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20 Things To Do In & Around Cabarrus County This December

Dec 01, 2018 06:01AM ● By Emma Eldridge
Christmas time is here! We have so much for you to do with happiness and cheer this December! There's Christmas lights, Santa visits, parades, concerts, and so much more!

Let us help you celebrate the season to the fullest! We've put together 20 things in the Cabarrus County area to consider doing this December 2018.

Christmas Fun - Parades, Lights, and More - For the Whole Family!

'Tis the season to be jolly with the family! We've got some fun events for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season like the 14th Annual Festival of Trees, the 80th Annual Kannapolis Christmas ParadeSanta's Wonderland, and so much more! Tell them Santa sent you!

Great Gingerbread Candy Hunt - start Dec 01 2018 1100AM

Great Gingerbread Candy Hunt - Dec 01, 2018 11:00AM

Join us in Downtown Concord for a festive day of holiday cheer! Free horse-drawn wagon rides for young and old, alike. Children can participate in a Gingerbread Candy Hunt where they visi... Read More » 

14th Annual Festival of Trees - start Nov 30 2018 0730PM

14th Annual Festival of Trees - Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2018 07:30PM

You are invited to join us for the 14th Annual Festival of Trees, presented by the Mariam Hayes Society and benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County. Through the generous s... Read More » 

80th Annual Kannapolis Christmas Parade - start Dec 08 2018 0600PM

80th Annual Kannapolis Christmas Parade - Dec 08, 2018 06:00PM

December 8 - The 80th Annual Kannapolis Christmas Parade presented by Cannon Pharmacy begins at 6 p.m. This special night time parade travels through the streets of downtown Kannapolis an... Read More » 

Santas Wonderland - start Nov 10 2018 0500PM

Santa's Wonderland - through Dec 24, 2018 05:00PM

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and arrives at Cabela’s for the first time-ever in Charlotte. Families are invited to e... Read More » 

2018 Winterland Express  Celebration of Lights - start Nov 24 2018 0600PM

2018 Winterland Express & Celebration of Lights - through Dec 30, 2018 06:00PM

The Winterland Express train runs every evening from November 24th – December 30th (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 6-9 p.m., Sundays – Thursdays, and from 6 – 10 p.m., Frida... Read More » 

2018 Speedway Christmas - start Nov 18 2018 0600PM

2018 Speedway Christmas - through Dec 31, 2018 06:00PM

Speedway Christmas has returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway, and it’s bigger and better than ever! The ninth edition of Charlotte’s spectacular drive-through light show features more tha... Read More » 

Christmas Fun For The Littles!

One of our favorite parts of the Christmas season is the way a child's face lights up when they visit Santa, decorate a cookie, or hear their favorite Christmas story told to then. We've got a little bit of each for the littles in your life. Remember, Santa's making a list and he's checking it twice!

The Galleries Host Cookies with Santa - start Dec 05 2018 0300PM

The Galleries Host Cookies with Santa - Dec 05, 2018 03:00PM

Bring the kids to enjoy free cookies with Santa in The Galleries this Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.! They provide Santa, you bring the kids and camera! Their Santa is ... Read More » 

Cookies With Santa - start Dec 14 2018 0600PM

Cookies With Santa - Dec 14, 2018 06:00PM

Join us for a FREE and festive family event with crafts, cookies and cocoa! Read More » 

"How The Grinch Stole Christmas" Reading With The Grinch - Dec 21, 2018 04:00PM

Grouchmas greetings! 'Tis the season for your heart to grow two sizes! Grab the family and join us for a reading of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."We'll make crafts, play games, and min... Read More » 

Christmas Concerts & Performances!

Nothing brings the Christmas season to life quite like Christmas songs and stories, are we right? We've got the The Barefoot Movement Holiday Show and two other Christmas shows picked out for you to have a fa la la la good time!

The Barefoot Movement Holiday Show - start Dec 01 2018 0400PM

The Barefoot Movement Holiday Show - Dec 01, 2018 04:00PM

Back by popular demand, this young, fun bluegrass band will return to the Davis for 2 shows! Read More » 

Photo courtesy of Mark Owensby

Annual Christmas Concert Series Hosted by the Piedmont Choral Society - Dec 07, 2018 07:00PM

The 50 voice Piedmont Choral Society presents its Christmas Concert series featuring elegant arrangements of familiar carols and seasonal favorites, accompanied by professional instrument... Read More » 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - start Nov 29 2018 0500PM

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever -through Dec 16, 2018 05:00PM

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. ... Read More » 

Christmas Odds & Ends!

We took a look around the county and found that there was a whole lot more Christmas fun to be had! Reed Gold Mine is having a special candlelight tour and there's the Frostbite 5K that benefits the Cannon Memorial YMCA Annual Support Campaign. Take your pick and join the fun!

A Golden Christmas - start Dec 01 2018 1000AM

A Golden Christmas - Dec 01, 2018 10:00AM

Take a candlelight tour during daylight hours at the Reed Gold Mine at “A Golden Christmas” celebration Saturday Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See how miners in the early 1800’s would have ... Read More » 

Holiday Spirit Trail - start Dec 07 2018 1000AM

Holiday Spirit Trail - Dec 07, 2018 10:00AM

The Holiday Spirit Trail is back, but now you have a choice of 2 separate weekends to experience this great, fun adventure of going to new places (or visiting old friends again) and sampl... Read More » 

Frostbite 5K - start Dec 15 2018 1000AM

Frostbite 5K - Dec 15, 2018 10:00AM

The FUN RUN is a one mile run starting at YMCA drive, running through Village Park onto Loop Rd and back. Children of all ages and parents with strollers are welcomed.THE FROSTBITE 5K is ... Read More » 

Handmade Holiday Market - start Dec 15 2018 0100PM

Handmade Holiday Market - Dec 15, 2018 01:00PM

We're BAAACKKK!!! We are hosting our two day popup market at 26 Acres on Dec 15th and 16th. Come shop local and grab all your goodies before someone else outshines you in gift giving! If ... Read More » 

Ongoing Events

Have you checked out these events? Which one(s) have you gone to? Tell us in the comments! If you haven't, it's the perfect time to check them out! 

Piedmont Farmers Market 2018 - start Aug 06 2016 0800AM

Piedmont Farmers Market 2018 - Saturdays at 08:00AM

• Open year-round. Fresh local produce, honey, free-range eggs, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef, chicken and pork. Read More » 

Prenatal Yoga - start Nov 01 2018 0630PM

Prenatal Yoga - Thursdays at 06:30PM

The best gift you can give your baby is a rested mother grounded in self care. Prenatal yoga is a wonderful way to connect with your changing body and your baby during pregnancy. This cla... Read More » 

Small Business Saturday - start Jul 28 2018 0700AM

Small Business Saturday - Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 07:00AM

The 4th Saturday of the month is Small Business Saturday in Historic Downtown Concord. Make a purchase in any of the participating businesses in Downtown Concord and enter a drawing to wi... Read More » 

Yoga On The Hill - start Feb 01 2018 0630PM

Yoga On The Hill - Thursdays at 06:30PM

Yoga at Red Hill is taught by outstanding professional Yoga teachers, Monty Coggins and Kat Harmon, who are skilled at teaching all levels of Yogis from first-timers to seasoned practitio... Read More » 


Don't see your favorite included? Please share your event with us by posting to our calendar. It's free and a great way to spread the word!    

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