November 25th, 2019

December Events in Charlotte

Christmas in Davidson

December 5-7 in Downtown Davidson

Christmas in Davidson is a community event and a chance for friends, family, and neighbors to come together and celebrate the wonder of the holidays. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and bites of the holiday season throughout Downtown Davidson. The Towns of Davidson and Cornelius will host the 37th Annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 7 at 1 p.m.


Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker

December 6-23 at the Belk Theater

The classic tale of The Nutcracker returns to the Belk Theater with the Charlotte Ballet company this month. The story follows young Clara and the Nutcracker Prince navigate through an evening of magic and mystery with the Sugar Plum Fairy. Tickets are available online.


Charlotte Girl Tribe Pop Up Holiday

Saturday & Sunday, December 14-15 at the Charlotte Convention Center

Pop up attendees can expect holiday shopping showcasing local favorite boutiques and beauty brands! This event will feature over 200 women-owned businesses with the goal of each guest feeling inspired and enchanted by the magic of the holiday season. Attendees can expect lots of fun, interactive photo-moments and plenty of opportunities to treat yourself with on-site Botox, eyebrow shaping, and other treats. More information can be found online.


Charlotte Coffee Expo

Saturday, December 14 at the Park Expo and Conference Center

Sip, shop, and explore Charlotte’s World of Coffee as local coffee vendors come together at the Charlotte Coffee Expo! Whether you’re a coffee beginner or a coffee aficionado, we’ve created an immersive experience just for you! For tickets and more information, visit


We Believe Santa 5K Trail Race & Dog Jog

Saturday, December 14 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

This mid-December 5K offers a brisk run through the USNWC trail system. The event is complete with a Santa Claus look-alike contest, dog jog with your furry companion, and awards ceremony for the day’s finalists. Check the center’s website for registration details and info.


Charlotte Symphony: Cirque de Noel

Saturday, December 28 at Belk Theater

The circus meets the symphony this holiday season at Cirque de Noel! Stunning aerial feats, mind-boggling contortions, and jaw-dropping juggling acts will take your breath away. Along with these awe-inspiring acrobatics, you’ll experience musical holiday favorites to spark your holiday spirit. This event is sure to fill you and your family with the wonder of the season.


New Year’s Eve Trail Race

Tuesday, December 31 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

Run into 2020 at this end-of-year trail race. The Whitewater Center is holding its inaugural New Year’s Eve Trail Race. Both 5K and 10K distances start in 2019 and finish in 2020 – one race, two years! More information can be found online.