What happens when the symphony meets the circus? An unforgettable evening with the Charlotte Symphony called Cirque de Noel. Taking place the weekend before New Year’s, this is pretty much the perfect holiday evening.
Bank of America Stadium
One of Charlotte’s many perks comes in the form of its own NFL team. Sure, the Carolina Panthers are not very good right now, but look on the bright side: tickets are cheaper as a result. Close out the year with the team’s regular season finale against the division rival New Orleans Saints.
Cost: Tickets start at $42
Bank of America Stadium
Start New Year’s Eve off with football. A noon kickoff gives you plenty of time to enjoy an epic ACC versus SEC battle as Kentucky takes on Virginia Tech before you ring in 2020 later that night.
Cost: Tickets start at $36
U.S. National Whitewater Center
If you have always dreamed of running into the new year, the New Year’s Eve Trail Race was made just for you. At 11:45pm, you and fellow avid runners will begin either a 5K or a 10K to wrap up 2019 and dive into 2020. Note that headlamps are required. Cool, right?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is remembered each year in Charlotte through a number of events, from a memorial service to a basketball showcase to a parade through Uptown. Local community organizations, marching bands, drill and step teams honor the memory of Dr. King at this great event for the whole family.
Cost: Free (admission fee required for basketball showcase)
Oprah Winfrey’s first national arena tour in five years includes a stop in Charlotte for Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus. It’s Oprah. What else do you need to know?
Cost: Tickets start at $85
If you love the Broadway production of Rent, you will love La Boheme, the opera from which Jonathan Larson drew his inspiration. Centering around starving artists struggling with tuberculosis in the 19th century, it’s both tragic and magnificent. Bring tissues. Dress up. Go on a fancy date. And wear waterproof makeup.
Cost: Tickets start at $22
Whether you grew up on the musical or this is your first time seeing it, you will fall in love with this Cinderella story. Prepare to laugh, cry, and feel like you could have danced all night.
Cost: Tickets start at $25
January 24-February 15
Center for Dance
Charlotte Ballet and The Mint Museum are about to show you what happens when you combine art forms. Choreographers Duane Cyrus and Christopher Stuart, as well as company dancer Chelsea Dumas, will create works inspired by the Mint’s current exhibit Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint to kick off 2020 with their performance of Innovative Works: Beyond the Mint.
Cost: Tickets start at $27