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Uptown Charlotte Tree Lighting with ACC Mascots

Do you have any ACC fans in your family? Need that annual photo with Santa Claus? Want to see some beautiful Christmas lights? How about pleasing your ACC fans and checking off the Santa photo all in one fabulous Christmas outing? Done! Just head to Uptown Charlotte on Thursday, December 4th at 5:30 PM for the annual Uptown Tree Lighting. It’s a perfect family outing to add to your holiday festivities.

ACC Mascots

The ACC Mascots will be in town to kick-off the ACC Football Championship Weekend. The mascots will arrive at this holiday celebration via an Uptown Trolley all together prior to flipping the switch to light Uptown’s Christmas tree.

All the mascots are in good spirits and ready to have fun with the people in the crowds. They happily accommodate fans that want to take a photo with them. It’s all in good fun, but you might see two rival schools mascots going at it for fun. The ACC Mascots add a whole new level of fun to a Christmas outing.

Tree Lighting

Around 6:00 pm, the actual tree lighting will take place. All the ACC Mascots will jump on stage to participate in flipping the master switch to turn on the lights to the biggest tree in Uptown. Don’t be surprised if one or two mascots get sidetracked with all the parading around and trying to please all the fans.

Get Photo Made with Santa

Located on The Square, take a walk through Polk Park. This uptown park is wrapped in holiday lights, set with beautiful holiday scenes, and Christmas carols playing in the background.

Here is where you will find Santa in a grand throne fit for the Jolly Old Saint Nick. Hop in line to get your family’s photograph taken for free. Even some of the ACC Mascots join in and get their photograph made with Santa. Just don’t forget to bring your camera.

The Details

· Location: The Square, which is the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets

  • Hours: 5:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Tree Lighting: Around 6:00 pm
  • Cost: Free

· Food & Drinks: Food trucks and vendors will line The Square

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