Elf Training Camp, Fishmas, Signing Santa, Teddy Bear Tea & More Things to Do with Family This Week 12/4

Elf Training Camp

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

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

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

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

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 

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


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