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Weekly calendar Nov. 20-26: Gathering for Madalina, parade, Light Up Cornelius

Speedway Christmas through Jan. 7, 2024

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Tuesday, Nov. 21

Gathering for Madalina: New location

6:30 pm | Nov. 21. Cornelius Police are asking the community to come together for Madalina Cojocari, who has been missing since November 2022. The gathering has been moved to the Community Room in Town Hall.

Mooresville Christmas Parade

3-5 pm | Nov. 21. Get your spots for the 1.5-mile parade route down Main Street filled with decorative floats, dance and entertainment groups, marching bands and merchants displaying their holiday best. Santa plans to join too – a parade tradition since 1944. Downtown Mooresville.

Tuesday, Nov. 21 – Friday, Jan. 5

“Justifying Our Lens”

10 am – 4 pm |Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 20 – Jan. 5. Cain Center for the Arts has partnered with Hinds Feet Farm for a special exhibit. “Justifying Our Lens” is an exhibit that gives a platform for adults who have had a severe accident that resulted in permanent brain injuries. The prompt of this exhibit and all the works included: “This is what I love…. and this is how I see it.” Cain Center For The Arts, 21348 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Creative Clay/ Pottery Senior Workshop

10:30am- noon | Nov. 22. Clayworks will lead participants in a hands-on clay workshop. Space is limited, so reserve your spot. Projects will be taken to Clayworks to be fired and glazed before being returned for pickup. Please allow 3 weeks for this process. David B. Waymer Recreation and Senior Center, 14008 Holbrooks Rd., Huntersville.

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.

Friday, 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.

• 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.


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