7th Street Public Market Sip and Shop
7th Street Public Market, 224 E. 7th St.
Wednesday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: More than 50 locally owned businesses will set up a holiday pop-up shopping event. Free sparkling wine for the first 100 guests. Free food samples, live music and more. www.facebook.com/7thsipshop
Discovery Place Kids, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville
Wednesday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.: Decorate a gingerbread ornament for your tree, make a gingerbread cookie and have some hot cocoa. huntersville.discoveryplacekids.org
8th Annual Community Nativity Festival
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 7036 McIlwaine Road, Huntersville
Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m..: More than 400 nativities displayed from around the world. Children can dress up in nativity costumes for photos and make a craft to go home. Nightly musical performances from 6-8:30 p.m. Also Friday and Saturday; free. nativityfestival.com
Charlotte Symphony: Magic of Christmas
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: The seasonal tradition with spirited conductor Albert-George Schram, the Charlotte Symphony Chorus, singalongs and surprises. Tickets $34.50 - $99.50, blumenthalarts.org.
ACC Football Championship Game
Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St.
Saturday, 8 p.m.: Top-ranked Clemson takes on North Carolina for the ACC title. A free fan fest takes place before the game outside the stadium, with live music, interactive games, food trucks and more. Tickets for the game $50 and up; www.ticketmaster.com. More information at www.theacc.com.