A Royal Holiday

Experience Charlotte’s unique, regal take on the holidays by celebrating at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, The King’s Kitchen, the Charlotte Christmas Village and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Bonus: Add on a weekend at The Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina.


Photography by Robert Kisiah
Shop at Charlotte Christmas Village

Experience a German Christmas tradition on the streets of Charlotte. Shop from a lineup of wooden huts while treating visitors to strudels and mulled wine.


Photography by Kyo H Nam
Lunch at King's Kitchen

Soak up Charlotte’s generous spirit over lunch at The King’s Kitchen, a nonprofit restaurant that benefits the homeless community with ingredients sourced from organic farms.

Shop for Christmas Gifts at Southern Christmas Show

Browse the booths of hundreds of merchants at the country’s largest Christmas show. Enjoy festive performances, take a stroll down Christmas Tree Lane and shop the enchanting Olde Town village for gifts, decor and more.


Photography by Jamey Price
Holidays at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Feel the majesty of a Charlotte winter’s morning at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s timeless tradition. Prepare to be floored by the famous gardens’ transformation into a winter wonderland. As part of an ornate decoration, hundreds of thousands of lights illuminate the already stunning greenery. Grab a camera to capture the centerpiece orchid tree, which takes the spotlight.

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Photo courtesy of the Biltmore
Christmas at the Biltmore

Make a long weekend of this quick trip to the charming mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina. Christmas at the Biltmore, outfitted in all of its holiday glory, features dozens of beautiful trees, hundreds of wreaths and poinsettias as far as the eye can see

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