You probably still have family in town, and kids out of school so we’ve got you covered. If you’re looking to feed the kids for free this week, check out our day by day round up of KIDS EAT FREE spots around CLT and LKN.

Undeck the Hall

Head to the NASCAR Hall of Fame the morning after Christmas to “Undeck” the Hall. Fans are each permitted to select a gift off the many trees decorated with NASCAR-themed items like autographed souvenirs, die-cast cars, race tickets, apparel and gear, sheet metal and more. Like years before, there will even be secret surprises hidden on the trees.

Winter Break Family Workshops at DSBG
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Build a garden container from LEGOS and plant a seasonal plant to take home.

Winter WONDERland
Museum of York County

Kids can express their creativity through winter and holiday-themed crafts.

Family Movie Day
Mooresville Public Library

Visit Mooresville Public Library to watch “The Incredibles 2” movie with friends and family members.

Crafty Critters
Latta Nature Center

Explore the natural world through arts and crafts. Each session features a different theme with a take-home craft. Registration and parent attendance required.

MallStars Noon Year’s Eve
Northlake Mall

Ring in the New Year at this family-friendly new year celebration! The morning includes games, arts and crafts, live music with Mr. Nigel and Friends, balloon twisters, and more. The first 300 kids in line receive a free gift! MallStars Kids Club is Northlake Mall’s free club open to children 10-years old and younger.

E.T.: Movie in Concert
Ovens Auditorium

Experience E.T. on a huge, high-definition screen, complete with John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score performed live by the Charlotte Symphony.

Friday Tot Time at Winter Wonderland South Park
Winter Wonderland SouthPark

Winter Wonderland will open an hour early for $10 Tuesday Tot Tim. Parents can pull little ones on sleds.

Tweetsie Christmas
Tweetsie Railroad

Enjoy the wonder of the park dazzlingly lit for the holidays, with a nighttime train and more. Advance tickets required.


Carowinds comes alive with holiday spirit during WinterFest. Friends and family are treated to an ultimate holiday celebration as the park magically transforms into a winter wonderland – full of enchantment, cheer and classic family fun.

Belk Bowl FanFest
Bank of America Stadium

Get ready for the game at the Belk Bowl FanFest, located outside of Bank of America Stadium. This event features live music, food, games and fun for the whole family, including a Kid Zone.

Winter Reptiles
Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

Join an educator on this winter hike at Reedy Creek to discuss where reptiles might be hiding.

Kwanzaa Celebration
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture

Come for a day of hands-on art, performances and conversations celebrating the principles of Kwanzaa. Create Kwanzaa keepsakes, sample local sweets and shop with some of Charlotte’s businesses of color in the museum store.

Feeding Frenzy
Discovery Place Nature

Learn about the amazing mouth parts of various insects – delish!

New Year’s Around the World
Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville

People all over the world have traditions they celebrate to bring in the New Year. We’ll look at food and decorations and make some fun crafts.

Winter Nature Scavenger Hunt
Latta Nature Center

Families work together to discover many hidden treasures found in the nature preserve. Stop by the nature center to pick up a scavenger hunt and don’t forget to collect your prize before heading home.

Keep the holiday spirit going with a neighborhood light drive

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