If you live south of 51, there’s no need to venture far for a date night out or festive family fun. Read on for new hotspots and events to fill your November on the south side of town.
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NEW & NOTEWORTHY
Foxcroft Wine Co. Waverly – Now Open
Foxcroft Wine Co.opened their third Charlotte-area location in south Charlotte’s popular Waverly development this week. Find them at 7416 Waverly Walk Avenue Suite H-1.
The Improper Pig Rea Farms – Now open
Barbecue lovers in South Charlotte can now enjoy The Improper Pig’s classic and distinctive takes on Southern fare. Guest favorites include traditional pulled pork and St. Louis-style ribs, which share a menu with globally-inspired flavors like Korean barbecue salmon and Thai and hoisin sauces. Find them at 9855 Sandy Rock Place, Suite A
Yoga at the Dairy Barn
Tuesdays | Dairy Barn at Anne Springs Close Greenway | 6:15 p.m.
Did you know that the Anne Springs Close Greenway hosts yoga every Tuesday night? Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle to practice in the historic Dairy Barn. $5 per class, and an additional $5 entry fee for non-Greenway members.
Grassroots Wine Tasting
November 5 | Amor Artis Brewing, Fort Mill | 6-8 p.m.
Taste six French wines (one white, one rose, four reds) and nibble on a charcuterie board during this tasting with Grassroots Wine. $10 per guest.
Cambria Estate Wine & Cuisine Pairing
November 7 | The Ballantyne Hotel | 6:30 p.m.
Head to The Ballantyne to indulge in small plates and wine. $59 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve your spot.
Second Annual Holiday Pop-Up Market
November 9 | Ballantyne Village | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Get a head start on your holiday shopping at Ballantyne Village’s second annual Holiday Pop-Up Market featuring more than 35 local vendors, fresh produce and live music.
Colonel’s Club Boil & Brew
November 9 | Field Trial Barn at the Anne Springs Close Greenway | 3-8 p.m.
The inaugural Boil & Brew benefiting the Greenway’s Education Programs will include an all-you-can eat lowcountry boil buffet and dessert, live music, a 50/50 raffle and family fun for the kids. $50 for members, $60 for non-members and $25 for kids 13-20. Kids 12 and under are free.
SwitchBack Ridge Wine Dinner
November 13 | The Pump House | 6:30 p.m.
Head to Rock Hill’s The Pump House for their annual Switchback Ridge wine dinner featuring five courses from Executive Chef Michael Griswold paired with five wines. $99+ per person. Call 803.329.8888 to reserve your seat.
Highland Brewing Event
November 22 |Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse Ballantyne | 6-8 p.m.
Head to Duckworth’s in Ballantyne to enjoy three Highland Brewing beers on tap, beer samples, giveaways and more.
Winter Wonderland Holiday Market
November 30 | Dairy Barn at Anne Springs Close Greenway | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Explore the offerings of more than 150 regional artists and crafters at the Winter Wonderland Craft Fair. Shoppable items include pottery, jewelry, clothing, gourmet foods and more. The “sip and shop” bar will offer hard cider, wine and beer from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
FAMILY & HOLIDAY FUN
2019 Tree Lighting & Santa Arrival
November 23 | Blakeney Shopping Centers | 4-9 p.m.
Blakeney is kicking off the holiday festivities with their annual Tree Lighting Celebration, which includes a vendor village, holiday characters, performances and more before Santa makes his grand entrance ahead of the tree lighting.
November 23 | Rea Farms | 4-8 p.m.
There will also be plenty of holiday cheer at Rea Farms, where Santa will be available for free pictures, kids can visit with Mickey, Minnie and Frozen characters, kids can compete in cookie decorating and more. Don’t miss the tree lighting at 7 p.m.
Christmas Tree Lighting
November 22 | Weddington Town Hall | 5-9 p.m.
Mark your calendars for Weddington’s Annual Tree Lighting, complete with free hot chocolate and cookies, festive performances, food trucks, s’mores and pictures with Santa himself.
Turkey Dash Charlotte
November 28 | The Village at Robinson Farm | 8:30 a.m.
Before indulging in your Thanksgiving feast, lace up for South Charlotte’s Turkey Dash. The family-friendly walk and run offers both a 4-mile and 1-mile route along with activities and celebrations after crossing the finish line.
Post Thanksgiving Hayrides, Fire Pits, and Cider
November 29 | Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill | 1-9 p.m.
After polishing off the turkey, head to Windy Hill for hard cider tastings, hayrides, and fire pits. Perfect for if you have older kids in town for the holiday.