Happening In Ballantyne: Holiday Fun In December 2022

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Fun for the entire family!


Christmas LightsCarolina Holiday Light Spectacular: it's the first annual holiday light tour in Ballantyne's Backyard. Explore an outdoor walking trail of a million lights, larger-than-life snow globes, a giant snow tubing slide, a Christmas village and more! Ballantyne's Backyard will turn in a winter wonderland  December 12th through 31st. (Free)


Gingerbread LaneGingerbread Lane at The Ballantyne Hotel: stroll through an enchanting display of gingerbread creations by both professionals and amateurs. Open 11:00 AM till 7:00 PM through December 26th. (Free)


Strolling Holiday Entertainment at Blakeney Town Center: enjoy strolling holiday performers roaming Blakeney Town Center. A variety of entertainers, including stilt walkers, interactive performers, live music, and artists will be strolling and spreading holiday cheer as you complete your holiday shopping. December 17th from 5:00  till 8:00 PM.


Photos with Santa at Blakeney Town Center: visit Santa’s House on the Blakeney Plaza   to take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus on December 10th (2:00 pm till 6:00 PM) and December18th (3:00 PM till 6:00 PM). Bring your camera to capture the special moment. A $10 donation to the appointed charity at each event date is Santa and Mrs. Clausrecommended and appreciated.


Stories with Santa and Mrs. Clause at Blakeney Town Center:  sing, dance, and read stories with Santa and Mrs. Claus this holiday on the Blakeney Plaza. Guests can also enjoy delicious hot cocoa and cookies! Please donate a toy or make a monetary donation to the participating charity. December 11th (3:00 PM till 5:00 PM) and December 16th (5:00 PM till 7:00 PM).


Ugly Christmas SweaterSLR Ugly Christmas Sweater Run: the SLR Ugly Christmas Sweater Run is back for an 11th year. Find that perfect Ugly Christmas sweater, bring some yummy treats to share, choose your distance... run 12, 3, 5 miles or 465 yards. Sunday, December 18th at 8:00 AM. Location: Toringdon Circle/McMullen Greenway.


Christmas BuffetChristmas Day Ballantyne Ballroom Buffet: The Ballantyne Hotel will offer an elegant array of curated cuisine and delightful desserts accompanied by live music in the Ballantyne Ballroom.  December 25th from 10:30 AM till 4:00 PM. Cost is $95 per person plus tax and service fee and $45 per child ages 12 and under, plus tax and service fee.



South Charlotte's Ballantyne/Blakeney area offers many entertainment options to its residents throughout the year. If you've been thinking about purchasing or selling a home in the Ballantyne/Blakeney area, contact Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty. We are Ballantyne specialists and neighbors since 2001. We've been opening doors for Ballantyne home buyers and sellers for 22+ years.


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Comments (20)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Nina,
I absolutely love the light tours during the holidays. Many people in the RV Resort where I am staying have decorated for the holidays. Very festive.

Dec 04, 2022 09:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, lots of fun happenings in and around Charlotte for the Christmas holiday!  

Dec 04, 2022 10:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Carol Williams hi Carol... can't wait to see the light festival here in the new Ballantyne Backyard park... it should be amazing.

Dec 04, 2022 10:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... so much happening in all the little towns around here...not enough hours in the day to follow it all.

Dec 04, 2022 10:38 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is timely information to share with area residents and visitors.

Dec 04, 2022 11:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Roy... thanks for popping by. So much to do for holiday fun in the Charlotte area and so little time to do it. :)

Dec 04, 2022 11:59 AM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Specializing in Multifamily Projects Nationwide

Hi, Nina. I love how you organized your post with timely information, photos, and the format you used to present the post. Well done!

I am a passerby who is not living in Charlotte, but the colorful and well-organized post caught my attention, and I had to stop and read it.

I just wanted to let you know how potential clients must feel seeing your post. Lovely Marketing piece!

Dec 04, 2022 12:16 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It looks like there is plenty of holiday fun to be had in Ballantyne!  Will you be participating in any of it?

Dec 04, 2022 12:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Aura Alex oh wow, Aura... thanks for that wonderful compliment! I really appreciate your noticing as I do spend time figuring out the best way to organize the information I present. 

Thank You

Dec 04, 2022 12:32 PM
Aura Alex

Nina Hollander, Broker 

I chuckled about the Ugly Christmas Sweater Run, which reminds me I may still have the sweat from the marathon training in 1984. By now, it probably has a few holes (where I couldn't legally reveal them!😅). But that's not the biggest problem. The bigger problem is that I can no longer "fit" in it in the absence of my girlish figure! LOL!

Dec 04, 2022 01:27 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Aura Alex ha-ha, Aura... the fit is not the problem for me... it's the knees and hips that keep me from any kind of running.

Dec 04, 2022 01:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England hi Brian... I'm hoping to check out the Holiday Light Spectacular in Ballantyne's Backyard Park one of these evenings.

Dec 04, 2022 12:33 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina that is a lot of events that the whole family can participate in.

Dec 04, 2022 12:59 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... that is quite a bit and it's only for one small part of the Charlotte area... add in all the parades, tree lightings, etc. all around the area, there are not enough days in December to attend them all.

Dec 04, 2022 01:32 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Nina Hollander, Broker great list of Holiday fun events to attend in Ballantyne during December 2022. Enjoy the the Holiday events!

Dec 04, 2022 03:12 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- I love it all but my favorite would be Gingerbread Lane!!!  So much holiday fun Ballantyne!!

Dec 04, 2022 05:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina like Kathy Streib  said Gingerbread Lane sounds fun we have one near us and went a few years ago.... time for me to mention it to Diane... time for a revisit, Endre

p.s.: we call it Candy Cane Ln:)

Dec 04, 2022 11:46 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

John Pusa good Monday morning, John... thanks, as always, for stopping by. Wishing you a wonderful new week ahead.

Dec 05, 2022 04:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib good morning, Kathy... you would love Gingerbread Lane... and afterwards you can have tea in a gingerbread house... I bet Mini-Me would love it.

Dec 05, 2022 04:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. good morning, Endre... this is called Gingerbread Lane because there are only Gingerbread houses on display. There's also a full-size Gingerbread house where you can go have tea afterwards.

Dec 05, 2022 04:11 AM
Abby Stiller
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

More Christmas festivities! wow! How awesome for all Ballantyne's residents. Which one are you going to Nina Hollander, Broker ?

Dec 05, 2022 12:20 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Abby Stiller hi Abby... I'm planning on checking out the Holiday Light Display in Ballantyne Backyard Park... I love light displays. This is the first one and I can't wait to see it. (A bit long in the tooth for the Santa events!)

Dec 05, 2022 12:24 PM