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Best weekend options for Saturday, Sunday: Nov. 20-21

Nov. 19. This is the last weekend of the Carolina Renaissance Festival and trees are being lit in Birkdale Village and LangTree.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:


Lighting of Birkdale Village 

Get in the holiday spirit with festive music, holiday performances and activities for the whole family. From Santa’s arrival to the  tree lighting, there’s something fun for everyone.

1- 5 pm Holiday Activities and Performances: Stroll throughout the Village and experience face painting, crafts and family fu.! Throughout the day, guests will enjoy holiday performances on the main stage.

5:30 pm Parade through Birkdale Village

6 pm Tree Lights

6:15 – 7:30 pm Dance into the Holidays: Following the lighting, stay for a live performance of holiday hits and party jams.

LangTree tree lighting 

5:30-9 pm. Countdown to tree lighting, North Pole Post Office, visit with Santa, food and dessert vendors, kid’s train rides. Parking begins at 5:30 pm. Tree lighting at 7:15 pm. Open to all; no admission fee. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Rd., Mooresville.

Davidson Farmers Market 

9 am to noon. Every Saturday through Nov. 20. Holiday markets Dec. 11 and 18.

Saturday through Dec. 24

Santa at Birkdale Village 

By appointment.  Santa will be at Birkdale Village throughout the season and taking photos at the  North Pole-inspired cottage.

Saturday and Sunday 

Carolina Renaissance Festival

10 am – 5:30 pm. The interactive event is a combination of outdoor theater, circus, open air arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and food. Tickets $27 adults starting at 13 years; $17 ages 5-12 years; 4 and younger free.  Renaissance Festival fairgrounds,16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.

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