When you awake from your turkey coma, what’s on the schedule? If you need a little more motivation to get up and going, we’ve got just the thing. From Black Friday deals to tree lightings, here’s your holiday weekend itinerary around Lake Norman:



100 Years of Christmas
Historic Latta Plantation, Huntersville | November 24-25 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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The whole family will love experiencing a glimpse into Christmas from years past at this weekend’s 100 Years of Christmas event. Enjoy holiday decor, Christmas traditions, historical demonstrations, visits with farm animals, house tours, hiking trails and more. Admission is $9 for adults and free for children five and under.



Black Friday Survival
Primal Brewery, Huntersville | 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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Whether you find yourself stopping by on the way home from early bird shopping or looking for something to pull you out of your post-turkey slumber, Primal Brewery is opening at 8 a.m. for music, food and beer during their third annual Black Friday Survival event.


Black Friday Blow-Out
CYCLEBAR (Lake Norman), Cornelius | 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Right after your Thanksgiving feast, get back in the groove with Black Friday deals at CYCLEBAR. Shop the best deals on retail and their lowest prices ever on membership – 20% discounts on 50 and 100 rider extreme packs.



Black Friday Blowout
Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Black Friday shopping comes with the thrill of driving the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Spend $50 on merchandise or donate $25 to Speedway Children’s Charities to drive.


Black Friday Sale
Pure Barre Lake Norman, Huntersville | 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gear up for the holiday season with Pure Barre Lake Norman’s annual super sale. Stock up with significant retail discounts and take advantage of their best prices ever on class packs. Doors open at 6 a.m. Stay tuned for more sale details.



6th Annual Light Up Cornelius
Cornelius Town Hall | 4-7 p.m.

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Cornelius’ sixth annual tree lighting includes delights for all ages – from carriage rides to crafts, a train display, s’mores and even a visit from Santa. The fun starts on the lawn of Cornelius Town Hall at 4 p.m.


Santa Paws with Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew LKN, Cornelius | 1-4 p.m.

Have your pup don their holiday best for pictures with Santa. Support Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue with a donation for your memorable pictures.


26 Acres Small Business Saturday
Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company, Concord | 1-5 p.m.

Support local businesses as vendors pop-up at Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company. Shop handmade gifts, sip in the outdoor beer garden, dine from food trucks and try your hand at corn hole during Small Business Saturday.



No Shave November
Bayne Brewing Company, Cornelius | 4 p.m.


Support the Cornelius Police Department as they participate in No Shave November with the help of The Burly Boar. Vendors will be onsite and $1 from each sale of a designated beer will benefit a local family’s cancer fight. Plus, live music from Nikki Fellows.


Small Business Saturday
Downtown Mooresville | All day

You already know that Downtown Mooresville has shops and restaurants to make your holiday shopping a breeze. For small business Saturday, they’ve even done the hard work for you and rounded up the special offerings at each spot. View and plan your shopping here.


Holiday Sip & Shop
3 Union Street North, Concord | 1 p.m.

Join the Makers on North Union for a holiday sip and shop featuring food tastings, local drinks and goodies. The event is hosted by The Bead Lady, Hive & ShoeBeeDo.


Small Business Saturday at Sweet Magnolia
Sweet Magnolia Lake Norman | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Support local boutique Sweet Magnolia this Small Business Saturday. But don’t be late! The first 10 customers will receive a free canvas tote for celebrating the day. Doors open at 10 a.m.



Tuesday, November 28 | Various local events and GivingTuesdayCLT.org

We have Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now most importantly, Giving Tuesday. Donate money pledge volunteer time or purchase goods for 235 worthy non-profits that are doing good in our city. Non-profits include A Child’s Place, ArtPop and Charlotte Family Housing and many more. Visit GivingTuesdayCLT.org to find out how you can get involved.


Davidson Holiday Gala
November 27-28 | Davidson College

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season as the Davidson College Music Department choirs, orchestra, jazz band and Dance Davidson present the annual Holiday Gala. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704.894.2135.