Assuming you have family or friends traveling into town for the weekend, (who wouldn’t want to spend Christmas at the lake?) you’ll need some activities to keep everyone entertained before and after the gifts are opened. Our day-by-day guide to what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:



Photos with Santa
Birkdale Village | Friday – Sunday

what to do this weekend in lake norman

Don’t miss your last chance to snap a picture with Santa before his big night out. Visit with Santa at Birkdale Village Friday from 2-6 p.m., Saturday from noon – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Photo Package Prices Start at $22.99. No personal cameras are allowed.



Holiday Countdown with Wooden Robot
bottled & tapped, Cornelius | 6-10 p.m.

what to do this weekend in lake norman

Countdown to the holidays with with bottled & tapped. On Friday, they will have 11 Wooden Robot beers on tap with raffles for special bottle releases and giveaways.


Live music round-up:

Pursey Kerns
The Kilted Buffalo, Huntersville | 9 p.m.

The Fifth Divine
Apps & Taps, Mooresville | 9:30 p.m.

MC3 Band
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 8:30 p.m.



Sugar Cookie Class
Maddy’s Fatty’s, Cornelius | 5 p.m.

what to do this weekend in lake norman

You still have time to master the art of the Christmas cookie with the help of Maddy’s Fatty’s. Learn how to make sugar cookies, royal icing and even practice decorating techniques. $40 per person. Call 704.439.0996 to reserve your spot in the class.


7th Annual Ugly Sweater Party
On The Roxx | 9 p.m.

Break out your best (or worst) ugly sweater for the 7th annual ugly sweater party at On The Roxx. DJ T Nice will supply the tunes, and prizes will be given for top two seaters.


Holiday Open Taproom
bottled & tapped, Cornelius | Noon – 11 p.m.

Grab a cup of cheer at bottled & tapped’s holiday open house. The evening includes a free dessert bar, 10% off all purchases and a raffle.


Pizza with Santa
Big Al’s Pub & Grubberia, Mooresville | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Santa will need plenty of fuel before his big trip! Join him at Big Al’s Pub & Grubberia for pizza, hot chocolate, music, opportunities for last minute shopping and kids activities. Plus, kids pizzas are buy one get one free.


Live music round-up:

Live Music w/ DJ Scott Hill
The Harp & Crown, Cornelius | 9 p.m.

Pluto For Planet
Tropicana Sports Bar, Cornelius | 9 p.m.

Goodnight Bros Band
The Vinyl Pi, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Neighbor Unknown
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Apps & Taps, Mooresville | 9 p.m.

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



Holiday $3 flights
bottled & tapped, Cornelius | Noon – 6 p.m.

The countdown continues at bottled & tapped with $3 flights from noon til 6 p.m.



Thinkin’ & Drinkin’ 54
Tuesday, December 26 | 7:30 p.m.

Get out of the house on the day after Christmas for some classic pub trivia. Games start at 7:30, 8:15 and 9 p.m.



Primal Birthday Party #3
Tuesday, December 26 | Primal Brewery

Help Primal Brewery celebrate three years with a full day of music, special releases, food and plenty of beer. Lunch and dinner provided by the LKN Grill food truck and live music from Jesse Stockton and The Dream Machine.