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Holiday Fun in Charlotte, NC

If you have family in town for the holidays, you may be wondering what to do with are a few fun ideas around Charlotte:

1) SnowPark USA: this "resort" is located by SouthPark Mall in Charlotte and is a family-oriented winter wonderland where you and your family and friends can sled, snowboard and play in the snow. Open from December 18-March 21 (check the web site for specific dates and times). Admission to the park is $35 and included tubes and sleds, you must bring your own snowboard. Children and adults (especially those that live in warmer climates) will enjoy a few hours of snow fun at this attraction!

2) Ray's Splash Planet: for a different kind of holiday fun, leave the slopes and head the the pool, no need to wait for the summer sun! Ray's is open Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Check the web site for times. The facility includes a one-of-a-kind indoor waterpark with fun-filled features. Water slides and a lazy river are favorite attractions.

3) Christmas Lights: if you're looking for evening entertainment for all ages, head out to look at beautiful Christmas lights around Charlotte. One place is Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden to visit Holiday in the Garden through December 31st. This walking tour includes beautiful landscaping and lights, visit the web site for more event information.

It's fun to visit with family and friends during the Holiday Season, but sometimes we need a little extra entertainment to make it through. Have a happy new year and enjoy the season!