Open now until December 31, 2018 (with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) is the ninth annual Speedway Christmas at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The holiday event has more than three million lights, an infield Christmas Village, drive-in movies on the gigantic Speedway TV and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to drive along the race track.
Kannapolis Celebration of Lights & Winterland Express
Throughout the month of December, the town of Kannapolis (a 30-minute drive from Charlotte) is hosting it’s annual Christmas celebration. Their Celebration of Lights & Winterland Express boasts more than 250,000 lights and takes place at Village Park nightly (with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Attendees have the opportunity to roast marshmallows and make s’mores, ride the Winderland Express train ($2 per ride), ride a carousel, enjoy the light displays and much more.
Charlotte Wine & Food Raises $38,000 for Local Children’s Charities
This fall, the Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend (CWFW) announced that they raised $38,000 for Charlotte-area children’s charities at Icons of Burgundy + Champagne that was held on Wednesday, September 19, in uptown Charlotte. Proceeds from the pop-up event benefit Charlotte Concerts, The Council for Children’s Rights, Mitchell’s Fund, Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center and The Relatives. Save the date for CWFW’s upcoming event, Wells Fargo Kickoff Dinner featuring Vega Sicilia on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
Winter Wonderland at South Park
Revel in the magic of the season at South Park’s own Winter Wonderland, Charlotte’s open-air ice skating rink and ultimate holiday destination. The ice skating rink with holiday lights and décor features fun for the entire family and has attractions such as Santa’s Pub, the Snack Shack and real live elves! Admission is free to enjoy the Winter Wonderland Pub & Coffee Shop and simply sit back and relax. Two hours on the ice skating rink plus the cost of ice skate rental is only $17.