By Rachel Hoeing

Welcome to another edition of our weekly holiday event blog! In addition to our Event Calendar page, we have been highlighting special Triad holiday events on Mondays, and will continue until New Year’s Day! Want to find some holiday fun in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Burlington, and surrounding areas? Look no further for holiday shopping events, Chanukah celebrations, Santa visits, light shows, Christmas crafts, holiday story times, candle tours, theater shows, and more! (Kwanzaa celebrations begin Dec. 26th, so stay tuned!)

Every Monday, visit our website to see events happening in our Triad area (any beyond!) to celebrate the holidays.

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Coming up this week ….


Dec. 11 – 17, 2017

Especially for Kids
A Special Day with St. Nicholas, Old Salem *especially for kids with special needs
Breakfast with Santa, Central Recreation Center, Thomasville
Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-A at Wendover, Greensboro
Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-A on Peace Haven, Winston-Salem
Breakfast with Santa at Graylyn Estate, Winston-Salem
Breakfast with Santa at K&W, Healy Dr & Hanes Mall Blvd, Winston-Salem
Breakfast with Santa at Thataways Youth Center, Burlington
Children’s Christmas Lovefeast & Candle Service, New Philadelphia Moravian, W-S
Christmas fun with Santa Cliff, Little Blank Canvas, High Point
Christmas Party at Blue Ribbon Pony Farm, Asheboro
Christmas with the Kringles, Millstone Creek Orchards, Ramseur
Cookies with Santa at Children’s Museum of Alamance County, Graham
December Family Night at CFA Peace Haven, Winston-Salem
December Family Night at Chick-fil-A, Clemmons
Dine with Santa, Stokely’s BBQ, Burlington
Hanukkah Tales, Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, Greensboro
Holiday Crafternoon, Glenn McNairy Branch, Greensboro
Holiday Parent’s Night Out, Wonderland Studios, Summerfield
Kid’s Christmas Cookie Night, Midtown Cafe & Dessertery, Winston-Salem
Magical Holiday Train, Chick-fil-A at Guilford College, Greensboro
Mast General Store Photos with Santa, Winston-Salem
Origami Holiday Ornaments, May Memorial Library, Burlington
Pictures with Santa at Smith Senior Center, Greensboro
Pictures with Santa in LeBauer Park, Greensboro
Preschool Story Time – Reindeer Shapes, Randleman Public Library
Santa Claus at the Biltmore Hotel, Greensboro
Santa Comes to Beech Mountain, Beech Mountain
Santa is Coming to East Coast Wings + Grill, Burlington
Santa is Coming to East Coast Wings + Grill, Country Club Rd, Winston-Salem
Selfies with Santa, Antique Market Place, Greensboro
The Polar Express Train Ride – Bryson City
The Polar Express Train Ride – NC Transportation Museum, Spencer
Visit with Santa, Randleman Public Library
Visit with St. Nicholas in Salem, Old Salem
Winter Camp at YMCA Camp Hanes, King
YMCA Camp Weaver Mini Winter Camp, Greensboro
Yuletide Yoga Class, Wonderland Studious, Summerfield

* Click here to see our directory of “Where to See Santa in the Triad!”


Music, Movies, Shows & Theater
A Bluegrass Christmas, Asheboro Library
A Charlie Brown Christmas, Salem Elberson Fine Arts Center, W-S
A Christmas Carol by Triad Stage, Hanesbrands Theatre, Winston-Salem
A Christmas Carol: The Broadway Musical, High Point Theatre
An Appalachian Christmas, Ardmore Baptist Church, Winston-Salem
Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity, Triad Stage, Greensboro
Bel Canto: Don We Now Concert, Christ UMC, Greensboro
Bel Canto Company Don We Now, Family Matinee, Page High School, Greensboro
Candlelight Carol Sing, Calvary Baptist Church, Winston-Salem
Casting Crowns + for King & Country: A Glorious Christmas, Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Celtic Christmas with CandelFirth, Muddy Creek Cafe, Winston-Salem
Cherish the Ladies: Celtic Christmas, Van Dyke Performance Space, Greensboro
Christmas in The Crown: Holiday Inn, Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
Christmas with Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra, Westminster Presbyterian, Greensboro
Classic Movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Yadkin Cultural Arts Center
Duets Concert: Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, Studio 1, Burlington
FCDS Lower School Holiday Performance, Forsyth Country Day School, Lewisville
Fox 8 Holiday Concert: Winston-Salem, LJVM Coliseum
Greensboro Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro Youth Chorus, St. Francis Episcopal Church, Greensboro
Happy Holidays with Dee Dee Bridgewater, R. J. Reynolds Auditorium, W-S
It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Arts Council Theatre, Winston-Salem
Movie: Elf, Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life, Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
Movie: White Christmas, Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
Retro Cinema: Winter Classics, Movie Tavern Four Seasons Station, Greensboro
Tannenberg Organ Recital Series, Old Salem
The Christmas Shoes Ballet, Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet, Greensboro
The Journey: The Life of Jesus through the eyes of a Child, YMCA, Thomasville
The Polar Express Movie, Earle Theater, Mount Airy
The Real Christmas Story Live Nativity, Life Community Church, Jamestown
The Wonder of Christmas Cantata, Tabernacle UMC, Greensboro
Tuna Christmas Holiday Comedy, Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
UNCSA’s “The Nutcracker”, Stevens Center, Winston-Salem
White Christmas- Sing-Along, a/perture cinema, Winston-Salem
WS Symphony: Handel’s Messiah, Centenary UMC, Winston-Salem
Youth Philharmonic Holiday Concert, LJVM Coliseum, Winston-Salem


Outdoor Experiences & Light Displays
Car Menorah Parade and Grand Chanukah Celebration, Chabad-Lubavitch of Greensboro
Christmas Town USA – McAdenville
Country Lights Aglow, Northeast Park, Gibsonville
Denton Farmpark Country Christmas Train – Denton Farmpark, Denton
Downtown Graham Ice Skating Rink – Graham
Holidays at the Garden – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont
Lanes of Light – Twin Lakes Community, Burlington
McLaurin Farms Country Christmas – Greensboro (Click here for a free pass!)
Millstone Creek Christmas Hayrides – Ramseur
Piedmont Winterfest Ice Skating – LeBauer Park, Greensboro
Smith Hollow Farm Christmas Trees & Hayrides, Kernersville
Speedway Christmas – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord
Sunset Hills Lights –Sunset Hills neighborhood, Greensboro
Tanglewood Festival of Lights – Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights – The Light of the World Church, Lexington
Zootastic’s Christmas Wonderland of Lights, Troutman

* Click here to see our directory of “Holiday Lights and Parades!”


Shopping Events
Christmas At The Weathered Barn, Liberty
Christmas Open House and Jewelry Trunk Show, Persnickity, High Point
Christmas Open House at Still Life Market, Lewisville
Deck the Halls, Sawtooth Center, Winston-Salem
Fa la la la Fridays, Thomasville Emporium, Thomasville
Girlfriend’s Holiday Shopping Party, Eclection, Kernersville
Holiday Date Night Styling Event, Mellie & Emilia, Winston-Salem
Holiday Market at New Covenant Church, Pleasant Garden
Holiday Mixer, High Point Jewelers & Fine Gifts, High Point
Holiday Open House at Cotton Blossom Boutique, Greensboro
Holiday Open House at Tart Sweets, Winston-Salem
Holiday Shopping Bazaar, Hayes-Taylor YMCA, Greensboro
Raylen Vineyards Holiday Open House, Mocksville
Santa’s Workshop at Westbend Winery, Lewisville


Candlelight Tours: “Putzing” Through Salem – Old Salem
Christmas Tours at Körner’s Folly – Kernersville
Early Victorian Christmas Tours at Blanwood Mansion – Greensboro
Holidays at Reynolda – Reynolda House Museum of Art, Winston-Salem
Self-Guided Holiday Tours – Old Salem


Other Holiday Experiences
A Dickens of a Year, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem
An Evening of Joy: Family Night Out, First Wesleyan Church, High Point
Burlington Model Train Exhibit, Historic Depot & Amphitheater, Burlington
Dear Santa, Providence Restaurant, Greensboro
Caroling Fridays, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem
Chanukah Extravaganza Party, Beth David Synagogue, Greensboro
Chanukah on Ice, Chabad-Lubavitch of Greensboro
Chanukah Shabbat Mishpacha, Temple Emanuel, Greensboro
Christmas Cake Contest, Smith Senior Center, Greensboro
Christmas Candlelight: A Service of Lessons and Carols, Christ UMC, Greensboro
Community Christmas Celebration, High Point University
Family Holiday Event at Hemphill Library, Greensboro
Festive Family Friday, Kaleideum North, Winston-Salem
friYAY Holidays, LeBauer Park, Greensboro
Forsyth Woman Girls’ Night Out Christmas Party, Brookstown Inn, W-S
Gingerbread House Workshop, LeBauer Park, Greensboro
Gingerbread Flavored Treats, Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, W-S
Holiday Extravaganza at Mebane Public Library, Mebane
Holiday Tea featuring The Nutcracker, O Henry Hotel, Greensboro
Jingle Jog 5K 2017, High Point
Lavender/Peppermint Holiday Make-and-Take, Wonderland Studios, Summerfield
Manger at the Farm, Homeland Creamery, Julian
Panera Gingerbread House Competition, Greensboro Coliseum Complex

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

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Related Links:

2017 Triad Holiday Light Displays and Parades
Local Event Calendar
Where to Find Santa in the Triad