Out & about: November 23 - 30

From Thanksgiving to Black Friday to Small Business Saturday & beyond, there is so much fun for kids & families this week!
From Thanksgiving to Black Friday to Small Business Saturday & beyond, there is so much fun for kids & families this week!

It's Thanksgiving week. If you're traveling to see family and friends, we hope you have a safe and memorable trip. If you're staying put in Charlotte there are LOTS of events to keep you busy this week. Wishing you a week filled with good food, good fun and lots of memory making time with friends and family!


The Buzz

Monday, November 23

The new Body Worlds exhibit is now open at Discovery Place. Probably best for older elementary ages and up.

Nature Story Corner happens this morning at 10am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center.

Ages 3 to 5 are invited to the Independence library today at 11:30 for Rookie Science for Preschoolers.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings

Tuesday, November 24

Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday),

Don't miss I am Thankful today (and Thursday) at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm.

Head to Bank of America Stadium for the Carolina Panthers Tree Lighting Ceremony this evening, 6-7:30pm.

Wednesday, November 25

Wee Wednesdays continue today at the Main Street Children's Museum at 10:30am.

Discovery Place Kids hosts Healthy Art today (and Friday) at 11am and 2pm.

Discovery Place Kids also hosts a Thanksgiving Celebration today at 1pm.

Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm.

Don't miss the Charlotte Nature Museum's Wild Wednesday: Underground Critters today at 12:30pm.

Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm.

Christ Church Charlotte hosts Mountain Faith Band this evening at 7pm. Experience this wonderful band that has appeared on America's Got Talent.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards

Thursday, November 26 - Happy Thanksgiving!

Lace up your shoes for the Charlotte Southpark Turkey Trot this morning. Multiple races including a Tot Trot.

Don't miss the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade this morning beginning at 9:30am.

Head to the UniverSoul Circus at the Metrolina Expo. Shows through November 29th.

Load up the car and head to Zootastic Park for their Christmas Wonderland of Lights. Continues through December 31.

Friday, November 27

My Gym Southpark to the rescue today with their Black Friday Camps. 9:30am-12pm, 12-1pm or 1-3:30pm.

It's Cotton Picking Weekend today and tomorrow, 10am-4pm, at Historic Brattonsville.

Holidays at the Garden is in full swing through January 3 at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

Departing daily between now and January 3, don't miss Polar Express at Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.

Holiday on Ice runs through January 3 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Saturday, November 28

Today is Small Business Saturday. Don't forget to "shop small" and "shop local".

Don't miss the Winter Wonderland Craft Fair at the Anne Springs Close Greenway today.

Walk off that Thanksgiving dinner with a Guided Nature Walk at the Charlotte Nature Museum this morning at 10:15am.

The Polar Express Train Ride continues at the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer.

Head to Discovery Place Kids for their My Healthy Body event today at 11am and 2pm. .

Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Give Thanks Centerpiece. More info.

Check out the High Octane Holiday Movies at the NASCAR Hall of Fame at 12pm, 2pm & 4pm today AND tomorrow. This weekend's movie is Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

A Kannapolis Christmas kicks off at Village Park in Kannapolis. The fun continues through December 30th.

Don't miss the NASCAR Hall of Fame's Tree Lighting on the Plaza this evening, 5-9pm.

Sunday, November 29

Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Ants in My Pants event today at 12:30pm.

Head to Discovery Place Kids for their My Healthy Body event today at 2pm.

Check out Speedway Christmas at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Definitely a "must-do" for the holidays.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Monday, November 30

Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Budding Adventures.

The Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra returns to Founders Hall today with performances through December 31.

Ray's Splash Planet hosts their final Parent and Tot Meet and Greet of 2015 today. 10am-3pm.


Save The Date:

Through December 27: The Train to Christmas Town @ Belmont Train Station

December 2-5: Santa's Bag @ Children's Theatre of Charlotte

December 5: Christ Church Christmas Bazaar @ Christ Episcopal Church

December 5: PJs in North Pole City @ Discovery Place (get tickets now!)

December 5 & 12: Cookies & Cocoa w/ Santa @ Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (reserve your spot)

December 5 & 19: Breakfast with Santa @ NASCAR Hall of Fame

December 6: Holiday Tea @ Duke Mansion

December 13: Goodbye, Caroline the American Girl Doll: Christmas Tea @ Latta Plantation (limited spots)

December 18: Santa's Sleepover @ NASCAR Hall of Fame

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