Charlotte, NC – December 2014 Events – It’s a Queen City Magical Time of Year

By David Boling

The Holiday season is in full force and there is not a moment to spare. Especially if you intend to take on everything the Queen City has to offer. Don’t forget to check out Holiday on Ice and the 59th annual Christmas Town USA, McAdenville. Remember, you can always sleep in January.


Charlotte, NC December 2014 Events

Friday – Sunday, December 5th – 7th: Magic of Christmas

Belk Theater

Experience the magic of Christmas in Uptown with The Charlotte Symphony and Albert-George Schram, conducting American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle, Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, Charlotte Children’s Choir. More Information here!

Friday – Sunday, December 5th – 7th: The Nutcracker

Dale F. Halton Theater, CPCC

There isn’t much else that will get you in the Christmas Spirit than The Nutcracker. CPCC is located just on the edge of Uptown in Elizabeth. Take in the show and head uptown for drinks after. More Information here!

Friday – Sunday, December 5th – 7th: 37th Annual Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour

Fourth Ward, Uptown

“Celebrate the Season in Style!” Hosted by the Friends of Fourth Ward. This is a Charlotte holiday tradition and it’s in one of Charlotte’s oldest Uptown neighborhoods! More Information here!

Saturday, December 6th: Flannels and Beer: OFFICIAL BrewPublik Launch Party!

Food Truck Friday

“A FREE community event to celebrate the launch of BrewPublik, good beer and lumberjacks/jills! Come decked out in your flannel and try out our beer curation system while enjoying some s’mores around the fire and delicious food from local food trucks” More Information here!

Wednesday, December 10th: Tacky Holiday Party

Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop

Get Tacky for Christmas in South End! FREE! More Information here!

Thursday & Friday, December 11th & 12th: December All Arts Market

Neighborhood Theatre

Enjoy a drink while you meet and shop over 60 artists that are personally selling their art. “Local Art + Holiday Season = Charlotte’s Best Unique Gifts” in NoDa. More Information here!

Saturday, December 13th: NoDa Krampus Krawl


“St. Nick & his Krampus will be out roaming the streets of NoDa looking for naughty & nice kids of all ages. There’s fun all over the Arts District, with a few special stops planned. Look for Krampus around the area and catch these events throughout the night …” More Information here!

Saturday, December 13th: 15TH ANNUAL SANTA BAR CRAWL


Spark some holiday cheer at 15 bars and clubs in Uptown for $15. More Information here!

Saturday & Sunday, December 13th & 14th: The 60th Annual Singing Christmas Tree

Ovens Auditorium

Join the Carolina Voices’ MainStage Choir, The Grey Seal Puppets, Eddie Mabry Dancers, Caroline Keller and more as they bring Christmas memories alive with  the Singing Christmas Tree. Great family event. 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.

Charlotte’s Got A Lot • Blumenthal Arts • Charlotte Center City

US National Whitewater Center • Tosco Music PartyCarolina Panthers

Charlotte CheckersCharlotte HornetsCharlotte Knights

Charlotte EaglesCharlotte Hounds

David is a guest blogger for 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.  

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