A $10 donation gets your child (or YOU) photos with Santa (emailed to parent), a kid's Hot Cocoa, and a cookie! Join us for some Christmas magic and help our team, the Central Shorties, raise money for the 2017 Walk to End Lupus Now! $10
The sale will feature over 7,000 pieces of new, brand name, with tags, women's apparel and shoes! This overstock merchandise comes from the nation's leading department stores. Charlotte Warehouse Sale purchases in large quantities to buy at the lowest cost, so they can pass that savings on to you! They then hold a few sale events per year where they open their store for a weekend event. Everything at this sale with be 50% off their already low prices! You will find all sizes, including Plus and Petites.http://www.charlottewarehousesale.com
Have a comic book nerd in the family? Or, are you the one with comic wants and needs? Vendors gather to sell and trade new and vintage comic books and comic book-related items. Looking for a special toy or action figure to add to the bookshelf? You’ll find all kinds of things here. And, don’t forget to dress up. Clubs created around Star Wars, Star Trek and Ghostbusters will be there, too. For more information, visit www.charlottecomicon.com. $5; free for kids 12 and under.
Carol along with the Raffaldini chorus, enjoy light refreshments, and a 3pm visit from the Italian Christmas character, La Befana. This mystical woman will read her story fireside for all to enjoy. While visiting, participate in some last-minute shopping. This is an event for your entire family! Bring your camera and take a picture by the Raffaldini Christmas tree! Admission is free, but please RSVP. Note: We are sponsoring a gift drive, "Fill the Barrel with toys" which will be donated to the Children's Home of Winston-Salem, NC, so plesae bring an unwrapped children's toy to put in the barrel. Complimentaryhttp://www.raffaldini.com
Make sure you stop by to Charlotte Art League on December 11th for the Starving Artist Market from 12-4pm. There will be 20 local vendors that will be pulling out all the stops to give you a 4 hour, one stop shopping experience to help you with your last minute holiday gift planning. Skip the lines and come view our VERY talented group of local artisans. There will be put supplies, pottery, soaps, jewelry, paintings, prints, fiber arts, wood workings, jemstones, candles, glass art, swarovski crystals, even a CHOCOLATIER, and MUCH MUCH MORE!! Freehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1797328240555447/
Clara LeBlanc trips at a holiday party and is whisked off to the hospital to learn that her ankle is broken. Clara’s dreams swirl and take flight with silly nurses, her friends and get-well gifts. The sky's the limit for the CC&Co. dancers as they soar through the winter air on rope, trapeze, silk, and cyr wheel...with the addition of some contemporary dance. This unique take on everyone’s favorite Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, makes for the perfect family event of the holiday season. $25-40http://carolinecalouche.org/claras-trip/
Join us for an all new Magic of Christmas with a special appearance by Santa Claus. This festive celebration features holiday favorites such as "Sleigh Ride," "Jingle Bells," "We Need a Little Christmas," plus rousing sing-alongs and much more.http://www.charlottesymphony.org/
Very Affordable yet Educational Youth Art Lessons! Every Sunday students will explore a new technique and learn how to professionally use medium (paint, oil pastels, etc). All art supplies are provided. 7
Beyond The Arts provides top notch art education to Charlotte's youth at affordable rates! Each lesson is different and students learn art history, technique, terms, and more! Visit us on Facebook to stay up to date with lessons and locations! 7
Jazz Workshop and Improv hosted by John M Shaughnessy II. Bring your axe and play some music, sing (PA provided), bring your jazz and improvised music charts and have them performed by some of Charlotte's best jazz musicians. FREE
The annual Carmel Presbyterian Drive-Thru Christmas is a dramatic representation of the major events related to the birth of Jesus Christ. Beginning with the biblical account of the prophecy of Christ’s birth and ending with the in the manger celebrating the birth, the eleven live scenes depict the greatest story ever told. Involving a large cast, these scenes depict the biblical significance of the baby in a manger. Hot chocolate and cookies are offered at the end of the drive thru. Freehttp://carmelpresbyterian.org
Give blood and share some puppy love with children in area hospitals this holiday season. Join Community Blood Center of the Carolinas for the 12th Annual ‘Puppies for Patients’ program running now through Dec. 31, 2016. Donors who give blood during this time will be able to sign a tag that will then be attached to a stuffed toy puppy and delivered to children in area hospitals and care facilities during the holidays. To sign up, visit www.cbcc.us or call 704-972-4700. freehttp://www.cbcc.us
Enjoy our festive holiday decorations and music while the Inn’s staff serves delightful teas and refreshments. CLASSIC HOLIDAY TEA $32 Indulge in three assorted tea sandwiches, savories and sweets per person, chocolate covered strawberries and scones. ROYAL HOLIDAY TEA $40 Add a special touch to your afternoon respite with a glass of sparkling wine and a tantalizing selection of sweets, tea sandwiches, scones and tea LITTLE PRINCE AND PRINCESS HOLIDAY TEA $20 Pastry Chef Sara Thomas will gladly adjust their menu for our young patrons. Make Reservations at least 24 hours in advance by Calling or Emailing.
Help Flying Saucer spread Christmas cheer during the month of December! Bring in an unwrapped toy for Toys 4 Tots and in return, the Saucer will buy you a pint of beer. freehttp://www.beerknurd.com/locations/charlotte-flying-saucer
Newly engaged? Bustld’s got you covered! The first Bustld Live event will include appetizers and two bubbles or beer; a panel on how to get started with your wedding planning from a local wedding planner, photographer and venue coordinator; and a question-and-answer session with the pros. Bustld, a new local wedding planning website based in Charlotte, eases many of the wedding planning stress-points for millennials by providing a clean, modern, easy-to-use site with a focus on local, personalized experiences. The site provides local $15 advance/$20 at doorhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/bustld-live-how-to-start-planning-your-wedding-tickets-29498010343