Dec 30, 2014

Belk Bowl

The No. 2 selection from the Southeastern Conference plays the No. 4 pick from the Atlantic Coast Conference at 6:30 pm. Tickets start at $50. Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St., 704.943.3550, belkbowl.com

Dec 04-07, 2014

Magic of Christmas

Celebrate the holiday season with Charlotte’s 19th annual “Magic of Christmas” show presented by the Charlotte Symphony. Joining the symphony will be guest performer Melinda Doolittle and the Oratorio Singers, who perform everyone’s favorite holiday selections, including surprises and sing-alongs. Tickets $25-$79. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., 704.327.1000, charlottesymphony.org

Nov 23, 2014

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Hearing producer/composer Chip Davis’ music is enough to put just about anyone in the holiday spirit—especially the ever-popular “Deck the Halls” rendition. Tickets start at $39.50. 8 pm. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., 704.372.1000, blumenthalarts.org

Nov 18-23, 2014

UniverSoul Circus

The UniverSoul Circus combines the circus arts, theater and music, along with some audience participation, into one grand show under the Big Top. Tickets from $20. Tue-Sat 7:30 pm; also 10:30 am Thu-Fri, noon & 4 pm Sat & 12:30, 3:30 & 6:30 pm Sun. Freedom Shopping Mart Center, 3146 Freedom Drive. ticketmaster.com

Nov 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Parade

Charlotte will burst with the colors of autumn when the 2014 Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade rolls down Tyron Street, from 10th to Stonewall streets, at 9:30 am. First staged in 1947, the Thanksgiving parade has become a Charlotte tradition. What started as a simple parade has expanded into a showcase of giant floats, performances, celebrities and more. Uptown Charlotte, 704.332.2227. charlottecentercity.org

(Photo: Courtesy Charlotte Center City Partners)

Nov 14-16, 2014

Marvel Universe Live

Marvel heroes and villains come alive in an epic, on-stage, arena-wide journey—replete with special 3D effects and innovative lighting—to find the Cosmic Cube (the ultimate source of power). Twenty-five plus characters involved in this quest include The Avengers, Spider-Man, Loki and more. Three shows: 11 am & 3&7 pm. Tickets $25-$50. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., 800.745.3000, timewarnercablearena.com

Nov 20-23, 2014

SMFA Art Sale

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts’ annual event is the largest public art sale in New England, showcasing contemporary works by alumni, faculty and students, many of whom are internationally known. Includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, video, and more. Show times: Th-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 10 am-5 pm. 230 The Fenway, 617.369.3626, www.smfa.edu/art-sale

Mar 13-15, 2015

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

The Amelia Island Concours is one of the largest luxury car gatherings in the world.

Nov 01, 2014 - Jan 19, 2015

Ice at Santa Monica

Downtown Santa Monica turns Winter Wonderland with the arrival of the popular Santa Monica skating rink, back for its ninth year. The outdoor venue offers skate rentals, a snack bar and even a mini-rink for children younger than 7. Grand opening celebration Nov. 6.

Mar 15, 2015

ASICS LA Marathon

Following the Stadium to the Sea Course—starting at Dodger Stadium and ending by the Santa Monica Pier—this route is said to be one of the most beautiful courses in the world. The marathon itself is known for having entertainment such as bands, cheerleaders, multiple entertainment centers and more throughout the race to encourage participants all the way to the finish line. For more information visit the website.

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