By Rachel Hoeing

It has already begun … Santa, sleigh bells, twinkling lights, and Rudolph! Every year our readers are looking for any and every way they can get their families in the holiday spirit. This year, our team decided that in addition to our Event Calendar page, we would highlight special events on Mondays from now until New Year’s Day!

Every Monday, visit our website to see events happening in our area to celebrate the holidays. In addition, we have included holiday events in surrounding NC areas that you may wish to turn into a day trip adventure! Many activities below also offer the opportunity for you to see Santa, or have your photo taken, so be sure to click on the link to see when he might be visiting!

  • Sign up for our free newsletter HERE so you get these reminders each week.
  • Like our FB fan page here & click “like” and “see first” to stay in the know.
  • If you have events to add, email

Check back next week for even more exciting events!

Coming up this week ….


Nov. 14 – 20, 2016

Arts, Crafts & Cooking (Make and Do)
Mrs. Pumpkin’s Annual Gingerbread House Event – Mrs Pumpkin’s Bakery-Deli, Winston-Salem
Family Class: At the Kids Table –  Greensboro Children’s Museum

Music & Theater
10th Annual Rumi by Candlelight – Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Greensboro
A Christmas Carol – Hanesbrands Theatre, Winston-Salem
Amahl and the Night Visitors – UNCG Auditorium, Greensboro
Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity – Triad Stage, Greensboro
Bethabara Concert Band – Holiday Concert – Maple Springs UMC, Winston-Salem
Christmas Belles – Stained Glass Playhouse, Winston-Salem
Miracle on 34th Street Production – High Point Theatre, High Point
North Carolina Harp Ensemble Holiday Concert – James A Gray Auditorium, Old Salem
The Texas Tenors: Back for the Holidays – Westover Church, Greensboro
The Velveteen Rabbit – Kernersville Little Theatre, Kernersville

Outdoor Experiences & Light Displays
5th Annual Roll & Stroll – Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
Holidays at the Garden – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont
Lighting of the Green – Gibsonville
Piedmont Winterfest Ice Skating – LeBauer Park, Greensboro
Speedway Christmas – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord
Summerfield Christmas Tree Lighting – Athletic Park, Summerfield
Tanglewood Festival of Lights – Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
The Polar Express Train Ride – Bryson City
The Polar Express Train Ride – Spencer
The Train to Christmas Town – Gastonia

70th Annual Burlington Christmas Parade – Burlington
Holiday Festival Parade – High Point
Hometown Christmas Parade – Mocksville
Thomasville Christmas Parade – Thomasville

Shopping Events
53rd Craft Fair – Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem
Christmas Boutique – Gospel Baptist Church, Greensboro
HangUps Holiday Open House – HangUps, High Point
Holiday Open House at The Market – Summerfield Farms, Summerfield
Holiday Toy and Clothing Consignment Sale – Clemmons Civic Club, Clemmons
Kingswood Bazaar – Kingswood UMC, Rural Hall
Reynolda Village Holiday Stroll  – Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem
Whimsical Women Fall Craft Show – Pfafftown
Winter Wonderland Holiday Craft Show –  Arts and Comunity Center, Mebane

Christmas by Candlelight Guided Tours – Old Salem
Self-Guided Holiday Tours – Old Salem

Other Holiday Experiences
Downtown Thomasville Light Up The Holidays Event – Thomasville
Festival of Lights Golf Tournament – Tanglewood Park, Winston-Salem
Holiday Hometown Celebration – Downtown Mebane
Paws in the Park – Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
Reynolda Village Holiday Stroll  – Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem
Thanksgiving Storytime – All Triad Barnes & Noble stores
Turkey Derby 5K – Bermuda Run Country Club, Advance

  • Visit our Event Calendar page for even more events! Check back next Monday to see what events will be happening next week. Don’t forget that the light shows and parades are also listed here if you want to plan further ahead.