Free things to do around Charlotte this weekend

Free things to do around Charlotte this weekend

Free things to do around Charlotte this weekend

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by Jody Mace / NewsChannel 36 Contributor

Jody Mace / NewsChannel 36 Contributor

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 12 at 9:57 AM

Plan your weekend on the Cheap with over 34 free things to do this weekend around Charlotte. Some highlights are the Yule Ceremony and Parade in McAdenville, a lighted boat parade on Lake Norman, Christmas festivals and kids parties. Follow each link for necessary details. This list will be updated throughout the weekend on Charlotte on the Cheap.


Friday

Leonard Bearstein (animatronic) Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall

Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

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

3:00pm:         Charlotte Festival of the Nativity

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

5:30pm:        McAdenville Yule Log Ceremony and Parade

7:00pm:        Bass 4 Brats at Crown Station Pub

8:00pm:        Mike Strauss Trio at Summit Coffee

Saturday

Leonard Bearstein (animatronic) Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall

Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

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

10:00am:        Lowes Build and Grow project for kids: Train Engine

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

10:30am:       Just Be Claus Festival at U.S. National Whitewater Center (charge to participate in trail races)

11:00am:        Kids’ craft at Lakeshore Learning:  Festive Frame Ornament 

11:00am:        Christmas with the Polks

11:00am:        Holiday Open House at Reedy Creek Nature Center

12:00pm:       “Try Hockey for Free” at Extreme Ice Center

3:00pm:         Charlotte Festival of the Nativity

3:00pm:       Kids’ holiday party at EpiCentre

4:00pm:        A Huntersville Christmas

5:00pm:        Christmas activities at Billy Graham Library

5:15pm:         Magical snowfall at Epicentre

6:00pm:        Lighted Boat Parade at Peninsula Yacht Club

7:00pm:         Live music at Crown Station Pub: Natty Boh Duo

7:00pm:         Open Mic for teens at Mugs Coffee

8:00pm:         Wyatt Easterling at Summit Coffee

Sunday

Leonard Bearstein (animatronic) Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall

Gingerbread Lane at Ballantyne Hotel

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

3:00pm:       Charlotte Pride Band winter concert

5:15pm:         Magical snowfall at Epicentre

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