Holiday cheer is around every corner when you’re in South End!
There is something for everyone to enjoy, from the smell of fresh donuts wafting through the air as you stroll the neighborhood, to seasonal menus at some of the best restaurants in the Queen City, to street festivals with hundreds of local vendors. Explore all that the neighborhood has to offer while you shop local, celebrate traditions, enjoy holiday décor, toast to a new year, and give back this season!
Celebrate the season at the Shop Small Saturdays events on November 27, and December 4, 11, and 18th, presented by Fifth Third Bank. Expect hundreds of pop-up vendors located at different retail hubs in one of Charlotte’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Don't forget to grab your Shop Small Hero Card so you can get free South End swag in exchange for shopping small.
Head to the South End Market every Saturday from 8 am - 1 pm during the holiday season to pick up fresh produce, fish, meat, bread, and more from local farmers and artisans.
Sparkle & Shine
Stop by Atherton Mill to experience the holiday magic of South End's holiday tree, lighting up the night sky every day between Thanksgiving and New Years! Take a walk through the historic building to see each shop's holiday décor.
Art brightens South End year round, here's how to discover neighborhood art during the holiday season:
Explore the neighborhood at First Friday Gallery Crawl on December 3rd. Participating galleries decorate for the season and stay open late with special receptions. Dilworth Artisan Station will stay open every Saturday during the holiday season with themed décor.