2023 Southern Christmas Show Theme

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It’s official we’re escaping to the rocky shores of the Northeast with our 2023 theme: Nauti or Nice! Showcasing buoys, boats and sandy beaches our nautical-inspired entrance will be filled with coastal Christmas charm. We hope you enjoy our version of seaside Maine at Christmastime!

Thank you to our entrance décor sponsors and partners!

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A Show Sneak Peek

Preview Tickets
$26 Admission Online and At the Door

Get an early look & be first to shop at this year’s Southern Christmas Show plus,  enjoy free parking, hors d’oeuvres, festive entertainment, and do good! For each preview night ticket sold, 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to our charity partner. 

Click here to learn more about Preview Night.

Beneficiary Partner:

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Preview Night sponsored by:

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Christmas Tree Lane

Stroll through this year’s festive Christmas Tree Lane that features freshly cut trees from the North Carolina mountains. These amazing trees, each decorated by an exhibitor in the show, will certainly get you in the holiday spirit with creative ideas for your holiday tree.

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Olde Towne Shopping Experience

Explore the enchanting Olde Towne village and experience the color, sounds, aromas and magic of the holiday season. The village’s window fronts and shelves are filled with splendid gifts, ornaments, home décor, special trinkets for the kiddo’s and that special outfit for the season.

Zuzu Bailey from Its a wonderful life


Best known for her role as Zuzu Bailey in the classic 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Karolyn Grimes makes her debut visit to the Southern Christmas Show, November 22-24! (2nd weekend of show)
Karolyn will be selling her, “It’s a Wonderful Life” cookbook, which includes delicious recipes, movie anecdotes, interviews, trivia, photos and more. She will also have other movie memorabilia and gifts for sale. Come meet Zuzu while doing lots of Christmas shopping!
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Entertainment Stage

Holiday carolers

Enjoy festive dance performances, heavenly voices, and merry instrumentals. There’s fun for the whole family. 

Thank you to Miller Piano Company for partnering with the show and providing the piano for our stage.

Click here to learn more.

Christmas Wine Tasting

Wine Pavilion 

Delight your taste buds at this year's Wine Pavilion, featuring exquisite wineries. Sample delectable wines from several North Carolina producers and purchase bottles to enjoy later at home.

Sponsored by Green Exterior Remodeling:


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Decor Competition

Come see the best of the best from our exhibitors!  From the front door to the mantel, exhibitors will decorate displays to inspire your home this holiday season with products you can buy at the show!

Competitions include decorated Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Front Doors, and Mantels.

Sponsored by:

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2023 Commemorative Shopping Bag

The 2023 Southern Christmas Show will have one-of-a-kind commemorative bags for sale again this year. You can collect all your purchases in the new bag!

Bags are sold for $6 at the entrances to the show and proceeds benefit Shriners Hospital for Children. 

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Ho Ho Ho

Get your picture taken with Santa and tell the jolly fellow what you’re wishing for. Photos are 1 for $10, 2 for $18, and 3 for $25. All proceeds benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children.


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Show Shuttles

Once you park at the show, get shuttled to the front door by the Oasis Shriners. Even better, get help with taking your purchases back to your car at the end of the day! Donations for shuttle rides go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Special thanks to U.S. Jaclean for sponsoring the 2023 Southern Christmas Show Shuttles.

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Package Check

Package Check Pup

Are you shopping until you drop? Too many packages to carry? Check your packages at Package Check located in the Central Lobby. This is a free service provided by Charlotte Regional Fire Foundation. 



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Each year Charlotte Regional Fire Foundation continues to advance in its mission of providing assistance to firefighters, and Mecklenburg County.



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Tiny Trains

Whooo, Whooo. Kids of all ages enjoy the beautiful and intricate trains that whistle through miniature villages and country scenes right down the aisle from Santa!

Plus, don't miss the 2023 trains scavenger hunt. Can you spot all the treasures around the tracks?  Click here for the year's Metrolina Model Scavenger Hunt!

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Designer Rooms

If you are looking for inspiration for holiday decorating, look no further than the stunning designer rooms. 

Learn more about the Designer Rooms



Shop not-to-be-found anywhere else treasures from talented individuals and share these unique gifts from all over the country. Plus, many are creating right on site, you can see how the magic happens!

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Holiday Morsels

Piping hot strudel, melt-in-your-mouth cookies, and so much more. Let your nose lead the way as you sample the best tastes of Christmas.

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Valet Parking

Experience front-door service allowing show guests to pull up right across from the show entrance and make loading those packages afterward a snap. Valet parking can be purchased at the normal entrances to the main parking lot. The cost is $20.  While waiting for your ride, take a load off in Joyce's Valet Stop Sunroom.

*Valet Parking is not available on Preview Night.

Sponsored by Joyce Windows, Sunrooms, and Baths

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Southern Christmas Show Shoppers


Join us on Girls Night Out, Friday, Nov. 17 from 4-9 p.m., with discounted $11 adult tickets at box office only. Bring your best gal pals to enjoy music, drinks and plenty of shopping for a fun night out with friends!

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Stop by the LeafGuard Information Desk in the Central Lobby anytime for help with any questions during the show!

The Information Desk is proudly sponsored by LeafGuard, the original one-piece gutter system! For over 25 years, LeafGuard's patented seamless design has revolutionized the gutter industry, making it the most trusted gutter protection in America. With LeafGuard, you can Get It and Forget It, as it eliminates worries about clogs, gaps, and leaks. Its durable and customized one-piece system ensures unparalleled debris and weather protection for your home. Thanks to LeafGuard's support, we can provide you with information and assistance in the Central Lobby at the Southern Christmas Show.