Family Friendly Events in and around Charotte NC: Week of December 16th – Decmber 22nd

Monday Lunch With Santa at Adventure Landing
Have lunch with Santa at Adventure Landing in Pineville, NC. Lunch includes 2 slices of Pizza or 2 hot dogs, 1 fountain drink, 10 arcade tokens and a photo with Santa.
Cost: $6.99
Address: 10400 Cadillac St. , Pineville, NC 28134

Tuesday The Chuckles Quartet, 9:00am-10:00pm, every hour on the hour
The Chuckles Quartet is a extenstion of the Leonard Bearstein Orchestra that preforms at Birkdale Village during the month of December. If you do not want to treck all the way into downtown Charlotte, your family can enjoy the bears in Birkdale Village. Each preformance last 35 min and can not go on if it is raining.
Cost: Free
Ages: All
Address: 16805 Birkdale Commons Pkwy, Huntersville, NC 28078

Wednesday Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra
Schedule: Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra is back this year. This is a symphony of bears, that perform during the holiday season at Founders Hall, in downtown Charlotte.The bears will be perform daily from 10am-8pm. Kids love seeing the bears perform, and is a great opprotunity to take your kids downtown to see all the holiday decorations. You can make it an adventure and take the Lynx light rail in to downtown.
Cost: Free
Ages: Kids of all ages
Address: Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC – See more at:

Thursday Gingerbread Lane Professional and Amatuer Competition
The Ballantyne Hotel and Spa will display gingerbread houses in a professional and amatuer competition. This is a very fun event for all ages to attend. Everyone gets a chance to vote on their favorite for $1.00 a vote.
Cost: Free, $1.00 a vote
Ages: All
Address: 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte,NC

Friday Speedway Christmas
See more than 3 million Christmas lights while driving on the track. The infeild offers a Christmas Village, plus movie nights on the world’s largest HDTV every Friday and Saturday night during the show.
Schedule: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: $20.00 a vehicle
Address: 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord, NC, 28027

Saturday Wake up Bear, It’s Christmas; Puppet Show at Charlotte Nature Museum
Determined not to sleep through Christmas for the eighth year in a row, Bear sets his alarm, wakes on Christmas Eve and entertains a very special guest.
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $6.00
Address: 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte, NC, 28209

Sunday Christmas Town USA
Drive through or park and walk through Christmas Town USA in McAdenville, NC. The whole town is lit up nightly until Christmas Day.
Cost: Free, Expect Traffic Delays
Address: McAdenville NC

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