Things to Do in Charlotte NC for Thanksgiving 2010
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year when family and friends gather to express their gratitude for the many blessings in their lives. It's one of my all-time favorite holidays, with lots of family gatherings, great food, wonderful football, and relaxation.
Looking for things to do in Charlotte NC for Thanksgiving 2010? I've compiled a few highlights for you below. All of these activities are well-suited for all ages, so make plans with visitors or friends you haven't seen in a while. You'll be glad you did!
The Belk Carolinas' Carrousel Parade
Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2010
100:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, rain or shine
Free admission, but please bring canned goods to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank
New route for 2010! Parade starts at 10th and North Tryon, and will end at the new Levine Center for the Arts on South Tryon at Stonewall (where the judges and VIP stand will be).
The Belk Carolinas’ Carrousel Parade is a holiday tradition in Charlotte, dating back to 1947. In 2008, the Parade was recognized as the 4th largest Thanksgiving Parade in the US. The Parade showcases and gives awards to area high school marching bands, and features the Carrousel Queen, who is crowned from a field of 55 senior girls. There will be over 120 units in the parade – bands, horses, steppers, and floats. Find the Parade on Facebook! Can’t make it to the Parade? Watch on WBTV at 4:00 pm!
Charlotte Symphony Thanksgiving Concert
Friday, November 26 and Saturday, November 27, 2010
8:00 - 10:00 pm
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon Street
Tickets: $22.00 - $81.00; $12.00 for persons under 25 and all students
Join Albert-George Schram making his Charlotte Symphony Classics debut with this weekend Thanksgiving celebration. The program features Wendell's Hymn of Thanksgiving, Ives' Variations on America, Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and Prokofiev's 5th Symphony. Jeanine De Bique is the featured soprano.
Carolina Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway
November 22, 2010 - January 2, 2011
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
US 29 in Concord, NC
Admission: $20.00 per passenger vehicle
Kick off the holiday season with the INAUGURAL Carolina Christmas at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, where the legendary racetrack will be decked out with one MILLION LED lights, 500 light displays, a living Nativity scene, a themed village, carriage rides and activities for children. Drive through the 2.5 mile display in your car and enjoy Christmas music synchronized to the light show. For directions, visit their website at www.visitcarolinachristmas.com
I wish you and your family a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving holiday! If you find fun things to do in Charlotte NC for Thanksgiving that I can highlight in next year's Thanksgiving blog post, please send me a link!