Celebrate Christmas in Charlotte

Charlotte is the perfect place to renew your Christmas spirit. Experiencing the magic of the season is really quite simple: spend time with your loved ones, soak up the beauty around you, listen to inspiring music, and savor the taste of delicious food. Happy Holidays from our team at Dressler’s Restaurant.

Here are great family-friendly activities to try this month.

Helms Christmas Tree Farm

Helms Christmas Tree Farm, Vale, NC

Cut your own Christmas tree. This is one the kids really love! Don’t forget the camera–all those rosy cheeks and big smiles are perfect for this year’s Christmas card.

Enjoy the holiday light displays at Christmas Town USA and Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.

Visit the Billy Graham Library to see a live nativity scene, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, listen to Christmas carolers, and hear Christmas stories.

At the Christmas Wonderland of Lights, kids enjoy pony rides and a petting zoo, roast marshmallows, and see more than 3.5 million holiday lights spread across two miles.

Holiday on Ice

Holiday on Ice, NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza

Go ice skating.

Volunteer. Make the holidays a little better for others in your community.

Of course, there are plenty of things you can do with your family and friends without even leaving your home.

Bake holiday treats-Nothing beats the wonderful aroma of holiday goodies wafting through the air, except maybe eating them.

Watch Christmas movies together–Snuggle on the couch and enjoy some of the season’s favorite holiday movies.

Decorate your home for the holidays. Make this an annual event, complete with steaming hot cocoa and the sounds of Christmas music.

Check out these sites for some more great holiday events!

2013 Holiday Tree Lightings and Parades

Family Events Calendar-Charlotte Parent

Holiday Fun in Charlotte

Charlotte Christmas Events-Charlotte Observer