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A Fancy Christmas Eve in Charlotte

December 20th, 2013 by Charlotte Living

Charlotte NC NightlifeThis Christmas Eve in Charlotte is an adult evening. This sudden leap into a real grown-up Christmas has me humming as I put the sprinkles on bourbon fudge truffles instead of convincing my children not to eat the sugar cookie dough. I am looking forward to welcoming my family into my home without being exhausted from trying to shop for the elusive video game, Barbie accessories or perfect outfit. Squeals and running will be at a minimum Christmas morning and my ears are already looking forward to the missing mayhem. My children are all very near being grown-up and this Charlotte Christmas Eve will be at a very grown-up restaurant with very grown-up delicious, fancy food with fancy waiters and fancy beverages. Now, where to go? Charlotte has many fine restaurants open offering a wonderful atmosphere and delicious food on the evening before THE birthday.

Villa Antonio offers a great Italian feast in an elegant atmosphere. Villa Antonio will be closed for lunch, but opening for dinner at an early 4:00pm. The fanciness of Villa Antonio includes chilled forks and plates for your salad. I DO enjoy the fancy at Villa Antonio! Live entertainment will include a talented piano player, and later in the evening a live disc jockey.

McCormick and Schmick’s is open Christmas Eve for a sumptuous seafood supper in Charlotte! My favorite is the pecan-encrusted trout, but the butternut risotto on the side is just as delicious as the fish cooked to perfection! Fish seems appropriate fare for Christmas Eve! Fish. Jesus. It fits!

Ruths Chris Steakhouse is an upscale experience sure to satisfy on Christmas Eve. Ruth’s Chris will be open Christmas Eve 4-9pm. Steak and Lobster and a spinach salad with warm bacon dressing sounds delicious and like a very adult meal! If you still have to entertain the little humans on Christmas Eve, Ruth’s Chris does offer a Children’s Christmas Menu that includes chicken fingers and French fries.

The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge offers WHITE GLOVE service on Christmas Eve. Oh my! VERY fancy! The Winter Social Package will include hors d’ oeuvres, three-course plated dinner and complimentary bartender service. I feel very cosmopolitan already!

Adults in Charlotte have a variety of wonderful, upscale restaurants to enjoy the peace of Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas Charlotte!


Donna Johnston has been a full-time REALTOR® in the metropolitan Charlotte area since 1999. Her primary focus is helping her clients find attractive real estate opportunities throughout the communities of Charlotte including SouthPark, Ballantyne, Myers Park, Dilworth, Downtown, Uptown, Lake Wylie and Weddington.

Backed by RE/MAX Executive Realty, Donna is one of six top producing agents who comprise Charlotte Premier Realty Partners, a group of seasoned real estate professionals who posses vast knowledge of the Greater Charlotte home market.

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