Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra is back for the holidays! A Charlotte tradition, Leonard and his animatronic orchestra give free daily performances Dec. 1 – Dec. 26. The show starts on the hour from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., except:
- Tuesday, Dec. 4 – no 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. performances Join us for Lights on the Square! Leonard and the other musicians will wrap up the evening with their 8 p.m. performance.
- Saturday, Dec. 6 – all 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. shows cancelled
- Monday, Dec. 8 – no 11 a.m. and noon shows
- Saturday, Dec. 13 - all 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. shows cancelled
Lights on the Square is Dec. 4 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Join us at Trade and Tryon Streets when we light Uptown Charlotte’s tree to kick off the season. Then, come inside Founders Hall at 6:30 p.m. for:
- Charlotte Ballet performing excerpts from the Nutcracker
- Hough High Show Choir
- The ACC football mascots, plus Leonard!
- Visit Santa in the Booth Playhouse, Main Lobby
- Can to Cash bar available from Aria (main level)
- Free gift wrap on items purchased at Blis (2nd level); register to win an Ella B Queen City Holiday Candle
- Get your holiday haircut from City Barbers (2nd level) for the discounted price of $15 and enter to win a t-shirt!
- Drop off a toy for a child between the ages of 2 -12 for the Salvation Army Magical Toy Drive at Hendrix Business Systems (main level)
- Buy two holiday balloons from Package Plus (2nd level) and get a third free
- Get tickets to holiday events at the Performing Arts Center and enter to win free giveaways
- Sample cookies from Taste and get a discount coupon for a future visit
- Get a free medium drip coffee from Caribou (2nd level) with the purchase or donation of a pound of the new Reindeer Blend Coffee. All coffee donations will go to the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte.
- Enjoy healthy treats from Jamba Juice (2nd level)
- Find holiday festive attire at ivy & leo (2nd level) and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (main level)
- Get the freshest holiday floral décor at Blossom Shop (2nd level)
Sidewalk Sale is Dec. 15 – 20. Wrap up your holiday gift giving with special deals from The Shops at Founders Hall.