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Christmas Calendar 2016

Scrooge’s Christmas Trolley Tour — Travel back in time with Scrooge via the trolley; scenes acted out at historic downtown sites. A live-theater presentation.Four times a night Friday-Saturday through Dec. 23. Advance tickets recommended. Tours begin at Salisbury-Rowan Convention & Visitors Bureau. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Polar Express Train Ride at the NC Transportation Museum — Dec. 15-22: Meet popular characters. play games, entertainment, post-ride children’s play area. Check for ticket availability at www.nctrans.org

Kannapolis: Winterland Express train —Through Dec. 30 except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 250,000+ Christmas light displays. Admission and viewing of the lights is free; train ride tickets are $2. At Village Park, 700 West C St. www.kannapolisnc.gov

Kannapolis: Visit with Santa — 6:30-9 p.m. Through Dec. 30 except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Visit Santa in his studio; storytelling by Mrs. Claus on Tuesdays and Fridays thru Dec. 20; local musicians performing favorite Christmas songs. The Kannapolis Singing Bears entertain each hour on the hour. The Atlantic Coast S Gaugers group with popular model trains on display Nov. 26, 27, 30; Dec. 1-4, 7-23 and  26-30. At Village Park, 700 West C St. www.kannapolisnc.gov

Concord: Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘A Broadway Christmas Carol’ — Dec. 16, 17 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 2:30 p.m. Cross between classic Dickens’ tale and uproarious song parodies of favorite Broadway show tunes. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704-788-2405. 49 Spring St. NW.

Christmas at the Hall House — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Dec. 17 and 18. Special evening tour on Christmas Eve 5:30-8 p.m. Admission for weekend tours is $5 per person. Admission to Christmas Eve Tour is by donation. The 1820 two-story Federal style house is located at 226 S. Jackson St. 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org

PPT’s ‘Elf: The Musical’ — Dec. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Carson High School presents ‘White Christmas The Musical’ — Dec. 15-18: 120-student production as well as four elementary school choirs. For ticket information call Carson High School, 290 Kess Venture Drive, China Grove ,704-855-7297.

Rowan Big band All Stars Holiday concert — Dec. 16: Live at Lee Street. 18-piece community big band in the style of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and other early twentieth-century greats, home-based in Landis.  704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org

Arts N Crafts Session — Dec. 17: Three sessions, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Holiday fundraiser sponsored by non profit organization Education N The Arts, led by Walter Russell. Held at 108 W Monroe St. Are you looking to create some holiday décor or just have fun with other children painting? This will be the place to meet n greet other children. Parents shop on site while your kids enjoy themselves.

Open House at Tilley H-D Salisbury — Dec. 17 • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Pictures with Santa • 5-8 p.m. Harley Christmas Carol with free carriage rides, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, craft and food vendors, hot chocolate station, Christmas music by DJ Fast Freddie. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive.

Christmas in the Grove — 5-9:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 Downtown China Grove. • Sledding • Hot chocolate • S’mores • Food and drinks • Santa Claus • Face painting courtesy of the SRHS cheerleaders • Wagon rides • Caroling • Ornament making • Fireworks on North Main Street at 9:30 p.m.  Find sledding details and more at www.chinagrovenc.gov/index.aspx?NID=949

Live Nativity 6-9 p.m. Saturday, on the front lawn of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road, China Grove. Drive through or park and come to the manger. 704-857-5034. Rain date Dec 18.

‘The Nutcracker’ — Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. and 18 at 2:30 p.m.: Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and Piedmont Dance Theatre perform at Catawba’s Keppel Auditorium. Adults $22-$40, children 17 and under $12 -$22.50. See PiedmontDanceTheatre.com

Community Travelers going to Christmas City: McAdenville — Saturday, Dec. 17: For information and seat reservation contact Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073 or Cathy Alexander 704-431-3974.

Annual children’s Christmas party at JC Price Post 107 — 5-9 p.m. Dec. 21: Santa Claus, door prizes, Sweet Frogs and food, for children age 13 and under with parents. JC Price American Legion, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, sponsored by the Children and Youth Committee, with Ladies’ Auxiliary.

Second annual Jacques’ New Years Eve Gala —  9 p.m. Dec. 31:  1950s Enchantment Under the Sea themed prom at Lee Street Theatre. Hosted by Jacques Belliveau of Comics at Fault. Music by Paper Wasps. Food by Mambo Grill, cash bar by New Sarum Brewery. Ring in the new year supporting a great cause: proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse Rowan and the Terrie Hess House. Tickets $30 at www.eventbrite.com

31st annual Old Christmas at Old Stone House — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 31 and Jan. 1-4: Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road. 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org

New Year’s Eve at the Bell Tower — 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31: Free. Ring in the New Year at Salisbury’s historic Bell Tower with live music, video feed of Times Square, hot chocolate, goodies, the ringing of the bell at midnight. Sponsored by Salisbury Parks and Recreation, www.salisburync.gov

The Avett Brothers New Year’s Eve in Charlotte — 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31: $39.50 to $75 at Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.

Rhiannon Giddens at W-S Symphony’s New Year’s Eve pops concert — 8 p.m. Dec. 31: At Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road. Tickets $20-$67 at 336-464-0145 or WSsymphony.org

Christmas at Bennett Place — Dec. 9-10. 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham, 919-383-4345, www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com

Christmas at Latta Plantation — 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312 www.lattaplantation.org

Christmas at Historic Rosedale — 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, www.historicrosedale.org

Christmas in Old Salem — Moravian Christmas in the South. www.oldsalem.org

Christmas at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden — 704-829-1252, www.DSBG.org

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