“The Polar Express” Train Ride in the Smokies: Bryson City, NC

The excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the classic motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy hot chocolate and a treat while listening and reading along with the…

Holiday House Tours: Columbia, SC

Guests are invited to see a variety of holiday decorations and experience traditions in the historic Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Mansion from now through Friday, December 30, 2022. Tour guides will provide stories of holidays past in Columbia and discuss how families decorated and entertained during the 19th century with eggnog, poinsettias and Christmas…

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – The Musical: Charlotte, NC

The Herdmans are back for the holiday favorite “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical” performing on weekends through December 22, 2022. This hilarious and heartfelt musical comedy, adapted from Barbara Robinson’s classic story, will have your family laughing and crying while celebrating the holidays. The show is performed by Children's Theatre of Charlotte located…

Science Fiction/Science Future: Charlotte, NC

How do science fiction concepts become reality? Teleportation, holograms, invisibility and mind control were once only possible in fictionalized settings, but when you step into Science Fiction/Science Future you’ll experience them in the real world. This visually compelling exhibition, with hands-on and full-body interactive activities, invites all to examine our past while making predictions about…

Speedway Christmas: Concord, NC

Perfect for families and fans of all ages, the spectacular four-mile drive-thru course is adorned with over four million LED lights twinkling across the legendary speedway. One of the Southeast’s largest and most-anticipated holiday traditions, the event features hundreds of creative displays and lights synchronized to Christmas-themed music. On Thursday-Sunday nights from November 19, 2022-January…

Carowinds Winterfest: Fort Mill, SC

Gather with friends and family to make lifelong memories at Carowinds' WinterFest. Savor the season with festive ambiance and fun holiday activities including a holiday light displays replete with millions of shimmering lights, ice skating, family activities, live entertainment, holiday-inspired comfort food and beverages, and select attractions. Play holiday-themed games and catch the season's festive…

Christmas at the Library: Charlotte, NC

The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte presents their annual Christmas at the Library celebration. Activities include a live Nativity, petting zoo, horse-drawn carriage rides, story time, Christmas dinner, carolers and more. In addition to the Christmas-only activities, the Billy Graham Library’s ongoing attractions are available for extended hours during Christmas. It takes place through December…

Christmas Town USA: McAdenville, NC

McAdenville is known as Christmas Town USA and has been lighting up the entire town for Christmas for decades. Walk or drive through the downtown area to view the frosty majesty of the winter landscape. Green, red and white lights will shine from 5:30 - 10pm each night. There will be Tree Lighting Ceremony on…

Point Church Christmas Party: Cary, NC

Point Church of Cary, NC will be hosting a Christmas party on Friday, December 2, 2022 starting at 5pm. There will be a special service held in Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi with dinner served afterwards. To learn more, contact Pastor Tamran Inayat at tamrani@pointchurch.com or call 646-220-8595.

Duke Diya Awaaz: Durham, NC

The student organization Duke Diya presents their annual production "Awaaz 2022: The Adventures of Sheila Holmes." Every year, Duke Diya puts on Awaaz, the largest student-run production. Awaaz is a showcase of South Asian culture, featuring incredible performances using South Asian music and dance styles, speakers, and more. This year, Awaaz will be on December…

Mint Fashion Day Celebration: Charlotte, NC

Join for the opening celebration of Fashion Reimagined: Themes & Variations: 1760-NOW that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Mint’s fashion collection by the Mint Museum Auxiliary. There will be panel discussions, keynote speaker and more. Will feature those who conceived, developed, and created the exhibit Fashion Reimagined. Nigerian/American filmmaker and artist…

Old Wilmington by Candlelight

This prestigious historic two-day event on the weekend of December 10 & 11, 2022 ushers in the holiday season with a festive tour of exquisite private homes, churches and historical sites in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, visitors have been able to view different historic homes and sites filled with enchanting charm…