CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Panthers and Charlotte FC will host their annual Tree Lighting Festival, presented by Atrium Health, on Tuesday 22nd November.
All fans and families are invited to this year’s festival which includes activities for the whole family that culminate with a new twist on the traditional tree lighting moment.
The festival returns to the corner of Mint Street and Graham Street outside Bank of America Stadium and kicks off at 5pm. The event is free, but tickets are required and are available here.
“We are so excited to once again bring the Carolinas together for our annual tree lighting ceremony at Bank of America Stadium.” Nicole Tepper said. “We have some special surprises in store for all who attend. This is one of my favorite times of the year and I can’t wait to share a memorable night of family fun to kick off the holiday season.”
Fan favorite activities and holiday items, including free hot chocolate, photo booths, letter writing and more. Stations will be set up to make fleece blankets with TopCats and greeting cards for patients at Atrium Health Levine’s Levine Children’s Hospital.
“Atrium Health is proud to be a longtime partner of Tepper Sports and Entertainment, Carolina Panthers and Charlotte FC, and we are honored to be the presentation sponsor of the Tree Lighting Festival for the second consecutive year,” said Ken Haynes, Vice President executive of the firm and president of the Greater Charlotte Region for Atrium Health. “We look forward to spreading health, hope, healing and holiday spirit to all who attend this year’s fun filled event, right here in the heart of Charlotte.”
Special guests include the TopCats, Sir Purr, Sir Minty and Santa Claus to add fun.
Food and drink options will be available for purchase at local food vendors.
The NFL’s clear baggage policy will be in effect during the event. Clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC bags less than 12 “x 6” x 12 “will be allowed after inspection.
The festival does not allow alcohol to drink and parking is available in various independent lots and garages in the area.