Annual party with a cash bar, food, music from Buff Dillard and Unique Blend, DJ 06 and more. $30-$35
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
To help customers ease into the gift-giving frenzy, Pike Nurseries offers a variety of garden-inspired gift ideas. From the grill master to the first-time gardener – Pike Nurseries has the perfect present for everyone on the holiday list! Ideas include poinsettias, garden tools, bird houses, LED glass garden grt, grill accessories , gift baskets, garden apparel and Pike Nurseries gift cards. For more ideas and inspiration, visit http://www.pikenursery.com/.
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
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
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.
Gregg Allman to perform at The Filmore. $35
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