Local Family-Friendly Holiday Events & Activities

2020 has certainly presented its challenges, but we're not going to let it put a damper on the holidays.

We've collected a bunch of fun, safe, and budget-friendly activities to really put you in a festive frame of mind.


Local Family-Friendly Holiday Events & Activities

Canvas & Wine Painting Classes

We love a good Canvas & Wine activity with friends, but in these current times, we're going the virtual route by following along with some You Tube tutorials while Zooming with our girlfriends.

Upcoming Live YouTube Event with The Art Sherpa- December 12

Cardinals on Fence in Winter Red Bow Acrylic Painting with The Art Sherpa

Old Red Truck Christmas Wreath Painting with The Art Sherpa

Christmas at the Charlotte Motor Speedway

See spectacular Christmas lights without ever stepping foot out your car. Just be sure to get there early because wait times can be as long as 4 hours!

Charlotte Symphony: The Story of the Nutcracker

It just wouldn't be Christmas without a performance of The Nutcracker, so we're incredibly thankful for this virtual event by Charlotte Symphony.

Delish Christmas Cookie Countdown

We're huge fans of Delish, and they really knocked it out of the park with these holiday cookie recipes. We'll be baking (and eating) up a storm!

Milano Reindeer Cookies

Christmas Light Cookies

Rolo Ornament Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dippers

Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

Sugar Cookie Bites

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Sugar Cookies

Nutella Stuffed Cookies

Sugar Cookie Christmas Trees

Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

Light the Knights and Charlotte Christmas

Come to Truist Field for shopping, food, photo ops, Santa (who will be wearing a protective face shield), and a beautiful walk-through lights display.

Visit Santa at Blacklion

As we wrote in our recent Blacklion feature, a socially distanced Santa is at Blacklion just waiting to pose for a photo with your child. What a great way to commemorate this crazy year. Take a walk around the store for some holiday shopping while you're there!

Shopping at the Charlotte Premium Outlets

If you need to grab a few last minute gifts, head on over for a day of shopping at the outdoor Charlotte Premium Outlets. Bonus points if you stop in and grab a delicious acai berry smoothie to boost your energy during a shopping lull!

The Hunter Farm

Take a wagon ride to the petting barn to see the animals and mail a letter to the North Pole. You can also enjoy the coffee, hot chocolate, and S'mores by the fire pit. Read more about the farm here.

Know of any other things going on in Charlotte this holiday season? Please share in the comments!


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