10 holiday things to do in Charlotte in 2021

The holidays include spending time with loved ones and those in your community. Here are a list of ten holiday things to do in Charlotte this year.

Words By: Lorenza Medley

Hanukkah/Chanukah

Chanukah Wonderland 2021

Cost: $10 for children ages 2 and up

Location: 7804 Rea Rd

Chanukah Wonderland will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 24, Nov. 26, and Nov. 28 at the Stonecrest Shopping Center hosted by the Ballantyne Jewish Center. Reservations are required to attend the event. The event will include activities for children and teens including Chanukah crafts, virtual reality games, a laser maze, a Chanukah-themed escape room and more.

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Chanukah Concert and Celebration

Cost: $18 per person and $54 per family

Location: 4400 Sharon Road

On Nov. 28 at 5 p.m., 8th Day will perform at the concert in Symphony Park which has a theme of Jewish unity and pride. The event will feature a Menorah lighting along with free donuts, latkes and water. Guests can pre-order a $15 Kosher deli dinner.

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Menorah Lighting

Cost: free

Location: 7824 Rea Road

On Nov. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the entire family is welcome to come to the Menorah lighting hosted by the Ballantyne Jewish Center and StoneCrest at Piper Glen. The event will feature music, activities for children, latkes and donuts.

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Christmas

WinterFest

Cost: $32

Location: 300 Carowinds Blvd

There is no shortage of fun activities for all members of the family at Carowinds WinterFest. Take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage, relax in Jack Frost’s Igloo Village, send your list to Santa at the North Pole Post Office and skate at the Snow Flake Lake.

at Carowinds WinterFest. Take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage, relax in Jack Frost’s Igloo Village, send your list to Santa at the North Pole Post Office and skate at the Snow Flake Lake.

Merry Midtown

Cost: varies

Location: 1111 Metropolitan Ave

The Merry Midtown market, hosted by Metropolitan, will take place from Nov. 12 to Dec. 22 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Get some Christmas shopping done at any of the numerous local businesses that will be featured. Pictures with Santa will also be offered for everyone of all ages.

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Christmas at the Library

Cost: free

Location: 4330 Westmont Dr

The Billy Graham Library will be hosting Christmas at the Library from Nov. 29 – Dec. 23. There is no shortage of fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy the live nativity with live animals and shepherds, ride a horse-drawn carriage around the property, savor a traditional holiday meal and more. 

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Christmas Village
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Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa Celebration

Cost: free

Location: 551 South Tryon St

On Dec. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Harvey B. Grantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture will be hosting a celebration of Kwanzaa including arts and crafts, performances and informational sessions on the history and culture of the holiday. Local businesses owned by people of color will be featured in the museum store.

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