By Katie Moosbrugger

The Christmas countdown is on, and our calendar is still chock full of fun family events to celebrate the holidays! In case you missed our previous posts, we are highlighting special holiday events now through New Years Day. Want to find some holiday fun in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Burlington, and surrounding areas? 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.

Log on Christmas Day for our last weekly holiday event post to see events happening in our Triad area (any beyond!) all the way through New Years Day.

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Coming up this week ….

Dec. 11 – 17, 2017

Especially for Kids

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

A Special Day with St. Nicholas – Old Salem
Bedtime Stories with Santa & Mrs. Claus – Charles Stone Memorial Library, Pilot Mountain
Breakfast with Santa at Graylyn Estate, Winston-Salem
Candy Canes, Cookies, and CocoaGlenn McNairy Branch Library, Greensboro
Christmas Ornament Making – Chick-fil-A at Guilford College
Cookies with Mrs. Claus – Greensboro Children’s Museum
Cookies With Santa – Sandy Cross General Merchandise, Reidsville
Cookies with Santa – Stokes Family YMCA, King
Creative Holidays Day Camp – Miller Park Rec Center, Winston-Salem
December Family Night at CFA Peace Haven, Winston-Salem
Draw & Learn Winter Workshops for Kids – Greensboro
Drop-in Gingerbread House Workshop – Kaleideum Downtown, Winston-Salem
Family Hanukkah Event – Hemphill Library, Greensboro
Family Night at Chick-fil-A: Reindeer Food – Clemmons
Family Night with The Grinch – KickBack Jack’s, Greensboro
Free Pictures with Santa – Triad Family Dental, Winston-Salem
Gingerbread House Making – Lewisville Branch Library
Have a Jolly Holly-Day Storytime – Benjamin Branch Library, Greensboro
Holiday LEGO AfternoonKathleen Clay Edwards Library, Greensboro
Holiday PJ Party and Pictures with SantaVillage Family Chiropractic, Kernersville
Holiday Story Time at the LibraryForsyth County Central Library, Winston-Salem
Mast General Store Photos with Santa, Winston-Salem
No School Skate Day – Winston-Salem
Parent/Child Christmas Cake Decorating ClassCupcake Cuties Cafe & Bakery, Walburg
Santa at Rockin’ Jump – Greensboro
Santa at Rockin’ Jump – Winston-Salem
Santa Claus at the Biltmore Hotel, Greensboro
Santa Visits – Thomasville Public Library
The Polar Express Train Ride – Bryson City
The Polar Express Train Ride – NC Transportation Museum, Spencer
Winter Break Art Camp with Kara Lewis – Lake Jeannette Swim & Tennis Club, Greensboro
Winter Break Camps – Community Theatre of Greensboro

Music, Movies, Shows & Theater

A Christmas CarolHanesbrands Theatre, Winston-Salem
A Mercy Hill Christmas – Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity, Triad Stage, Greensboro
Camel City Jazz Orchestra, A Holiday Tradition – SECCA, Winston-Salem
Caroling Fridays, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem
Christmas Creeps Movie Specials – Lewisville Branch Library
Christmas Eve -Lessons, Carols, and Candlelight – Parkway Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem
Christmas with The Dryes – Old Homeplace Vineyard, Winston-Salem
Christmas with The Embers  – Surry Arts Council, Mt. Airy
Festival of Lessons and Carols – Canterbury School in Greensboro
Holiday Movie White Christmas – Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
It’s a Wonderful Life – The Radio Play – Sunset Theatre, Asheboro
Movie: A Christmas Story – Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
Movie: Bad Santa – Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life – Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
Movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Surry County Arts Council, Mount Airy
Movie: The Polar Express – Surry County Arts Council, Mount Airy
Movie: The Star – Surry County Arts Council, Mount Airy
Retro Cinema: Winter ClassicsMovie Tavern Four Seasons Station, Greensboro
Songfarmers Holiday Singalong – Scuppernong Books, Greensboro
Tannenberg Organ Recital Series, Old Salem
The MeshugaNutcracker! The Chanukah MusicalGreensboro Grande Stadium, Greensboro
The Nutcracker – High Point Ballet
The Polar Express Movie – Mt. Airy
The Sounds of the Season with Ellane Campbell – K-5th – Randleman Public Library

Outdoor Experiences & Light Displays

Christmas Town USA – McAdenville
Country Lights Aglow, Northeast Park, Gibsonville
Denton Farmpark Country Christmas Train – Denton Farmpark, Denton
Holidays at the Garden – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont
McLaurin Farms Country Christmas – Greensboro (Click here for a free pass!)
Millstone Creek Christmas Hayrides – Ramseur
Piedmont Winterfest Ice Skating – Greensboro
Speedway Christmas – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord
Sunset Hills Lights –Sunset Hills neighborhood, Greensboro
Tanglewood Festival of Lights – Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
Zootastic’s Christmas Wonderland of Lights, Troutman

Shopping Events

29th Annual Christmas Store – Kernersville Arts & Crafts Guild
Christmas Eve MarketGreensboro Farmers Curb Market
Christmas on Worth – Worth Event Centre, Asheboro
Fairy Hair at Mainstream Boutique – Winston-Salem
Hand Made for the Holidays at the Co+op – Deep Roots Market, Greensboro
Sawtooth’s Deck the Halls – Winston-Salem


A 1917 Christmas – Reynolda House, Winston-Salem
Candlelight Tours: “Putzing” Through Salem – Old Salem
Christmas Tours at Körner’s Folly – Kernersville
Early Victorian Christmas Tours at Blandwood Mansion – Greensboro
Holidays at Reynolda – Reynolda House Museum of Art, Winston-Salem
Self-Guided Holiday Tours – Old Salem

Other Holiday Experiences

A Christmas Evening in Salem – Old Salem
Blue Christmas: A Service of Solace and Hope – Calvary Moravian Church, Winston-Salem
Burlington Model Train ExhibitHistoric Depot & Amphitheater
Christmas at Linbrook Hall – Trinity
Christmas at the Farm – Easter’s Promise Therapeutic Equine Center, Pleasant Garden
Christmas Eve Lovefeast – Wesley Memorial UMC, High Point
Christmas in the Park – Burlington City Park
Christmas Party & Ugly Sweater Contest – Quiet Pint, Winston-Salem
Christmas with the KringlesMillstone Creek Orchards, Ramseur
Deck the Halls Craft Series – Randolph County library
Dirty Santa Christmas Party – Medaloni Cellars, Lewisville
Fair Trade and the HolidaysKathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch, Greensboro
friYAY HolidaysLeBauer Park, Greensboro
Hats & Bells Elf Run – Winston-Salem
Tasting Room’s Game of Dirty Santa – Greensboro
Ugly Sweater Party 2017 – Greensboro Ice House

Check back next Monday (Christmas Day) to see what events will be happening the week leading up to New Years Day!

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Related Links:

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