What to Do & Where to Go this Holiday Week?

The halls have been decked, gifts (mostly) shopped for and the family is trickling back into town. Now what to do? Whether you’re entertaining guests or looking for something festive to do about town, our round of of what to do & where to go this holiday week is sure to come in handy. Here’s the round up:


Dubbel Release Party
Tuesday, Dec. 22
Sugar Creek Brewing Company

sugar creek dubbel

Come out and enjoy Sugar Creek’s release of their bottle conditioned Dubbel like a season craft beer pro. Sample complimentary flavor pairings, learn about the craft up close and experience a special surprise from Brewmaster Todd.




Feast of the Seven Fishes
Tuesday, Dec. 22-Thursday, Dec. 24
Vivace Charlotte

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The Feast of the Seven Fishes involves, as the name implies, seven different fish. Vivace is offering the seven-course fish-based feast for $55 per person or $75 per person if you choose the food/wine pairing option. Use OpenTable or call (704) 370-7755 to reserve your table!





Charlotte Ballet: Nutcracker
Through Wednesday, Dec. 23
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

the nutcracker

It isn’t the holidays without the magic of the Nutcracker. Bring friends and family to this time honored tradition performed by the Charlotte Ballet. Runs through December 23.




Wine on Wednesdays
Wednesday, Dec. 23
Mint Museum Uptown

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Get a dose of culture before the holiday rush at the Mint’s Wine on Wednesday. You’ll have four hours to explore the museum for free and access to a cash wine bar. Enjoy featured vendors, live music and exclusive savings in the Mint Museum Shop (perfect for the last minute gifter).




Ugly Sweater Party
Wednesday, Dec. 23
Howl at the Moon

ugly sweater party

Don your ugliest sweater to celebrate the season in style. Compete for the title of “Uglier Sweater”, dance and sing along to dueling pianos and sip on a cup of cheer. We also heard Santa will be making an appearance!




Christmas (Xmas) Eve Dinner Special
Thursday, Dec. 24
Blue Restaurant & Bar

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Start a new tradition with a jazzy Christmas Eve dinner at Blue Restaurant and Bar. Dine on a three course meal and swing along to live jazz from the John Alexander Trio. Reserve your table by calling 704-927-2583.




Christmas Brunch at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
Friday, Dec. 25
Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge


Indulge in an elaborate buffet and live music on Christmas morning at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge. Dine on a variety of salads, an assortment of cheese and seafood displays, breakfast items, an omelet station, carving station and indigenous desserts. Reserve your spot in advance.




Undeck the Hall
Saturday, Dec. 26
NASCAR Hall of Fame

holidays at the hall

Come help “Undeck the Hall” at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Grab one last holiday gift from off one of their NASCAR themed tree, including autographed souvenirs and memorabilia, ornaments, die cast cars, race tickets, secret surprises and more. Get there early for the best gift selection!





Belk Bowl
Wednesday, Dec. 30
Bank of America Stadium

belk bowl

College football’s only bowl game to call the Carolinas home, the Belk Bowl has long-term partnerships in place with Belk, ESPN, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC), all through 2019. The game is played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Enjoy fanfest all day A fan favorite, the Official Belk Bowl FanFest featuring Carrie Underwood offers the perfect combination of family fun, great food, entertainment with live music, interactive games, face-painting, and official Belk Bowl and school merchandise. Cheerleaders and marching bands are sure to stir school spirit.


Mark your calendars! Next week’s round up is all about NYE parties in Charlotte.

From hotel soirees to charity balls, Charlotte is the place to be to ring in 2016. Tune in next week for where to go and what to do for New Year’s Eve.






Allison Hancinhttp://www.allisonhancin.com
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!