By Katie Moosbrugger

It’s shaping up to be a busy holiday season! In case you missed our previous posts, we will be 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 ….

Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, 2016

Especially for Kids

Letters from Santa – Triad wide
Supper & Santa – Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
The Night Before Christmas Puppet Show – Körner’s Folly in Kernersville
The Polar Express Pajama Storytime – Triad Barnes & Noble stores
Christmas on the PlazaYadkin Cultural Arts Center
Saturdays with St. Nicholas – Old Salem in Winston-Salem
Claus for a Cause: Pictures with Santa and his Hot Rod – The Winston Cup Museum in Winston-Salem
How the Grinch Stole Christmas storytimes – Triad Barnes & Noble stores
Holiday Parade Fun – Greensboro Historical Museum
Christmas with the Curly Fries – Graham Public Library
Toys for Tots Santa Picture Event – Bermuda Run Clubhouse in Advance
Holiday Tea featuring the Nutcracker – O’Henry Hotel in Greensboro
Breakfast with Santa – City of Lexington Parks & Rec Department
Kids Morning Out – Historic Bethabara Park in Winston-Salem (visit the Forsyth Family magazine table between 10 am and Noon!)
Visit with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus – Mast General Store in Winston-Salem

Music, Theater & Shows

A Christmas Carol – Triad Stage in Winston-Salem
Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity – Triad Stage in Greensboro
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical – LJVM in Winston-Salem
NC Brass Band: Christmas Wrapped in Brass – Carolina Theatre in Greensboro
A Celebration of Light – McCrary Theatre at Elon University
The Glory & Majesty of Christmas – High Point Theatre
Rejoice!Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in Yadkinville
A Tuna ChristmasStarr Theater in Greensboro
Black NativityArts Council Theatre in Winston-Salem
Christmas at the CarolinaCarolina Theatre in Greensboro
Marimba Christmas – Trinity Church in Greensboro
Greensboro Youth Jazz Ensemble – West Wing, J. Galyon Depot, 236 W. Washington St., Greensboro

Holiday Light Displays
Tanglewood Festival of Lights – Tanglewood Park in Clemmons
Holidays at the GardenDaniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Pilot Mountain Christmas – Pilot Mountain
Zootastic Park’s Christmas Wonderland of Lights – Troutman, NC
Speedway Christmas – Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC
Express Clydesdales at Greensboro Festival of Lights & Holiday Parade – Greensboro
28th Annual Festival of Lights – Downtown Greensboro
Lanes of Light Holiday Display – Twin Lakes Community in Burlington
Country Christmas Train – Denton
Light Up the Night Luminary Event – Oak Ridge Town Park

Parades & Tree Lightings

Randleman Christmas Parade – Downtown Randleman
Asheboro Christmas Parade – Downtown Asheboro
Mebane Christmas Parade – Downtown Mebane
Graham Christmas Parade – Downtown Graham
Yadkinville Christmas Parade – Downtown Yadkinville
Greensboro Holiday Parade – Downtown Greensboro
Walkertown Christmas Parade – Downtown Walkertown
Dobson Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting – Dobson Square Park
Liberty Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting – Downtown Liberty
Winston-Salem Jaycees Holiday Parade – Downtown Winston-Salem
Pilot Mountain Christmas Parade – Main Street in Pilot Mountain
Kernersville Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Kernersville
Rural Hall Christmas Parade – Downtown Rural Hall
Jamestown Christmas Parade – Downtown Jamestown

Shopping Events

Holiday Open House at Ace Hardware – Winston-Salem
Annual Christmas Store – Plaza 66 in Kernersville
Reynolda Gardens Holiday Plant Sale – Winston-Salem
Greensboro Beautiful Holiday Silent Auction – Downtown Greensboro
Kim Taylor & Co’s Holiday Open House – Winston-Salem
Deck the Halls Preview Night – Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem
12th Annual Festival of Trees – The Hotel Concord in Concord
Holiday Sip & Shop at Glass Door Salon – Winston-Salem
Christmas Treasures SaleClemmons Moravian Church
Holiday Craft Bazaar – Oakview Recreation Center in High Point
6th Annual Lark Artists Handmade Holiday Art Show – Worth Event Centre in Asheboro
St. Francis Annual Holiday Market – St. Francis Day School in Greensboro
Winterfest Holiday Market – Caleb’s Creek Elementary School in Kernersville
Holiday Community Shopping Event – Ten Thousand Villages in Greensboro
Hops & Shop – Foothills Brewery in Winston-Salem
Holiday Greenery Festival – Lewis Center Recreation Center in Greensboro
Iron Gate Winery Christmas Open House and Food Drive – Mebane
Christmas Open House – Cupcake Cuties Cafe & Bakery in Wallburg


A Victorian Christmas at Körner’s Folly – Kernersville
Self-Guided Holiday Tours – Old Salem in Winston-Salem
Journey to Bethlehem: A Drive Through Nativity – Faith Community Chapel in Thomasville


Other Holiday Experiences

2016 National Gingerbread House Competition Display – Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville
The Polar Express – Bryson City
99.5 WMAG Brenner Children’s Hospital Radiothon – Triad Wide
Disney on Ice – Greensboro Coliseum
Eggnog Jog 5K – Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC
Candle Tea – Old Salem in Winston-Salem
Preservation Greensboro Holiday Party at Blandwood Mansion – Greensboro
Christmas Tree Tradition at Millstone – Millstone Creek Orchard in Ramseur
Twin City Santa’s Miracle on 5th Street – Millennium Center in Winston-Salem
New Hope Valley Holiday Santa Train, New Hope Valley Railway in New Hill, NC
The Polar Express Train Ride – NC Transportation Museum in Spencer
Christmas in Farmington – Farmington Community Center
Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays – Union Grove Baptist Church in Lexington
A Bethabara Christmas – Historic Bethabara Park in Winston-Salem
Candle Dipping in the Historical Park – High Point Museum
Twelfth Night: A Colonial Christmas Celebration – Alamance Battleground State Historic Site in Burlington
Holiday Movies at Millstone – Millstone Creek Orchard in Ramseur
WBFJ Ice Skating – Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Piedmont Winterfest Ice Skating – Downtown Greensboro
High Point Museum Holiday Open House – High Point
Moravian Love FeastElon Community Church
Holiday Open House at Dress for Success – Downtown Winston-Salem
Winter Waterfall Wonderland – Living Waterscapes in Colfax
The Mistletoe Half Marathon, 5K, and Fun Run – William G White YMCA 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.