weekend events

Seven fun things to do this weekend in Charlotte

Friday

Festival of Trees at Levine Museum of the New South

The Festival of Trees is an event to support The Arc of Mecklenburg County programs, as well as children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Guests enjoy live music by Bonejazz, heavy hors d’œuvres, cash bar, silent auction and raffles. You can find out more here.

The Speedway Christmas Special at Concord Speedway

The Speedway Christmas special has over 3 million lights that you can view as you drive along the 3.5-mile course. The special is open every Thursday through Sunday starting this week. Friday and Saturday are $30 per car, $45 per van. Thursday and Sunday are $25 per car, $30 per van. You can find out more details here.

Charlotte Christmas Village

This event continues through Christmas Eve and is a great event in the heart of Charlotte. A European inspired Christmas village brings unique food and drinks to uptown. You can find out more here.

Saturday

Jingle All the Way 5K run

Go for a run and support your Mint Hill Police Department’s volunteer and explorer programs in their first annual 5K walk/run. It starts at 9 a.m., and you can find out more information here.

Hometown Holiday Tree Lighting

The tree lighting in downtown Matthews is at 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be crafts and things for kids to do surrounding the event. You can find out more info here.

Charlotte Hornets vs. The Minnesota Timberwolves

As the Hornets try to gain some momentum, they will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Time Warner Cable Arena (now Spectrum Center). The Hornets are ranked fourth in the Eastern Conference, while the Timberwolves are 14th in the Western Conference. The game is at 7 p.m., and you can find out more information here.

Sunday

Christmas at the Billy Graham Library

Open from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout December, the library has a live nativity, story time and horse-drawn carriage rides. Find out more information here.