Speedway Christmas

Speedway Christmas is an annual celebration that starts in late November and lasts until early January. It features a drive-through light show that has more than 3.5 million lights and several interactive Christmas displays that correspond with music, a family-friendly Christmas village, a Ferris wheel, photos with Santa, fire pits designed for roasting s’mores, fun games, delicious food and more! This year, Speedway Christmas began Nov. 22 and will take place until Jan. 5, 2020. It is open seven days a week from 6-10 p.m., but the infield Christmas village is only open Thursday through Sunday evenings.Prices for Monday-Wednesday are $20 per car (maximum 10 people), $40 per van (maximum 36 people) and $140 per bus (maximum 57 people). Thursday and Sunday evenings are $25 per car, $50 per van and $175 bus. Friday and Saturday evening prices are $30 per car, $50 per van and $175 bus.

Be A Lion Live at the Duke Energy Theater

The award-winning Broadway production, Be A Lion, will be performed live at the Duke Energy Theater from Dec. 5-14. Have you ever wondered what happened after Dorothy clicked her heels and found her way home in The Wizard of Oz? Be A Lion is a story of just that. It features 17 original songs, new and exciting Oz characters, as well as familiar characters. There will be matinee and evening shows available, with general admission tickets for $15 each. Visit BlumenthalArts.org to learn more about the show and to purchase tickets. 

Charlotte Ballet Presents the Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a Christmas story as timeless as Santa himself. The Charlotte Ballet will perform The Nutcracker from Dec. 6-23 at the Belk Theater, offering both matinee and evening shows. The onstage performance will be accompanied by the music of Tchaikovsky performed live by Charlotte Symphony. Tickets range from $25-$112 and can be purchased at BlumenthalArts.org.

2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

South Charlotte Lifestyle’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards has returned! We will kick things off with a nomination period that begins on Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. EST. The nomination period allows you, our readers, the opportunity to nominate your favorite local businesses for a chance to be featured in this year’s “Best of South Charlotte” issue. This year, we will have more than a dozen different categories, including Best Dentist, Best Hair Salon, Best Heating/Cooling/Plumbing and more. To nominate, simply visit our website, SouthCharlotteLifestylePubs.com and click on the Reader’s Choice banner. The nomination period will end Dec. 29 at 5 p.m. EST. 

Ice Skating at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

Join the U.S. National Whitewater Center for one of the most thrilling winter activities—ice skating! Their facility offers three different ice skating activities: skating on an ice trail, playing winter ice sports or free skating on 17,000 square feet of ice. Ice skating at the Whitewater Center is available with an All-Access Pass or Single Activity Pass; skate rentals are included in pass purchases. For more information, visit Usnwc.org.

Holiday Dazzle Event

Join Charlotte Dentistry for their Holiday Dazzle event Dec. 12 at 201 Providence Road, Charlotte. The event will take place all day, and attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Invisalign. All attendees will have the chance to qualify for 5-10% off an Invisalign case or a chance to win a free Invisalign case. At the top of each hour, Charlotte Dentistry will give a free bleach pen to the first two attendees who start Invisalign.