5-7 p.m. Sunday. SouthPark Mall. chabadnc.org
Celebrate the second night of Hanukkah at SouthPark mall, near Neiman Marcus, Belk and Nordstrom. Enjoy the lighting of the giant menorah, hot latkes (potato pancakes), holiday songs, chocolate Hanukkah Gelt, crafts, doughnuts, cider, acrobats, magic and more. Menorahs, candles and dreidels will be available for purchase. Raffle tickets will be on sale as well. Among the prizes: a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro.
Third Annual Latke Festival
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. Atherton Mill and Market, 2104 South Blvd. on.fb.me/THhY8z
Brush up on your Hanukkah latke skills at this cooking demonstration. Learn many variations on the traditional potato pancake and enjoy free samples.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, S.C. charlotteknights.com
Knights Stadium’s picnic area will be turned into a winter wonderland, with snow, holiday music, arts and crafts and a visit from Santa. A photographer will take pictures of kids with Santa for free, and the pictures will be mailed to parents, who also can use their own cameras.
Noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Morrison in SouthPark, 721 Governor Morrison St. bit.ly/11KDEmT
Pony rides, train rides, Davidson UMC Handbell Choir, a caricaturist, photos with a baby kangaroo, stilt elves and jugglers, pet photos with Santa, cookie decorating at Earth Fare, carriage rides and strolling Dickens carolers. A toy drive is being held for middle school children. If you’d like to participate, bring an unwrapped gift to any of the Morrison merchants.
5:30-8 p.m. Friday. Downtown Waxhaw. waxhaw.com
Downtown Waxhaw hosts “A Dickens of a Christmas Living Windows” on Friday. Seven storefront windows will have actors creating scenes from Charles Dickens’ story “A Christmas Carol.” Every half hour, visitors will be invited into the shops to experience these scenes with audio. Also, free carriage and trolley rides, gallery crawl, live Nativity, Victorian carolers and discounts at local eateries and shops.