Kids love to play with toys. And when some of us get older, cars become the most exciting toys. Enter the Charlotte International Auto Show. With over $40 million worth of cars on display, this show will be sure to please automobile enthusiasts. Don't think the real kids will be bored while you're checking out the 500 plus vehicles; there are plenty of activities for them too, including a visit from Santa Claus and the chance to meet local team mascots. Noon - 10 p.m. $8. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. 704-364-1078. www.charlotteautoshow.com.