The week ahead is sure to be filled with joy and plenty of Lake Norman events. From festive cruises to live music and trivia, here’s what to do this holiday week:


Handmade Huntersville Pop-Up Shop
December 22 – 23 | Birkdale Village

Shop multiple local vendors at this pop-up handmade market. Perfect for those last minute gifts!


Customer Appreciation Party
Galway Hooker Irish Pub, Cornelius | 4 – 7 p.m.

Galway Hooker is offering complimentary appetizers from 4 – 7 p.m. and half price drafts all night to celebrate their customers and the holiday season.

Christmas in Mexico
The Prickly Pear, Mooresville | 6 p.m.

Kick off your Christmas celebration with a five-course dinner menu at The Prickly Pear. $40 per person. Call 704.799.0875 to reserve your seat.

2nd Annual Christmas Spectacular
Mooresville Golf Club | 5 – 9 p.m.

This year’s Christmas Spectacular includes a skating rink, laser light show, games, attractions, concessions and visits from Santa.

2nd Annual Airing Of Grievances
Primal Brewery, Huntersville | 5 p.m.

Celebrate Festivus with music, dance contests, raffles, Seinfeld clips, food trucks and more.


8th Annual Ugly Sweater Party
On The Roxx, Cornelius | 9 p.m.

On The Roxx’s eighth annual ugly sweater party includes video DJ Rick playing the best 80s hits, specials and prizes.

PUSHH in Concert 
BoatYard Eats, Cornelius | 8 p.m.

PUSHH, a local favorite band, will kick off the weekend at BoatYard Eats.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Fox & Hound, Huntersville | 10 p.m.

Bust out your ugliest sweater to win prizes at Fox & Hound. Plus, enjoy drink specials and music from a DJ.


Mistletoe & Margaritas Party Cruise
Queens Landing Marina, Mooresville | 10 p.m.

Cruise along Lake Norman to enjoy festive holiday cheer, light appetizers, dancing and more. $40 per person.

Live Music in December at the Hooker
Galway Hooker Irish Pub, Cornelius | 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy Galway Hooker’s indoor fireplace, drink specials and live music by Thom Crumpton.


Sunday Jazz Jam
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 6 p.m.

Bring your own instrument to join in on the Sunday Jazz Jam at Old Town Public House. Hosted by Brian Burton and Scott McCloud.

Sunday Jazz
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 2 p.m.

Wind down your weekend with live music by George Hoar and Mike Zinna Jazz, plus wine picks from the professionals at Corkscrew.


Thinkin’ & Drinkin’ Trivia
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 7:30 p.m.

In a holiday spin on OTPH’s classic pub trivia, this edition includes questions about the movie Home Alone. Prizes available.

4th Anniversary Party
Primal Brewery | All day

Raise a glass to Primal Brewery’s fourth anniversary with a limited release beer, food trucks, brewery tours, games and live music starting at 3 p.m.


Bell’s Tapping
Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse, Huntersville | 6 – 8 p.m.

This special Bell’s tapping includes free beer samples, giveaways and $4 Bell’s Winter White drafts all month.