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‘Tis the season: 20 gorgeous holiday light displays you can find in Charlotte

In search of the greatest Christmas light displays around Charlotte to get into the holiday spirit? There are so many lights to see, between private residences, professional exhibitions and even town-sponsored events. Many families put so much time, creativity, money and Christmas spirit into their creations — some of them even synchronize holiday music with their light displays. Hear the…

Where to find the best hot chocolate in Charlotte, whether you prefer traditional or spiked

There is nothing like a cup of hot chocolate to warm you up as the winter weather rolls in. Whether you prefer a mug that’s bittersweet or indulgently rich, you can find delicious hot chocolate orders at the following spots this season: Amelie’s Various locations. $3.50 for a 12 oz. cup.  Listed in French as “Chaud Chocolat,” this hot chocolate…

12 local fall drinks that aren’t a pumpkin spice latte (and are probably better)

‘OMG. It tastes exactly like pumpkin pie.’ Each year, droves of scarf-wearing Charlotteans line up to grab this artificial concoction that is the pumpkin spice latte. I find it to be a weird, fascinating phenomenon: millions of people, driving to work, drinking a coffee-vegetable smoothie with enough sugar to challenge Bojangles’ syrupy sweet tea to a cavity-creating contest (16-oz. versions both…