By David Boling
2014 was a roller coaster of a year for the world. For Charlotte it was an exciting and prosperous time. We have every indication that 2015 is going to be an even bigger adventure for Charlotte. With the Carolina Panthers once again bringing post season Football to the city, and many other milestones ahead, Charlotte is definitely THE place to live and play. Oh, and do not fret, all of your favorite Queen City traditions are returning this year! Here are my picks for the best activities in town for the beginning of January.
Charlotte, NC January 1st – 15th 2015 Events
Friday, January 2nd: Jazz at the Bechtler, A 5 year Anniversary!
The Bechtler is moving this event for the first time ever. To celebrate 5 years of the museum in Charlotte Jazz at the Bechtler will be held at the Knight Theater. With their line up of entertainment they will need the room! More Information here!
Saturday, January 3rd: You Are What You Eat
Here is something that parents will want bring their kids to. Families with children in grades 3 to 5 can attend and learn about healthy eating habits and have an enormous serving of fun at the same time! More Information here!
Saturday, January 3rd: Carolina Panthers vs. Arizona Cardinals
Many believed they couldn’t get this far, but as most of us in the area already know… You can never count them out. The Carolina Panthers host the Arizona Cardinals for the first round of the NFL post season. More Information here!
Tuesday – Sunday, January 6th – 11th: Newsies
Charlotte loves Broadway! “They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography,” More Information here!
Saturday, January 10th: Twelfth Night Celebration
“Twelfth Night was the end of the Christmas season for the Backcountry settlers and celebrated with great revelry.” Head out and enjoy carols around the bonfires, and colonial games. Learn the history of the event while taking in a tour of the house by candlelight. More Information here!
Through Friday, January 16th: Dinosaurs in Motion
LAST CHANCE TO SEE! Brilliant fun for adults and kids alike. “Dinosaurs in Motion is a new interactive and engaging STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) exhibition.” Don’t miss the 44 foot tall T-Rex (complete with useless little arms, no selfies for him). More Information here!
Also returning to the Queen City in January:
Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week®
January 16-25, 2015! More Information here!
These are just a few of my personal picks of things to do in Charlotte. For more information on Charlotte events I suggest you check out these great resources.
David is a guest blogger for LiveUptownNow.com and will be providing content occasionally that we hope you’ll find useful and valuable. He grew up in Charlotte, so has intimate knowledge of Charlotte’s neighborhoods, restaurants, hot spots, and also hidden gems. When not guest blogging for us, he runs a successful branding and media consulting company.