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Spend the Holidays In Uptown!

It's the most wonderful time of the year and Uptown, Charlotte is the center of it all. Our bustling neighborhood transforms into a winter wonderland, complete with sparkling lights, festive events, and first class dining.

Where do you begin? We'll guide you through the some jolly ways to spend the holidays in Uptown, including must-visit restaurants and can't-miss happenings.

Parking: The easiest parking decks for these activities are located at 212 S. Graham St, 208 S Poplar St, or 116 S Cedar St. For a full list of decks click here.

Public Transportation: Take the Lynx Blue line to 3rd St/ Convention Center or 7th Street. 

Day 1: Snow Tubing, Ice Skating, and Shopping!

Morning: Start your day with a breakfast at The Market at 7th Street, Tupelo Honey, Coquette, or Famous Toastery, fueling up for your day of holiday adventures.

Afternoon: Visit the Uptown Holiday Market, an artisanal wonderland filled with handcrafted gifts and holiday decorations. This is the perfect place to find unique presents for your loved ones. Located at the alleyway of One South from November 30th to December 3rd.

Evening: Truist Field becomes a winter wonderland for "Light The Knights". You can ice skate and snow tube in the outfield and shop through their Christmas Village on the concourse with dazzling lights on display on the infield. 

Day 2: A Day of Culture and Theater

Morning: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at a local bakery or cafe, like Arbol Eatery or My Story Cafe, savoring the flavors of Uptown.

Afternoon: Spend your afternoon at the theater with a matinee performance of "The Nutcracker" at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Be transported to a magical world of dancing sugarplum fairies and toy soldiers.

Evening: Head to the Booth Playhouse for a holiday play. Choose from classic tales, modern interpretations, or family-friendly shows for an evening of theatrical entertainment.

Day 3: A Blend of Music, Circus, and Dining

Morning: Start your day with brunch at a trendy Uptown restaurant, like Mariposa or La Belle Helene, to fuel up for the evening's festivities.

Afternoon: Take some free time to explore Uptown Charlotte, visit the many museums, or simply relax in a local park.

Evening: Attend the Symphony Holiday Pops & Cirque de Noƫl, a mesmerizing performance blending symphonic music with jaw-dropping acrobatics.

Late Evening: Wrap up your day at one of Uptown's renowned restaurants. Choose from Church and Union, The King's Kitchen, or The Cellar at Duckworth's for a culinary experience to remember.

This holiday itinerary provides a perfect mix of entertainment, shopping, dining, and cultural experiences. Uptown Charlotte's festive spirit will leave you with cherished memories and a heart full of holiday cheer. Enjoy your Uptown Charlotte holiday celebration in style!