By Katie Moosbrugger

It’s going to be another great week full of festive holiday events happening around Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Burlington, and surrounding areas! All of these events (which include activities just for kids, light shows, crafts story times, tours, theatre shows, and more) can also all be found on our Event Calendar.

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Coming up this week ….

Dec. 17- 24, 2018

Especially for Kids
* Click here to see our list of places to see SANTA!

A Day at the North Pole at Salem Gymnastics, Winston-Salem (12/22 from 3 to 5 pm)
Breakfast with Santa at Graylyn, Winston-Salem (12/22 and 12/23)
Brunch Buffet with Santa, Kernersville (12/23 from 10 am to 2 pm)
Cookies with Mrs. Claus, Greensboro Children’s Museum (12/19 and 12/20)
Cookies with Santa, Stokes Family YMCA (12/17 at 6 pm)
Christmas Storytime at Bookmarks, Winston-Salem (12/19 and 12/22 at 10:30 am)
DIY Holiday Sticker Stories at Glenwood Library, Greensboro (12/22 from 2 to 5 pm)
Drop-in Gingerbread House Workshop at Kaleideum Downtown, Winston-Salem (12/22 from 10 am to 1 pm)
Elf Escape Room at McNairy, Greensboro (12/22 and 12/23)
Holiday Cookie Decorating, Crafts, and Games, Lewisville Library (12/17 at 4:30 pm)
Hot Chocolate & Cookies Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro Regency (12/21 from 3 to 5 pm)
Santa at the Biltmore Hotel, Greensboro (12/22 and 12/23)
Santa at the Flea Market, Winston-Salem (12/22 and 12/23)
Special Holiday Storytime and Costume Caroling, Winston-Salem (12/19 at 11 am)
Tea Light Snowmen at McGirt-Horton Branch Library, Greensboro (12/22 at 2:30 pm)
Visit with Santa at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, High Point (12/21 from 12 pm to 3 pm)
Visit with Santa at Mast General Store, Winston-Salem (12/20 and 12/23)
Winter Fest: Santa with Goats – Spring Haven Farm, Chapel Hill (12/22 and 12/23)

Music, Movies, Shows & Theater

5th Annual PTJO Holiday Concert at the Carolina Theatre, Greensboro (12/18 at 7:30 pm)
A Christmas Carol: Triad Stage at Hanesbrands Theatre, Winston-Salem (now through 12/23)
A Christmas Story at the Carolina Theatre, Greensboro (12/20 at 1 pm)
A Great Light: Christmas at Mercy Hill Church, Greensboro (12/20 – 12/24)
An Old Salem Christmas Carol, Winston-Salem (12/20 – 12/22)
Christmas in Connecticut at the Carolina Theatre, Greensboro (12/21 at 7:30 pm)
Handel’s Messiah, Winston-Salem Symphony (12/18 at 7:30 pm)
High Point Ballet-The Nutcracker, High Point Theatre (12/19 – 12/21)
Holiday Concert by North Davidson Chorus, North Davidson High School (12/17 at 7:30 pm)
Holiday Inn at the Carolina Theatre, Greensboro (12/22 at 7:30 pm)
Holidays with Camel City Jazz Orchestra, Winston-Salem (12/20 at 5:30 pm)
Home Alone at the Carolina Theatre, Greensboro (12/21)
It’s a Wonderful Life at the Carolina Theatre, Greensboro (12/22 at 1 and 7 pm)
Lowland Hum Christmas at the Carolina Theatre, Greensboro (12/18 at 8 pm)
Miracle on 34th Street at the Carolina Theatre, Greensboro (12/17 at 7 pm)
Miracle On 34th Street at Theatre Alliance, Winston-Salem (12/17 – 12/19)
Parkland High School Winter Choral Concert, Winston-Salem (12/18 at 7 pm)
RJ Reynolds Arts 2018 Holiday Showcase, Winston-Salem (12/18 at 7 pm)
Salem Band Holiday Concert, Winston-Salem (12/20 at 7:30 pm)
Songfarmers Holiday Singalong, Greensboro (12/18 at 7 pm)
Storytime with Mrs. Claus, Graham Public Library (12/21 at 4 pm)
The Muppet Christmas Carol at the Carolina Theatre, Greensboro (12/19 at 7 pm)
The Nutcracker- Land of the Sweets, High Point Theatre (12/22 at 11 am and 2 pm)
Yule Rock Out at the Theatre Alliance, Winston-Salem (12/21 – 12/23)

Outdoor Experiences & Light Displays
* Click here to see our directory Triad area light shows!

Christmas in the Park, Burlington (12/22 from 5 to 8 pm)
Country Christmas Train – Denton (now through 12/27 on select dates; check link for dates and times)
Downtown Mooresville Holiday Light Spectacular – Mooresville (nightly through 12/28)
Ice Skating at Kernersville Museum – Kernersville (now through 1/14; check link for times)
Ice Skating at Piedmont Winterfest – Greensboro (11/16 – 1/27)
McLaurin Farms Christmas Lights & Santa – Greensboro (now through 12/24; check link for dates and times)
NC Transportation Museum Polar Express Train Ride – Salisbury (Now through 12/27; check link for dates and times)
Tanglewood Festival of Lights – Clemmons (Now through 1/1/19)
The Polar Express™ Train Ride – Bryson City (Now through 12/31)
Tweetsie Christmas – Blowing Rock (now through 12/29; check link for dates and times)
Zootastic Park Wonderland of Lights – Troutman (now through 1/1/19)

Shopping Events

Community Stone Soup and Holiday Market, Greensboro (12/22 from 9 am to Noon)
Ladies Day Out: Shop & Hop, Burlington (12/22 from 1 to 5 pm)


A Victorian Christmas at Körner’s Folly – Kernersville (now through 1/5; 10 am to 5 pm)
Early Victorian Christmas at Blandwood Mansion – Greensboro (now through 12/30; 11 am to 4 pm)
Reynolda Tours: Christmas 1917, Winston-Salem (12/18)

Other Holiday Experiences

6th Annual Winston Salem Santa Fly-In, Winston-Salem (12/23 at 1:30 pm)
2018 Greensboro Winter Solstice, Greensboro (12/21 at 6 pm)
2018 Ugly Sweater Fun Run 5K, Greensboro (12/19 at 6:30 pm)
Christmas by Candlelight Guided Tours: A Baking We Go!, Old Salem (12/21 at 6:30 pm)
Christmas Carriage Rides, Downtown Wilkesboro (12/17-12/21)
Christmas for the City, Winston-Salem (12/20 at 7 pm)
Christmas in Oak Ridge (12/22 & 12/23)
Christmas with the Kringles, Ramseur (12/21, 12/22 and 12/23 from 3:30 to 8 pm)
Community Kwanzaa with April Turner, High Point Public Library (12/22 at 11 am)
Fireside Friday, Summerfield (12/21 from 5 to 8 pm)
Gingerbread House Night, Guilford College (12/18)
Holiday Expressions at Vance Chavis Library, Greensboro (12/22 from 1 to 5 pm)
Hopewell Moravian Christmas Lovefeast, Winston-Salem (12/23 at 7:30 pm)
Ice Skating at the Fairgrounds – Winston-Salem (select days Nov & Dec, check link for dates and times)
N.C. Chinese Lantern Festival, Cary (now through 1/13; closed Mondays except 12/24 and 12/31)
Salem Saturdays at Christmas, Old Salem (12/22)
Salem Night: Softly the Night is Sleeping, Old Salem (12/22 from 1 to 7 pm)
Tacky Sweater and Dirty Santa Party, Lewisville (12/21 from 12 – 7 pm)
Under the Mistletoe, Winston-Salem (12/23 from 7 to 10 pm)
Wacky Christmas Shirt Dance Party, Randolph-Asheboro YMCA (12/19 at 5:30 pm)

Check back next Monday to see what events will be happening next week!

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