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Today, Dec. 26
Carolina Christmas light show, 6-10 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31: Drive-through Christmas light park, Charlotte Motor Speedway, exit 49 off I-85. Tickets online or at gate, $20 per car, truck or SUV up to eight passengers. 1-800-455-FANS, www.charlottemotorspeedway. com
Donation drive for Knollwood Elementary School through Jan. 15: childrenís clean, gently used/new coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, shoes, pants. Boys, girls coats child small through adult small; boys, girls uniform polo shirts child small through adult small; boys, girls khaki pants child size 5 through 18; boys, girls sweatshirts child small through adult small; boys, girls tennis shoes child size 5 through youth size 10; uniform colors are navy blue, red, grey. Drop donations at Knollwood Elementary, 3075 Shue Road, in the box outside the school office. janice@officemgmtconsulting.com
TUESDAY, Dec. 27
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28
Winter Fever at N.C. Transportation Museum, 25-minute train ride aboard classic train cars pulled by an antique diesel locomotive, Dec. 28-31 at 11 a.m., 1, 2, 3 p.m. Regular museum admission applies. 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org
THURSDAY, Dec. 29
Free clothing distribution every Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Forest Hill United Methodist Church, basement of The Ministry Center, 251 N. Union St., Concord.
FRIDAY, Dec. 30
SATURDAY, Dec. 31
New Yearís Eve
Old Stone House Christmas Celebration, Rowan Museumís 27th annual German Christmas Celebration at the 1766 Old Stone House, 10 a.m.ń4 p.m. $4 adults, $2 students. Located one half mile down Old Stone House Road off Highway 52 in Granite Quarry, a few miles off I-85. 704-633-5946, rowanmuseum@carolina.rr.com
Last day of Winter Fever at N.C. Transportation Museum, 25-minute train ride aboard classic train cars pulled by an antique diesel locomotive, 11 a.m., 1, 2, 3 p.m. Regular museum admission applies. 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org
Last night for Carolina Christmas light show, 6-10 p.m. Drive-through Christmas light park, Charlotte Motor Speedway.
New Yearís Eve at the Bell Tower, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Bell Tower Park at S. Jackson & W. Innes, free family event: Live music, cookies, hot cider, cocoa while you wait to ring in the New Year at the Old Bell Tower. Win a chance to be the first to ring the bells. Chilled sparkling cider, Auld Lang Syne at midnight.704-637-7814.
SUNDAY, Jan. 1
New Yearís Day
Old Stone House Christmas Celebration, Rowan Museumís 27th annual German Christmas Celebration at the 1766 Old Stone House, noonń4 p.m.

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