Charlotte Christmas Village

Charlotte Christmas Village, is a quaint European-inspired Christmas Market in Uptown Charlotte. This year, the Charlotte Christmas Village will be located at the corner of 7th and Tryon St. Admission is free!
The village will be open:

  • Thanksgiving 11 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11 am to 7 pm
  • Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays 11 am to 9 pm
  • Sundays 11 am to 6 pm
  • Christmas Eve 11 am to 5 pm
  • Closed Mondays

Cider, Glühwein, Wine & Beer sales begin at 11 am. The aromas of specialty foods will drift across the village, from classic Austrian strudels, Bratwurst with Sauerkraut, and glazed nuts. Visitors can also enjoy hot mulled wine, cider, hot chocolate and alcoholic-free Glühwein in a souvenir village mug! There will be a a German bakery featuring traditional sweets like macaroons, Lebkuchen (gingerbread), streusel, almond shortbread cookies and other confections!

Carowinds Winterfest

Carowinds comes alive with holiday spirit during WinterFest. Friends and families are treated to an ultimate holiday celebration as we magically transform our park into a winter wonderland - full of enchantment, cheer and classic family fun. WinterFest is packed with all the sights, sounds, food and experiences of the holiday season. The state line shines bright with over 5 million shimmering lights, a 70-foot tree and lavish displays. Live shows and strolling performers delight guests and spread Christmas cheer for all to hear. Festive fun and hands-on holiday activities are located throughout the park, and sweet aromas from special holiday dishes and desserts fill the midways. Plus, up to 24 of your favorite rides will be open to complete your night of memory making.

Pro-tip: if you download the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade app, you'll get a special surprise from Carowinds!

Poptopia Holidays

Poptopia Holidays: A Pop-Up Shop is back for a full 4 days of fun! The event will take place at the Foundation for the Carolinas and feature a curated selection of great local shops from men's and women's clothing, to jewelry and accessories, to Charlotte-specific gifts and even delicious bites. Guests are invited to get something for everyone on their list while supporting local businesses and browsing the beautiful art in the Sonia & Isaac Luski Gallery. Totally free to visit and plenty of surpises in store for the event.

Uptown Tree Lighting

For the first time, the Uptown Tree moves into the Charlotte Christmas Village. Come visit the Christmas Village in its new location at the corner of 7th and Tryon on Nov. 29th to light the tree and celebrate the holiday season. Entertainment will begin at 5:30 with brass musicians from the Charlotte Symphony. As with previous years, the ACC mascots will be there to interact with the crowd and for photo ops! Santa will light the tree and stay for photos until around 7:30.

Holiday Uptown Crawl

We are bringing back the Uptown Crawl for the Holidays! Join us on November 29th from 6-9pm for free access to the following participating cultural destinations:

  • Wells Fargo History Museum
  • Sozo Gallery
  • Poptopia Holidays: A Pop-Up Shop
  • Spirit Square
  • Levine Museum of the New South
  • Charlotte Christmas Village
  • McColl Center for Art & Innovation
  • Allen Tate Charlotte - Center City
  • Sage Salon and Studio

A trolley will be circling these destinations to give attendees free transportation at each designated stop.

CLT250 Anniversary Celebration

To mark the official anniversary of the city's founding 250 years ago, join your fellow Charlotteans to celebrate the Queen City. Everyone will have an opportunity to enjoy fun activities at libraries, schools and the Square at Trade & Tryon. And, yes there will be cake! #CLT250. Check out for more ways to get involved and celebrate 250 years strong and going!



Details coming soon!