Santa’s Workshop at Blakeney Shopping Center
Monday, November 27 (through December 24)
Blakeney Shopping Center, times vary
Visit the big guy in the red suit, shop dine and stand in awe of the Christmas tree. Check link for days you can take your four-legged family members for pics with Santa.

See Santa, shop, sip, dine

Mondays are also good for painting your own pottery at Dish It Out ($6) or take a Dino Safari at the Schiele Museum of Natural History.

Toys, Games & Trains
Tuesday, November 28 (through January 6)
Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Holiday exhibit fills the Museum with model train displays, railroad memorabilia, and antique toys and games.

Tuesdays are also good for Giving Back…
#GivingTuesdayCLT…. is an annual day that your family can help make Charlotte stronger. The need is real … poverty, homelessness, hunger, lack of opportunity, lack of resources, illness, disabilities and addiction. The good news is our local nonprofits work every day to help and you can help them as a family through donating either time or money… check out your options here with Share Charlotte.

Invest in your community

Sensory Santa
Wednesday, November 29
Discovery Place Kids Huntersville, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., free – $5
For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Discovery Place Kids is hosting a sensory-friendly after-hours event. This holiday-themed evening will feature a specially-trained Santa who understands how to interact with individuals who have ASD. Activities will be modified so that people with ASD and their families can enjoy exclusive access to the Museum in a low-sensory environment.

Elves in the Shelves
Thursday, November 30, 2017
York County Library, 4:00 -6:00 p.m., free
Elves and gnomes will take over the York County Library. Activities include letters to Santa, free children’s crafts and activities and an appearance by the Elf on the Shelf.

The Polar Express Storytime
Friday, December 1, 7:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble, Morrison Place, free
Dress in your PJs and head to Barnes & Noble to listen to a reading of “The Polar Express.” Coloring and activities to follow. Feel free to come in your pjs.

Also fun for Friday, Founder’s Hall has the 18-piece Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra

Charlotte Christmas Village and Christkindlmarkt
Saturday, December 2 (through December 24), opens daily at 11:00 a.m.
Romere Bearden Park
Shop local vendors, enjoy live performances… basically shop, eat, drink and be merry.

Holiday Trees for Wildlife
Sunday, December 2, 10:00 – noon
Wing Haven Gardens, prices vary
Create edible ornaments for wildlife, go on a holiday scavenger hunt, listen to seasonal stories, make nature-based crafts, and enjoy festive refreshments. Space is limited; register in advance.

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