Nov 22, 2020 - Things to Do

Agenda Weekday Planner: 15 things to do in Charlotte this week

ice skating at whitewater center


LIGHTS: Immersive Walking Trail

U.S. National Whitewater Center | 6-10 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: This immersive, nature-inspired light installation is a walking trail like no other. Wander past giant crystals, illuminated cocoons, and mushrooms.

[Related Agenda Story: Ice skating is back at the Whitewater Center this month — plus an immersive light trail]

Figure Drawing at The Mount at Camp North End

1824 Statesville Ave. | 7-9 p.m. | $10 | Details

Why you should go: Bring your drawing materials, paper, and a mask for this figure and gesture drawing class. This event will not have an instructor, but all levels are welcome. Message Good Postage (@goodpostage) on Instagram to reserve your spot.


Merry Midtown: Letters to Santa

1111 Metropolitan Ave. | 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Santa Claus is preparing for the holiday season and he wants to hear from you! Grab your kiddos (naughty or nice) and stop by the Metropolitan to write letters to Santa. Stationery and writing utensils will be provided. There will be plenty of photo ops so bring a camera.

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen Thanksgiving Sides with Smoked Turkey and Carving Demo

4001 Yancey Rd. Ste. 100 | 6-9 p.m. | $150 (for two people) | Details

Why you should go: In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this class will show you how to make four dishes including broccolini with roasted plum chutney, butternut squash and sage risotto, brussels sprout slaw with sage and apple vinaigrette, and ginger whoopie pies with caramel filling. There will also be a turkey carving demo done by Chef Alyssa herself.

Homemade Churros & Hot Chocolate with Skillpop

Online | 7-8:30 p.m. | $24 | Details

Why you should go: Churros and hot chocolate are a match made in heaven. Learn how to make this delicious treat, plus a butterscotch sauce, and Mexican hot chocolate to dip them in just in time for the Holiday season. For an added twist, you’ll also learn a unique pumpkin pie churro recipe.


Wine Wednesday at Haymaker

225 S Poplar St. | All day | $7 | Details

Why you should go: Head to Haymaker to enjoy the $7 wine special.

Spindle Bar Game Night at Optimist Hall

1115 N Brevard St. |  When | Free | Details

Why you should go: Head to Spindle Bar in Optimist Hall for drink specials and fun games. Masks are required.



Thanksgiving Dinner at New South Kitchen and Bar

8140 Providence Rd. Ste. 300 | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Menu pricing | Details

Why you should go: From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the restaurant will be serving a 3-course feast, featuring deep-fried turkey, rib roast, pumpkin pie, and all the fixings.

[Related Agenda Story: 14 spots to get a Thanksgiving meal]

Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade

Remote | 4-7 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: This year’s Thanksgiving Day parade is going virtual. There won’t be crowds lining the streets of Uptown Charlotte, but you can still enjoy this annual tradition from home. The parade will be broadcast on WBTV and feature virtual “best of” segments from previous years including floats and marching bands.

Ice Skating at Charlotte Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Pkwy. S | 6-10 p.m. | $15 | Details

Why you should go: America’s Home of Racing is transforming into a Winter Wonderland for the holiday season. Speedway Christmas has the largest drive-thru Christmas light show in the Southeast, an all-new 5,400-square-foot ice rink complete with real ice, and holiday movie nights on the giant Speedway TV every Thursday-Sunday. Guests must wear a mask at all times.



VTGCLT Vintage and Handmade Market

Metropolitan Shopping Center | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Pick up handmade and vintage wares from more than 90 of the best local and regional creatives. For your shopping convenience, VTGCLT is offering morning shopping appointments and curbside pickup for all products.

Charlotte Christmas Village Opening Day

Truist Field, 324 S. Mint St. | 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | $7-10 | Details

Why you should go: Head to this European-inspired Christmas Market in Uptown to shop for unique, handcrafted gifts and enjoy specialty foods like Austrian strudels, Bratwurst and Sauerkraut. There will also be vendors selling warm drinks like hot mulled wine, cider, hot chocolate, and alcoholic-free Glühwein in a souvenir village mug.

Carowinds’ Taste of the Season Outdoor Holiday Experience

300 Carowinds Blvd. | Noon to 8 p.m. | $39.99 | Details

Why you should go: This food festival lets guests taste holiday dishes from 30 stations around the park. Expect holiday decor and seasonal shows, too. Plus, select rides will be open. Reservations will be required for all guests to allow for social distance standards.

Art Heist: A True Crime Immersive Theatre Experience

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N Tryon St. | Now through Dec. 13 | $37.52 – $39.50 | Details

Why you should go: Put your sleuthing skills to the test in this outdoor, true-crime experience. Groups will follow a route, meeting characters along the way to receive clues that allow them to ultimately “solve” an art theft. This activity will be socially distanced and masks are required.

N.C. Transportation Museum In Lights: A Drive-Thru Experience

1 Samuel Spencer Dr., Spencer. | 6-10 p.m. | $8 per car | Details

Why you should go: For the first time ever, thousands of lights will illuminate the grounds of the historic transportation museum throughout the holiday season. The 1.25-mile-long drive-thru experience provides a safe way for families to ring in the season. There will also be a gift station offering s’mores and socially distanced photos with Santa.

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