Happy Holidays, Queen City! From holiday lights to burlesque and a gingerbread village, this weekend is full of fun and festive things to do in Charlotte. We’ve rounded up some of our picks for the best way to spend this holiday weekend.
Light Up the Night
Holidays at the Garden
Daniel Stowe Garden is all decked out for the holidays! Stroll along the topiaries and trees that have all been decorated specifically for the season while sipping and snacking on treats from local food trucks. Tickets are staggered so you can make the most of the experience with your friends and loved ones. Don’t miss this unforgettable scene this year.
🗓 Dec 26 | 5:00pm—9:00pm
📍 6500 S. New Hope Rd, Belmont, NC 28012
🎟️$14.95 – Adult Admission
🎟$12.95 – Senior 60+ Admission
🎟$7.95 – Children 2-12 Admission
🎟Free Admission – Children Under 2
Red Velvet Burlesque Show
One of the biggest burlesque companies now has a home in Charlotte! Come see creative and original choreography paired with classic burlesque stylings by what’s been called the “number one burlesque show”. Enjoy the show solo or bring a group for more fun! If you’re looking for a different way to spend this holiday, this is it.
🗓 Dec 24 | 6:00pm—7:30pm
🗓 Dec 25 | 6:00pm—7:30pm
📍3217 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC
🎟️ $35.00 – General Seating
🎟 $50.00 – Preferred Seating
🎟$249.99 – VIP Table Package for 2
🎟$349.99 – VIP Table Package for up to 4
🎟$549.99 – VIP Table Package for up to 8
Want to see some sweet sights for a good cause? Open through December 26th, Gingerbread Lane in the Ballantyne hotel is a charming display of gingerbread houses. Vote on your favorite for a minimum donation of a dollar with all proceeds benefitting the Levine Children’s Hospital. When you’re done walking the Gingerbread Lane, stop by the Gingerbread Hut for a cup of hot chocolate (with liqueur options for those of age).
🗓 Friday, Dec 24 | 11:00am—7:00pm
🗓 Saturday, Dec 25 | 11:00am—7:00pm
🗓 Sunday, Dec 26 | 11:00am—7:00pm
📍10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC, 28277
🎟️ Free entry
Have you been to McAdenville this year? Also known as Christmas Town USA, McAdenville is officially lit up for the season! Drive or walk through this town that transforms into a glittering wonderland every winter free of charge and enjoy the lights and sights. Be sure to keep an eye out for holiday-themed vendors and pop up events throughout town!
Despite all the fun and merriment of the holidays, this season can be exhausting for many of us. Yoga’s known to help the body decompress and relax, so what better way to unwind all the stress of the season than taking in some holiday spirit at Christmas Yoga!
🗓 Sunday, Dec 26 | 10:30am—12:00pm
📍195 W Statesville Ave, Mooresville, North Carolina, 28115
Bocado Bar and Diner is one of Charlotte’s best spots for seasonally driven, locally sourced cuisine. Pair that with excellent service, a carefully curated cocktail menu and an inviting interior and you’ll see why it’s a local fave. Originally located in Atlanta, Bocado expanded to Charlotte recently, bringing their brand of upscale American pub fare to the South End area.
Feeling festive? Check out Bocado’s Winter Wonder Bar — their own seasonal pop-up bar full of holiday-themed treats and darling decor will run through New Year’s Day.
🗓Monday | Closed
🗓Tuesday | Closed
🗓Wednesday | 11:30am—10:00pm
🗓Thursday | 11:30am—10:00pm
🗓Friday | 11:30am—10:00pm
🗓Saturday | 10:00am—10:00pm
🗓Sunday | 10:00am—9:00pm
📍 2000 South Blvd Suite 530, Charlotte, NC 28203