MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Crowned Sparrow Co.:craftXcraft | Love, Charlotte N&S Art
NoDa Brewing Co. | 6-8 p.m. | $34 | Details
Why you should go: Drink beer while you make a Carolina-themed craft. You’ll create one of those stated-shaped wood pallets with string and a heart over Charlotte.
Black Friday Gown Sale
Winnie Couture | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: If you’re in the market for a wedding gown, this is your chance to get $650 off your dream dress.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Carolina Panthers’ 5th Annual Tree Lighting
Bank of America Stadium | 6-7:30 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Ring in the holidays with Sir Purr, the Topcats, Purrcussion, Santa and more for the tree lighting.
3D Virtual Reality Tournament
Unknown Brewing Co. | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Through the end of the year, Unknown will be hosting tournaments every other Tuesday where the winner will receive gift cards. There will also be old school games to play for fun.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Christmas Cookie Can Release Party
Sycamore Brewing | Noon to 8 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: A limited amount of Christmas Cookie cans are being released for the holiday season. There will also be Latin American and Cuban street food.
Charlotte Hornets v. Indiana Pacers
Spectrum Center | 7 p.m. | $10-$350 | Details
Why you should go: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Pacers.
Thanksgiving Eve Throwdown
Hoppin’ | 6 p.m. | Free admission| Details
Why you should go: There will live music performed by a special guest and eight taps of exclusive beers to choose from.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade
Uptown | 9 a.m. to noon | Free | Details
Why you should go: A 71-year tradition, the Thanksgiving Day Parade will have a dozen floats, marching bands, giant balloons and more.
Opening Day at Charlotte Christmas Village
Corner of 7th Street and North Tryon | 11 a.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Inspired by the European markets, this Christmas Village will have ciders, hot mulled wine, strudels, pastries and more.
30th Annual South Park Turkey Trot
Morrison/SouthPark Mall | 8 a.m. | Varies | Details
Why you should go: There are four running/walking races, including a 1K, 5K, 8K and Tot Trot, so everyone can find something their speed.
Turkey Dash 2018
Robinson Farm | 8 a.m. | $29/$43 | Details
Why you should go: Choose from a 1- or 4-mile walk/run and start your Thanksgiving with some fresh air and exercise before a day of relaxation and indulgence.
University City Turkey Trot
Former Fresh Market | 8 a.m. | $15/$30 | Details
Why you should go: This family friendly event has two options: A 5k timed raced or a 1-mile fun run.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Carowinds | 5-10 p.m. | Varies | Details
Why you should go: A giant tree will decorated and you can expect top-notch cheer in the form of live entertainment, performers and more.
Blakeney | 1-6 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Get your photos taken with Santa (photo packages will cost extra) and marvel at the beautiful Christmas decorations.
Charlotte Motor Speedway | 6 p.m. | Varies | Details
Why you should go: With more than 3 million lights, you won’t be disappointed in one of the best displays around. Pack a car with friends and family, turn on the radio and watch the lights dance to music.