Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend in Charlotte


Christmas is now if full swing throughout the Charlotte region!

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

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

#1 Mac Miller


Chart-topping rapper Mac Miller is coming back to Charlotte (after being spotted shopping at the South Park Mall), but this time to perform at the Filmore.

For more info or tickets click here.

#2 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off


Join the Unknown Brewing Company for the 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off on December 17th benefitting Purple Heart Homes! $10 entry fee gets you unlimited samples of chili from the best amateur chili makers around! We’ll have live music throughout the day as well.

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 Charlotte Ballet: 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 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.

#6 Sounds of Christmas Concert


Sardis will host The Sound of Christmas, a free community Christmas concert this Saturday night starting at 7pm. The concert will feature choirs from St. Stephen UMC and Sardis Presbyterian Church with special appearances from Sardis Presbyterian’s children and youth choirs. Music will include musical selections will be from composers like John Rutter, Gustav Holst, and Andre’ Thomas.

For more info click here.

#7 Charlotte Checkers vs. Grand Rapids Griffins



The checkers will be taking on the Griffins this coming Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Bojangles Coliseum – 12/17/16 at 6:00pm and 12/18/16 at 1:00pm

For more information or tickets click here.

#8 Walker Stalker Con (The Walking Dead Convention)


The Stalker Con (The Walking Dead Convention) is coming to the Park Expo for the first time on Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18. Join the stars from The Walking Dead, take pictures with them, get their autographs, join fan forums hosted by these stars and enjoy other entertainment attractions

Fore more info click here.

#9 California Guitar Trio


The trio’s output has made a major global impact, having served as the soundtrack for Olympics coverage, and programs on CNN, CBS, NBC, and ESPN. They have fans in high places too: Nasa used their music to wake the crew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

For more information or tickets click here.

#10 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.

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