Tis the season to get out and enjoy some of the wonderful events in our area!  This time of year can be hectic and a bit stressful.  It’s important to slow down and enjoy the true meaning of the season….family, friends and peace on earth!  You don’t have to travel far for holiday happenings for the whole family!  Here are some fun things to do with the whole family.  For more ideas on where to find Santa, holiday parades, lights and activities be sure to visit Fun Charlotte Kids.

 Zootastic Park’s Christmas Wonderland of Lights

If you’ve never visited Zootastic Park in Troutman, NC this is a wonderful time to go!  Open every night at 6pm now through New Year’s Day, don’t miss the petting zoo, pony rides and tiger and giraffe feedings.  Kids can also sit for a picture with Santa and one of the park’s adorable animal babies!  Admission is $6 and that includes free wagon rides through the lights on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights.

Holly and Tinsel – A Musical Celebration

Now through December 18th the Davidson Community Players are presenting the holiday musical ‘Holly and Tinsel’.  The show is fun for all ages and is about remembering the true spirit of Christmas.  Shows are Thursday through Sunday each week.

Christmas at the Library

If you’ve never experienced Christmas at the Billy Graham Library, it’s a must!  Open Monday – Saturday, Christmas festivities begin each day and most are free.  There is a live nativity as well as story time on the heated patio.  You can also enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride around the Billy Graham grounds while listening to the Christmas carolers sing the classics.  A trip to Christmas at the Library is sure to put you in the spirit!

Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express

Offered nightly through December 30th, enjoy the spectacular light show in Village Park in Kannapolis.  You can ride through the Winterland Express or simply walk around and try to find the 12 Days of Christmas.  Stop by for a visit with Santa or enjoy hot cocoa while watching the Kannapolis Singing Bears entertain the young and young at heart each night.