Charlotte is welcoming Santa at several locations throughout the Queen City! Wrestle the youngsters into Granny’s hand-knitted Christmas sweaters and holiday sparkly dresses for those priceless Christmas pictures with Jolly Ole Saint Nick!
Southpark Mall, located on the corner of Fairview and Sharon Roads, has Santa cozily tucked in his Santa Village from November 7-December 24th, 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6:00p.m. www.southparkmall.com or call the Santa Village directly (720)402-9714
Also in the Southpark Mall you can head to a Santa Breakfast at Maggiano’s (December 8th or 20th, 8-11am) http://www.maggianos.com where you can enjoy great food, photos, face-painting and more, or at Brio in nearby Piedmont Row (December 8th, 9-10:30) http://www.brioitalian.com for a delicious plated meal, coloring activities, and a take-away treat bag!
Carolina Place Mall, located on Carolina Place Parkway, will have Santa visits on Saturdays 9 a.m.-9p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-8:00 p.m. On Christmas Eve, Santa will listen to wishes 11 a.m.-8:00 p.m. www.carolinaplace.com
Concord Mills Mall, located off I-85 at exit 49 , has Santa preparing for the great outdoors, waiting to hear holiday present requests at the Brass Pro Shop! Santa will be available Monday-Friday 5p.m.-8:00p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m.-5:00p.m. www.concordmills.com
Blakeney Shopping Center, located at 9870 Rea Road, will be visited by Santa December 7th-8th, 5:30p.m.-8:30 p.m. www.shopblakeney.com
Brunch Buffet with Santa is offered at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge on December 2nd – call 704-248-4100 for reservations. And later in December, don’t miss the fabulous Gingerbread Lane gingerbread house display in the grand halls of the hotel – clever and adorable!
Pancakes with Santa Saturday, December 8, 10am -1:00p.m. at SoneCrest at Piper Glen. Please bring a non-perishable food item to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, located at 6500 New Hope Road in Belmont has holiday fun for the entire family. Holidays at the Garden ,with visits from Santa, will be Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, Noon – 9 p.m.
Santa has included Charlotte as one of his most important stops! Don’t miss the wonderful tradition of enjoying your child’s belief in the magic of Christmas with a visit to Santa!