Free things to do around Charlotte this week

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by Jody Mace / NBC Charlotte

WCNC.com

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 6:29 AM

These free events take place in the Charlotte area from Monday, December 2nd, 2013, through Sunday, December 8th. Some highlights are a Hanukkah celebration at SouthPark Mall, several Christmas celebrations, a Nativity Festival, Children Theatre of Charlotte’s Santa’s Bag and lots of live music. This list will be updated throughout the week on Charlotte on the Cheap’s Free Event Page. Make sure to follow the links to get the details on each event.  

Monday

Leonard Bearstein (animatronic) Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall

3:00pm        Free Santa photos, crafts and more at Bass Pro Shops

5:00pm:        Hanukkah celebration at SouthPark Mall

5:00pm:        Christmas activities at Billy Graham Library

5:15pm:         Magical snowfall at Epicentre

8:00pm:       Live music at Amelie’s: Colby Dobbs Band

10:00pm:     Monday Night Mic Fights at Crown Statin Pub

Tuesday

Leonard Bearstein (animatronic) Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall

3:00pm          Free Santa photos, crafts and more at Bass Pro Shops

5:00pm:         Family board game night at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

5:00pm:        Christmas activities at Billy Graham Library

5:15pm:         Magical snowfall at Epicentre

8:00pm:         Trivia night at Petra’s, with prizes

9:00pm:          Trivia and Karaoke at Crown Station Pub

Wednesday

Leonard Bearstein (animatronic) Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall

3:00pm          Free Santa photos, crafts and more at Bass Pro Shops

3:30pm:        Free Pokemon game at Parker, Banner, Kent & Wayne

4:30pm:         Kids meet Santa and shop for inexpensive gift at Santa’s Bag

5:00pm:         Magic the Gathering at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

5:00pm:        Christmas activities at Billy Graham Library

5:00pm:         Free admission at Mint Museum Randolph and Uptown

5:15pm:         Magical snowfall at Epicentre

9:00pm:         Comedy Throwdown at Crown Station Pub

Thursday

Leonard Bearstein (animatronic) Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall

10:00am:       Community Nativity Festival

3:00pm           Free Santa photos, crafts and more at Bass Pro Shops

4:30pm:         Kids meet Santa and shop for inexpensive gift at Santa’s Bag

5:00pm:       Live music at Crown Station Pub: Nathan Storey

5:00pm:        Christmas activities at Billy Graham Library

5:15pm:         Magical snowfall at Epicentre

6:00pm:        Christmas in Davidson

9:00pm:        Live music at Crown Station Pub: Slam Duncan & Friends

Friday

Leonard Bearstein (animatronic) Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall

10:00am:       Community Nativity Festival

3:00pm          Free Santa photos, crafts and more at Bass Pro Shops

4:30pm:         Kids meet Santa and shop for inexpensive gift at Santa’s Bag

5:00pm:         Role-playing and board games at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

5:00pm:        Christmas activities at Billy Graham Library

5:15pm:         Magical snowfall at Epicentre

6:00pm:        Live music at Crown Station Pub: Dead Leaves Live

6:00pm:        Christmas in Davidson

6:00pm:       All Arts Market in NoDa

6:30pm:        Live music at Summit Coffee: Time Sawyer

9:00pm:         Live music at Crown Station Pub: E-Volve

Saturday

Leonard Bearstein (animatronic) Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall

9:00am:         Kids’ workshop at Home Depot: Tic-tac-toe game

10:00am:      A Golden Christmas at Reed Gold Mine

10:00am:       Community Nativity Festival

10:00am:         Kids meet Santa and shop for inexpensive gift at Santa’s Bag

10:00am:        Free Santa photos, crafts and more at Bass Pro Shops

11:00am:       All Arts Market in NoDa

11:00am:        Kids’ craft at Lakeshore Learning:  Igloo Toss Game 

11:00am:      Santa’s Workshop festival at Romare Bearden Park

11:00am:      Winter Holidays Around the World at Unity Center

1:00pm:        Winter Wonderland at Phillips Place at Southpark

4:30pm:        Holiday Central at Plaza Midwood

5:00pm:        Christmas activities at Billy Graham Library

5:15pm:         Magical snowfall at Epicentre

6:00pm:        Christmas in Davidson

6:00pm:         Handbell concert at Memorial UMC

7:00pm:         Live music at Crown Station Pub: Chris Padgett & StereoFidelics

Sunday

Leonard Bearstein (animatronic) Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall

12:00pm:       Free Santa photos, crafts and more at Bass Pro Shops

5:15pm:         Magical snowfall at Epicentre

 

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