Duke Mansion Holiday Tea
2 p.m. The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road. $35 for adults, $15 for kids 5-12. Reservations: 704-714-4445.
Browse offerings from The Blossom Shop, Jeffre Scott Apothecary, Reid’s Fine Foods and more; then savor tea, tea sandwiches, canapes and sweets in the living room of the nonprofit mansion, built in 1915 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
WBT Holiday on Ice
10 a.m.-7 p.m. (also various times through Jan. 6). NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza, Martin Luther King Boulevard and Brevard Street. $9 admission, $3 skate rental. www.wbt.com/holidayonice.
The outdoor ice-skating rink – 100 feet by 72 feet – brings a beloved winter pastime to the heart of uptown. Socks, gloves and hats are recommended. Food, soda, water and hot chocolate are available for purchase.