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Hey Charlotte — the holiday season is officially upon us, and that means another weekend full of fun and festive activities is right around the corner! From a fun take on a family Christmas classic to snapping selfies, creating charcuterie boards, and more, we’ve got a great lineup of things to do in Charlotte this weekend!

Fresh Takes on Old Faves

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Clara’s Trip: A Cirque and Dance Nutcracker Story

The worlds of dance and cirque combine in this modern retake on the Nutcracker. Follow the tale of Clara and her dream in this show that is sure to be whimsical and memorable. Whether you’re a fan of the original Nutcracker ballet or you just want to catch a seasonal show in Charlotte, you won’t want to miss Clara’s Trip. 

Event Details
🗓 Friday, Dec 17 | 7:00pm—8:00pm
🗓 Saturday, Dec 18 | 11:00am—12:00pm (Children’s Show)
🗓 Saturday, Dec 18 | 3:00pm—4:00pm (Children’s Show)
🗓 Saturday, Dec 18 | 7:00pm—8:00pm
🗓 Sunday, Dec 19 | 1:00pm—2:00pm (Children’s Show)
🗓 Sunday, Dec 19 | 4:00pm—5:00pm
📍130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
🎟️ $20.00 – Price Zone 3
🎟 $30.00 – Price Zone 2
🎟 $40.00 – Price Zone 1

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Jingle & Mingle at the Kapture Selfie Museum

Get your selfie on at this holiday social in South End! This event gives holiday pictures a fun new spin. Come dressed to the nines and take photos with your friends and fam in all of the different festive-themed rooms! While you’re at it, support local and get some shopping done at the same time — Jingle & Mingle will also feature over fifteen local vendors.

Event Details
🗓 Saturday, Dec 18 | 1:00pm—5:00pm
📍2400 Dunavant Street, Charlotte NC, 28203 

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Keeping it Classic

Charlotte Christmas Village

We love the Charlotte Christmas Village! Enjoy European holiday favorites like bratwurst, schnitzel, and strudel as you stroll the ballpark turned market and take in the tens of thousands of lights. From the Christmas Tree Lane to the Winter Wonderland, the Charlotte Christmas Village is a Christmas treat for all ages. Don’t forget to snap a photo or two for holiday memories that’ll last a lifetime! 

Event Details
🗓 Friday, Dec 17 | 5:00 pm — 10:00 pm
🗓 Saturday, Dec 18 | 5:00 pm — 10:00 pm
🗓 Sunday, Dec 19 | 5:00 pm — 10:00 pm 
📍 324 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC 28202
🎟️ $10.00

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Wind Down the Weekend

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Holiday Charcuterie Workshop

Serving at a soiree or hosting your own holiday party this year? There’s nothing like an on-point charcuterie board when it comes to classy party snacking. This event at Heist Brewery and Barrel arts will show you how to put together a perfectly plated charcuterie board to wow your guests just in time for all your holiday events. 

Event Details
🗓 Sunday, Dec 19 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
📍1030 Woodward Avenue 

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📸: Summit Seltzer
Summit Seltzer Pop-Up

Join the Starving Artist Market team and vendors for a popup at Charlotte’s first seltzery! Summit’s laid back vibe and location right on the outskirts of town make it a perfect place for a market. Shop local vendors, artisans and more, sip on seltzer and enjoy views of the skyline from noon ’til six.

Event Details
🗓 Sunday, Dec 19 | 12:00pm—6:00pm
📍2215 Thrift Road, Suite B, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208
🎟️ Free admission

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📸: Roppongi Ramen Bar
Roppongi Ramen Bar

Located off Monroe Rd right outside of Matthews is one of Charlotte’s favorite spots for ramen and more. Roppongi serves up a variety of styles of ramen plus Korean fried chicken, wings, gyoza, pork buns, and even has mochi for dessert! If you want a cozy spot to enjoy ramen on the Southeast side of Charlotte, look no further than Roppongi.

Hours + Location

🗓Monday | Closed
🗓Tuesday | 4:30pm—9:00pm
🗓Wednesday | 11:30am—2:30pm, 4:30pm—9:00pm
🗓Thursday | 11:30am—2:30pm, 4:30pm—9:00pm
🗓Friday | 11:30am—2:30pm, 4:30pm—9:30pm
🗓Saturday | 11:30am—9:30pm
🗓Sunday | 12:00pm—9:00pm
📍 9626 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270

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