Sunday, November 15, 2015

Holiday Fun Starts Now!


Apparently there's no waiting until after Thanksgiving to roll out the red carpet for the holiday events and celebrations in the Queen City. From light shows, to ice skating to riding the Polar Express, the holidays are in full swing around here. Check the calendar and make some plans to find your way into the holiday spirit, too.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, November 16
  • Ray's Splash Planet hosts another Parent and Tot Meet and Greet today. 9am-3pm. More info...
  • Ages 3 to 5 are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Budding AdventuresMore info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center at 10:30 for Who's Walking in My Woods? for ages 4 to 10. More info...
  • Today is Revolutionary Charlotte Homeschool Day at the Charlotte Museum of History. 1-4pm. Please register. More info...

Tuesday, November 17
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Don't miss I am Thankful today (and Thursday) at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 4 to 7 are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this afternoon at 1:30pm for Open Classroom: BirdsMore info...

Wednesday, November 18
  • Wee Wednesdays continue today at the Main Street Children's Museum at 10:30am. More info...
  • The Mint Museum Randolph hosts a Mini-Masters Workshop: Little Leonardos this morning at 10:30am. Please register. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Healthy Art today (and Friday) at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Charlotte Nature Museum's Wild Wednesday: Burrow Bound today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 11 are invited to the York County Museum this afternoon, 1-3pm, for Homeschool Wednesday: All Wet! More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets More info...

Thursday, November 19
  • Don't miss Preschool Explorers: Bird Beak Buffet this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • The Mint Museum Randolph hosts a Mini-Masters Workshop: Little Leonardos this afternoon at 1:30pm. Please register. More info...
  • Head to the UniverSoul Circus at the Metrolina Expo. Shows through November 29th. More info...

Friday, November 20
  • Holidays at the Garden is in full swing through January 3 at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. More info...
  • Departing daily between now and January 3, don't miss Polar Express at Great Smoky Mountain RailroadMore info...
  • Holiday on Ice opens this evening and runs through January 3 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza. More info...
  • Don't miss the 7th Annual Miracle on Piedmont Row this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers More info...

Saturday, November 21
  • Various Charlotte Mecklenburg library locations are hosting special events today for International Games DayMore info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts their Fall Fest today, 10am-1pm. More info...
  • Today is Backcountry Harvest Day at the Schiele Museum of Natural History. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • The Polar Express Train Ride kicks off today at the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for their My Plate, Thanksgiving Style event today at 11am and 2pm. More info....
  • Don't miss Children's Theatre of Charlotte's The Commedia Princess & The Pea with shows today at 11am and 3pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Give Thanks Centerpiece. More info.
  • Head to Atherton Mill this evening, 5:30-7:30pm for the Historic South End Tree LightingMore info...
  • Lace up your shoes for the Egg Nog Jog 5K under the lights this evening at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. More info...

Sunday, November 22
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Foxy Foxes event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Children's Theatre of Charlotte's The Commedia Princess & The Pea with shows today at 2pm and 4pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for their My Plate, Thanksgiving Style event today at 2pm. More info...
  • Check out Speedway Christmas  at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Definitely a "must-do" for the holidays. More info...

Monday, November 23
  • Nature Story Corner happens this morning at 10am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Ages 3 to 5 are invited to the Independence library today at 11:30 for Rookie Science for PreschoolersMore info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings More info...

Save The Date:
November 30-December 31: Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra @ Founders Hall
December 2-5: Santa's Bag @ Children's Theatre of Charlotte
December 5: Christ Church Christmas Bazaar @ Christ Episcopal Church
December 5 & 12: Cookies & Cocoa w/ Santa @ Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (reserve your spot)
December 6: Holiday Tea @ Duke Mansion
December 13: Goodbye, Caroline the American Girl Doll: Christmas Tea @ Latta Plantation (limited spots)

Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

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