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Upcoming Events

Events November 22 – December 2

Historic Latta Plantation will present A Victorian Christmas this weekend featuring Victorian decorations, Christmas crafts, cooking demonstrations, free samples of Mrs. Latta’s 19th-century gingercake recipe and other delicious food. A special presentation by Dontavius Williams and Rhianna Green on “Christmas in the Quarters” will address the way the enslaved community celebrated Christmas during the Victorian period. On Saturday evening, come help Light Up Cornelius at our town’s annual tree lighting. And Saturday is the sixth annual AmeriCarna LIVE car show at Ingersoll Rand in Davidson.
Thursday, Nov. 22
Drive-through light show, carousel, train rides, tiger feeding, barn animals, more. Open nightly through Jan. 1 at Zootastic Park in Troutman.
Friday, Nov. 23
Illustrator Leigh Ann Carter will sign copies of her book, “Look, See the Bird.” Free with regular admission. Carter will also offer an art lesson for children. 10 a.m.-noon at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.
Step back in time and experience early holiday traditions including open-hearth cooking, decorations and Victorian carolers. Make a Christmas craft, toast s’mores around the bonfire and pose for pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23-24 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Noon-6 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Saturday, Nov. 24
A doctor gives a brief presentation on a health topic and then leads participants on a walk. Healthy snacks, coffee, water, and blood pressure checks are offered free of charge. 9-10 a.m. at the Davidson Town Green.
Ray Evernham’s sixth annual AmeriCarna LIVE car show will support the IGNITE Community Center for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ingersoll Rand in Davidson.
Join a ranger for a hike through the woods and a discussion about turkeys. 1-2 p.m. at Lake Norman State Park in Troutman.
Georgann Eubanks, author of the “Literary Trails” books of North Carolina, will read and discuss her new book, “The Month of Their Ripening.” 4-5:30 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Annual tree lighting will include community group performances, children’s activities, carriage rides, a train display, refreshments and a visit from Santa. 4-7 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
The Carolina Quartet and Heart 2 Heart will present “A Carolina Christmas Special.” 5:30 p.m. at Living Word Ministries in Lowesville.
Sunday, Nov. 25
Noon-6 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Drive-through light show, carousel, train rides, tiger feeding, barn animals, more. Open nightly through Jan. 1 at Zootastic Park in Troutman.
Monday, Nov. 26
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.
The Davidson College Music Department along with guests Dance Davidson and the North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre will celebrate the sights and sounds of time-honored holiday traditions. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 and 28 in the Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.
Use mixed-media materials to make ornaments, just in time to decorate the family Christmas tree. Ages 6-10. Register by Nov. 23. 5-6 p.m. at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss fiction, nonfiction and biography. This month’s selection is “Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards. 10 a.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Orchestrated light show with more than 150,000 lights set to music. Free. Nightly through late December at Mooresville Town Hall.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
At this National Novel Writing Month event, meet other writers and learn how to develop plots and subplots in your writing. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Mooresville Public Library.
Thursday, Nov. 29
Display of nativities from all over the world, live music, children’s craft room, live nativity, local service opportunities. Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at The Church of Latter-day Saints in Huntersville.
The largest and most popular annual event in Davidson features trolley rides, a live nativity, Christmas shopping, visits with Santa, carolers, more. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in downtown Davidson.
“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, Nov. 30
Visit with Santa and welcome the Christmas season as we light the town tree. 6-9 p.m. in downtown Huntersville.
Saturday, Dec. 1
The Towns of Davidson and Cornelius proudly present the 36th Annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade with marching bands, horses, tractors, school groups, civic organizations, more. Parade starts at 1 p.m at the intersection of Griffith St. and N.C. 115 in Davidson.
Vendors, rides, photos with Santa, more. 2-8 p.m. in downtown Huntersville.
Christmas-themed tour of the plantation house by candlelight, hot cider and cookies by the fire in the plantation kitchen. Pre-registration required. 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Bring blankets and find the perfect spot along the lakeside route to enjoy a spectacular display of lighted boats. 6-11 p.m. at the Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville.
Sunday, Dec. 2
Live bands, Christmas carols, food trucks, craft beer, kids’ activities, craft market and Santa! Noon-6 p.m. at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius.
The children’s choir will present “Rockin’ Royal Christmas.” 5 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius.