5 Things to Do During a Cold Snap

January 15, 2020

Try these activities to keep cozy and entertained until the cold weather wanes.

With an average low temperature of 30 degrees in January, Cabarrus County’s winter weather is mostly mild. The season can even bring days that make you feel like it’s already spring! But when frigid temperatures do roll around, stay out of the cold and keep the fun coming with these five things to do.

Neon marquee sign outside of the Gem Theatre

The Gem Theatre in Downtown Kannapolis, North Carolina

See a movie

Snap a photo under the neon marquee, grab some popcorn and settle in for the show! Along with first-run movies at a fraction of the price, the Gem Theatre provides a cool, vintage setting with Art Deco style that will appeal to movie-goers and history buffs alike. It’s one of the oldest single-screen movie theaters in continuous operation and one of only a few nationwide with balcony seating.


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Race your friends

Get your heart racing with indoor karting at K1 Speed, or power a miniature machine at The Slot Car Track in Downtown Concord! The trick to keeping these electric-powered cars on track is a steady hand on the trigger giving just enough juice to zip past your competitors while staying in your groove. Test your slot car skills on Mini zMAX Dragway and the flat track or tackle the banks of the King Cobra.


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Solve an escape room

Gather clues, solve the puzzle and complete your mission! These challenging escape rooms are a blast, and there’s even more fun to get into after you break out. Escape Artist is located in the heart of Downtown Concord, Valcarol Missions sits alongside breweries and antique shopping at Gibson Mill and Speedway Escapes in Harrisburg is minutes from other local spots to eat, drink and hang out.


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Rest and rejuvenate

Combat cold weather with a visit to the spa! Spa Botanica is a cozy oasis inside Embassy Suites where you can dodge the chilly air and undo any effects its had on your skin. Put on a plush robe and choose from treatments like massage, facials, body wraps, manicures and more. Then, enjoy a cup of herbal tea and take advantage of the day pass which provides access to the fitness room, indoor pool and hot tub.


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Create something special

When it’s cold enough to build a snowman outside, get creative and paint one instead! If you’ve been eyeing one of those trendy, chunky knit blankets, now is the perfect time to make your own with AR Workshop. Need a necklace to match your favorite sweater? Grab a seat inside The Bead Lady and bring it to life. These Creative Classes & Workshops are the perfect way to spend a brisk day.


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