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Weekly planner: Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Dec. 3: Cocoa with Santa

Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, published weekly on Mondays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Nov. 29 – Dec. 10

Santa’s Mailbox 

Bring your letter for Santa to the Cornelius Arts Center and send it on an express journey to the North Pole. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and Santa will write you back. You can also drop off after regular business hours at the outdoor mail intake. Cain Center for the Arts’ Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Suite 1.

Dec. 1: Puppy Day

Dec. 1

Puppy Day 

4:30- 6:30 pm. Every semester during exam period at Davidson College, the Pre-Vet Society hosts Puppy Day, which is an opportunity for students to take a break from their exams to relieve stress. People from Davidson and Davidson College can bring their dogs for students to play with and pet.

Dec. 2 

Christmas in Davidson 

6-9 pm. Stroll through Davidson while supporting local business and get into the holiday spirit! There will be different activities each day so check the schedule here. http://www.christmasindavidson.com/schedule.htm

Dec. 2-9

Davidson Community Players

Every Christmas Story Ever Told at DCP’s Armour Street Theatre in Davidson. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $15-$20 and may be purchased online  or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953.  Masks are required for all performances regardless of vaccination status.

Dec. 3

Cocoa with Santa 

10 am-noon. Children will enjoy an exciting morning filled with photo opportunities with Santa, holiday arts and crafts, cookies, and cocoa. Event is free, but you must register to attend. Don’t forget to bring your camera. Cain Center for the Arts’ Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Suite 1.

Christmas in Davidson

6-9 pm. Stroll through Davidson while supporting local business and get into the holiday spirit. There will be different activities each day so check the schedule here.

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Dec. 3: Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House

5 pm – 8 pm. Special night of shopping on Fridays. Products available: corn meal, Coarse Southern grits, dips and mixes, organic pig meat from Bost Farms, small gift items, wooden toys, gift baskets, cookbooks, pillows, local honey, candles and more. Outdoor vendors (depending on weather).  Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, Concord. 704.782.1600.

Christmas in Huntersville

6-9 pm. Downtown Tree Lighting. Artisan vendors, food, and beverages. Santa will be onsite, too. Our traditional children’s rides and activities will be open. Downtown Huntersville.

Dec. 4

39th Annual North Mecklenburg Holiday Parade

1 pm. The parade will begin in Davidson at the intersection of Hwy. 115 and Griffith Street in Davidson, and will end in Cornelius at the intersection of Hwy. 115 and Catawba Avenue.

Christmas in Huntersville

2-8 pm. Artisan vendors, food, and beverages. Santa will be onsite, too. Our traditional children’s rides and activities will be open. Downtown Huntersville.

Christmas in Davidson 

6-9 pm. Stroll through Davidson while supporting local business and get into the holiday spirit! There will be different activities each day so check the schedule here. http://www.christmasindavidson.com/schedule.htm

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House 

10 am – 5pm. Hot apple cider, light refreshments, tasting  stone ground grits, and a chance to win  weekend drawings for door prizes. Products available: corn meal, Coarse Southern grits, dips and mixes, organic pig meat from Bost Farms, small gift items, wooden toys, gift baskets, cookbooks, pillows, local honey, candles and more. Outdoor vendors (depending on weather). Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, Concord. 704.782.1600.

Dec. 5

Christmas Vespers: A Service of Lessons and Carols 

7 – 9 pm. The traditional candlelight worship service features music provided by the Davidson College Chorale, and scripture readings by campus leaders reflecting upon the hope and promise of Christ’s birth in the Christmas season.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Online ticket sales are subject to an Etix convenience fee. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test is required.  Visit www.davidson.edu/music/covid for details. Davidson College Presbyterian Church sanctuary.

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House

1pm – 5pm. Hot apple cider, light refreshments, tasting our stone ground grits, and a chance to win our weekend drawings for door prizes. Products available: corn meal, Coarse Southern grits, dips and mixes, organic pig meat from Bost Farms, small gift items, wooden toys, gift baskets, cookbooks, pillows, local honey, candles and more. Activities: Outdoor vendors (depending on weather), photos with Santa Claus on Sundays only with appointment. Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, Concord. 704.782.1600.

Through Dec. 24

Santa at Birkdale Village 

By appointment.  Santa will be at Birkdale Village throughout the season and taking photos at the  North Pole-inspired cottage.

Through  Jan. 2, 2022: Holidays at the Garden

Holidays at the Garden 

5 to 9 pm. The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s annual holiday event features a topiary display, rolling lights of the Piedmont Prairie and  twinkling cherry trees. Advance tickets for Holidays at the Garden are being sold online.  A limited number of tickets are being sold for various time slots to help control the crowd. CDC protocols will be followed. Food trucks will be available.

Through Jan. 21

Fabrics & Frames art show 

This multi-disciplinary exhibition features work from husband and wife team Terry and Sue Ruhs of Waxhaw. Cornelius Arts Center. Gallery hours of operation: 10 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday.

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