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Upcoming Events

Events December 13 – December 23

The Cornelius Arts Center is making the season brighter—for Mom and Dad. On Friday, parents can enjoy a night out while the kids havedinner, make crafts and watch a movie at the Center. On Monday, preschoolers and their parents (or caregivers) are invited to Frosty’s Holiday Party. Parents of fur babies can bring their pooches to Lucky Dog Bark and Brew on Saturday for photos with Santa. The whole family can enjoy Saturday’s Christmas boat parade at Duke EnergyExplorium without leaving Cornelius! Viewing from Ramsey Creek Park.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Bring your letter to Santa and send it on an express journey to the North Pole. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and Santa will write you back! You can even drop off after regular business hours at our outdoor mail intake. Nov. 26-Dec. 14 at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Registration is open for the winter session of art classes for adults and youth at the Cornelius Arts Center. Session starts Jan. 7.
The Hough High School choral groups, selected instrumentalists and honors dancers will present a holiday concert. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hough High School in Cornelius.
The North Mecklenburg Community Chorus will present ”Sing We Now of Christmas.” 7:30 p.m. at Community in Christ Lutheran Church in Cornelius.
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The hilarious classic about a church Christmas pageant invaded by the Herdman kids is fun for the whole family. Nov. 29-Dec. 16 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Friday, Dec. 14
Learn new fiber arts skills with Kim Clark, founder of Hearts on Fiber, while creating festive holiday gnome ornaments. All materials and light refreshments provided. Registration requested. 10-11 a.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Enjoy a night out while we provide dinner, fun holiday crafts and a movie for your kids. Ages 7-12. $10 for Cornelius residents; $15 for non-residents. 6-9 p.m. at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Music, Santa, downtown shopping and window displays, wagon rides. Fun for the entire family. Free. 6-8 p.m. in downtown Mooresville.
Drive-through light show, carousel, train rides, tiger feeding, barn animals, more. Open nightly through Jan. 1 at Zootastic Park in Troutman.
Saturday, Dec. 15
Get your dog’s picture made with Santa!. Free with a donation to Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue. Noon-4 p.m. at Lucky Dog Bark and Brew in Cornelius.
Join us in reading and discussing literary books under 350 pages. This month’s selection is “The Christmas Train” by David Baldacci. 2-4 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Noon-6 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Holiday music, food trucks, lighted boat parade. Free. 5-7:30 p.m. at Duke Energy’s EnergyExplorium in Huntersville. Viewing spots are also open at Blythe Landing and Ramsey Creek Park.
Orchestrated light show with more than 150,000 lights set to music. Free. Nightly through late December at Mooresville Town Hall.
Sunday, Dec. 16
9:45 a.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius.
Noon-6 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Face painting, trackless trains, carriage rides, Santa. 2-5 p.m. at NorthCross Shopping Center in Huntersville.
The church music ministry will share “Songs at the Manger,” an evening of reflection and meditation including instrumental and vocal soloists and scripture readings. 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Mooresville.
Monday, Dec. 17
Enjoy a fun-filled morning with a holiday classic, “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland,” crafts and snack time. Ages 3-6; children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. 10 a.m.-noon at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Paul Farmer’s “Un-Cover, Re-Cover” examines transformation in art objects related to topography, nature and human intervention. On display through Jan. 11 at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
The club will have a holiday party with a covered-dish lunch and fun activities. 10 a.m.-noon at the Cornelius Branch Library.
The track at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius will be open and lighted for public use from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through February 2019.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Main Street Books is partnering with Our Town Cinemas to present a special screening of “Mary Poppins Returns.” Costumes encouraged. 12:40 p.m. at Our Town Cinemas in Davidson.
Irish dance Christmas spectacular led by former lead dancer from Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance” and founder of Two Step Productions, Justin Boros. 7 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
Thursday, Dec. 20
This ancient practice offers a fitness exercise as well as a moving meditation. Beginner classes are held at 9 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. Intermediate classes are held 10:15 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. The next sessions begin Dec. 20 and 22. Thursday classes are held at Cornelius Town Hall. Saturday classes are held at the Bailey Road Recreation Center.
Girls in grades 3-5 invited for discussion and activities about “Flora and Ulysses” by Kate DiCamillo. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Friday, Dec. 21
8:30-10 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius.
Kids ages 11-14 invited for a behind-the-scenes look at raptor care. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.
A cast with live animals will share the narrated Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ. Guests are invited for fellowship and refreshments after the viewing. 6-8 p.m. at Assurance United Methodist Church in Huntersville.
Noon-6 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Saturday, Dec. 22
Thomas Berkau and Matthew Nelson-Love will visit to share their new philosophical primer for kids, “What’s the Opposite of Pizza?” 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Noon-6 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Now Are the Foxes will perform at 8 p.m. at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Sunday, Dec. 23
Noon-6 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
The children of the church will present “The Little Drummer Boy.” Child care provided. 11 a.m. Dec. 23 at First Baptist Church of Cornelius.