With December fast approaching, we’d like to start our holidays off right. Rather than just celebrating December 25, Darren and I try to participate in as many holiday activities and events as possible. Now that we have Athena, we have to be creative with our schedule but we’ve planned a variety of fun events to get us in the holiday spirit and make it about more than just one day. Check out our line-up of holiday events in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Ultimate Christmas Show
Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
November 23-25, 2012
The fruitcakes of the Reduced Shakespeare Company take you on an irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays in “The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged).” It’s festive, funny, physical family fun as these Three Wise Guys send-up and celebrate your favorite winter holiday traditions. Let the RSC rekindle the joy, inner-child and familial dysfunction inside us all!
2012 Belk Carolinas’s Carrousel Parade
Center City Charlotte
November 22, 2012
The 65th annual Belk Carolinas’ Carrousel Parade is one of the largest get-togethers of Carolinians that takes place during the year and has also been recognized by TravelMuse.com as the fourth largest Thanksgiving Parade in the United States. The parade boasts participation from both Carolinas and touches approximately half a million people from the 22 county metro area.
The 58th Annual Singing Christmas Tree
December 8th, 2012
The area’s premier holiday lights extravaganza returns for its third year with more lights than ever before. Starting at zMAX Dragway and weaving through the infield of the 1.5-mile super speedway, visitors can get in the holiday spirit with a ride through more than 800 displays made up of more than 3 million holiday lights.
Ornaments come to life when Cirque Dream: Holidaze costumed characters perform astonishing feats that celebrate the holiday season with spectacle, imagination and whimsical dreams.
We’re new to Charlotte, NC so maybe we’re missing the best holiday event of all. Do you celebrate the holidays by attending shows, concerts, and theatre? Which ones are your favorite?