Panthers to hold tree lighting celebration


CHARLOTTE - Kick off the holiday season by attending the inaugural Carolina Panthers tree lighting on Wednesday, November 26.

The tree lighting celebration is free of charge and will take place outside Bank of America Stadium, on the corner of Mint Street and Graham Street, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Several pre-show activities will take place from 6-7 p.m. Face painters and balloon artists will help fans look their best before they pose for a caricaturist or visit a photo booth. Classic holiday shows will be featured on projection screens while fans enjoy appearances by Sir Purr, TopCats, PurrCussion and a very special guest…Santa Claus.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. with performances by Queen City Groove and the TopCats before 35,000 lights illuminate a 51-foot tall Norway Spruce tree from Foscoe, N.C.

Participating food vendors include The TIN Kitchen, OooWee BBQ, Sugar. Handmade Gourmet Donuts, Comfort Food on Wheels and the Plated Palette.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the festivities.

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