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Weekend Calendar Nov. 24-26: Light Up Cornelius, holiday markets and more

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Saturday, Nov. 25

Light up Cornelius. Courtesy VLN

Light Up Cornelius

4-7 pm | Nov. 25. Annual tree lighting around 6 pm. Attendees can enjoy community group performances, children’s activities, horse-drawn carriages rides, a model train display, food and drink, s’mores, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Cain Park and Cornelius Town Hall, Catawba Avenue.

Huntersville Holiday Market 

2 pm – 6 pm | Nov. 25. More than 30 local vendors on site.  Get a head start on your holiday shopping list! Take photos with Santa, enjoy holiday music and local food trucks and beverages while you shop. Veterans Park, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., downtown Huntersville. Parking at Town Center Parking Garage, 105 Gilead Rd.; Huntersville Elementary, 200 Gilead Rd.; Downtown Greenway Trailhead, 102 Gilead Rd.; Town Hall, 101 Huntersville-Concord Rd.

Christmas Market

11 am-4 pm | Nov. 25. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Through Sunday, Jan. 7

Speedway Christmas 2023

6-10 pm; closed Dec. 24. Speedway Christmas features 4 million LED Christmas lights strewn across a 4mile course, with displays and lights synchronized to Christmas-themed music. The show is open rain or shine. Tickets per carload start at $35. The infield Christmas Village is open Thursday-Sunday nights. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord.

Through Sunday, Jan. 28

Birkdale on Ice

3-10 pm Monday-Friday; 10 am -10 pm Saturday; noon-7 pm Sundays. Reservations are needed to ensure a skating time slot. Walk-ups are welcome as space permits. $18 per person includes skates (plus tax) for a 75-minute skate session; children 12 years old and younger $14 includes skates. The Plaza, Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Wednesday, Nov. 22 – Jan.1

Zootastic Park’s Wonderland of Lights

See website for schedule and cost. Admire the illumination of millions of holiday lights, crunch on s’mores and little ones can ride ponies. There’s a petting zoo, tiger and giraffe feeding, and pictures with Santa. Proceeds help care for resident animals every day of the year. Zootastic Park, 448 Pilch Rd., Troutman.

• Send your event information to corneliustoday@gmail.com. Deadline is the 15th of the month for the print calendar; one week in advance for online/newsletter calendars.