Before your calendar fills with parties and gift exchanges, mark your weekend for these not-to-be-missed events around town. Here’s where to go and what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:



Holiday Pop Up
18635 Starcreek Dr., Ste. A, Davidson | 4-9 p.m.

What To Do This Weekend In Lake Norman

The roastery is transforming to a one-stop holiday shop with a few special treats. Fuel up with two free public coffee cuppings before shopping their selection of coffee, granola, wine and beer, gift boxes, art and other merchandise. Then enjoy food from the Summit Kitchen and Carolina Craft Butchery before the Latte Art Throwdown.



Ho Ho Ho Christmas 80’s Starlight Cruise
Lady of the Lake, Mooresville | 10 p.m.

What To Do This Weekend In Lake Norman

All aboard the liveliest holiday cruise this weekend. Don your best 80’s gear (bonus points if your Christmas sweater is from the 80s!) to hear your favorite classic and Christmas jams, dine on light apps and dance the night away. $35 per person. Purchase tickets here.


12 Days of Christmas Beauty & Treatment Specials From Cosmetic Center of Lake Norman
12/1 thru 12/12



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Live music round-up:

Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 8:30 p.m.

Caleb Davis
Galway Hooker, Cornelius | 9:30 p.m.

Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Neighbor Unknown
The Cabin, Davidson | 8:30 p.m.

Stray Local
Summit Coffee Co., Davidson | 8 p.m.





21st Annual Lighted Boat Parade
Peninsula Yacht Club, Cornelius | 5 p.m.

What To Do This Weekend In Lake Norman

Santa’s arrival kicks off Lake Norman’s Lighted Boat Parade. Watch at The Peninsula Yacht Club and enjoy concessions and warm beverages.


Huntersville Half Marathon and Holiday 5K Run
Birkdale Village, Huntersville | 8 a.m.

Designer by runners for runners, the Huntersville Half Marathon and 5K benefitting the Novant Health Foundation allows runners to race the streets they train every day. View both course options here.


Lavendar Boutique 12 Days of Christmas
12/5 thru 12/15, one day only discounts announced on their IG page here.


Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale
Birkdale Village, Huntersville | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shop delicious baked goods and support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. The 10th annual bake sale offers the perfect sweet break from your holiday shopping. In total, more than $1 million dollars has been raised through the Charlotte bake sales during the past nine years.


Hampton’s Holiday Cocktail Party
Hampton’s Men’s Clothing, Mooresville | 7 p.m.

Hampton’s inaugural Holiday Cocktail Party features heat hors d’oeuvres, drinks and gift card prizes for the winners of “best dressed”. Cocktail attire, black tie optional. Free admission.


Live music round-up:

Maple and Pine Band
Bin 110, Cornelius | 8:30 p.m.

Open Soul Project
The Vinyl Pi, Huntersville | 8:30 p.m.

Josh Strecker
Cafe 100, Huntersville | 7 p.m.

Poplar Tent Revival
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Sticks & Stones
Ghostface Brewing, Mooresville | 8:30 p.m.

Randall Sprinkle
The Cabin, Davidson | 8:30 p.m.

The Vel-Crows
The Kilted Buffalo, Mooresville | 9:30 p.m.





Lake Norman Holiday Gala Concert & Dinner
Historic Langtree Plantation, Mooresville | 3-9 p.m.

Kick off the season with the Lake Norman Holiday Extravaganza. After a carriage rides around the Langtree Plantation grounds, Maestro Eduardo Cede├▒o will lead the Lake Norman Orchestra in a performance and guests will enjoy a catered dinner. $45 per person.


The Drifters: A Christmas Concert
Charles Mack Citizen Center, Mooresville | 7- 9 p.m.


Don’t miss your chance to see The Drifters, known for their Mo-Town classics, perform your holiday favorites. Tickets range from $15-$25.


Live music round-up:

Too Wet to Plow
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 6 p.m.



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