Cabarrus Christmas

49 Ways to Celebrate the Season at Exit 49

At Exit 49 off of I-85 in North Carolina, the area’s premier holiday light show and the largest shopping and entertainment destination in the Carolinas are situated less than a mile from 12 hotel properties—including one with snow showers inside the lobby! Discover it all in Concord this season!

  1. Santa’s arrival (in a race car!) at Concord Mills
  2. NASCAR gifts galore at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Black Friday Blow-Out
  3. Bring your furry friend to Santa Pet Photo nights at Concord Mills
  4. Holiday deals on the hottest designers at Concord Mills
  5. Refuel after holiday shopping at Jim ‘N Nick’s Community Bar-B-Q
  6. Go ice skating as The Speedpark transforms into The Ice Park
  7. Race under the (Christmas) lights at the Eggnog Jog 5K
  8. Visit the Christmas Village at Speedway Christmas complete with petting zoo and horse-drawn carriage rides
  9. Drive through 3 million lights on Charlotte Motor Speedway during Speedway Christmas
  10. Cozy up for a drive-in movie on the big screen at CMS
  11. See Santa make his appearance at Great Wolf Lodge
  12. Catch a snow shower in the lobby at Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland
  13. Have dinner inside a life-size gingerbread house
  14. Find wonder underwater at SEA LIFE Aquarium
  15. Check the race fan off your gift list with souvenirs from Hendrick Motorsports
  16. Stop at the studio and pick up a gift from NASCAR artist Sam Bass’ Santa & Snowmen Collection
  17. Christmas is the perfect time to play with a classic train from Lionel
  18. Join us for a holiday classic movie and a free cup of hot chocolate or apple cider in the Visitor Center
  19. Buy tickets to the Kannapolis Intimidators Laser Light show in the Visitor Center
  20. Stop at the Visitor Center to buy tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Holidays at the Hall
  21. Chip Ganassi Racing shop welcome revelers free of charge
  22. Black Friday buffet, Christmas Brunch or New Year’s Celebration: Find specials in The Speedway Club
  23. Have a holiday feast at Rocky River Grille
  24. The Visitor Center is a one stop shop for info on all Cabarrus holiday events
  25. Welcome friends and family flying Allegiant at Concord Regional Airport
  26. Roush Fenway Racing fans? This is the spot for official souvenirs
  27. Escape the holiday rush with a relaxing treatment at Spa Botanica
  28. Holiday cocktails, festive menu items and seasonal beer selections
  29. Have a holiday brunch with your bestie at Famous Toastery
  30. Unwind with a stroll down the Hector H. Henry Greenway
  31. The kids can create a festive friend at Build-a-Bear
  32. Need tunes for the road trip home? Pick up the latest Avett Brothers album at Best Buy.
  33. Grab a beer and catch up with your buds at brand new Twenty Six Acres Brewing
  34. Make lifetime memories with a ride or drive experience
  35. The seasonal spot for outdoor enthusiasts? Santa Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop
  36. Need a gift for that someone who has everything? Three words: Beef Jerky Outlet.
  37. Join in the fun at Kidgets Holiday Hoopla at Concord Mills
  38. Speed up before you slow down: Go karting at K1 Speed
  39. Spend quality time with the classic car lover in your life at Backing Up Classics
  40. Catch the latest movies at AMC Concord Mills
  41. Grab NC barbecue at locally owned Queen City Q
  42. Relax with a round of golf at Rocky River Golf Club
  43. Head to Racing Electronics for a tour and grab the gifts they’ll use at every race
  44. Shop & Stay: There are 14 lodging options at Exit 49, all lit up for the season
  45. Before the lights turn on, take a track tour at legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway
  46. Pay tribute on the trail: The Dale Trail starts at the Visitor Center
  47. Dave & Buster’s is open Christmas Day & New Year’s Day
  48. Satisfy your shopping induced hunger with new dining options at Concord Mills
  49. Ring in the New Year with Snowball, the New Year’s Eve Celebration at Great Wolf Lodge



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