The Excitement Doesn’t End When the Parade Is Over!

Discover family-friendly Thanksgiving Day events in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte is one of the Southeast’s best-kept holiday season secrets. Our community packed with one-of-a-kind businesses, exciting entertainment opportunities and unique family-friendly events. When Thanksgiving comes around, you’ll see just how much the city has to offer. If you’re spending your Thanksgiving weekend in the Charlotte area, bring your friends and family to any of the following events

All-weekend long (Nov. 24 to Nov. 27, 2017—and beyond!)

WBT Holiday on Ice:

WBT Holiday on Ice:

NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza
400 East Martin Luther King Boulevard

Description: Check another item off your holiday bucket list! Visit the Queen City’s only outdoor ice-skating rink, located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. Bring a date, a couple friends or your little ones to kick off the holiday season in style.

Carowinds WinterFest:

Carowinds WinterFest:

300 Carowinds Blvd
Charlotte NC 28273

Description: It’s time to spread holiday cheer! Ring in the holidays at Carowinds WinterFest. With roaming performers, sparkling lights, holiday food and exciting displays, Carowinds WinterFest is the number one way to celebrate the holiday season in the Charlotte area.

The Sound of Music at Belk Theater

The Sound of Music at Belk Theater

Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Theater
Nov. 24 to Nov. 26, 2017
130 N Tryon Street,
Charlotte NC 28202

Description: The holidays come alive in Charlotte with The Sound of Music! The beloved award-winning story of Maria and the von Trapp family is coming to the Queen City.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

McColl Family Theatre
Nov. 24 to Dec. 23, 2017

Description: The Best Christmas Pageant returns! This heartwarming comedy, adapted from Barbara Robinson’s novel, is a wonderful way to kick off the holidays. Enjoy the on-stage talent of some of Charlotte’s greatest performers.