Fun Things To Do in Charlotte: December 2021

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The checklist for December includes a warm, cozy blanket, a mug of hot cocoa and many Christmas movies. Add exploring Charlotte to your Christmas list and check out some of these fun things to do in Charlotte this winter.

Discovery Place Science
Cost: $15 – $18 for children and $19 – $23 for adults
Address: 301 N Tryon St
Discovery Place Science is an interactive museum where everyone old and young can learn about how the world works. The museum offers classes and other educational tools to help kids learn more about the science of the world around them and how to apply it to their lives.

Amélie’s French Bakery & Café
Cost: varies
Address: 2424 N. Davidson St.
Amélie’s French Bakery and Café is a French-inspired cafe that offers sweet and savory French sweets and dishes. The cafe has 4 locations in the Carolinas with a unique menu for guests to enjoy. They are known for their French macaroons and salted caramel brownies.

Mint Museum
Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for college students and seniors and $6 for children 5 – 17
Address: 500 South Tryon Street
Why look at art online when you can enjoy the breathtaking international art collections at the Mint Museum. It is Charlotte’s first art museum with locations in Uptown and Eastover. The museum includes a restaurant, a 240-seat auditorium, the Lewis Family Gallery, and a store. There is no shortage of things to do at the museum.

Optimist Hall
Cost: varies by retailer
Address: 1115 N. Brevard St.
Get your tastebuds ready and visit Optimist Hall in Charlotte. Before becoming packed with stores and restaurants, the location was first Charlotte’s largest textile mill. Now, it houses restaurants with food from all over like Ava, Boa and Broth and Botiwalla. Each tenant has something different to offer to guests.

Cost: free
Address: 300 E 7th St
ImaginOn! is a collaboration between the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library and Children’s Theater of Charlotte to cultivate imagination and creativity in children, preteen, and teens. The library includes two theaters, a teen-only library, four classrooms, and an interactive exhibition space.

Soul Central
Cost: varies
Address: 2903 Central Ave, Unit C
Soul Central offers a nice home-cooked meal for all customers. Their affordable prices ensure that everyone can enjoy a nice, hot meal made with love. Put away the pots and pans and make sure to bring an empty stomach and head down to one of their two Charlotte locations!

Befriend Cooking
Cost: $70
Address: 8529 Fairview Rd.
Learn how to make restaurant-style cooking with Sheera Karmi at Befriend Cooking. Karmi helps guests not only learn how to make the dish, but also where to find the ingredients used.

KÜR Health Spa
Cost: $159 for 9 credits
Address: 3928 Park Road
Get away from the stressful everyday life and relax at the KÜr Health Spa. They are a family-operated spa offering European wellness and health services.

Words By: Lorenza Medley