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CHARLOTTE IS BURSTING WITH JOYFUL HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES December 20, 2014

 

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Charlotte is brimming with holiday celebrations for families and friends! Joyful and fun activities with the Queen City as your charming host will be sure to thrill the little ones and entertain all!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and certainly BREAKFAST WITH SANTA is truly THE most important way to begin your holiday!

Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4400 Sharon road will have Santa as a breakfast guest on December 20th and December 22nd. Special events for the kids and a delicious chef attended buffet for all to enjoy!

Matthews Community Center is serving breakfast with Santa on December 20th. Take a photo with the big guy himself and enjoy creating holiday crafts.

For those late risers, BRUNCH with Santa might be more enjoyable. Tom Sykes Recreation Center will host a continental brunch with Santa and his sidekick elves 10:30-11:30am on December 22nd.

A more sophisticated young palate will enjoy a HOLIDAY TEA at the Ritz-Carlton on December 20th and 21st, 10:30am until 3:00pm. A special children’s tea menu will be offered.

Hanukkah will be celebrated with doughnut making and so much more at the Third Annual Chanukah Wonderland! Enjoy the fun at the Ballantyne Jewish Center on December 21st-23rd.

 

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without all those beautiful, twinkling lights!

Enjoy the bright lights of Christmas at a Speedway Christmas through December 30th! See more than 3 million Christmas lights while driving the track and then enjoy the infield Christmas Village.

McAdenville is a long-standing tradition amongst Charlotteans. McAdenville calls itself Christmas Town USA with holiday displays of hundreds of thousands of lights to certify its status! The amazing displays will glow nightly through December 26th.

Billy Graham Library will offer a Christmas celebration at Christmas at the Library through December 23rd. Enjoy celebrating the birth of Jesus with a live nativity, horse-drawn carriage rides, a Christmas dinner and much more!

Sports enthusiasts can enjoy the holidays with their choice of basketball, football, iceskating and hockey!

Holiday on Ice is open through January 4th and is great family fun! Located in beautiful Uptown Charlotte, the outdoor skating rink is a terrific way to enjoy the fantastic Carolina sunshine on the cool ice.

The Belk Bowl will be at Bank of America Stadium on December 30th. Charlotte will host the University of Georgia and the University of Louisville. This will be an exciting game as the Belk Bowl will, for the first time. feature a matchup between the Southeastern Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference. Bulldog or Cardinal, this will be a great game!

December 20th, 22nd, 27th and 29th will all be opportunities for Charlotte Hornets bball action! Gather the family and enjoy the games at Time Warner Cable Arena!

On December 21st enjoy the excitement of Hockey at Time Warner Cable Arena! The Charlotte Checkers will play the San Antonio Rampage.

We wish peace and happiness for all Charlotteans and their families this holiday season and in the New Year!

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SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS TREES …. December 4, 2010

Yes, there is such a thing as a Southern Christmas Tree !  The Fraser Fir is the token tree of the south …. growing naturally in the Southern Appalachians above 3000 feet.  This is the tree with the silvery green needles that is beautifully shaped where the ornaments hang daintily on each branch and the Angel sits perfectly on top !  In my “southern” opinion it is much prettier than the Scotch Pine, Douglas Fir or Norway Spruce.  But I must admit that I have never really seen an UGLY Christmas Tree… no matter what variety.  

If you are looking for the perfect Christmas Tree in South Charlotte … Try Simpson’s Trees on Pineville Matthews Road across from Charlotte Catholic High School.  They offer hundreds of trees in all shapes and sizes.  It will be almost impossible to choose one because all of their trees are simply gorgeous.  Here you can also find fresh wreaths… both large and small … and fresh garland, as well.  Bring your camera for a picture of the kids surrounded by a forest of evergreens.  If you bring your tree stand, the friendly staff at Simpsons will be happy to help you trim down your tree and place it in the stand.  They will even bring your tree to your car and tie it down for the ride home.  Now that is what I call southern hospitality !

If your idea of finding the perfect Christmas Tree involves a little more adventure, then pack the kids up and take a drive  to the mountains of Boone, North Carolina where there are literally hundreds of Christmas Tree farms.  You will find yourself in Christmas Tree Heaven !  Here you can pick your perfect tree and have their staff cut it down for you.  Or bring your own saw and do it yourself !  If you are super lucky – it may even SNOW !!! Most of these farms will also have fresh wreaths and garland and some even have country stores to browse through and sip fresh apple cider !  Check out www.ncchristmastrees.com for directions.  My family has been going to J & D Tree Farm for years and we LOVE their selection.  Their website is www.jdtreefarm.com.  If you want the “total package” of Christmas Tree hunting … go to www.rrrtreefarm.com to see how you can combine a night at one of the Boone hotels with your search for the perfect Christmas Tree.  

MERRY CHRISTMAS TREE SHOPPING !!!            

 

Ready, Set, SHOP – Preparing For The Onslaught November 24, 2010

Filed under: Black Friday,Holiday Shopping — Why Move to South Charlotte? @ 7:40 pm
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From Maureen’s perspective –

“Shop”

Personally, it’s one of my least favorite four letter words!  But the time is fast approaching that many of you will be setting your sites on conquering the Christmas crunch of gift buying and giving.

One increasingly popular idea is to focus not on giving gifts of things but instead on providing memorable experiences.  And guess what?  It’s a lot easier to shop for the “experience” type presents anyway!  (Don’t worry – there are tips for you die-hard mall shoppers below!)  For the rest of us, we can shop online instead of waiting “on line” (as all you Jersey-girl friends of mine say – we Midwesterners and Southerners refer to it as waiting “in line”).  So instead of another nice picture frame or other trinket for your friend or relative’s home, how about tickets to an adventure they can take a picture of – some opportunity they might not have taken advantage of, some activity that takes them a little out of their normal realm… 

Museums, shows, galleries, sports tickets, white-water rafting days, mini beach getaways, golf outings, movie & dinner certificates, Tweetsie Railroad for the kids – the possibilities are endless!  For some up-to-date Charlotte area options, check out all the links available at www.charlottesgotalot.com.  And grab a stack of cute and colorful fortune cookie boxes for packaging your certificates/gift cards and you’re ready to go!

Ok, you’re the type of person that just wouldn’t feel right if you didn’t head out for that early Black Friday shopping – here’s the scoop you need –

The earliest and biggest bang for your early morning buck is going to be the 11:45 pm Thursday opening of Concord Mills (in Concord, northeast of Charlotte, but easy to get to from south Charlotte – head up the 485-OUTER LOOP til it ends, head N on 85 toward GREENSBORO and take the first exit #49/Bruton Smith Blvd. and you can’t miss it on your left).  Concord Mills has all kinds of outlet stores – see www.concordmills.com for all the details.  There’s a really nice TJMaxx store there – the highlight for me the few times I’ve gone!  Of note, the Best Buy there doesn’t open until 5 am Friday, and Bass Outlet opens at 6 am…

Kohl’s (www.kohls.com) has a couple of locations convenient to south Charlotte including the Pavilion on South Blvd. at 485 and also on Independence Blvd. in Matthews.  Apparently, they’re throwing open their doors at 3 am Friday – have fun!  There’s a Michael’s store near the South Blvd. Kohl’s and they sometimes offer crazy Black Friday hours as well – I’d guess they’ll be opening around 4 or 5 (do they offer coffee when you’re out shopping so early???).

Next on the timeline in Carolina Place Mall in Pineville, basically at the intersection of 485 and Hwy 51/Pineville-Matthews Rd.  They open at 6am Friday and offer the usual array of mall shops, with Belk, Dillards, Macy’s, and J.C. Penney as anchor stores.  Check out www.carolinaplace.com to see if you’ll find Santa up and at his station that early.

Finally, I guess no one’s getting up early to unlock the doors at South Park Mall as they won’t be opening until 8 am on Friday.  However, with that said, you’ll find the swankiest selection of stores at this pretty mall, at the corner of Sharon and Fairview Roads.  There’s Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany, J. Crew, Coach, Michael Kors, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade and more!  So dust off that plastic and get ready to roll!  You can shop all the other options before these places even open!

And if you’d rather just shop for a NEW HOUSE, just call us at 704.541.2500 and one of our Bon Maison Properties girls will be ready to help!  Have a safe, happy, and blessed Thanksgiving!!