Do you plan on traveling in or out of North Carolina this Thanksgiving? Or perhaps you have family traveling to you. Everyone loves Thanksgiving. Good food, family, football, and the start of the Holiday season. It’s also a chance to reflect on all the things for which we are grateful. Thanksgiving is centered on family and gratefulness, but like pretty much every other, it’s still become a highly commercialized holiday. A lot of this is related to the next day being Black Friday. And black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Not only that but just a few days later is Cyber Monday, which brings scores of online deals. Last year, Wallet Hub reports that consumers spent a little over $300 per person between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday.
You might be glad to know that North Carolina is one of the best places you can go for Thanksgiving. This is according to a WalletHub study. To help Americans find the best places to go for Thanksgiving without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on 20 key metrics. The data set ranges from the cost of Thanksgiving dinner and the share of delayed flights to volunteer opportunities per capita and forecasted precipitation. And based on these metrics, not one, but study North Carolina cities made the top 10. Two other NC cities were in the top 25 as well.
Keep reading to see where each North Carolina city ranked. You can read the full WalletHub study here.
2022 Ultimate List Of Holiday Events In The Charlotte North Carolina Area
Thanksgiving is next week means it’s almost time for Christmas! I can already hear the chiming of the jingle bells and Mariah Carey belting ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. In fact, the Queen City Christmas events are already in full swing! We are starting quickly. And with so many different events from parades to festivals to concerts to shopping and lights, it can be overwhelming. But we are here to help you make plans to get everything done this holiday season. Below you’ll find the ultimate list of Holiday events in the Charlotte area. Many are free and family oriented. Some are adults only. And some require tickets. But all offer a fun chance to get in the spirit of the season. After all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Here is the order in which you will find events:
- Lights Displays and Major Events
- Train Rides
- Ice Skating
- Tree Lightings
- Holiday Shows, Performances, and Concerts
- Christmas Shows, Shopping, Craft Shows, Bazaars
- Town & Neighborhood Christmas Festivals
- Holiday 5Ks
**This list will be continuously updated throughout the holiday season**
Have an event you’d like included on this list? Email full info to Melanie.Day@bbgi.com.
The Ultimate List of Holiday Events In The Charlotte Area