It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

With December fast approaching, we’d like to start our holidays off right. Rather than just celebrating December 25, Darren and I try toHoliday Collage participate in as many holiday activities and events as possible. Now that we have Athena, we have to be creative with our schedule but we’ve planned a variety of fun events to get us in the holiday spirit and make it about more than just one day.

Check out our line-up of holiday events in Charlotte, North Carolina.

We’re new to Charlotte, NC so maybe we’re missing the best holiday event of all. Do you celebrate the holidays by attending shows, concerts, and theatre? Which ones are your favorite? Do you prefer just to view the holiday lights in your neighborhood? What events/things represent the Holidays for you?

Regardless of where you live or how you celebrate, Happy Holidays!

Christmas Lights

38 thoughts on “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

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  1. this is so nice! i’m seeing mary poppins on thursday (not really christmas but…oh well) and my neighbourhood does this terrifying christmas village thing, but there’s a cabane a sucre!!! so excited! x


  2. McAdenville, NC lights are really neat….you may want to check that out …. enjoy the holidays and enjoy your little one for it is the little ones that make the holidays more wonderful….I’m busy checking out my new area in SW Ohio for shows, glows & bows!!! Troy, Ohio has an awesome event I want to go to …. but … really really wish I was closer to Raleigh!!! LOL Oh well… can take the gal out of the south but you can’t take the south out of the gal……


    • Thank you! We try to celebrate every day rather than just the “occasions”. Why not make Christmas a month? Why not take an unplanned trip? We don’t ever want to wake up and say, “What if…”

      Happy Holidays 🙂


  3. We live next to NYC so there’s always something going on during the holidays. We might catch a Broadway show or see the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center–the New York City Ballet is always a treat, no matter what time of the year you go. There are a few Christmas markets I’d like to check out in Manhattan. In the past couple of years, we’ve made the effort to go all the way to France for Christmas to celebrate with my father’s family, which in itself was enough. So we are going to be very low key this year.


  4. Tanglewood in Clemmons has an outstanding light show. Haven’t seen it in several years, but it it worth the drive. Several good vineyards and wineries in the area. Miss my hometown


  5. I love Christmas!! I’ll be in Oslo/Stockholm this year for Christmas and New Years, will definitely be getting a sleigh ride and some Christmas markets in somewhere.

    Happy Holidays!!


  6. Oh that all looks beautiful! I love the christmas lights myself. Here in South Wales we have a couple of village streets where the people go absolutely all out and you can just walk around the streets looking at their lights while they collect for various charities, it’s always a really nice atmosphere 🙂


  7. I’ve always loved Christmas and even before my son was born, my husband and I would do all sorts of Holiday activities. My son is 3.5 this year and I believe that he will really start to feel the magic and excitement. We’ve already decorated the house, (no tree yet), we are headed up to one of the local ski resorts to have breakfast with Santa and go on sleigh rides, drink hot chocolate, make snow angels. We are going to ride the Christmas train and see the lights at a local botanical garden. And this is just the beginning. I love Christmas and I want to share the magic with my son. I’m doing a blog post next week about different activities to do with your family in our city. If you get a chance to check it out that would great. Enjoy the Holiday activities with your family.



  8. Seeing the lights in the City (Manhattan) is always magical. Seeing the tree in Rockefeller Center? Forget about it. It’s a must do for everyone.


  9. Chicago does the holidays right in my opinion! I moved to Santa Monica, California a little over a year ago and although I really love it, I miss the holidays in Chicago – formal tea downtown with my mom, ice skating in Millennium Park with my husband, window shopping on Michigan Avenue, (hopefully) sledding in the suburbs with my sister, cozying up by a warm fireplace over champagne in the Palmer House HIlton…the list goes on and on. It’s worth a trip if you have yet to experience it!


  10. It’s 80 degrees here but the tree went up this weekend. I’m sure you’ll find wonderful things to do. And good luck with the house! I understand it can be stressful, but very worth it! Happy holidays!


  11. Loved the photos! This year I am really getting into the Holiday spirit and trying to attend a variety of Christmas shows – musicals, concerts, tree lighting ceremony, etc. One of my favorite activities, though, is driving around admiring others Christmas light displays. It’s such a beautiful time of the year!


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