Hanukkah, ID a Tree, Ice Skating, Rudolph, Teddy Bear Tea, STEM Stories, Santa at Ben & Jerry’s and More Fun Things To Do With Family This Week 12/16

Whether you need more holiday cheer or to head out to the woods to get back to nature, we’ve got you covered with preschool parties, donuts with dad, and tea with teddy… or even breakfast with Santa; scroll on as we are sure you’ll find something you like on this Scoop Menu!

Preschool Holiday Party
Cornelius Arts Center
Monday, December 16, 10:00 a.m.
Come for a holiday party complete with snacks, crafts and a movie. Registration is required.

Brunch With Santa At Middle James Brewing
Middle James Brewing Company
Monday, December 16, 10:00 a.m.
Kids can get a photo with Santa while parents enjoy beers, mimosas and brunch.

Young Explorers: Bountiful Birds
Latta Nature Center
Monday, December 16, 10:15 a.m.
Discover nature through stories and activities related to the many beautiful birds who enjoy the chilly weather.

Preschool Storytime: Jingle Bells
Myers Park Library
Tuesday, December 17, 11:00 a.m.
Attend this special storytime with songs, a take-home craft and a special gift for each preschooler and adult.

Santa At Ben And Jerry’s In Davidson
Ben and Jerry’s
Tuesday, December 17, 5:00 p.m.
Get a photo with Santa, and enjoy the hot chocolate bar.

Gingerbread Workshop
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
Wednesday, December 18, 10:30 a.m.
Storytime with “The Gingerbread Man” by Karen Schmidt at the Town Hall Stage, then make some yummy creations.

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Bojangles Coliseum
Thursday, December 19, 7:00 p.m.
The “most famous reindeer of all” … the live cast brings high energy to classic songs and dialogue, while puppets highlight the charming television special’s stop-motion effects.

Story Explorers: Campfire Songs And Stories
Myers Park Library
Thursday, December 19, 7:00 p.m.
Explore songs and stories through interactive activities by the ‘camp fire’. Register online.

Harry Potter Night At Founders Holiday Ice Rink
Founders Holiday Ice Rink
Friday, December 20, 5:00 p.m.
Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character and enjoy a magical night on the ice.

Holidays At The Garden – Mrs Claus
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Friday, December 20, 5:00 p.m.
Mrs. Claus will visit Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Friday.

STEAM Stories with Maura
Main St Books
Saturday, December 21, 10:00 a.m. The event blends STEAM and literacy, using fun experiments to discuss stories and help with reading comprehension.

Family Storytime: Daddies And Donuts
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
Saturday, December 21, 9:15 p.m.
Special storytime, share donuts and stories with your dad, grandpa, uncle or caregiver.

What Tree is That?
Latta Nature Center
Saturday, December 21, 10:00 a.m.
Kids will create a planted gift to give this holiday season and work on tree identification.

Hanukkah Celebration Event
SouthPark Mall
Sunday, December 22, 2019
A special SouthPark Hanukkah event celebrates the season with activities for the whole family.

Image: @ohrhatorah

Breakfast With Santa At NASCAR Hall Of Fame
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Sunday, December 22, 8:30 a.m. + 10:30 a.m.
This all-inclusive experience features breakfast, a visit and picture with Santa, crafts and reindeer games plus same-day complimentary admission to the ice rink on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza.

Teddy Bear Tea 2019
The Westin Charlotte
Sunday, December 22, 10:00 a.m. + 1:00 p.m.
Teddy Bear Tea includes lunch and festive activities for families. Proceeds from this event will benefit Hospitality House of Charlotte. Children will have the chance to take a photo with Santa, decorate cookies, participate in storytime, stuff their own teddy bear and decorate an ornament.

Image: @TheWestinCharlotte


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