The Charlotte Thanksgiving Parade started out in 1947 as a small-town community event. Now, 71 years later, it has grown to become the No. 1 destination for folks who want to celebrate their family, friends and neighbors over the Thanksgiving holiday. The parade will feature floats, larger-than-life balloons, marching bands, an appearance from Santa Claus and more!
Second Chance Christmas is Charlotte's largest holiday gala and toy drive. All toys will be donated to the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, an organization that works to place orphaned children with permanent, safe and loving families. The gala will have live music, heavy appetizers from Charlotte restaurants, a photo booth and more. Visit AmosSouthend.com for more information.
Join Queen City Audio Video Appliances, Mann Travels and South Charlotte Lifestyle for a morning of fun cooking demos, mimosas, raffle prizes, a travel presentation and more!
Did someone say, "Santa race?" Yes, that's exactly what this is–Charlotte's very own all Santa race. Every runner is provided with a Santa suit to race with and a post-race treat that will include cookies and a pint of beer. All profits from the race will benefit the local Charlotte charity, Charlotte Irish American Center (CIAC).
The Good Friends Luncheon is Good Friends Charlotte's key fundraising event. Good Friends Charlotte is a women's organization whose mission is to supports individuals and families through financial resources. Last year, the luncheon over $500,000, allowing Good Friends to serve over 5,000 families in 2019. Visit GoodFriendsCharlotte.org for more information and to register for the event.
The wonder of the holiday season comes to life as two of Charlotte's favorite holiday traditions join forces: Charlotte Symphony's Magic of Christmas and Carolina Voices's The Singing Christmas Tree! Gather the whole family for this joyful celebration, complete with quintessential holiday songs, sing-alongs, snow falling in the Knight Theater and, of course, a visit from the jolly man himself.
The Girl Tribe Holiday Pop Up is the ultimate girl's day out. Created by Girl Tribe Co., a Charlotte-based boutique located at 1800 Camden Road, the Pop Up is the perfect place to buy holiday gifts while having fun with your best friends. Visit GirlTribePopUp.com for more information and to purchase your tickets before they sell out.
The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the original festive 5K race for charity. Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk in the spirit of conquering arthritis. One hundred percent of your registration fee and fundraising will support the Arthritis Foundation. Visit Arthritis.org for more information about the Jingle Bell Run and the Arthritis Foundation.
The Cirque de Noel merges two stunning performances–the circus and the symphony–to create one unforgettable holiday show that features stunning acrobatics accompanied by musical holiday favorites. Tickets start at $30 each and can be purchased at CharlotteSymphony.org.
The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker will feature world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds. The extravagant show will be offered twice on the 29th, once at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. Visit BopPlex.com to purchase your tickets.
Ring in the New Year with your Charlotte Symphony and experience an unforgettable evening of exquisite music, topped off with George Gershwin's vibrant Rhapsody in Blue. Each ticket includes a post-concert party with champagne and chocolate, dancing on stage to the Robyn Springer Quartet and a countdown to midnight. Visit CharlotteSymphony.org to purchase your ticket.