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A Christmas-Themed Weekend Getaway Itinerary

A Christmas-themed weekend getaway itinerary.

If you have a December weekend in Lake Norman, NC and are wondering how to spend it, we’ve got the perfect Christmas-themed itinerary for you. Pick and choose as you like from our best recommendations to make the most of the holiday season!


9am: Start your morning with some delicious holiday coffee drinks and delectable pastries at Main Street Coffee in Cornelius.

12pm: Once you’re caffeinated, head into Charlotte for a truly unique experience – Light the Knights at Truist Field! Enjoy ice skating, snow tubing, concessions and a lights display at our hometown baseball stadium. Tickets available online.

4pm: When you’re ready to chill, hop over to Mistletoe Market at Camp North End where you’ll find a delightful vendor market to stroll, crackling fire pits, live music and even a “reindog” parade!

7pm: For dinner nearby, we recommend  Optimist Hall, a food hall with choices for every taste! From gourmet tacos to dumplings to wood-fired pizza and so much more, the hardest part is narrowing down what you’re going to order. 

9pm: After dinner, you must make a stop at Tinseltown at Billy Sunday (inside Optimist Hall) for a festive nightcap. If the weather allows, you might even enjoy your Christmas cocktails with s’mores on the patio!


9am: Sleep in! And when you roll out of bed,  enjoy a scrumptious breakfast of your choosing, delivered by Carolina Gourmet to your rental. (We recommend the quiche!)

12pm: When you’re ready to venture out, head to Birkdale Village for lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon doing some holiday shopping, ice skating and letting the kids share their wish lists with Santa.

6pm: Wondering where to see Christmas lights? For a uniquely Charlotte experience, visit Speedway Christmas at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for an amazing drive-through lights display!

8pm: Head back to Lake Norman and stop in for a very special dinner at 158 on Main in Mooresville. The restaurant has been transformed top to bottom into a holiday wonderland. Sure to end your night on a very merry note!

Whether you are a local or a visitor, we hope these ideas help you create some new holiday traditions. One tradition that can’t be missed is staying at a StayLakeNorman lakefront vacation home with the ones you love. Contact our booking team today to reserve the perfect gift – time together.

Make memories this Christmas with a StayLakeNorman luxury vacation rental.

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