• Where to find weekend fun in the Queen City

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    Fall is the season of festivals and fun in the Carolinas, and the Charlotte area has its share happening this weekend.

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    Get in the holiday spirit with shopping, festive music, delicious food samples and more at the 51st annual Southern Christmas Show happening at The Park Expo through Sunday. More details.

    Charlotte Motor Speedway will shine bright for the holidays during its annual Christmas light show featuring 3.5 million lights. Meet Santa in the infield Christmas village or take a ride on a 50-foot Ferris wheel! Speedway Christmas opens Sunday and continues through Dec. 31. More details.

    Tickle your taste buds at the 6th annual Charlotte Moonshine Festival happening Friday at Rooftop 210 at the EpiCentre. More details.

    Holiday on Ice continues its tradition of creating the coolest place in Charlotte, an outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of uptown. The entire plaza is adorned with holiday cheer, perfect for date night, family night out or meeting up with friends. More details.

    It's your last chance to travel back in time at the 25th annual Carolina Renaissance Festival, open Saturday and Sunday, and just a few minutes north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville. More details.

    Ready for a road trip? Asheville’s most famous address has been transformed into an unforgettable yuletide destination. Experience Christmas at Biltmore through Jan. 6. More details.

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