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Show Location

The Park Expo and Conference Center
800 Briar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28205


You can find directions by clicking here.


General Parking: $8 at the gate. Cash only.
Valet Parking:  $20. Cash only.

The parking lots at The Park Expo will open two hours prior to the show each day for attendees.

There are more than 4,000 parking spots at and immediately adjacent to The Park Expo & Conference Center, but they tend to fill up quickly. Lots at The Park, plus Bojangles Coliseum, Ovens Arena, Green Something Hotel, and even the nearby elementary school (weekends only), all open at 8am each day. Come early for the most convenient parking! Look for free golf cart shuttles being run by the Shriner’s to whisk you from your car to the door—grab a seat if you spot one!


Avoid the long lines and park for free on Saturday, November 10th and Saturday, November 17th! Guests can park for free on both Saturdays of the show at the old Eastland Mall parking lot. Complimentary shuttles will take guests to and from the show from 9:30am-9:30pm.

Eastland Mall is located at 5471 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28212.


Avoid the hassle of parking and take Lyft! Lyft drivers will access the Park Expo & Conference Area through a dedicated lane for Lyft and Shuttle Buses. Representatives from Lyft will greet you at a dedicated drop-off point very near the front door! Talk about convenience! Lyft is a great way to get to and from the show this year! Plus, Use Code SOCHRISTMASSHOW for $10 in FREE Ride Credit (new users only).