There are so many fun things to do this weekend in the Charlotte area. From ice skating to local concerts, if you are looking for a way to get out and enjoy the Queen City, I’ve got you covered.

Check out some of my suggestions below. Enjoy!


Celebrating 10 Years: A Jazz at the Bechtler Birthday Bash

  • Knight Theater
  • Celebrate all things jazz because the Bechtler is turning 10.
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • $50.

Colt Ford 

  • Coyote Joe’s
  • Country rap, anyone? I assume some of you are interested, given that 5.5K people have marked “interested” on Facebook. Impressive.
  • 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • $20

OH Well: Candlelight Yoga

  • Essential Thrive at Optimist Hall
  • Doing candlelight yoga in beautiful Optimist Hall seems so lovely and relaxing. It’s free and open to all levels.
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Free

Hustle House Grand Opening

  • 550 E. Stonewall St., Suite 200
  • The new fitness studio is celebrating its opening with giveaways, healthy food samples, Lemon Love nail art, and coupons.
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Free

UNC Glee Club Tour

  • First United Methodist Church Charlotte
  • 7 pm
  • The UNC Glee Club is excited to take our show on the road


5th Annual Oyster Roast

  • Windy Hill Orchard
  • Break out your Barbour jackets and personalized oysters knives, folks. Your ticket includes all-you-can-eat oysters, a souvenir pint glass, and your first glass of cider.
  • 12:30-5 p.m.
  • $40

Insufficient Funds Improv 

  • Charlotte Comedy Theater
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • $10

Abbey Road LIVE! Family Matinee

  • Visulite Theatre – 1615 Elizabeth Ave.
  •  Beatles tribute band Abbey Road will be performing classics like “Octopus’ Garden”, “Yellow Submarine,” and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” through a family-friendly experience.
  • 9 p.m. 4-6 p.m.
  • $10-$12

Twelfth Night

  • the 1774 Alexander Rock House – 3500 Shamrock Drive
  • Back in the day (circa the 1700s), people used to have a huge celebration 12 days after Christmas called the Twelfth Night. So Charlotte Museum of History is hosting a party with bonfires, hot cider, live music, and games at the oldest home in the county.
  • The event is free but you can do a candlelight tour for $5 or a $25 VIP experience with a tour + whiskey tastings in the cellar.
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Free

Lenny Boy Yoga 

  • 3000 S. Tryon St.
  • 10 a.m.
  • $5

Bonanza Extravaganza

  • Penthouse
  • Complimentary cupcakes, raffles, food, cornhole tournament, and kid crafts and games. All proceeds benefit Purpose CLT.
  • 12-5p
  • FREE


Dando’s 10th Anniversary

  • Dandelion Market
  •  Celebrate their 10th birthday will free light bites and drink specials.
  • 4-7 p.m.
  • Free


Holiday on Ice 

  • NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • 5 p.m.
  • $12+.

Holidays at the Garden

  • Daniel Stowe, 6500 S New Hope Road, Belmont
  • Stroll through the gardens and see a mile of lights. Roast a marshmallow by a crackling fire, shop, and listen to holiday music, too.
  • 5-9 p.m.
  • $14.95+

Whitewater Center Ice Skating

  • U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • This new ice skating rink includes 17,000 square feet of ice on the Upper Pond of the whitewater river, and it’ll have three areas (free skate, winter sports, and a 600-foot ice trail). The skating area will also have a skate-up bar where you can buy craft beer, hot chocolate, and coffee. While you’re there, check out the half-mile walking trail of holiday lights.
  • $20 for a single activity pass.
  • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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