2018 Show Information


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, Golden Green 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!

Handicapped Parking

Customers must inform the parking ticket seller that they need or would like handicapped parking.  After paying for parking, the seller will then give instructions on how to get to the  handicapped parking area.  To insure your parking, the customer must hang their handicapped plaquard from the mirror or notify the seller that the vehicle has a permanent handicapped parking tag.  


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 7:00am-9:30pm (Saturday only).

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 at the show! 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).