Southern Christmas Show 2023


NOVEMBER 9-19, 2023


2023 Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte56th Annual Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte is back  November 9th through November 19th.


The Southern Christmas Show is my favorite Christmas event in Charlotte. Although I dislike crowded venues (which the Southern Christmas Show very much is), I’ve looked forward to the Southern Christmas Show every year since moving to Charlotte 25 years ago.  I know Christmas is literally “just around the corner” once the show arrives in the Queen City. The Southern Christmas Show is the largest such holiday show in the country and one of the most popular.


Southern Christmas Show 2023 in Charlotte "Nauti or Nice" ThemeThe theme for the 2023 Southern Christmas Show is “Nauti or Nice”  and will showcase buoys, boats, and and sandy beaches. From the minute you enter the show, you’ll be bowled over by the nautical-inspired entrance that will make you feel you’re in seaside Maine at Christmas time. You’ll find some 400 vendors, designer rooms full of ideas for Christmas decorating, the ever-popular Christmas Tree Lane, Olde Town, and an entertainment stage. 


The Southern Christmas show is an annual tradition for many Charlotteans to “kick off” their holiday season, as it’s become mine. 100,000+ visitors, both local and from all around the South, begin their holiday shopping season by attending Charlotte’s Southern Christmas Show.


If you’re looking for holiday decorating ideas, ornaments, gifts, art, crafts, food… with the Southern Christmas show featuring hundreds of merchants and exhibitors displaying their wares, this is the place to go! You really will find something for every taste and budget. I know I’ll always find that one-of-a-kind gift I’m looking for, for someone special on my own Christmas gift list. GET THE FULL 2023 SOUTHERN CHRISTMA SHOW GUIDE.


Complete Guide to the 2023 Southern Chrisrtmas Show


My Personal 3 Tips To Enhance Your Southern Christmas Show Experience:


  • I like to arrive in time for opening for easier parking and smaller crowds. If you go on a Sunday, early in the morning is the best time to come before the post-brunch crowd arrives. Busloads of people come from all over the South to attend this show so be prepared for crowds.


  • Wear comfortable shoes–you’ll be covering a lot of territory at the Expo.


  • Bring a tote bag or two (or three) to carry your purchases.



On-Line Ticket Purchases for the Southern Christmas Show


2023 Southern Christmas Show Schedule:

General Admission

November 9th – 19th, 2023

Sundays, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
All other days: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Special Admissions

Preview Night
Wednesday, November 8, 2023: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

Early Bird VIP
Saturday, November 11, 2023: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Driving Directions to The Park Expo and Conference Center

Park Expo Conference Center Location/Map In Charlotte



Parking for the Southern Christmas Show at the Park Expo and Conference Center and Bojangles Arena:

$10.00 all day for cars; valet parking for $20.00. 


This information about the 2023 Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte is provided by Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker Realty, Greater Charlotte area residential real estate expert. I’ve been opening doors for Charlotte region home buyers and sellers for 25 years. If you’re looking to be in a new home or to sell a Charlotte home in time for the holidays or before the new year, it’s not too late and I can help!


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