Club Announcements

CLTFC & Panthers To Host Annual Tree Lighting Festival Presented by Atrium Health


Get ready for the holiday season!

Charlotte FC and the Carolina Panthers are inviting all fans and their families to the Tree Lighting Festival, presented by Atrium Health, on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Bank of America Stadium.

All fans and families are invited to this year’s festival which includes activities for the entire family culminating with a new twist on the traditional tree lighting moment. The festival returns to the corner of Mint Street and Graham Street outside of Bank of America Stadium and will begin at 5 p.m. The event is free, but tickets are required to attend.

“We are so excited to bring the Carolinas together once again for our annual tree lighting ceremony at Bank of America Stadium.” said Nicole Tepper. “We have a few special surprises in store for everyone who attends. 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 staples at the festival include free hot cocoa, photo booths, letter writing and more. There will be stations set up for making fleece blankets with the TopCats and holiday cards for patients at Atrium Health Levine’s Levine Children’s Hospital.

“Atrium Health is proud to be a long-standing partner of Tepper Sports & Entertainment, the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte FC, and we are honored to serve as the presenting sponsor of the Tree Lighting Festival for the second year in a row,” said Ken Haynes, enterprise executive vice president 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.”

Charlotte FC x Panthers Festivities:

  • Festive light show at the corner of Mint & Graham Streets.
  • Appearances by Sir Minty, Sir Purr,TopCats, and Santa.
  • Holiday card station for patients at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital.
  • Fleece blanket making station with the TopCats to benefit Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital patients.
  • Free hot cocoa, with additional food and drinks also available for purchase from your favorite local food vendors.
  • First 1,000 attendees to receive free glow wands.

The NFL Clear Bag Policy will be in place during the event. Transparent, plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” will be allowed after inspection.

No alcohol is permitted at the festival and parking is available at various independent lots and garages in the area.