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Five Festive Things To Do in Charlotte

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of celebrating the Holidays in the Queen City, but our Nascar Hall of Fame is home to some of Charlotte’s most beloved Holiday Traditions. Plus here are the Five Holiday Happenings you need to have on your CLT seasonal radar. (Scoop)

Enchanted Airlie

November 23 – December 22.  Share in the joy of the holiday season with family and friends as you stroll the festive grounds of Airlie Gardens. Featuring over one million colorful, twinkling lights, Enchanted Airlie is a must-see holiday tradition. Voted as one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events, this beloved annual event features holiday flowers, musical entertainment, a visit from Santa Claus and a variety of provisions like coffee, hot cocoa, cookies and more. Tickets sell out in advance, so reserve yours early and get in the holiday spirit.  (Visit NC)

Carolina Philharmonic: Holiday Pops at the Carolina

November 21 – 24. Kick off your Holiday Season with a romp through many of the season’s most spirited and heartwarming melodies. David Michael Wolff leads The Carolina Philharmonic. Our most popular concert of the year – on the Eve of Thanksgiving – now has an encore Matinee performance on Saturday after. (Pinehurst Southern Pines)


Savor the South Cookbook Event

December 2 – 3 p.m. – Winston-Salem. Join cookbook authors Bridgette Lacy and Debbie Moose for a fun and flavorful kickoff to the holiday season! Bridgette Lacy’s Sunday Dinner and Debbie Moose’s Buttermilk, Southern Holidays, and Carolina Catch cookbooks will be featured. Sample dishes, learn new make-ahead holiday recipes, and get tips and recommendations from the experts! Hint: signed cookbooks make great holiday gifts for yourself or your loved ones! (Bookmarks)

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