Make plans in the New Year to explore everything Charlotte has to offer south of 51. From new openings to must-do events, family fun and more, here’s what to be on the lookout for this month on the south side of town.

NEW & NOTEWORTHY

New openings coming soon to Waverly

Activewear retailer Athleta will open soon in Waverly at 7314 Waverly Walk Avenue Suite E2. Another opening we’re watching: V’s Babershop, an Arizona-based chain promising an old-school barbershop experience, will open at 7416 Waverly Walk Avenue Suite H1-B. Stay up-to-date here.

Giggles Drop-in Childcare
14815 Ballantyne Village Way # 180

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Located in Ballantyne Village, Giggles Drop-In Childcare is now open. The 3400 square-foot facility is open Monday-Wednesday 8:30am-9:00pm, Thursday 8:30am-10:00pm and Friday- Saturday 8:30am-11:00pm.

SCOOP-WORTHY TO-DOS

Chuy’s Elvis Birthday Bash!
January 8 | Chub’s Waverly | All day

Celebrate Elvis’s 85th birthday with specialty items like signature Blue Hawaiians, The King’s Punch and $1 off the Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken and the Elvis Presley Memorial Combo. Diners who dress as Elvia (or Priscilla) will get a free entrée.

Wizard of Oz Tea at the Ballantyne
January 11-12 and 18-19 | 1-4 p.m.

This specialty tea features selections from Rare Tea Company, warm savories and sweets. $58 for adults, $25 for children ages 5-12,and $15 for children four and under. Call 704.248.4100 for reservations.

Caymus Wine Dinner Event
January 14 | Foxcroft Wine Co-Waverly | 7 p.m.

Don’t miss the first wine dinner at Waverly featuring four courses with wine pairings. $75 per person and reservations are required in advanced.

DreamChaser’s Comedy Night
January 16 | The DreamChaser’s Brewery, Waxhaw | 7:30 p.m.

Beerly Funny will team up with The DreamChaser’s Brewery for a night of stand-up comedy featuring three comedians from North and South Carolina. $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Charlotte Restaurant Week Starts Jan 17

Make reservations now for Queen’s Feast, when more than 140 area restaurants will offer three courses for $30-$35. A few of our picks in South Charlotte:

Wine Dinners in Waxhaw
January 15 and 29 | Bistro D’Antonio | 6:30 p.m.

Bistro D’Antonio will host two five-course wine dinners this month, with wine paired with each dish. Claim your seat now for January 15 or January 29.

Rooftop Oyster Roast
January 18 | The Lucky Duck, Fort Mill | 2-5 p.m.

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Enjoy oysters, drink specials, draft beer and live music by The Oneppo Brothers Band.

Free Class: Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
January 18 | Pike Nurseries Ballantyne | 10 a.m.

This free class gives participants the chance to create their own year-round backyard bird. Pre-registration required.

FAMILY FUN

Kids’ Night Out
January 10 | Anne Springs Close Greenway | 5:15-9 p.m.

Enjoy a well-deserved evening off while the kids set out for a game of Laser Tag, pizza dinner plus other fun games and activities. $40 per child.

Kids Eat Free – Chopt Jr. Launch
January 18 | Chopt Creative Salad Co. (Arboretum) | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

After October’s successful event celebrating the launch of the Chopt Jr Kids Menu, Chopt at the Arboretum will bring back the fun and free meals on January 18. In celebration of the new kids’ menu, expect magicians, kids activities and prizes, a special appearance from Sir Purr and free meals for kids under 12. 

FITNESS & BEAUTY EVENTS

Yoga at the Dairy Barn
Every Tuesday | Anne Springs Close Greenway | 6:15 p.m.

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Yoga instructors Lidia and Suzanne teach this all-levels class every Tuesday at the Dairy Barn. $5 per class, bring your own yoga mat and water bottle.

Pamper & Renew
January 11 | Renew Med Spa, Waxhaw | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Start the year off right with an event featuring tasty treats and exclusive deals by Renew Med Spa and Pampered Chef.

Mill Stone 50K Preview Run
January 18 | Anne Springs Close Greenway | 8 a.m.

This preview of the Mill Stone 50K gives participants the chance to check out the 10.5-mile course before the race on February 8. $6 fee for non-members of the Greenway.

Couch to 5k Orientation
January 20 | 242 Dairy Barn Lane | 6:30 p.m.

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Make good on those 2020 resolutions with the Greenway Couch to 5K trail program. The program kicks off with orientation at the Epps house to learn more and ask questions.