Before it’s all holidays, all the time, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a fun girls’ night out on the town in December. Here are 18 of our top ideas to get you planning:
Small Works Show + Holiday Pop-Up
December 5 | Anne Neilson Fine Art | 6-8 p.m.
Anne Neilson Fine Arts’ annual Small Works Show and Holiday Pop-Up will feature a range of work by new artists as well as gallery favorites. Laura James Jewelry and Jillian Gray Collection will also be there to help with your holiday shopping.
Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour 2019
December 6-8 | Fourth Ward Neighborhood
Get tickets now for the 42nd Annual Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour to tour the vast array of homes in the neighborhood, from historic Victorians to modern condos, all decked out for the holidays. The self-guided, walkable tour also includes festive live music, horse-drawn carriage rides and complimentary small bites.
CLT: Gift Wrapping Essentials
December 10 | CRIV | 6:30 p.m.
Just in time for gift-giving season, brush up on your wrapping techniques with the help of the pros from SkillPop. From wrapping oddly shaped items to ribbon bows and more, you’ll be a master wrapper in no time. $30.
33rd Annual Good Friends Holiday Luncheon
December 12 | Charlotte Convention Center | 11 a.m.
Grab your tickets now for this girls’ lunch out supporting Good Friends Charlotte, a women’s organization providing individuals and families with the financial resources to improve lives and inspire hope.
Wintertime Wreaths with Alice’s Table
December 12 | Swoozie’s Charlotte | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Deck the halls with your very own holiday wreath at this DIY class. Plus, enjoy 20% off Swoozie’s purchases the night of the event. $75 per person.
SIPS & BITES
The Duke Mansion’s Afternoon Tea & Holiday Cheer
December 8 | The Duke Mansion | 2-4 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of shopping and sipping with shops in the foyer followed by afternoon tea including Duke Mansion signature tea and other tea selections, tea sandwiches, canapes, sweets, scones, jams and chocolates. $35 for adults, $15 for kids 5-12.
Holiday Punches: Hands-on Cocktail Class
December 13 | BLOC.clt | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Learn how to make three party-ready punches just in time for the holiday party season. $75 per person.
Bubbles and Salty Snacks
December 13 | Assorted Table Wine Shoppe | 6-7:30 p.m.
Indulge in the ultimate GNO pairing of five sparkling wines with fried chicken and popcorn. $35 per person.
9th Annual Holiday Party
December 5 | KK Bloom Boutique | 6-9 p.m.
Get the holidays started by heading to KK Bloom for their ninth annual holiday party, complete with heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Copain Gatherings, sparkles by Shimmer Down Girls, a store discount, a trunk show featuring Mere Jewelry’s Holiday Collection, cake by Kathy Allen Cakes and store giveaways.
Kendra Scott 20% Back Event for HSC
December 5 | Kendra Scott SouthPark | 6-8 p.m.
Shop and do good when you visit Kendra Scott during their fundraiser supporting the Humane Society of Charlotte. Enjoy sips, sweets and knowing 20% of proceeds benefit the cause.
December 5 | Fashion & Compassion | 5-7 p.m.
Fashion and Compassion will team up with Healing Hands of Joy share their mission and vision and offer a chance to shop Artist Caroline Simas’ hand-painted Multiple Blessings artwork and selections from the Fashion and Compassion. Light bites and beverages available.
Mistletoe Market 2019
December 7 | Camp North End
Grab the girls and head to Camp North End, where you’ll stroll the outdoor market, stop by tenants’ holiday parties, see parade of dogs in sweaters, roast marshmallows by the fire, jam to live music, sip on festive drinks and more.
SPARK! A Pop Up Shop
December 9 | Poplar Tapas & Spirits | 6-8 p.m.
Get an early start on your shopping this year while shopping unique gifts, sipping on wine and enjoying some delicious appetizers. All sales will support Circle de Luz and their mission to empower young Latinas in Charlotte. RSVP here.
Charlotte Girl Tribe Pop Up Holiday
December 14-15 | Charlotte Convention Center
Girl Tribe Pop Up returns with a full weekend of holiday shopping and fun for you and the girls. Expect to shop more than 200 women-owned businesses, including favorite boutiques and beauty brands, plus enjoy cocktails, swag and special hours for VIPs and more. VIP tickets start at $25, general admission starts at $5.
ARTS & CULTURE
December 6-8 | Ovens Auditorium
Enjoy all of your favorite songs by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons as Jersey Boys comes to the stage at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets start at $35.50.
Leah Rosenberg: To Open Eyes
December 13 | Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy | 6-8 p.m.
Don’t miss the opening reception of To Open Eyes, a solo exhibition by San Francisco-based artist Leah Rosenberg. An artist talk moderated by Lia Newman, Director/Curator of Davidson College’s Van Every/Smith Galleries, will be held the next day at 11 a.m.
Charlotte Ballet: Nutcracker
December 6-23 | Belk Theater
Gather the girls and get tickets to see Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker, with the Tchaikovsky score performed live by Charlotte Symphony and choreography by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. Tickets start at $25.
Atherton Jazz Jam
Not Just Coffee – Atherton Mill | 7-10 p.m.
Post-holiday, head out to enjoy the next monthly South End Jazz Jam at Not Just Coffee Atherton Mill. BYOB welcome. Cover is $5 cash at the door.