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Old 11-11-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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What are some traditions that Charlotte does during the holidays? Where is the giant Christmas tree that the public can enjoy to light up? Any ice skating rinks? Any place that has a wonderful display of holiday lights? Any parades? Any local stores do a dropoff for toys for tots? Just a feww examples....there may be some traditions that I've never heard of....looking forward to my first holiday experience in Charlotte and feedback is appreciated
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Near the water
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McAdenville aka Christmas Town USA, The Bearstein Bears uptown....
those are the first things that come to mind.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Describe the Bearstein Bears for me please..sounds like something fun that me and my nephew can enjoy
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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We always go to the lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. They have sleigh rides, hot cocoa, Santa clause, carolers, trees and ornaments, and hundreds of thousands of lights. It's beautiful and always puts us in a holiday mood! I think it runs from just after Thanksgiving until Christmas, and it's from 5pm to 9pm.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Kings Mountain does a Christmas Parade. I doubt that you'd be interested, but it's a parade.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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The Billy Graham Library is beautifully decorated with a live nativity scene, carriage ride, etc during the holidays.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:40 AM
 
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Ice Skating Rink on the green. Thank the workers...they put in a lot of hours! Carousel parade on Thanksgiving Day. Southern Christmas Show.

We pile in the car a couple of days before Christmas and just drive around and look at lights. One of my favorite traditions.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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The Billy Graham Library is beautifully decorated with a live nativity scene, carriage ride, etc during the holidays.
I forgot about this one! I haven't been, but I've heard from friends that it's wonderful.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Sounds like a lot of fun...this is my favorite time of year.....I'm excited about these events
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Describe the Bearstein Bears for me please..sounds like something fun that me and my nephew can enjoy
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Mark your calendars for the return of a Charlotte holiday tradition! Leonard Bearstein and his animatronic orchestra are back at Founders Hall with an updated program and fresh take on holiday classics.
The program features new performances by Leonard Bearstein and his orchestra, as well as a compilation of time-honored songs, including: “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Baby,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.”
Founders Hall Charlotte

your thread is nominated to become a sticky after Thanksgiving
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