Christmas is all around us here in Charlotte. Everywhere you go, you will hear Christmas carols playing, see twinkling holiday lights and see the cheer on the faces of children and adults alike. With the festival holiday season in full swing, where can you go to enjoy all that Charlotte has to offer this festive time of year? Here are some of the top holiday events in and around your Catalyst apartment.
Now through December 30, head to the Charlotte Motor Speedway for one of the region’s largest holiday light displays. This drive-through display takes you through the motor sports complex and through over 800 holiday displays as you wind your way through the 1.5-mile superspeedway. You will see over 3 million lights in animated displays that will set the stage for holiday season enjoyment. At the end of your drive, The Speedway Christmas Village, which has a live nativity scene, petting zoo and Santa’s Workshop, awaits exploration. You can even see classic Christmas movies on Friday and Saturday nights on the world’s largest high-definition TV. An ice skating rink is also on site. Plan to pay $15 to $20 per car to enjoy the display.
See the Singing Christmas Tree
Over 80 choir members bring the 32-foot tree to life at the Singing Christmas Tree. This is the 60th annual Singing Christmas Tree celebration featuring the CarolinaVoices alongside puppets, dancers and special guest appearances. This year the Singing Christmas Tree performance will take place on Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 and on Sunday, December 14 at 3. at the Ovens Auditorium. The 2014 Singing Christmas Tree will feature the voices of the MainStage Choir.
Visit Christmas Town USA
Located not far from Charlotte, McAdenville, which is better known to many as Christmas Town USA, comes to life with beautiful holiday displays from nearly every home, building and tree in town. Take a stroll down the festive Main Street or drive through the town to see just how festive one small town can be. This is sure to become a tradition for you!
Whether you choose to stick close to your Catalyst apartment around the holidays or travel throughout Charlotte and the surrounding communities, you will find that this is a festive time of year no matter where your travels take you. When you are done with your holiday festivities, your comfortable home is waiting to welcome you back.