Ferris Wheel, Big Bird, Car Seat Checks, Holiday On Ice, Fine Art Friday, Take a Hike Day and More Things to Do with Family This Week 11/12

There’s lots to learn about and have fun doing this week including hikes and trees, Big Bird and a PEANUTS celebration, ferris wheel, Christmas show, crafts, car show, meet a game warden and more!

A Day in the Life of a Game Warden
Discovery Place Nature
Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 p.m.
Meet Mecklenburg County’s NC Game Warden, Sampson Parker and hear about his work and adventures. Ask questions during this family friendly community program.

West African Dance Classes By Charlotte Ballet
Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Recreation Site
Tuesday, November 12, 1:15 p.m.
The workshop is open to all ages, and no previous dance experience is required.

Toddler Tuesday At Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Tuesday, November 12
Get one free child ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket on Tuesdays. Each additional child ages 3-12 will cost $5.

Big Bird’s Adventure: One World, One Sky
The Museum of York County
Wednesday, November 13, 11:00 a.m.
Big Bird, Elmo and their friend Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star and the Sun in this family-friendly planetarium show.

Eye On Tryon At Victoria Yards
Uptown Charlotte
Wednesday, November 13 – 16
Ride on the 80-foot tall Ferris wheel, which lights-up at night, for family fun and dramatic views of the Uptown skyline. Victoria Yards and the ferris wheel access is open for kids until 8:00 p.m.

ID A Tree Hike
McDowell Nature Preserve
Thursday, November 14, 2:00 p.m.
Study leaf patterns and tree characteristics to learn more about tree species. Registration required.

Britax Car Seat Checking Station
Britax Child Safety, Inc.
Friday, November 15, 11:00 a.m.
Meet with a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians who will teach you the correct way to install your child’s seat, provide safety recommendations and answer questions. For best results, please bring to your child, vehicle and vehicle owner’s manual, car seat of any brand with any accessories, and another adult to watch your child.

Fine Art Friday: Acrylics For Children
Harvey B. Gantt Center
Friday, November 15, 11:00 a.m.
Teaching artist, Bree Stallings will lead an introduction to acrylics workshop for children ages 4-8.

Holiday on Ice
NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza
Friday, November 15
Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly activity, a romantic night with a loved one, a unique experience or a holiday tradition, Holiday On Ice has something for everyone.

PEANUTS Celebration
Saturday, November 16, 2019 – November 17, 10:00 a.m.
Meet and learn how to draw PEANUTS characters, play games and dance to music. Enjoy the petting zoo and arts and crafts.

Cars And Cappuccino
SouthPark Mall
Sunday, November 17, 8:00 a.m.
See a variety of European sports cars up close.

National Take A Hike Day
Latta Nature Center
Sunday, November 17, 9:00 a.m.
Visit Reedy, McDowell or Latta Nature Preserves for a hike log your miles and pick-up a prize.


Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thursday, November 28
A spectacle of sight and sound, the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade is a Charlotte tradition with six decades of history behind it, growing to its impressive reputation as the fourth largest of its kind in the country and the biggest in the Southeast.

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 30 Kick off the holiday shopping season in South End followed by the Tree Lighting at Atherton Mill at sundown.

Glow In The Dark Menorah Lighting
Monday, December 23 Town of Davidson (Town Green)
Stop by for the public Menorah lighting, dreidels, gelt, donuts, latkes, dreidel house and crafts.


Bek Mitchell-Kidd
Bek is an Australian native who has lived in the Lake Norman area for more than a decade.