Top 10 Things To Do In Charlotte This Weekend


Christmas is now if full swing throughout the Charlotte region!

This weekend we’ll see tons of live music, plays, festivals, and more lights than you can imagine.

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

#1 Speedway Christmas


Speedway Christmas is now back at the Charlotte Motor Speedway now through December 31. They now have over 3 million lights installed along the 3.75-mile course.

For more information click here.

#2 South End Gallery Crawl

Historic South End’s next gallery crawl is happening this coming Friday (12/2) starting at 5pm.

Charlotte Magazine recently named the South End Gallery Crawl as the “Best Artsy Place to Take a Date.” Charlotte’s biggest and oldest gallery crawl typically sees between 10 and 20 art galleries, design centers, and coffee shops participate, offering free food, live music, and some of the best art in the city.

For more info click here.

#3 Drive Through Christmas Town USA


Load up the car and prepare for one of the most impressive light shows you’ll ever see. Every year the entire town of McAdenville (or most homes on the main strip) light up, turning the town into a winter wonderland.

Lights will be on the following hours:

Monday – Friday 5:30 until 9:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday 5:30 until 11:00 PM

For more info visit the Christmas Town USA website here

#4 The Nutcracker

The Charlotte Ballet just spend $1 million rebuilding their entire Nutcracker performance for 2016. There are now shows scheduled several times a week, December 3-23 at the Belk Theater. Featuring over 100 dancers including the nationally acclaimed professional dancers of Charlotte Balletand live music from the Charlotte Symphony.

For more info or tickets click here.

#5 Charlotte Hornets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

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This coming Saturday the Hornets will be taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Spectrum Center in Uptown Charlotte starting at 7pm.

For tickets or more info click here.

#6 K-Love Christmas Tour: Mac Powell, Crowder, & Unspoken

One of the biggest line-ups of Christian music this year in Charlotte, the K-Love Christmas tour will be coming to the Oven’s Auditorium this coming Saturday night starting at 7pm, featuring Mac Powell from Third Day, Crowder & Unspoken.

For more information or tickets click here.

#7 MoRA Holiday Festival


The MoRA community is back with another family friendly neighborhood event celebrating the hollidays this coming Saturday (Dec. 3rd, from 5pm-8pm). Join us at a new location this year for our annual tree lighting, food drive, costume parade, caroling, raffle, and food from local restaurants.

Food, drink, music, and fun: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Tree lighting: 6:00 pm
Caroling: 6:30 pm
Parade: 7:00 pm
Raffle Winners announced: 7:30

Fore more info click here.

#8 I Love The 90s: Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice, and Coolio


This Sunday night (Dec. 4th) starting at 7pm, some of the most legendary bands of the 90s will be packing out the Spectrum Center in Uptown Charlotte for one of the most nostalgic shows of the year.

For more information or tickets click here.

#9 Christmas At The Library


Christmas at The Library is back again at the Billy Graham Library. Experience a live nativity scene with shepherds, a camel, donkey, lambs, horse-drawn carriage rides, a massive Christmas dinner, and tons of lights and decorations.

For more info click here.

#10 Huntersville Christmas


Huntersville Christmas, the town’s annual Christmas festival, takes place Friday, December 2nd, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, December 3rd, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 4th, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Giant ferris wheel, climbing walls, swings, bounce houses, more amusements
  • Balloon twisters and face painters
  • Holiday performances on stage by a variety of groups
  • Roaming carolers
  • Live Nativity scenes
  • Vendors
  • Horse drawn carriage rides
  • Ice skating

For more info click here.

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