As we make our way into December and this holiday season, there certainly isn’t a shortage of events and activities going on around town. These are a few things that you shouldn’t miss out on this year!
Ride the Polar Express
N.C. Transportation Museum
December 6-8 and December 12-22nd
Take a trip to the N.C. Transportation Museum and hop aboard the Polar Express. The ride is set to the music from the movie and the trip will include hot chocolate, cookies, a reading of The Polar Express and a trip to see santa. There are different prices depending on the package you purchase. Visit the NC Transportation Museum website for more information and to buy tickets.
Visit the Charlotte Christmas Village
The corner of 7th Street and North Tryon
Open now until December 24th
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 am to 7 pm, Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays 11 am to 9 pm, Sundays 11 am to 6 pm, Christmas Eve 11 am to 5 pm, Closed Mondays
Come enjoy a traditional German Christmas market right in your very own backyard. Shopping, specialty treats, hot beverages, photos with santa, and holiday performances!
Holiday Gift Card Making
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture
Saturday December 7th 11AM- 1PM
Children will create stamps of West African Adinkra symbols for their very own holiday cards! They will get to learn about West African traditions, specifically how Adinkra symbols have intricate meanings that date back hundreds of years and create their own unique holiday cards to give out this year!
Celebrate Kwanzaa with Storytime
Hickory Grove Library
December 16th 11AM-12PM
This preschool story time with feature a celebration of Kwanzaa with a special guest, Mother Minter.
Build a Menorah
December 8th 2PM-3:30PM
The Home Depot
17111 Statesville Road, Cornelius
Kids will get to build their very own Menorah and also hear a Hanukkah story and enjoy some traditional snacks.
Attend a Menorah Lighting
December 22nd 5PM-8PM
Join Chabad of Charlotte to light a Grand Laffy Taffy Menorah in Circle Court. The celebration will include music. Then, at 6 p.m., head outside, near Dicks Sporting Goods and light a Giant Graffiti Menorah with youth groups.