegee Rd. to get a free tree!

Check out more information here.

#8 21st Annual Lighted Boat Parade

This coming Saturday night, the Penninsula Yaht Club will be hosting their annual lighted boat parade.

The event will be free to the public. For more info click here.

#9 Kannapolis Christmas Parade

Kannapolis holiday festivities continue with the 79th Annual Cannon Pharmacy Kannapolis Christmas Parade on Dec. 09, 2017. Starting at 6 p.m., the parade begins at the intersection of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Thousands come out each year for this event, so make sure you get your spot early!

For more info click here.

#10 Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings

This coming Sunday afternoon the Minnesota Vikings will be coming to Charlotte to take on our Carolina Panthers at the Bank of America Stadium. Game starts at 1pm.

For tickets or more info click here.

If you think other events should be on this list or future lists, let us know –