Elf Training Camp

Monday, December 4, Mt Holly Branch Library, free.

Challenge yourself to be Santa’s helper. Enjoy Christmas carol karaoke, elf relay races, a cookie decoration station, and much more. Wear your PJs!

Other Monday Scoop Picks:
Da Vinci’s Machines, Discovery Place Science
Belmont Christmas Tree Lighting


Signing Santa

Tuesday, December 5, Northlake Mall, 10:00 a.m. – noon

Santa invites deaf and hard-of-hearing children to sign their wish lists at Tinsel Town in Grand Court. Includes a free photo and treat bag.

Other Tuesday Scoop Picks
The Philosophy/History of Kwanzaa, Beatties Ford Regional Library
Holiday Campfire, Reedy Creek Nature Preserve


Charlotte Christmas Village

Open daily at 11:00 a.m., Romare Bearden Park

The Christmas Village returns to Romare Bearden Park with local vendors, live performers and more.

Other Wednesday Scoop Picks:
Cookies With Santa, The Galleries, Concord
Christmas Wonderland of Lights, Zootastic


Winter Wonderland Light Show at Phillips Place

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Phillips Place

Follow Santa around the world with a different location featured in the light show each Thursday.

Other Thursday Scoop Picks:
Christmas Spectacular, Mooresville
Holiday on Ice (rink), NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza


Photos With Santa at Birkdale Village Workshop

Friday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., Birkdale Village, Huntersville

Meet ‘n’ greet Santa in his workshop, say cheese and enjoy the animated bears reading holiday stories.

Other Friday Scoop Picks:
Hansel & Gretel, A Children’s Opera, Romare Bearden
Christmas Town USA, McAdenville


Teddy Bear Tea at The Westin 

Saturday, December 9, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., The Westin Charlotte

Enjoy ornament and cookie decorating, story time with Mrs. Claus and a very special guest in a red suit. Each child will also get to adopt a Teddy Bear after tea.

Other Saturday Scoop Picks:
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
Gingerbread House Workshop, Spirit Square



December Weekends, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., Carrowinds, Tix start at $25

It snows at WinterFest, need we say more? Enjoy special activities, costume characters, strolling carolers, a massive Christmas tree and delectable treats.

Other Sunday Scoop Picks:
Fishmas – See Scuba Claus, SEA LIFE, Concord
A Kannapolis Christmas