Family Friendly | $45+ per vehicle, Santa Photos
Experience the 14th season of Speedway Christmas, the Southeast’s largest drive-through holiday light show at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Enjoy over five million lights across a four-mile course. The show runs rain or shine, with synchronized lights-to-music on 101.3 FM and drive-in movies on the massive Speedway TV every Thursday through Sunday night until Christmas.
Join the 2nd Annual Lights of Love campaign and Tree Lighting Ceremony by the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation. Purchase a Light of Love to honor someone special, supporting Atrium Health Cabarrus’ Emergency Departments. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in the Margie Campbell Healing Garden.
Family Friendly | Tickets: $18+
Make your holiday plans to see the WORLD PREMIERE of Andy Rassler’s Christmas Kumbaya at Old Courthouse Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at octconcord.com or by calling the box office at 704-788-2405. Christmas Kumbaya performance dates are November 30-December 2 & 8-9 at 7:30 pm and December 3 & 10 at 2:30 pm.
Family Friendly | Tickets Required
Kick-off Christmas at the historic Hotel Concord with over 40 theme-decorated tree creations, dreamy lights, and holiday cheer!
- Deck the Halls Gala (Friday): An elegant evening of dining, dancing and singing along with InfiniteSoul.
- Holly-Day Hop (Saturday): The shag style shenanigans of The Tonez will get you on your toes after a delicious buffet meal.
- Fa-la-la Lunch (Sunday): Enjoy a tasty Fa-la-la Lunch among the trees.
21+ | Tickets: $30
The temperatures are dropping but the tasting room at USVI Wine Company is heating up with their holiday pairing of 5 wines with 5 miniature dessert samples. Small personal sized charcuterie boards are available as an add on to compliment the tasting. Get your sweet on!
Family Friendly | FREE Event, Santa Photos
Celebrate the joy of Christmas with Multiply Church! Delight in a festive carousel, joyful rides, and heartwarming attractions like the Christmas Train and Hayride. Savor the holiday flavors from food trucks, shop for gifts at local vendor stalls, enjoy live music, and capture the moment with a picture with Santa.
Family Friendly | FREE Admission, Santa Photos
Embrace the holiday spirit at the new EMS Headquarters. This FREE event combines seasonal magic with life-saving skills. Enjoy FREE 5-minute CPR training with a chance to win Speedway Christmas tickets, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, and experience a snowman simulator.
ClearWater Arts Center & Studios‘ tenant artists, and friends invite you to come shop for outstanding original artworks as holiday gifts! Artists will be set up in studios and/or on sale tables in the Main Gallery. Add a Food Truck in our parking lot opposite the Main Entrance, and this makes a fun outing for everyone!
Family Friendly | Reservations: $35 per person
Join Table 11 for their 11 Pipers Piping Dinner. This is a three course prefix meal. Call 980-255-8596 to make your reservation.
Family Friendly | Tickets: $40
The Barefoot Movement invites you to join them for their holiday celebration performance at the Davis Theatre. You’ll hear acoustic renditions of everything from Chuck Berry’s “Run Run Rudolph” to Perry Como’s “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” and emotional takes on the more tender songs of the season like “Oh Holy Night” and “Hark The Herald Angels Sing.”
Family Friendly | Santa Photos | Free Admission
Share an old-fashioned Southern Christmas with the Historic Bost Grist Mill! Shop, enjoy hot apple cider and light refreshments, outdoor vendors, and a special visitor from the North Pole will be there for photo sessions.
Family Friendly | FREE Event
Meet and connect with the holistic community at Cabarrus Brewing Company. Find one of a kind gifts and services that are simply Magickal! This indoor event will have local holistic based vendors, practitioners, and more!
Family Friendly | Workshop, $35+
TuxedoKat Imaginarium is leading a creative gift-making workshop for kids & adults at Cabarrus Brewing Company during the Holiday Magick Market! Hammering string art & hands-on puddle painting! Take-home kits available!
Family Friendly | Santa
Jay M Robinson High School is hosting their 2nd Annual winter bazaar. Shop your Christmas lists after having breakfast with Santa!
Family Friendly | Santa Photos
Attend Christmas Market 2023 at 50 Branchview Drive Northeast, Concord, for a festive experience. Enjoy unique gifts, crafts, food, drinks, and entertainment for all ages, including kids’ activities, an adult section with games and treats, live music, and food trucks.
Family Friendly | $5 Admission
It’s time for the 2023 Winter/Christmas Show at Embassy Suites. Shop new and vintage comic books, toys, and everything related to comics for sale and trade. Costume Contest with $350 in cash prizes, participation from Star Wars, Star Trek, and Ghostbusters clubs, and much more. Children under 12 enter for free.
You’re invited to the last seasonal pop-up market at Pharr Mill BBQ & Brewing! Enjoy a vendor market, local sweets, delicious BBQ, amazing brews, permanent jewelry, and more surprises to come.
21+ | Tickets: $70
Join Cabo Winery for a Glass Ornament Making Class! You’ll make a min of 2 Glass Blown Ornaments or Plant Water Globes! After you have blown your ornaments or water globes, they will need to cool down for 30 minutes then they’ll be ready to go home… same day.
Family Friendly | FREE Event
Aurora Star Lit Cinema is back at Cabarrus Brewing Company for this awesome FREE outdoor movie, Elf! Starting at 6pm, arcade games (free to play) and holiday music. Concessions will be available for purchase.
21+ | Tickets: $20+
Get ready to unleash your creativity and sip on some delicious wine at USVI Wine Company as you paint and personalize your very own holiday wine glass at this fun Holiday Wine Glass Painting.
This holiday season, join the Cabarrus Black Boys Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in remembering and honoring veterans at Oakwood Cemetery. Attend the ceremony at noon where 1600 wreaths will be placed on Cabarrus County veterans’ graves, teaching the next generation about the sacrifices made for our freedom.
Family Friendly | FREE Santa Photos
Spend your afternoon at Concord’s locally sourced food hall (Gibson Mill Market) and spend time with SANTA! Christmas crafts will also be available for small children. A photographer will not be present; parents are welcome to take photographs for free.
Family Friendly | FREE Santa Photos
Head over to the Cabarrus Arena for the perfect holiday experience. Free pictures with Santa Claus, free toy giveaway for the kids, free gift wrapping, Christmas coloring & word search, ornament decoration and more! Show your holiday cheer by wearing family ugly Christmas sweaters!
Are you a procrastinator who likes to shop last minute for the holidays? Well are you in luck! Buzzed Viking Brewing Company is having a “procrastinators” sip and shop market. Support local vendors this holiday season.
Family Friendly | Tickets: $25 per gingerbread house
Join Table 11 for their annual gingerbread decorating night. This is a fun night to get your friends and family to come have some holiday cheer. Each house is $25. That includes the house and lots of extra candy and icing. A dinner menu will be available and fun holiday drinks. There are two different sessions, 4pm and 6:30pm. Call 980-255-8596 to make your reservation.
21+ | Tickets: $55+
USVI Wine Company is hosting an ugly Christmas sweater party again this year. Join them for a night of fun, role playing, great wine and chef curated dinner. All tickets include a choice of chicken dinner or vegetarian pasta for 1 guest, along with a glass of house red or white wine. Non-Alcoholic substitutions are available.
21+ | Tickets: $50
Join USVI Wine Company to ring in the New Year in style! DRESS TO IMPRESS and DANCE! Ticket price includes entrance for 1 guest, 1 complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling cider at midnight for our toast, and 5 wine samples paired with appetizers. Drinks will be on sale all night!