Charlotte Pride has grown year after year at a remarkable rate, quickly becoming one of the city’s largest festivals. A study commissioned by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) found that the 2014 festival and parade added over $7.75 million in total economic impact from out-of-town visitors, including just shy of $2.5 million in labor income.
’Tis the season to be jolly, hang the wreath and string the holly. Or, it could be one that is observed by lighting candles, spinning a dreidle (a top-like object which is used as a game) and eating latkes (potato pancakes). Whatever your spiritual beliefs are, there is a cornucopia of options available to make the winter holiday season be one filled with hope and joy.