Charlotte holiday events dominate the shopping scene
Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

Charlotte holiday events dominate the shopping scene

    Holiday camps and workshops for kids and adults all happening this month at Small Hands Big Art.
    Holiday camps and workshops for kids and adults all happening this month at Small Hands Big Art.

GOODNEWS the Shop at Christ Church Charlotte

Book signings, storytime, samples and a trunk show are all features to look for at GOODNEWS’ annual Holiday Bazaar Dec. 7. Pick up something from Collard Greens’ Trunk Show for the special person in your life; sample sweets from Chapel Hill Toffee and shop holiday goodies in-between.


1412 Providence Road

704-333-0378 .

Duke Mansion

Shop around the tree, then sit down for some tea at the Duke Mansion’s Southern Afternoon Tea on Dec. 8. The annual event offers a sprinkling of shops, set up with holiday merchandise for perusing at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., sit down to fine tea selections, sweets, scones, sandwiches and more. Cost is $35 for adults and $15 for children ages 5 - 12. Register by Dec. 3.

•  Duke Mansion

400 Hermitage Road

704-714-4445 .

Colony Furniture & Interiors

Don’t just decorate your space for the season – pick up permanent pieces to beautify your home – at the annual Winter Sale. Substantial savings can be found on in-stock items as well as select custom-order pieces. Don’t miss the delightful decor the holiday window displays hold or the trimmed trees inside, all with different motifs.

•  Colony Furniture & Interiors

811 Providence Road

704-333-8871 .

Hops and Shops at Triple C

Pick up a pint of a craft beer while you peruse crafts, spices, jewels and more. Knock out that shopping list while knocking back a few at the Hops and Shops event on Dec. 11. The brewery will have select findings from The Boulevard at South End, Savory Spice Shop and Jewels by Julia available for sale; a personal stylist will be on hand to help with selections. Event runs 5 - 8 p.m.

•  Hops and Shops at Triple C

2900 Griffith St.

704-372-3212 .

SouthPark Mall

Holiday celebrations continue at SouthPark. Kidgits Club members can have cookies with Mrs. Claus 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7, complete with a holiday photo. The Charlotte City Ballet will perform 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Neiman Marcus Wing; on the same day, members of the First Baptist Church of Fort Mill will perform holiday handbell music in Circle Court. And volunteers from Orphans to Ambassadors and Girl Scouts will wrap your presents; proceeds go to charities.

•  SouthPark Mall

4400 Sharon Road

704-364-4411 .

Small Hands Big Art

Create and celebrate at the same time at one of the many holiday workshops at the art studio in The Fountains. Kids can create unique holiday cards at the drop-off workshop 4 - 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7; the Reindeer Workshop (two sessions on Dec. 14) offers a chance to make a 3D whimsical sculpture that will be sure to spread yuletide cheer. Adult workshops include Hand-Carved Holiday Stamp Making, 7 - 9 p.m. Dec. 17 and Hand-Stitched Ornaments 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 19.

•  Small Hands Big Art

8025 Ardrey Kell Road Suite 103

704-246-8271 .

Shain Gallery

The Small Works Show will offer small paintings from gallery-represented artists, all suitable for that special person on your list. Jewelry artisans from Twine and Twig and Lauren Sullivan Jewelry will have signature pieces for sale; cocktails will be served during the Dec. 6 event that runs from 7 - 9 p.m.

•  Shain Gallery

2823 Selwyn Ave.

704-334-7744 .

Paper Twist

Wrap up your shopping with pretty papers and products from Paper Twist. Save on personalized gift tags and stickers – get 24 for just $28. Or personalize a present: Leather jotter with personalized notecards are on sale for $50; monogrammed coolers $40 - $60 or personalized calendars, notebooks, address books or menu planners, all in coordinating patterns, are just $26 each.

•  Paper Twist

6401 Morrison Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28211

704-366-3100 .

Bedside Manor

Put a little sparkle in someone’s stocking with a Nest Holiday Candle. The festive blend of pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon can be yours for 20 percent off on the One Day Sale - Dec. 11. Candles are made in the U.S.

•  Bedside Manor

6401 Morrison Blvd.

704-442-4006 .

Kiran Dodeja Smith is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Kiran? Email her at

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