ACC Fan Central
7-11 p.m. Friday. Epicentre, 210 East Trade St. accfootballcharlotte.com
ACC Football Championship bowl fans can enjoy music, street performers and holiday goodies starting at 7 p.m. At 8, team pep bands, cheerleaders and mascots will perform. Fans also can visit several Epicentre establishments, such as Whisky River, Strike City, BlackFinn and SUITE, with no cover until 11:30 p. m.
5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. facebook.com/CinematicChristmas
Bring the kids to Neighborhood Theatre to watch some favorite holiday short flicks: “Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Frosty” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Drinks, popcorn and other snacks will be for sale. Food trucks will be on site, too. Come early and your child can meet Santa.
Piedmont Town Center Tree Lighting
5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Drive. basaracompany.com/tree-lighting
This holiday event features electronic train rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, a balloon artist and hot chocolate – all free. The tree will be lighted about 7:15 p.m. by a Marine. Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.
Reed Gold Mine’s Golden Christmas
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Reed Gold Mine, 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland. nchistoricsites.org/reed/reed.htm
Enjoy the only Christmas candlelight tour you can take in the daytime. The underground mine tunnels will be decorated for the holidays, and special holiday-themed tours will explain how Christmas was celebrated over the years at Reed Gold Mine. The Stamp Mill will also be open for tours, with crafts, historical demonstrations, musical performances and free refreshments in the Visitors Center.
ArtFusion: And the Bead Goes On
6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road. mintmuseum.org
Learn about the beauty of beaded accessories with a demonstration by Lydia Stern from Beadlush. At 7 p.m., enjoy a fashion show and meet emerging Charlotte designer Kevin Vain.