Planning a staycation this holiday week? From brewery yoga to post-Christmas festivities, here’s what to do and where to go this holiday week in Charlotte.
December 22-26 | Stonecrest Shopping Center
Celebrate Chanukah with crafts, doughnuts, a bounce house, photo booth, candle making and more. Entrance Fee $8 per child. Adults free. Open days and hours:
- Sunday, December 22nd 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Monday, December 23rd 3:00 – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday, December 24th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Wednesday December 25th 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
- Thursday, December 26th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Glow in the Dark Menorah Lighting on the Green
The Green, Davidson | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Davidson’s public (glow in the dark) menorah lighting includes dreidels, crafts, latkes, donuts and more.
Charlotte Ballet: Nutcracker
Last Day December 23 | Belk Theater
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.
Yoga with Cats
Mac Tabby Cat Café | 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy one hour of yoga with the kitties, then 30 minutes of snuggle time after your practice. Ages 14+.
Divine Barrel Brewing | 8 p.m.
Put your thinking cap on for four rounds of general trivia with prizes including gift cards, swag and more.
StoneCrest Menorah Lighting
StoneCrest Shopping Center | 5:30 p.m.
Help build and light the 9-foot Lego Menorah coming to StoneCrest Shopping Center. The night also includes donuts, latkes, hot beverages and arts and crafts.
Charlotte Christmas Village open through Tuesday
Through Dec. 24 | 406 N.Tryon
Charlotte’s European-inspired Christmas Market returns to Uptown through December 24. Shop gifts, traditional German foods, classic Austrian strudels and beverages including hot mulled wine.
Last Day for the holiday pop-up at Merchant & Trade
Head to the rooftop at Merchant & Trade through December 24 as they transform into a winter wonderland with ‘instagrammable’ spaces, seasonal specialty cocktails and winter-inspired dishes.
Merry Christmas! See options for restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day here.
Ice Skating at the USNWC
Open every day including Christmas | U.S. National Whitewater Center
Lace up and enjoy ice skating at the Upper Pond of the Whitewater Center, plus stop by the on-ice Airstream for hot and cold beverages. They’re open Christmas Eve 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Christmas Day after 5 p.m.
Christmas Light Browsing
Looking for something to do after the sun sets on Christmas Day? Pack up the car and see the best holiday lights around town. Make a plan using our guide here.
Waxhaw Menorah Lighting
Ballantyne Jewish Center | 5:30 p.m.
Don’t miss the fifth annual Menorah lighting in downtown Waxhaw. The lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m., and will also include doughnuts, hot latkes and crafts.
Dwan Bosman Quartet
December 26-28 | Middle C Jazz
Saxophonist Dwan Bosman, “The Sax Man,” takes the stage at Middle C Jazz Club alongside his seasoned Jazz ensemble for performances of jazz tunes from the ’40s to the present, along with original music. $18 general admission.
McGill’s Winter Wonderland
Rosie’s Wine Garden | Through December (open this week Thursday – Sunday)
Grab some hot chocolate or glass of wine for a stroll through Rosie’s Wine Garden’s winter wonderland. Enjoy festive lights, beverages and s’mores through the entire month of December. Bring a new unwrapped toy with you when you visit to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots. Free admission.
Best of 2019 Trivia
NoDa Brewing Company | 6 p.m.
Tyler Norris will host NoDa Brewing’s Best of 2019 Trivia. The TIN Kitchen food truck will also be on site.
Undeck the Hall
NASCAR Hall of Fame | 10 a.m.
NASCAR fans will love selecting gifts off of the decorated trees as they help “Undeck” the Hall. Items include autographed souvenirs, race tickets, apparel and gear, sheet metal and more. Free for members or with paid admission to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Twas the Day After Christmas
Blue Blaze Brewing | 12-9 p.m.
Keep the holiday spirit going with a visit to Blue Blaze Brewing. They’ll have $12 beer patchers, s’mores by the fire, live music and beer sampling. There will also be a local food truck onsite.
Triple C Beer Yoga
The Barrel Room at Triple C | 6:30 p.m.
Roll out your mat with The Yoga Dude inside Triple C’s beautiful Barrel Room. $10 cash or credit. Bring your own mat.
Plaza Midwood Beer Tour
Plaza Midwood Neighborhood | 7 p.m.
Explore the beers of the neighborhood with samples and tours at Legion Brewing, Pilot Brewing and Pour Taproom. $26 per person.
Matthews Community Center | 5:30 p.m.
In Matthews, celebrate Chanukah with a menorah lighting plus kids activities including Chanukah Sand Art, a photo op with Judah the Maccabee and chocolate Chanukah “Gelt.”
Lil’ Bit of the Bubbly Release
NoDa Brewing Company | 3-10 p.m.
Just in time for ringing in the New Year, NoDa Brewing is rolling out a new sparkling Brut IPA (6.4% ABV). Be were for the release of this dry, crisp IPA with a citrus and pine flavor blast.
2019 In Review Trivia Night
Bold Missy Brewery | 7:30 p.m.
Put your 2019 memories to the test with a year in review trivia at Bold Missy Brewery. How well can you remember 2019’s pop culture, sports, news and events?
Charlotte Symphony: Cirque de Noel
Belk Theater | 7:30 p.m.
The magic of the circus and the symphony combine at this weekend’s Cirque de Noël featuring aerial artists, mind-boggling contortionists and breathtaking acrobatics accompanied by holiday favorites. Tickets start at $19.
Queen City Improv: Toast of the Town
Stage Door Theater | 8 p.m.
Squeeze in a last laugh of 2019 with Queen City Improv Room’s Toast of the Town. $10 general admission.
Dishes & Delights of Dilworth Food Tour
Dilworth Neighborhood | 3 p.m.
Taste your way through the neighborhood on this culinary tour of Dilworth. You’ll try specialties from six well-loved establishments, sample local beer, wine and craft cocktails and opportunities to meet the chefs, owners and bartenders behind the craft. $65 per person.
Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas
Booth Theater | 7 p.m.
North Carolina-based violinist and storyteller Jamie Laval headlines this holiday show featuring music, dance, poetry and stories that date back to ancient Celtic celebrations. Tickets start at $24.50.
Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints
Bank of America Stadium | 1 p.m.
See the Carolina Panthers take on the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium. Get your tickets here.
Holidays in the Garden
Through January 5, Closed Christmas Day| Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Stroll through the Mile of a Million Lights to see topiaries dancing, trees glowing and trains running at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens’ Holidays in the Garden through January 5. Visits also include marshmallow roasting, live holiday music, kids activities, warm beverages and more.