By Rachel Hoeing

Plan some fun for your family as you celebrate the holidays in December! In case you missed our previous posts, we are highlighting special holiday events on Mondays from now until New Year’s Day. Visit our website every Monday 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

Coming up this week ….

Dec. 12 – Dec. 18, 2016

Especially for Kids

Breakfast with Santa at K&W – Hanes Mill Rd & Healy Dr, Winston-Salem
Brunch with Santa and Bolt – BB&T Field, Winston-Salem
Christmas Event with Santa Cliff – Little Blank Canvas, High Point
Holiday Family Night – Chick-Fil-A Peace Haven, Winston-Salem
Holiday Kids Club – LeBauer Park, Greensboro
Kids Christmas Paint Party – Bless Your Heart Wine & Art, Kernersville
Magical Holiday Train Story Time – Chick-Fil-A at Guilford College, Greensboro
Paper Moravian Stars Art Class – Center for Visual Artists, Greensboro
Santa’s Sleigh Is on Its Way Storytime – all Triad Barnes & Noble stores
Saturdays with St. Nicholas – Old Salem in Winston-Salem

Music, Theater & Shows
A Christmas Carol – Hanesbrands Theatre, Winston-Salem
A Christmas Carol- The Broadway Musical – High Point Theatre, High Point
A Christmas Memory – Reynolda House, Winston-Salem
A Christmas to Remember – Antioch Christian Church, Winston-Salem
Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity – Triad Stage, Greensboro
Christmas in Connecticut Movie – Cultural Arts Center – Yadkinville
Elf Movie – Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
Ella Bella Ballerina & The Nutcracker – Paramount Theatre, Burlington
FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concert – Coliseum Complex, Greensboro
Greensboro Ballet’s The Nutcracker – Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
Greensboro Youth Chorus – St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Greensboro
Handel’s Messiah – Cultural Arts Center, Yadkinville
Handel’s Messiah: Winston-Salem Symphony – Centenary United Methodist Church, Winston-Salem
It’s A Wonderful Life – Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
Macy’s Yes, Virginia The Musical – Arts Council Theatre, Winston-Salem
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Movie – Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
Noontime Organ Recital – James A Gray Auditorium, Old Salem
Piedmont Wind Symphony and The Wailers: A Caribbean Christmas – LJVM Coliseum, Winston-Salem
Stagelights Fall Cabaret – Congressional United Church, Greensboro
UNCSA’s The Nutcracker – Stevens Center, Winston-Salem
White Christmas Family Friendly MusicalTheatre Alliance, Winston-Salem
White Christmas Movie – Carolina Theatre, Greensboro

Outdoor Experiences & Light Displays

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – The Children’s Home, Winston-Salem
Christmas Tree Tradition at Millstone – Millstone Creek Orchard, Ramseur
Community Christmas Celebration – High Point University, High Point
Country Christmas Train – Denton Farmpark, Denton
Holidays at the GardenDaniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont
Holiday Movies at Millstone – Millstone Creek Orchard, Ramseur
Oak View Christmas Celebration – Oak View Baptist Church, High Point
Piedmont Winterfest Ice Skating – Downtown Greensboro
Pilot Mountain Christmas – Pilot Mountain
Speedway Christmas – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord

Tanglewood Festival of Lights – Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
The Polar Express – Bryson City
The Polar Express Train Ride – NC Transportation Museum, Spencer
Zootastic Park’s Christmas Wonderland of Lights – Zootastic, Troutman

Shopping Events
Annual Christmas Store – Plaza 66, Kernersville
Deck the Halls – Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem
Holiday Legging Giveaway – Mainstream Boutique, Winston-Salem
Krankies Craft Fair – Innovation Quarter, Winston-Salem


A 1917 ChristmasReynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem
A Victorian Christmas– Korner’s Folly, Kernersville
Christmas Candelight Tours – Körner’s Folly, Kernersville
Self-Guided Holiday Tours – Old Salem, Winston-Salem

Other Holiday Experiences

2016 National Gingerbread House Competition Display – Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville
Adult Cooking Class: Sugar Cookie Decorating – Greensboro Children’s Museum, Greensboro
Christmas at Reynolds – RJ Reynolds Auditorium, Winston-Salem
Girls’ Night Out Christmas Party with Forsyth Woman Magazine – Historic Broyhill, Clemmons
Greensboro Ballet: Tea with Clara – Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
Holiday Tea featuring The Nutcracker – O Henry Hotel, Greensboro
Jingle Jog 5K – High Point
Journey Through Bethlehem – Calvary Baptist Church, Winston-Salem
Piedmont Songbag: 36th Annual Christmas Song & Comedy Gala – Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
RAHliday Party 2016 – Reynolda House, Winston-Salem


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.