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In Charlotte for Thanksgiving Weekend. What to do?

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In Charlotte for Thanksgiving Weekend. What to do?

Hey guys

We will be going to Charlotte on thanksgiving weekend (Thursday-Sunday) from Florida.

I was wondering if you had any suggestions on what to?

We have never been to Charlotte, we've been to the Raleigh area once before and loved it.

While this will be a vacation trip for us we'd also like to get to know the area and suburbs since we are considering moving from FL and NC has been once of the places that keep popping up as places we should see, not only for weather but just nicer people and overall quality of life.


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1. Re: In Charlotte for Thanksgiving Weekend. What to do?

The biggest draw that weekend is the Carolina's Carrousel Parade on Thanksgiving day. http://www.carrouselparade.org/ One of the largest parades in the country... Fun to go watch all the floats and marching bands....and of course see Santa at the end!

This website has a lot of info....start with the attractions at the bottom of the page. www.charlottesgotalot.com/default.asp…

Stowe Botanical Gardens in nearby Belmont usually turns on their beautiful Christmas light display around Thanksgiving. Their website looks like it needs updating. If interested, you may want to call to see when they will start. http://www.dsbg.org/geninfo.php

Fort Lauderdale...
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2. Re: In Charlotte for Thanksgiving Weekend. What to do?

Thanks I had not heard of those, definitely will mark those down so we can look at them!

Charlotte, NC
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3. Re: In Charlotte for Thanksgiving Weekend. What to do?

Music Factory - not sure if you will still be here, Nov. 27... Mac Miller (Fillmore)


Plantation Christmas

Friday, Nov 25 10:00a at Historic Latta Plantation, Huntersville


A couple of years ago we took a tour of Historic Rosedale...around Thanksgiving. Here is the website, you could contact them.


Check Epicentre: http://epicentrenc.com/single-day/11/25/2011

- 2011MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Nov. 22 - Dec. 11 Broadway Musical


KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts..

November 25 - 26 2011Charlotte Symphony: Cirque de la Symphonie

BELK THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center


The Milestone Club - scroll down for November dates - if interested:

http://www.themilestoneclub.com/ (usually local bands....)

Double-Door: The website needs to be updated...



Also Anita Baker = www.jambase.com/shows/event.aspx…

Tuna Christmas - Actors Studio: http://www.nccast.com/season-schedule/


Bechtler Museum of Art: Jazz at the Bechtler

Fridays, check other things: http://www.charlottecultureguide.com/

Wine Tasting - Ballantyne Area


Fort Lauderdale...
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4. Re: In Charlotte for Thanksgiving Weekend. What to do?

Wow thanks for all the links!! I'll wrote these down for the trip.

Huntersville, North...
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5. Re: In Charlotte for Thanksgiving Weekend. What to do?

Carolina Raptor Center - beautiful trails and aviaries with injured birds of prey - carolinaraptorcenter.org

Bechtler Museum is fabulous.

Mint Museum is right next door (well the Craft version) the main museum is about 10-15 min away.

NC Whitewater Center if your into outdoor type activities

Am checking out some restaurants myself - Mimosa Grill looks like it is having a Tnksgiving Day dinner - it is fabulous

Blowing Rock and Boone area is about 2 hrs away - beautiful mountain towns lots of fun... as is Asheville NC

Charlotte is a great place to live - I lived in Raleigh 12 years and now Charlotte for 17! Happy to answer any questions... let me know if there are things you particularly like to do and I will give it more thought..

Charlotte, NC
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6. Re: In Charlotte for Thanksgiving Weekend. What to do?

Restaurants: Thanksgiving Day offerings from local restaurants...


Actors Theatre:


Huntersville, North...
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7. Re: In Charlotte for Thanksgiving Weekend. What to do?

Now this is a great list of restaurants! Thanks Sophie0811 - Liberty Tavern is one of my favorites too!

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