From Charlotte Five:

December is a stressful month but the reward for this season of finding just the right gift, attending a gaggle of holiday events and welcoming your expected (and unexpected) friends and family to town is making merry at festive holiday events that put magic into the season.

You can find the spirit of the season in Belmont, NC, a quick 15 minutes from Uptown Charlotte.

One of the Queen City’s favorite small town burbs offers tons of holiday events in a friendly, quaint setting that will delight everyone on your list. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city and discover the charm of popular Belmont with historical homes, vintage street lamps, brick sidewalks and charm galore…

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