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Marriott International

December 03, 2013 17:31 ET

Captivating Holiday Events Easily Accessed From Downtown Hotel in Charlotte, NC

Celebrate the Holiday Season With Charlotte Marriott City Center

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - Discover holiday fun in Charlotte, NC with captivating events and heart-warming adventures that will bring new life to traditional holiday fun.

Igniting the holidays with the warmth of downtown city lights, the bustling of Charlotte shoppers, an array of fun things to do and budget-friendly hotel deals, those making their way to the Charlotte Marriott City Center can create family fun, a romantic getaway or a shopping extravaganza this holiday season.

The romantic glow of holiday lights can be found throughout Charlotte, starting with one of the largest holiday light shows in the United States at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. With the comforts of a full-service hotel and discounted rates, Charlotte, NC visitors can create an exciting weekend or start fun holiday traditions with a vacation that includes this spectacular display or any of the many other events included on a seemingly endless list of holiday sights and sounds. Featuring over three million lights and more than 800 LED light displays, the speedway adventure weaves guests through the infield of the 1.5 mile track and complements the experience with a Christmas Village that includes a realistic depiction of Bethlehem, a Festival of Trees, photos with Santa, movie night, ice skating, food and music.

Lights, lights and more lights! Christmas Town USA is the seasonal name for nearby McAdenville, a small mill town that each year transforms into a magnificent holiday display. Whether taking in the Annual Christmas Town Festival Dec. 2-13 or simply driving through the festive streets, visitors are quickly instilled with a warm awe of the holiday season.

For those impassioned with the winter sport of ice skating and/or NASCAR, Holiday on Ice provides 7,000 square feet of ice for the enjoyment of skaters regardless of skill level. Located on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza in the heart of Charlotte, discount combo tickets are available that include skating and admission to the Hall of Fame.

Fun vacation packages from the Charlotte Marriott City Center make it easy to create a getaway and discover the beauty of the season while enjoying the hotel's spacious guest accommodations and onsite restaurants. The downtown Charlotte hotel's amenities also include 24-hour fitness center privileges and access to its impressive heated indoor pool and whirlpool, a great place to relax with friends and family.

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About the Charlotte Marriott City Center

The Charlotte Marriott City Center welcomes guests with a variety of graciously appointed guest rooms and hotel suites in the heart of the city's vibrant downtown. Conveniently located near Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Bank of America Stadium and Time Warner Cable Arena, guests also enjoy easy access to some of the area's finest restaurants and night life. On-site dining includes the popular Savannah Red Restaurant and Wine Bar, Cutter's Cigar Bar and Champions Sports Bar. Boasting 20,000 square feet of flexible, high-tech event space, the hotel's venues are ideal for hosting inspirational corporate gatherings and elegant social events.

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