Nov 27, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 19 things happening in Charlotte this week, including festive workshops and holiday markets

Monday, November 27

Ice Skating at Camp North Pole

Camp North End | 12-10pm through Jan. 7 | $10-$15 | Details

Why you should go: Camp North End’s new ice skating rink will run through the winter. Hours vary depending on the day, so double-check before you visit.

Speedway Christmas

Charlotte Motor Speedway | 6-10pm through Jan. 7 | $35+ | Details

Why you should go: This four-mile drive-thru display features five million lights synched with holiday music that you can listen to on your car radio. Pro tip: Go on a weeknight for quicker entry.

Winter at Whitewater

Whitewater Center | Times vary | Prices Vary | Details

Why you should go: Winter at Whitewater is now open for the season with activities such as ice skating, pond hockey, winter races and a Christmas trees lot. Check details for times and pricing for each activity.

A Motown Christmas

Knight Theatre | 7:30pm | $49+ | Details

Why you should go: A Motown Christmas features a world-class vocal group that’s assembled from past and present members of Motown’s most legendary groups: The Temptations, The Miracles and The Contours.

Tuesday, November 28

Gilmore Girls Trivia

Skiptown | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: In addition to trivia, Skiptown will be raffling off a Gilmore Girls Throw Blanket and coffee mug. It’s a free event for humans, but $10 for non-member dogs.

Anchor (Headphone Yoga) with Dancing Lotus Yoga

Mint Museum Uptown | 5:15pm | $15 | Details

Why you should go: It’s like a silent disco, except with yoga. You’ll wear headphones that’ll stream music while you’re led through a one-hour vinyasa flow. The class is free for members of the Mint.

Mad Miles Run Club

YVY Training (Camp North End) | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Mad Miles is open to people of all ages and paces. The free club meets every Tuesday, regardless of the weather. There’s no registration required; just show up ready to move and groove (every run turns into a dance party afterward).

[Go deeper: I hate running but I’ll exercise with Mad Miles Run Club]

Wednesday, November 29

Survivor Wednesdays

Fonta Flora Brewery | 8-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Fonta Flora’s hosting a free watch party for Survivor — grab a brew and cheer on your favorite castaway.

Watercolor Galaxies Workshop by SkillPop

Camp North End | 6:30pm | $30 | Details

Why you should go: In this class, Danielle Rothman of Rothbyrns Creative will guide you to create a watercolor galaxy project. All materials are included in the ticket price.

Shameless & Friends Stand Up Showcase 

Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters | 7-9pm | $13 | Details

Why you should go: It’s a night of improv and stand up from local comedians with a theme centered on family.

Skateboard Painting Workshop

Monday Night Brewing | 6-8pm | $35 | Details

Why you should go: For $35, you’ll get a blank wooden skateboard to paint (with an instructor) and a pint of your choice.

Thursday, November 30

Uptown Holiday Market

One South Plaza | 1-7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Sip on a craft beer, grab a sweet treat and shop local vendors at Uptown’s holiday market, running though Sunday, Dec. 3.

Light the Knights Festival

Truist Field | 5-1opm; Through Jan. 1 | $10 (admission) | Details

Why you should go: Expect ice skating, snow tubing, shopping and holiday treats at the ballpark. It’s open 5-10pm on Thursday, but hours vary depending on the day — double check the schedule before you go. 

Holiday Cocktail Class

Madison Perk Coffee | 6:30pm | $70 | Details

Why you should go: Learn how to mix, shake, and sip your way through the holiday season with this interactive holiday cocktail class.

Holiday Bottle Painting

Belletique (Belmont) | 5:30pm | $50 | Details

Why you should go: Join local artist Megan Euliss for a holiday bottle painting class at Belletique, located in downtown Belmont. All supplies is included in the price of your ticket.

Friday, December 1

UCity Lights Festival

The Shoppes at University Place | 5-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: The first-ever winter celebration will have ornament decorating, hot cocoa, a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and a tree lighting at 7pm. Toys for Tots will also be collecting toy donations for kids of all ages.

McAdenville’s Christmas Town USA

Downtown McAdenville | 5:30-10pm through Dec. 26 | Free | Details

Why you should go: Visitors can drive or walk along the 1.3-mile route and peruse the town’s local vendors and restaurants while taking in the dazzling displays and twinkling lights.

Go deeper: You can now grab a cocktail after exploring Christmas Town USA

Vintage Charlotte Pop-Up 

201 Camp Road (Camp North End) | 10am-7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Knock out your holiday shopping with handmade and vintage retail from 90+ local and regional creatives. The pop-up will run from 10am-7pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only until Dec. 7. After that, it’ll be open daily from 10am-7pm through Dec. 23.

Editor’s note: This story previously included an item about a Lauryn Hill concert in Charlotte on Friday. It has been postponed.

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