Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Santa’s Bag
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. ctcharlotte.org.
Kids can shop for prewrapped gifts priced from 50 cents to $5. Elves will be on hand to assist. In addition, kids can meet with Santa for free, and parents are welcome to take pictures with their own cameras.
Bass Pro Shops’ Santa’s Wonderland
Various hours through Dec. 24. Bass Pro Shops, Concord Mills. basspro.com.
Bass Pro Shops has transformed into a winter wonderland with free games, activities and crafts for kids, as well as free 4-by-6-inch pictures with Santa. Visit the webpage to see all the different activities, games and crafts.
Waxhaw’s Holiday Festival of Lights
5:30 p.m. Friday. West North Main Street, downtown Waxhaw. waxhaw.com.
Some 75,000 lights will illuminate downtown, and snow is promised. Visitors can play reindeer games, listen to live holiday music and enjoy free carriage rides. Santa will be arriving as well. The first 200 children to bring their wish list to Santa will get a free gift.
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday. Reedy Creek Nature Center. http://bit.ly/dx5yF6.
The 10 a.m. walk will be medium to fast-paced; 1 p.m. is a family nature walk.
Apollo Live Lounge Tour
7 p.m. Saturday. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. facebook.com/ApolloLiveLounge.
Presented by BET Networks, the evening will feature local entertainers performing in an enhanced lounge experience in the spirit of the Apollo Theater. As an audience member, you can help choose the winner of a cash prize. This event is free to anyone 21 and over and there is no admission fee for performers. For more information, or to RSVP as a performer, visit the Facebook page.