Thanks to The Compass Agency, families can come out early on this Saturday and enjoy these additional seasonal and holiday activities in the park: a live nativity scene, live choir music, petting zoo, pony rides, vendors and other activities. The Celebration of Lights will begin at 6pm that evening. Free!
Annual party with a cash bar, food, music from Buff Dillard and Unique Blend, DJ 06 and more. $30-$35
Bring the kids into Santa's Wonderland for a free photo with Santa, free crafts, games, and more.http://www.basspro.com
Gather around the Epicentre's snow flake tree every day at 5:15 p.m. to experience a magical snow storm.http://www.epicentrenc.com
Holiday light show and decorated homes. Beginning at Legacy Park in downtown Mcadenville. Monday-Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.;Saturday-Sunday,5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day. Free.
Belk Bowl FanFest offers the perfect combination of family fun, great food, entertainment with live music, interactive games, face-painting, and official Belk Bowl and school merchandise. Cheerleaders and marching bands will stir school spirit. The EpiCentre will be THE place to be the night before the game. In addition to the restaurants, bars, and other attractions that call EpiCentre home, the EpiCentre Commons area will be ready to host fans. With cheerleaders, marching bands, and mascots, the EpiCentre is sure to get fans ready for the big game. Free
The folks at the Gantt Center want you (yes, you) to join in for their Kwanzaa celebration. Events to mark the African-American holiday that honors life, love, unity and hope are slated throughout the day, but highlights include drumming, a candle-lighting and libation ceremony, tours of the galleries with an in-depth discussion about the museum’s Question Bridge: Black Males, and a cultural crafting bazaar. (Anita Overcash) $5 (suggested donation); free for members
The concert/party at Amos' Southend features DJ SYD and MC "OMG". $15-$20
Vote on your favorite gingerbread creation. $1 for each time you vote. All proceeds will benefit the Levine Children's Hospital.
The gardens glow with lights and holiday decor.
Gregg Allman to perform at The Filmore. $35
The speedway transforms into one of the largest drive-through holiday light parks with more than three million lights and 800 colorful displays. Attractions also include a skating rink, festival of trees, Bethlehem village and carnival rides. $20 per car
The Charlotte Motor Speedway will have over 3 million lights surrounding the track for visitors to enjoy as they drive around the course.$20 per car. $20
5Church will feature a four-course menu (with choices for each course) and a glass of champagne. To book dinner reservations, call 704-919-1322 or visit www.5Church.com. Late night option includes music from DJ Stephen Warwick, a champagne toast at midnight, a live countdown of the ball drop, party favors, and an open bar and buffet from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $65 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; $85 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; $95 after 8 p.m.; pay and additional $30 for open bar (tax & gratuity not included)
The venue features three bars with liquor, beer and wine bars. There will also be appetizers, a champagne toast at midnight, a late night breakfast, a heated tent and two DJs. $45 (in advance) all-inclusive party