Charlotte Christmas Village and Winterfest

Nothing says Christmas quite like a traditional German Christmas market, or Christkindlmarkt. Head over to Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte from late November through December to experience the Charlotte Christmas Village. Charlotte’s cozy Christmas Village is modeled after the famous Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt in Germany. Local artisans sell beautiful handmade gifts, ornaments, toys, and crafts in over 90 decorated wooden huts. Sip on hot cider or cocoa as you browse the maker’s market and enjoy live musical performances on weekends. The Christmas Village also features an ice skating rink perfect for some holiday fun with your crew. Don’t forget to try some of the delicious German and seasonal treats from the village’s food vendors! From brats and pretzels to crepes and pecan pie empanadas, your taste buds will thank you. After exploring the Christmas Village, head into Romare Bearden Park to check out their Winterfest light display. The park dazzles with over 300,000 lights synchronized to holiday music you can tune into through your car’s radio. It’s one of the most popular free light displays in Charlotte to drive or walk through.

Address: 300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Speedway Christmas

The Charlotte Motor Speedway transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland every holiday season with Speedway Christmas. It’s one of the largest drive-through light displays in the country spanning over four miles with more than 4 million sparkling lights. From the comfort of your party bus, your group will wind through the speedway’s track and infield while enjoying dazzling light displays like the 12 Days of Christmas, Toyland, and the Night Before Christmas. Every display is handmade with over 100 buildings, Christmas trees, and digital animations bringing the scenes to life with movement and music. Some highlights along the light trail include the 12 Days of Christmas chapel with stained glass displays, the sparkling forest, Santa’s Toy Factory, and the speedway’s quad oval filled with over 1 million lights synchronized to holiday music. Make sure you have your radio tuned in to get the full experience! After viewing the lights, stop at the Christmas Village in the speedway’s Fan Midway. Enjoy festive activities like photos with Santa, popcorn popping, ornament decorating, campfires with s’mores, and shopping local artisan vendors. It’s a great way to extend the Christmas fun after driving through the light displays.

Address: 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027

Phone: (800) 455-3267

Romare Bearden Park

What’s more quintessential for the holidays than strapping on some skates and hitting the ice? The temporary ice skating rink at Romare Bearden Park brings free ice skating to uptown Charlotte each winter season. The rink overlooks Charlotte’s glittering skyline, making it one of the most Instagram-worthy skating locations in the city. Admission is free, so all you need to pay for is skate rentals and any treats from the on-site cafe. The synthetic ice creates a smooth skating surface that works for all skill levels. Each 90-minute skate session also includes 30 minutes for skate rentals. After your skating session, take a stroll through the park to check out public art installations and the water wall feature. The park frequently hosts community events like fitness classes, live music, and movies on the lawn. It’s a great spot to continue soaking up Charlotte’s festive atmosphere with friends. Leave the hassle of finding parking to us!

Address: 300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Spectacular Holiday Lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden sparkles even brighter with the return of their popular holiday lights display. Each year, the gardens come aglow with over a million dazzling lights perfectly illuminating the garden’s captivating landscapes. Wander through 12 themed displays covering the garden’s 110 acres. Some of the displays your crew will marvel at include the Butterfly Rainforest, Baroque Gardens, Orchid Conservatory, Rose Garden, Lost Hollow Children’s Garden, and Grand Finale Fountain. Special events like S’mores Nights and Cocktail Nights give you even more ways to enjoy the sparkling light gardens. Your ticket also includes a ride on the decorated Holiday Express train that takes you on a musical tour through the illuminated gardens. Holiday lights at Daniel Stowe run nightly from late November through early January, so you’ll have plenty of chances to soak in the beauty. Avoid the traffic and parking hassles by having our team drop you off right at the entrance.

Address: 6500 S New Hope Rd, Belmont, NC 28012

Phone: (704) 825-4490

McAdenville, North Carolina

Just outside Charlotte in McAdenville, you’ll find one of the most extravagant Christmas light displays in the country. Each December, over 500,000 lights transform this small town into a spectacular spectacle hence its nickname “Christmas Town USA.” Wander through tree lined streets illuminated by colorful lights and over 100 decorated trees. The downtown area features a 165-foot lighted Christmas tree as the town’s centerpiece. You’ll find lights strung up on lakeside gazebos, town hall, bridges, a post office, and local churches. McAdenville has hosted these elaborate light displays since 1956 when the town decorated a few trees around the community lake. Local companies then pitched in and the holiday tradition grew into the dazzling light show you’ll see today! The lights turn on nightly from December 1st through December 26th. Bring some hot cocoa or apple cider on your party bus to stay warm as you marvel at the sights. Our team will handle parking and navigating the crowds so you can relax and enjoy Christmas Town USA!

Address: Main Street, McAdenville, NC 28101

Charlotte Motor Speedway

The Charlotte Motor Speedway is home to two wonderful Christmas events that your group can experience from the comfort of our party bus. See the speedway transformed with Christmas cheer during Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive and enjoy a Christmas parade at the Lights Before Christmas event. At the 4 mile long Speedway Christmas drive-through light show, your bus will wind through the infield and track surrounded by dazzling light displays. Scene after scene of spectacular lights synchronized to music brings the Christmas spirit to life. Lights Before Christmas gives you a unique opportunity to watch Charlotte’s largest Christmas parade on the speedway’s track. Over 100 parade floats and vehicles will drive along the track as your bus can comfortably park behind pit road. Enjoying these spectacular holiday events at the speedway without worrying about parking or traffic is easy with our charter bus services.

Address: 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027

Phone: (800) 455-3267

Rent With Charlotte Party Bus Company To Hit Every Attraction

Make the most of the holiday season in Charlotte by having a party bus or charter bus from Charlotte Party Bus Company transport your group to all the best attractions. Our fleet of spacious, modern buses keep your entire crew together while our experienced team handles navigating Charlotte’s streets during this busy time of year. We want your group’s holiday memories to be hassle-free. Your professional chauffeur will provide door-to-door service and handle parking so you can focus on celebrating the Christmas spirit with friends and family. Call Charlotte Party Bus Company at (984) 208-0198 to book your party bus or charter bus for the Charlotte holidays today! We look forward to providing your group premier transportation this holiday season.