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December Events in the Triad

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November 1 - December 30

Holidays at Reynolda

  • Historic Holidays Overnight Package at Graylyn
  • Family First: Holiday Tour and Card-making Workshop-Sunday, December 1, 2 p.m.
  • Wreath Decorating Classes Tuesday, December 3, 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Caroling Each Friday, December 6, 13, 20, 3 p.m.
  • Through the Years: Christmas at Reynolda Tuesdays at 2 p.m., December 3, 10 and 17
  • Two Evenings Only! A 1917 Christmas Tour Friday, December 6, Tours depart every half hour between 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, December 7, Tours depart every half hour between 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • A Christmas Memory-Sunday, December 15, 4 p.m.
  • Carolina Brass Holiday Pops Concert-Tuesday, December 10, 7 p.m.
  • Extended Holiday Shopping Hours in the Museum Store




November 15 - January 1

Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights

4061 Clemmons Rd. Clemmons, NC

Festival of Lights is open nightly, Friday, November 15th, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 from 6PM to 11PM, with the exception of Tuesday, December 31, when the show closes at 10PM. The Gift Shop closes at 11PM Sundays-Thursdays and at 12AM on Fridays and Saturdays, with the exception of Tuesday, December 31st when it closes at 10PM.

Thursdays-Sundays are very popular nights at Festival of Lights. During these nights, long lines and wait times should be expected. Weekends are especially busy and 4 hour wait times should be expected. Also, if visitors are not inside the park gate by 11PM, they may not get into the show before it closes.



November 15 - January 26

2019 Downtown in December - Piedmont Winterfest

LeBauer Park, Downtown Greensboro

Come skate with us! Outdoor ice skating and ice slide- all in LeBauer Park, in Downtown Greensboro!
Tuesday Night is Curling Night in Downtown Greensboro!



November 16 - December 28

Salem Saturdays at Christmas

Old Salem Museums & Garden 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem, NC
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The entire family will get into the Christmas spirit at the Salem Saturdays at Christmas event. It includes a stroll along Main Street, visit the decorated historic buildings, sit and chat by the fire.



November 16 - December 28

Old Salem Candlelight Tours

Old Salem Museums & Garden 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem, NC.

Grab a lantern and apron and get ready to join Old Salem Museums & Gardens for an interactive holiday experience. That includes helping to make Salem’s Christmas Putz (a collection of small buildings placed under the Christmas tree that represents the town of Salem).



November 22 - December 24

Christmas at Captain White's

213 S Main St, Graham, NC
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 8pm | Sundays: Closed

Celebrate the holidays with the gift of art! Paintings, pottery, glasswork, jewelry, decorations and more, provided by 125 local, regional and international artisans, can be found in the beautifully decorated Victorian home in Graham. This is an extraordinary, holiday shopping experience. In addition to great shopping, Graham Parks & Recreation’s ice skating rink will be on-site.



November 25 - April 17

Ice Skating / Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

Specials: No School Skate Days Return – when school is out we will be open from 11 am – 5 pm! Get on the ice and make some family memories this holiday season at the ice skating rink at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex.



November 29 - December 1

Craftsmen's Christmas Classic Arts & Crafts Festival

Greensboro Coliseum Complex 1921 W. Gate City Blvd Greensboro, NC 27403
Friday, November 29, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 30, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 1, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. There is something for every style, taste and budget with items from the most traditional to the most contemporary. This show is a winner of Sunshine Artist “200 Best” awards.



November 29 - December 22

Downtown Graham’s Ice Skating Rink

Downtown at Alamance Arts 213 S. Main Street, Graham, NC

Join Graham Recreation & Parks at Downtown Graham’s Ice Skating Rink for this 3-week event held annually in November and December! This event features an outdoor synthetic ice skating rink and multiple special events. Real ice skates are used on the synthetic ice. Skate rentals are free.



November 29 - January 4

Christmas at Körner’s Folly

Korner's Folly 413 South Main St. Kernersville, NC
Wednesdays – Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays: 1-5 p.m.

Körner’s Folly is transformed in the holidays with floor-to-ceiling garland, lights, live holiday music, and Christmas trees in nearly every room. Tours and special events promise visitors of all ages holiday cheer and an unforgettable experience!



November 29 - December 24

Triad Stage - 7th Annual A Christmas CAROL

Hanesbrands Theatre 209 N Spruce St. Winston Salem

By Charles Dickens, adapted by Preston Lane
Celebrate the season. Scrooge and the Spirits are headed back for a holiday ghost story of hope and redemption. One night changes everything as the shadows of his past give Ebenezer one last chance for a future. Thrill to the chills and give in to the joy of A Christmas Carol.



November 30 - December 1

Winston-Salem Symphony - A Carolina Christmas: The Gathering

R.J. Reynolds Auditorium - 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC
Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Symphony and Chorus are delighted to kick off the holiday with a festive celebration blending Appalachian harmonies with the sounds of the Season. Join us for a joyful concert featuring North Carolina’s Laurelyn Dossett (Polecat Creek), Joe Newberry (Big Medicine), Mike Compton (O Brother, Where Art Thou), and April Verch (April Verch Band). Listen for original songs including “String of Pearls” and “Redbird Lullaby,” as well as traditional Christmas tunes. And no Carolina Christmas is ever complete without a visit from Santa Claus and a holiday sing-along!



December 1

High Point Museum - 47th Annual Holiday Open House

1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point, NC
Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Santa visits 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The High Point Museum invites people of all ages to its annual Holiday Open House for a fun filled day of musical performances from local groups, arts and crafts, cookies and cider, historical demonstrations, and a visit from the one and only Santa Claus. All ages welcome to this drop-in event. FREE



December 1

Jamestown Christmas Parade

301 E. Main St., Jamestown, NC
Sunday 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The town of Jamestown welcomes you to enjoy the annual Jamestown Christmas Parade Sunday, December 1st at 3:00 pm!



December 1, 8, 15

4th Annual Camel City Craft Fair Holiday Markets

3800 Kimwell Drive, Winston Salem, NC
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

4th Annual Winter Market featuring 75 local and regional vendors selling handmade arts & crafts, antiques, repurposed, vintage, and food items! This winter we are presenting THREE markets leading up to the holidays. #shoplocal this holiday!! Free Entry & Parking



December 1 - 22

Triad Stage - It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

The Pyrle Theater - 232 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC

From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hacket, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling
From the film by Help an angel earn his wings. A 1940’s live radio broadcast re-imagines the classic story of George Bailey, a man ready to throw it all away before a stranger comes to show him how important he is. Be reminded that we all have a place and celebrate how wonderful life is for the holidays.



December 3, 10, 17, 31

Little Brother Brewing’s Run Club

Little Brother Brewing - 348 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC
Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Little Brother Brewing’s Run Club is for runners of all levels. Established March 13th, 2018, the club is meant for mental and physical wellness for all people interested in sweating and laughing more. There will be incentives for attendance as well as t-shirts and beer! The group meets every Tuesday night at 6 at Little Brother Brewing, 348 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC. Little Brother Brewing Running Club Incentives: 1.) Every 5 runs you get a $5.00 gift card 2.) After 10 runs you get an official Little Brother Brewing Run Club T-Shirt 3.) After 150 miles logged, you’ll get a celebration including a round of drinks for everyone participating in run club that day. 4.) After 250 miles logged, you’ll get a plaque and celebration.



December 6 - 7

From “Our House” to Yours: Home Décor & Holiday Gifts Craft Show

South Fork Park - 4403 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC
Friday, December 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join us at OUR HOUSE—the historic Transou Family farmhouse located in South Fork Park in Winston-Salem—for a unique selection of handcrafted holiday décor and Christmas gift items. See our decorating ideas and let us help you find the perfect gift for every person on your list! Saturday, December 7th, Santa and Mrs. Claus are flying down from the North Pole for a special visit from 11 am to 1 pm at the Cricket’s Nest Craft Shop! Santa is looking forward to hearing each child’s Christmas wishes and is bringing them a little treat.



December 6 - 7

Christmas at Bethabara

2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem, NC
Friday, December 6th 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 7th 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Downtown Arts District Association 1st Friday Artwalk, theme: "Look Forward, Travel Back." Triad Trolleys will take visitors from the Artwalk to the Gemeinhaus at Historic Bethabara Park to see the park lit up at night and experience the Gemeinhaus by candlelight.

The Gemeinhaus will be decorated for Christmas and open for candlelit tours while world-renowned violinist, Jennifer Curtis, from the International Contemporary Ensemble performs in the sanctuary. The Carolina Colonial Dancers will dance with their intricate colonial costuming inside the Brewer's House. Stuart, Bethabara's potter, will be creating Moravian pottery in the Potter's House. The Triad Woodcarvers will be there with their wares. We will have Christmas tree quilling and textile demonstrations in the Log House for visitors of all ages.

The Lovefeast is a traditional, Moravian, religious service put on by Bethabara Moravian Church. Because of the limited capacity of people we can legally accommodate in the sanctuary, we will be passing out (free) tickets to attend the service, first-come-first-served from the front door of the Gemeinhaus on the day of the event starting at 4:30 p.m.



December 6

Downtown in December & First Friday Downtown Greensboro - Festival of Lights

Center City Park & Elm Sreet, Greensboro, NC
Friday 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

What better way to celebrate First Friday than a kick-off to the holiday season?! The festival of lights has been a holiday tradition for more than 30 years. This year the festival will include all of the holiday favorites including the community sing, lighting of the community tree in Center City Park, and of course carolers and acoustic performances along Elm Street. You can find Santa in Hamburger Square and roast marshmallows too! Warm your hands at the warming stations and get your group holiday photo in the social photo booth! You’ll find plenty of delicious treats throughout downtown and don’t forget – finalize your shopping at one of the many downtown merchants who will be open late for Festival of Lights!



December 7

Downtown in December - Holiday Parade

Downtown Greensboro, NC
Saturday 12:00 p.m.

For four decades, the Greensboro Holiday Parade has brought bands, huge Macy-style balloons and the community together to enjoy holiday spirit! The Greensboro Holiday Parade has been a downtown tradition for over 40 years. The Parade features huge Macy’s style balloons and is the one of the few Parades in North Carolina to feature these great attractions which have been featured in countries such as Belgium, Israel, Mexico, and many other locations! The parade averages over 60,000 spectators who also enjoy professional floats, dance and drill teams, and the area’s best middle school, high school, and college bands as they march along the streets of downtown Greensboro.



December 7

Winston-Salem Jaycees Downtown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Downtown Winston-Salem, NC
Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Come to downtown Winston-Salem for the 29th Annual Winston-Salem Jaycees Holiday Parade. The parade features more than 90 entries with floats and marching bands among others.

The parade route starts on Fourth Street at Poplar Street, and then travels down Fourth Street to Liberty Street. The route turns right onto Liberty Street and continues to Corpening Plaza (Liberty and First Street).

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow the parade.



December 7 and 21

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Korner's Folly - 413 South Main St. Kernersville, NC
Saturday 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy the beautifully decorated house in the evening hours with live Christmas caroling, storytelling, and costumed guides stationed throughout the house. Meander through all 22 whimsically decorated rooms at your own pace and wrap up the evening with hot cider and Moravian cookies on the Porch.



December 8

Greensboro Beautiful Holiday Greenery Festival

Lewis Recreation Center, Greensboro, NC
Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

A limited number of wreaths, garland, poinsettias, and light balls and hand-crafted holiday gift ideas and home decor from local artisans will be available for purchase. This event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Greensboro Beautiful.



December 8, 14-15, 21-23

Downtown in December - Santa at the Biltmore Hotel

Biltmore Hotel - 111 W Washington St, Greensboro, NC
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit Santa Claus at the Biltmore Hotel as a part of Downtown in December. Please bring a camera to capture your visit with Santa. Visits with Santa are free of charge. Don’t forget to get your holiday shopping completed at our downtown merchants small business Saturday this weekend and every weekend before Christmas. Grab a bite to eat at a downtown restaurant.



December 14

Otis & Wawa's 4rd Annual SantaCon Bar Crawl

Stumble Stilskins - 202 W Market St, Greensboro, NC
Saturday 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for the 4th annual SantaCon fundraiser as a part of Downtown in December, presented by Otis & Wawa! Dress up in your favorite holiday costume or ugly sweater and bar crawl to many participating downtown businesses. Crawl includes specials at participating businesses, a Santa Hat, and an Event Koozie! Proceeds and donations will be given to the local non-profit organization, Future Fund GSO!