Climb behind the wheel and drive or Ride-Along shotgun in a 600 HP NASCAR race car for an adrenaline pumping thrill of a lifetime! Junior Ride-Alongs are now available for kids ages 6-13 and at least 48" in height. Experience real life racing excitement with the whole family! Starting at $59http://www.DrivePetty.com
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
Located at the corner of Mint and Morehead, the WFNZ/CPI Security Doghouse is the home of the greatest tailgate party in Charlotte before each Carolina Panthers home game! We roll up the doors providing a fully-staffed bar, indoor seating, live music/DJ on an outdoor stage, activities, a live WFNZ broadcast and loads of flat-screen TVs with the games on. Need a ride? Take the free shuttle from Epicentre to Doghouse (provided by Ragin’ Uptown). It’s a football tailgate party like no other! Free
Join us for a truly unique shopping experience. Purchase one of a kind handcrafted gifts made by local and regional artisans. Pottery Table Runners Jewelry Ornaments Organic Soaps & Lotions Greeting & Note Cards Aprons Pillow Cases Handbags Baskets Small Paintings Wood work Cakes, Salsa and Jams Wreaths
Volunteers from Orphans to Ambassadors and Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council will offer holiday gift-wrapping. Proceeds will benefit Orphans to Ambassadors, Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council and Simon Youth Foundation. Dates: November 30-December 1; December 7-8; December 14-24 (Food Court) For hours and additional details, visit www.simon.com
Eager children and their families can once again experience the magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at SouthPark. Children can be photographed with Santa through December 24 in Center Court. Hours and photo package pricing available at www.simon.com.
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.
After St. Nick has come and gone on Dec. 26, be sure to stop by to help "UnDeck the Hall." Choosing from a display of festive Christmas trees, each guest can take home one NASCAR-themed item until all are gone. The HALLiday trees in the High Octane Theater Lobby are decorated with NASCAR-themed items including autographed souvenirs and memorabilia, NASCAR-themed ornaments, die cast cars, secret surprises and more. General Admission
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