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Weekender Nov. 30 – Dec. 3: Christmas in Davidson, Santa Paws in the Park, NoMeck Parade and more

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Through Sunday, Dec. 31

Downtown Holiday Light Spectacular

5:30 pm | Nov. 27-Dec. 31. Orchestrated light show set to music on the lawn at Town Hall, 413 N. Main St., Mooresville.

Through Sunday, Dec. 3

A Doll’s House: Part 2

Check website for times | Nov. 29- Dec. 3. In the 1879 debut of Henrik Ibsen’s iconic A Doll’s House, Nora Helmer shocked audiences with her infamous “door slam heard around the world,” a bold decision that terminated her relationships with her husband and children but created space for a budding relationship with herself. In Part 2, Nora is back, knocking on that same door she slammed 15 years earlier. $25-$45. Cain Center For The Arts, Cornelius.

Thursday, Nov. 30 –  Saturday, Dec. 2

Christmas in Davidson

6-9 pm | Nov. 20-Dec. 2. Guests can expect to enjoy a Holiday light show, roving entertainment, live nativity scene, bubble snowflakes, gifts from the artisan village, a children’s craft area and more. Downtown Davidson.

The Chinese Lady

Check website for times | Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. Based on a true story, Suh’s dark and poetic play explores the life of Afong Moy, the first documented Chinese woman to set foot on U.S. soil. Afong Moy was brought to America in 1834 to be put on display for a paying public who were mesmerized by her differences. For the next half-century, she performed across the Eastern United States for curious white people, showing them how she ate, what she wore, and the highlight of the event; how she walked with her tiny bound feet. Ages 14 and older. $25-$45. Cain Center For The Arts, Cornelius.

Thursday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 3

Nativity Art Exhibit

6-9 pm | Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. And 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | Dec. 3. As a part of Christmas in Davidson and a new Advent Festival, an exhibit of nativity sets and artwork that reflect how different people and cultures interpret the Nativity. Congregation House Davidson College Presbyterian Church, downtown Davidson.

Friday, Dec.1

Cornelius Youth Orchestras

7 pm | Dec. 1. Christmas concert and all CYO ensembles will be performing. Check website for ticket information. Lake Forest Church, Huntersville.

The Huntersville Town Tree Lighting

6-9 pm | Dec. 1. light the tree at 6:30 p.m. There will be something for everyone; rides, food and beverage vendors, 50+ craft vendors, Santa and a very special performance by Maddie Poppe, season 16 winner of American Idol. Tree lighting is 6:30 pm. 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.

Holiday Concert

7 pm | Dec. 1. The North Mecklenburg Community Chorus will present a free concert. Santa will join them. Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Rd., Huntersville.

Saturday, Dec. 2

North Mecklenburg Parade

1 -3 pm | Dec. 2. The parade route follows Main Street (Hwy. 115) from Davidson through Cornelius and ends at the intersection of North Main Street and Catawba Ave in Cornelius. It is approximately 2 miles.

Holiday Concert

10 am | Dec. 2. The North Mecklenburg Community Chorus will present a free concert. A tree lighting and refreshments follow. Northern Regional Recreation Center, 8121 Old Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

A Huntersville Christmas 

3-8 pm | Dec. 2. A reveal of the town’s 150th anniversary time capsule. Activities will include free children’s rides, Artisan Ice Sculptures, holiday performances on stage from a variety of local groups, Carolers of Christmas Past, glitter tattoos, balloon twisters, roaming holiday characters, letters and pictures with Santa, and more.  Shop with 50+ local vendors.  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.

Breakfast with Santa

8:15 – 9:15 am or 9:30 – 10:30 am | Dec 2. Tickets required and go on sale Nov. 2. Join Santa and his cheerful elves for a buffet-style breakfast.Ticket proceeds will benefit Seasons of Giving, a nonprofit that assists individuals who live alone rediscover the joy of social interaction through their participation in their program. Red Rocks Cafe, Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Christmas Boat Parade

6-9 pm | Dec.  2. Head to the waterfront at Lake Norman Yacht Club to see and cheer on the brightly illuminated boats and sailboats bedecked in their finest holiday décor. Bring an unwrapped new toy for the parade’s benefit for Toys for Tots – collection box at the yacht club, 297 Yacht Rd., Mooresville.

Breakfast With Santa

SOLD OUT| Dec. 2. Red Rocks Cafe at Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Sunday, Dec. 3

Santa Paws in the Park

CANCELLED BECAUSE OF WEATHER — Noon – 2 pm | Dec. 3. Fun, pet-loving family event where your pup can enjoy a visit with Santa, you can shop for unique dog gifts and more. Robbins Park, West Catawba Avenue.

House and Store Guided tour & Hanging of the Greens

1:15 and 3 pm | Dec. 3. Reserve your port for this seasonal favorite and learn traditional and natural decorating with greenery for the holidays. Step back in time to 1779 and explore the Hugh Torance House and Store. There is no fee but donations are welcome. Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Rd., Huntersville.

Christmas Vespers

7-8:30 pm | Dec. 3. Annual Vespers service of lessons and carols is a time-honored tradition. The traditional candlelight worship service features choral music and scripture readings by campus leaders reflecting upon the hope and promise of Christ’s birth in the Christmas season. Special guests include the Davidson College Brass Quintet and the Tower Ringers handbell choir. Free and open to the public. Davidson College Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, Davidson.

• 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.