• European-inspired holiday market opens in uptown

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Experience a European holiday market without leaving the Carolinas when the Charlotte Christmas Village returns to uptown.

    Shop for handmade crafts and gifts while enjoying specialty foods like strudels, bratwurst and sauerkraut and sipping a mug of hot chocolate or hot mulled wine. 

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    The village will host lots of special events and performances, including the annual uptown Christmas tree lighting on Nov. 29. Santa will visit every weekend too! Click here to see a schedule of events.

    The Charlotte Christmas Village opened Thanksgiving and continues through Dec. 24 at the corner of 7th and North Tryon streets.

    This year, organizers chose a new location with more parking options. 

    "To see people making plans on social media, saying we can't wait to come back, asking 'hey what's new this year?' making plans with friends online, that's great," organizer Dena Bruton-Claus said. 

    Admission is free and there is no cost to visit with Santa.

    Village hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The village is closed on Mondays, except for Christmas Eve when hours will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.    

    Parking is available at the 7th Street Public Market garage and surrounding surface lots.

    For more information, visit cltchristmasvillage.com.

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