Charlotte Holiday Shows & Festivals
You may be able to do most of even all of your shopping online. But, when it’s the holiday season, don’t you want to get out and breathe in the holiday spirit?
In Charlotte, there’s no lack of opportunities. You can sit back in a warm, cozy theater and be entertained by a holiday classic like Dickens, the Nutcracker, or Handel’s Messiah. Charlotte theater companies are featuring Real Dickens, Faux Dickens, and no less than three different Nutcracker interpretations.
If plays and musicals aren’t your thing, though, the city is flooded with festivals from German markets with an emphasis on the food and drinks, to indoor shopping markets, or you can enjoy a bit of both.
Read on make your “place to go” list, check in twice, and it doesn’t matter if you’re naughty or nice, get out and have some fun during this Christmas season.
Forget “The 12 Days of Christmas:” Anybody who sends a partridge in a pear tree every day for nearly two weeks is a stalker, not a true love.
Think instead of the 12 plays and concerts and ballets – no, make that 18 – of holiday arts events that roll around with eggnog regularity in Charlotte. “Messiah” comes again, “Nutcrackers” clack away, and carols ding-dong merrily from stages and chancels. Here’s a guide to traditions worth observing, from the kinda-naughty to the oh-so-nice:
‘Tis the season! With Thanksgiving next week and the spirit of giving in the air, there’s no time like the present to start your holiday shopping. This season, spread your holiday cheer at one of Charlotte’s fabulous Christmas markets—and get your loved ones a truly unique and personal gift while you’re there.
Keep your holiday shopping local this year at one of Charlotte’s many Christmas markets. You’ll find everything you need to satisfy your gift list, all while enjoying seasonal festivities, local eats and holiday treats. What holiday traditions are you looking forward to this season? Let us know in the comments below. Happy holidays, Queen City!