December Roundup: Where to go to celebrate Christmas with the kids in Lake Norman

Christmas in Davidson

Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 6pm

Where to even begin? The 30th annual Christmas in Davidson festival kicks off the holiday season with festive events on the main stage outside the library, dozens of shopping vendors, horse-drawn carriage rides down Main Street, a living nativity across from Davidson United Methodist Church, and so much more.

Christmas in Davidson


The ever-popular Victorian Carolers will be strolling through Christmas in Davidson performing traditional favorites! Make sure to stop and take in the beauty of their performances! Photo courtesy of Christmas in Davidson’s Facebook Page.

Christmas in Cornelius

Brick Row, Cornelius
Sun., Dec. 1, 12-6pm

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of live bands, Christmas carols and choirs, food trucks, craft breweries, holiday kids activities, and even a visit from Santa himself! And don’t forget about your Christmas Shopping List! Visit 80 local artists and craftsmen, making this the perfect opportunity to get those one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones!

 

Christmas in Corenlius

Children can give their lists directly to Santa at Christmas in Cornelius. Photo courtesy of Brant Waldeck.

 

Christmas Tours by Candlelight

Historic Latta Plantation, Huntersville
Dec. 1 & 8, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm

Gorgeous Christmas-themed tour of the plantation house by candlelight. The tour will conclude with hot cider and cookies by the fire in the plantation kitchen.

 

A Huntersville Christmas

Downtown Huntersville
Sun., Dec. 1, 2-8pm

Free activities include rides, snow tube inflatable, Artisan Ice Sculptures, holiday performances on stage from a variety of local groups, Carolers of Christmas Past, airbrush tattoos, balloon twisters, Live Nativity at Huntersville Presbyterian Church (5:30pm & 6:15pm), inflatable snow globe pictures, roaming holiday characters, pictures with Santa inside Fire Station 1, letters to Santa, LKN Jugglers, stories with Mrs. Claus, horse-drawn carriage rides, Bounce Boot Camp, and more!

 

Holiday Magic at NorthCross

Huntersville
Sun., Dec. 16, 2-5pm

Come enjoy face painting, trackless trains, horse-drawn carriage rides, and even a visit with Santa! Bring the entire family and make this holiday season one to remember!

 

Santa’s Mailbox

Cornelius Arts Center
Nov. 26-Dec. 14, daily

Bring your letter to Santa and send it on an express journey to the North Pole. If you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, Santa will write you back! You can even drop off after regular business hours at its outdoor mail intake.

 

Cocoa with Santa

Cornelius Arts Center
Fri., Dec. 7, 6-9pm

Preschoolers will enjoy great photo opportunities with Santa, holiday crafts, cookies, and cocoa! No registration necessary.

 

Frosty’s Preschool Holiday Party

Cornelius Arts Center
Mon., Dec. 17, 10am-noon

Enjoy a fun-filled morning with the holiday classic “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland,” crafts, and snack time. Ages 3-6 are welcome, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free-of-charge; however, you must pre-register as space is limited.

 

Speedway Christmas

Charlotte Motor Speedway
Nov. 18-Dec. 31, 6-10pm

This drive-through light show features more than 3.5 million lights over a remarkable 3.75-mile course that includes most of the oval as well as the infield and the ROVAL™! But you can do more than just look—listen, too! Tune into 101.3 FM to enjoy Christmas music as you take in illuminated Christmas displays. The family-friendly Christmas Village—open Thursday-Sunday and all Christmas week, except for Christmas Day—includes an all-new 50 ft. Ferris wheel in addition to family favorites like Bethlehem village, photos with Santa, fun foods, games, fire pits for s’mores roasting, and more.

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Davidson Community Players, Armour Street Theater
Nov. 23-Dec. 23.

The Herdmans are ready to wreak havoc! What happens when the “worst kids in the history of the world” find out about free food at Sunday school? Worse yet, what happens when they decide to audition for the annual Christmas pageant?

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