Inspired by traditional European Christmas markets, there will be a German bakery, Austrian strudels and other festive treats. Wash it all down with German Glühwein, a mulled spiced wine. You can also expect trivia, live entertainment, a Santa Village, vendors and more.
Corner of 7th Street and North Tryon / Free / 11 a.m. weekends, 3 p.m. weekdays
Experience an all-new musically-orchestrated topiary display, wander through the new illuminated Prairie, explore new lanterns in the perennial gardens and more. Enjoy annual traditions including the 15-foot orchid tree, live music, holiday shopping, Santa and Mrs. Claus on select nights, children’s activities and warm beverages.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden / $8.95-$14.95 / 5-9 p.m.
Shop from over 90 women-led businesses, take great photos, enjoy a cocktail bar by Sycamore brewing and get plenty of holiday surprises. VIP shoppers will receive a reusable Girl Tribe bag, a #GirlTribePopUp bracelet and more.
Check out the new store on Monroe Road for their Holiday Open House. H&S Antiques are direct importers of 18th and 19th century English and Continental antiques. They specialize in original artwork, mirrors, lighting and “collections” of decorative accessories. Call 704.333.3138 for more information.
4115 Monroe Road, Charlotte 28205 / Free / 1-5 p.m.
Get the inside scoop for planning your wedding and chat with the area’s most talented wedding professionals while you taste delicious cakes and catering options, see beautiful flowers and find your perfect look in our runway fashion show. Do good while perusing and bring non-perishable food items for Esther’s Heart Backpacks of Hope in exchange for an extra ticket to the door and grand prize drawings.
If you are looking for a friendly place to shop for fresh produce, meat, dairy, baked goods, jellies, soap, flowers and more, you can find it all at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market. You can actually talk to the farmer who grew the freshly harvested produce and/or fruit. If the products were any fresher, they’d still be in the garden!
The 7th Street Public Market is a gathering place for all kinds of people—hipsters and families, entrepreneurs and artists—from the region and beyond. Its energy is palpable when you walk through the door. And then there are the smells: fresh bread, the best coffee in Charlotte, hot crepes. Every visit is sure to offers something new.