European-inspired holiday market opens in uptown

European-inspired holiday market opens in uptown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Experience a European holiday market without leaving the Queen City at the Charlotte Christmas Village in 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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In addition, the village will host lots of special events and performances, including the annual uptown Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 3. Santa will visit every weekend, too! Click here to see a schedule of events.

The village is at the corner of 7th and North Tryon streets and admission is free. There is no cost to visit with Santa.

Charlotte Christmas Village is open through Dec. 24. 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 on Dec. 23. Hours on Christmas Eve are 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.