By Katie Moosbrugger

It’s another busy week for holiday events in the Triad! In case you missed our previous posts, we are highlighting special holiday 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!

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Coming up this week ….

Dec. 5 – Dec. 11, 2016

Especially for Kids

Breakfast with Santa – William G. White YMCA in Winston-Salem
Breakfast with Santa at Village Tavern – Hanes Mall Blvd in Winston-Salem
Elf Tea Party – Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
Festive Family Friday with Santa – SciWorks in Winston-Salem
Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball – Triad area Barnes & Noble stores
Holiday Tea featuring the Nutcracker – O’Henry Hotel in Greensboro
Hot Cocoa with Santa – West Market Street United Methodist Church in Greensboro
Kids Night Out (Christmas Edition) – Little Blank Canvas in High Point
Letters to Santa – UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem

The Night Before Christmas Puppet Show – Körner’s Folly in Kernersville
Pictures with Santa – Greensboro Children’s Museum
Photos with Santa – Chick-fil-A on Peacehaven Road in Winston-Salem
Polar Express – Maple Springs Methodist Church in Winston-Salem

Saturdays with St. Nicholas – Old Salem in Winston-Salem
Snowflake Festival – Snow Camp, NC
Visit with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus – Mast General Store in Winston-Salem

Music, Theater & Shows

82nd Airborne Band: Sharing Holiday TraditionsHigh Point Theatre
A Christmas Carol – Triad Stage in Winston-Salem
Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity – Triad Stage in Greensboro
Black NativityArts Council Theatre in Winston-Salem
Dance Center of Greensboro: The Nutcracker
High Point Theatre
FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concerts  – Williams High School Auditorium in Burlington
Greensboro Ballet’s The Nutcracker – Carolina Theatre in Greensboro
Greensboro Ballet’s The Nutcracker Gala Performance
– Carolina Theatre in Greensboro
Holiday Pops Concert: Carolina Brass  – Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem
Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra: Holiday Concert
– Carolina Theatre in Greensboro
Rejoice!Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in Yadkinville
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Greensboro Coliseum
UNCSA Cantata Singers Home Moravian Church in Winston-Salem
UNCSA’s The Nutcracker – Stevens Center in Winston-Salem
White Christmas Family Friendly MusicalWinston-Salem Theatre Alliance

Holiday Light Displays

Country Christmas Train – Denton
Holidays at the GardenDaniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Pilot Mountain Christmas – Pilot Mountain
Speedway Christmas – Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC

Tanglewood Festival of Lights – Tanglewood Park in Clemmons
Zootastic Park’s Christmas Wonderland of Lights – Troutman, NC

Holiday Parades

Advance Christmas ParadeShady Grove Elementary School in Advance
Elkin/Jonesville Christmas ParadeJonesville

Gibsonville Christmas Parade
– Downtown Gibsonville
Lewisville Christmas Parade
– Shallowford Square in Lewisville
Ramseur Christmas Parade
– Downtown Ramseur
Uptown Lexington Christmas Parade – Uptown Lexington

Shopping Events

7th Annual Boutique – Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem
Annual Christmas Store – Plaza 66 in Kernersville
Boutique: Girls Night Out – Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem
December Warehouse Sale from Bargain Chicks – Greensboro
Deck the Halls – Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem
Greensboro Beautiful Holiday Silent Auction – Downtown Greensboro
Holiday Craft Market on the Greens – Downtown Gibsonville

Holiday Open House – Gifts & Paper on Plaza in Winston-Salem
Holly Hop at the Factory – Renew Boutique & Décor in Kernersville
Santa at Mainstream Boutique – Winston-Salem


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

Other Holiday Experiences

2016 National Gingerbread House Competition Display – Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville
A Kernersville Yuletide – Downtown Kernersville
Anniversary Love Feast – St. Philips African Moravian Church in Old Salem
A Victorian Christmas – Körner’s Folly in Kernersville
Brenner Children’s Hospital Toy Run – Greensboro Harley Davidson

Candle Tea – Old Salem in Winston-Salem
Christmas Candelight Tours – Körner’s Folly in Kernersville

Christmas Tree Tradition at Millstone – Millstone Creek Orchard in Ramseur
FOX8 Gifts for Kids Night – LJVM Coliseum in Winston-Salem
Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays – Westover Church in Greensboro
Holiday Homes Tour 2016 – Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem
Holiday Magic: A Dickens Christmas – Downtown Burlington
Holiday Movies at Millstone – Millstone Creek Orchard in Ramseur

New Hope Valley Holiday Santa Train, New Hope Valley Railway in New Hill, NC
Piedmont Winterfest Ice Skating – Downtown Greensboro
Running of the Balls
– Sunset Hills in Greensboro
Salem Christmas – Historic Town of Salem (Old Salem) in Winston-Salem
The Polar Express – Bryson City
The Polar Express Train Ride – NC Transportation Museum in Spencer
We Believe: Santa 5K Trail Run – U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte
Wreath Decorating Workshop – Reynolda Gardens in 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.