thru January 28 • Chetola's Festival of Lights
Don’t miss this sparkling display of lights held each winter season at Chetola Resort! Open to the public, you can drive or stroll around Chetola Lake and view glittering ice skaters, Rudolph reeling in a big fish, strolling carolers and more captivating holiday scenes.
January 19-28 • Queen’s Feast Restaurant Week
Dine like royalty at dozens of Charlotte’s finest restaurants for one delicious price. Over 100 upscale restaurants will offer three courses (or more) for only $30 per person.
January 25-28 • Blowing Rock Winterfest
Join the Village of Blowing Rock as they celebrate the fun side of winter. From the Chili Cook-Off to Winter-Paws and the icy Polar Plunge to WinterFeast, there’s something for everyone!
January 27 • New Wines from the Old World
Join the knowledgeable staff at Total Wine & More to sample important wines from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and beyond, and discover how the Old World's native grapes and long wine-making traditions have shaped how we make and enjoy wine all over the world.
February 03 • Queen City Brewers Festival
QCBF showcases Charlotte-area breweries and brewpubs, craft beer-focused restaurants, cafés and bottle shops. Each brewery and exhibitor will serve a variety of its beer and/or food for guests to sample, and works by local artists and live music will be on hand as well.
February 17 • 14th Annual Cupid's Cup 5k
Each year close to 1,000 runners, walkers, and volunteers come to celebrate heart health through heart disease awareness and participating in a workout—either 5K or 1 mile walk. All proceeds benefit Cardiac Rehabilitation programs and patients at area Carolinas Healthcare System locations.
February 23-25 • Southern Spring Home and Garden Show
See the latest kitchen and bath trends and shop for home and garden accessories and products with convenient, one-stop shopping for all your home and garden needs.
February 24 • Stanly County Winter Wine Festival
Taste some of N.C.’s finest vineyards up close and share good times with friends in downtown Albemarle. They’ll be tasty treats and live music as well.