By Rachel Hoeing

Every year our readers are looking for any and every way they can get their families in the holiday spirit. In addition to our Event Calendar page, we will be highlighting special events every Monday from now until New Year’s Day! We will include Thanksgiving celebrations, winter events, Hanukkah festivities, holiday shows, Christmas events, and New Year’s celebrations.

Every Monday, visit our website to see events happening in our area (any beyond!) to celebrate the holidays. If you are especially looking to see Santa, our list will be published on Wednesday with places to spot him!

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  • If you have events to add, email
  • To keep things as concise as possible, we listed just the event location. Click on the event name to visit each website which will include date, hours, and details.

Check back next week for even more exciting events!

Coming up this week ….


Nov. 13 – 19, 2017

Especially for Kids
Baby’s First Christmas, Babies R Us, Greensboro
Baby’s First Christmas, Babies R Us, Winston-Salem 
Breakfast with Santa at Mocks United Methodist – Advance
Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan with Santa, Food Lion, High Point
Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan with Santa, Food Lion at Golden Gate, Greensboro
Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan with Santa, Food Lion at Randleman, Greensboro
Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan with Santa, Food Lion on NC 150, Winston-Salem
Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan with Santa, Food Lion on Waughtown, Winston-Salem
Crafts That Give Back, Lewisville Branch Library
Gingerbread House Decorating Event, Mrs. Pumpkins, Winston-Salem
Give Thanks Story Time, Graham Public Library
Kids Night Thankful Turkey Craft – Chick-fil-A, High Point
Pictures with Santa and a Firetruck – Guil-Rand Fire Dept, Archdale
Saturday Storytime Express: We are Thankful, Benjamin Branch, Greensboro
Thanksgiving Craft – Chick-fil-A at Guilford College, Greensboro
Thanksgiving Storytime at Barnes & Noble – All Triad Locations
Thanksgiving Puppet Show & Craft at Korner’s Follley, Kernersville
* On Wednesday we will be posting a directory of all the places in the Triad to see Santa! Stay tuned.

Music, Movies, Shows & Theater
A Christmas Carol – Dinner Theater – Calvary Baptist Day School, Winston-Salem 
Bethabara Concert Band – Holiday Concert – Maple Springs UMC, Winston-Salem
Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical – Paramount Theater of Burlington
North Carolina Harp Ensemble Holiday Concert – James A Gray Auditorium, Old Salem

Outdoor Experiences & Light Displays
12th Annual Hometown Holiday Celebration, Downtown Mebane
Holidays at the Garden – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont
Light Up the Holidays, Thomasville
Lighting of the Green – Gibsonville
Paws in the Park –  Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
Piedmont Winterfest Ice Skating – LeBauer Park, Greensboro
Speedway Christmas – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord
Summerfield Christmas Tree Lighting – Athletic Park, Summerfield
Tanglewood Festival of Lights – Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
The Polar Express Train Ride – Bryson City
The Polar Express Train Ride – NC Transportation Museum, Spencer
Tree Lighting & Santa – Downtown Reidsville
Uptown Lexington Christmas Open House & Tree Lighting, Lexington
* Click here to see our seasonal directory of all the places in the Triad to see lights and parades! 

71st Annual Burlington Christmas Parade – Burlington
High Point Holiday Festival Parade – High Point
Hometown Christmas Parade, Downtown Mocksville
* Click here to see our seasonal directory of all the places in the Triad to see lights and parades! 

Shopping Events
54th Annual Craft Fair (Piedmont Craftsmen) – Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem
Bloom Hand-crafted Art Fair – Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem
Christmas Boutique hosted by GBC Moms, Gospel Baptist Church, Greensboro
Craft Show – Carolina Christmas Bazaar – Memorial United Methodist Church, High Point
Empowered Girls of NC 2nd Annual Holiday Fair, Greensboro
Front St. Playschool’s Holiday Marketplace, Burlington
Garden Boutique Open House – Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem
Holiday Bazaar – Holly Hill Mall, Burlington
Holiday Bazaar Hosted by Relay For Life – Yadkin Moose Lodge, Yadkinville
Holiday Open House at Unique Finds & Designs Boutique, Kernersville
JLWS Boutique Holiday Shopping Event – Embassy Suites, Winston-Salem
Kingswood Bazaar – Kingswood UMC, Rural Hall
Ladies Night Out – HangUps, High Point
Merry Merry Market 2017 – Revolution Mill, Greensboro
Open House & Outdoor Vendor Market, Triad Marketplace, Greensboro
Holiday Sip n’ Shop, Pig Pounder Pavilion, Greensboro
Reynolda Village Holiday Stroll  – Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem
Roy’s Folks Crafts Fair, Oak Hollow Mall, High Point
Shop the Block – First Baptist Church, King
Summerfield Farms Holiday Open House, Summerfield
Whimsical Women Fall Craft Show – Pfafftown
Winter Wonderland Holiday Craft Show –  Arts and Community Center, Mebane

Candlelight Tours: “Putzing” Through Salem – Old Salem
Early Victorian Christmas Tours at Blanwood Mansion – Greensboro
Self-Guided Holiday Tours – Old Salem

Other Holiday Experiences
Friendsgiving Feast to benefit LeBauer Park, Greensboro
Gingerbread House Competition – Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville
Multicultural Community Thanksgiving Dinner, YWCA High Point
Pics With Santa Paws, Wag Boutique, Winston-Salem
Santa Pet Portraits – All Pets Considered, Greensboro
Twas the Night Before Bed Race, Mocksville

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 See Santa in the Triad