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Fun in Charlotte: Uptown tree light, Duke light show at Phillips Place, A Christmas Carol

Duke Energy Winter Wonderland Holiday Light ShowPhillips Place, 6800 Phillips Place CourtThursday, 7-9p.m.: A light show that features a visit from Santa and elves. Holiday stilt walkers will provide entertainment, and there will be complimentary hot chocolate and goodie bags for kids. Free. Also Dec. 10 and Dec. 17.
Duke Energy Winter Wonderland Holiday Light ShowPhillips Place, 6800 Phillips Place CourtThursday, 7-9p.m.: A light show that features a visit from Santa and elves. Holiday stilt walkers will provide entertainment, and there will be complimentary hot chocolate and goodie bags for kids. Free. Also Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. Observer file photo

Lights on the Square: Uptown Tree Lighting

Trade and Tryon streets

Thursday, 5:30 p.m.: Uptown Charlotte will light up its tree with help from ACC mascots, in town for the championship game Saturday. At 6 p.m., Santa will flip the switch on the tree, and then the party will move to Founders Hall for music and entertainment. www.charlottesgotalot.com

Duke Energy Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show

Phillips Place, 6800 Phillips Place Court

Thursday, 7-9p.m.: A light show that features a visit from Santa and elves. Holiday stilt walkers will provide entertainment, and there will be complimentary hot chocolate and goodie bags for kids. Free. Also Dec. 10 and Dec. 17.

A Christmas Carol

Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road

Friday, 7:30 p.m..: Opening night of the classic holiday play; continues through Dec. 13. Tickets $12-$17, theatrecharlotte.org.

NoDa Krampus Krawl

Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St.

Saturday, 5:30 p.m.: Krampus is a figure in Central European literature who has been called Santa’s enforcer or the evil side of Santa. He’ll be in NoDa during the Krampus Krawl, that starts at Heist Brewery, continues through NoDa and ends at Jack Beagle’s at 10 p.m. More information at www.nodakrampuskrawl.com.

Celebrating Kwanzaa

Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road

Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Children ages 5-11 will learn the seven principles of Kwanzaa with Terry Tiamud. For more information contact Elisha Minter 704-416-3021.

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