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Nov 11-29

Christmas Shoppe

FREE
Hertford, NC
109 North Church Street
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Holiday gifts to purchase and admire made by our many talented local artists.

Upcoming Events
Nov 16

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Pops Seaso

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Westover Church
Event Website
Frank & Ella with Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins | Conducted by Chris Walden Join Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins as they recreate and light up the stage with beloved classics from greats Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. Featuring songs such as “Come Fly With Me,” and “New York, New York!”
Nov 17

Steeplechase of Charleston

FEE
Hollywood, SC
The Race Track at Stono Ferry
Event Website

Horse racing in the south has a long, storied tradition -- much like the second oldest colonized city in the United States, Charleston, SC. The Steeplechase of Charleston will return on Sunday, November 17, 2019 to carry on that tradition. The event will take place at the Race Track at Stono Ferry, 20 easy minutes from downtown Charleston. The event closes out the National Steeplechase Association fall racing circuit with five races with $100,000 of purse money and national titles up for grabs. Ever stylish, Charleston puts on quite a show each year with a celebration of equestrian tradition, fashion, and fine hospitality, as evidenced by the elaborate picnics guests often incorporate in their day at the races.

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Good Cheer Fund.
Nov 17

Steeplechase of Charleston

FEE
Hollywood, SC
5000 Old York Course Road
5000 Old York Course Road
Event Website

The Steeplechase of Charleston returns this November to close out the 2019 National Steeplechase Association Fall Racing Circuit. With deep roots in southern heritage, this Charleston tradition began in 1792 and will be ushered into its new era. The family-friendly Sunday event will feature five high-stakes races with coveted titles on the line. So pack your coolers, grab your big hats and bowties and we’ll see you at the races!

Nov 21

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website
Italian Inspirations: Xavier Foley, Double Bass. Respighi: Gli Uccelli (The Birds) for orchestra. Bottesini: Concerto No.2 for double bass and orchestra. Schubert: Symphony No.4.
Nov 21

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website

Italian Inspirations Xavier Foley, Double Bass Respighi: Gli Uccelli (The Birds) for orchestra Bottesini: Concerto No.2 for double bass and orchestra Schubert: Symphony No.4

Nov 22 - Dec 28

Tweetsie Christmas

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Tweetsie Railroad
Event Website
Enjoy the wonder of the park dazzlingly lit for the holidays, with a nighttime train and more. November 22-23, 29-30, December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, & 27-28 Open 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. Advance Tickets Required. Tickets are $50 for adults (age 13 and older), $32 for children (age 3-12) and free for ages two and under.
Nov 22-24

Gem Mineral and Jewelry Show

FEE
Columbia, SC
Jamil Temple
Event Website

Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, & tools for sale. Geodes sold & cut.

Club member’s rock collections on exhibit & lapidary demonstrations. South Carolina amethyst on display.

Sponsored by The Columbia Gem & Mineral Society

Nov 23

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website
Italian Inspirations: Xavier Foley, Double Bass. Respighi: Gli Uccelli (The Birds) for orchestra. Bottesini: Concerto No.2 for double bass and orchestra. Schubert: Symphony No.4.
Nov 29

Battleship HO HO HO

FEE
Wilmington, NC
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Event Website

Celebrate the season at the Battleship! Santa welcomes everyone on board and volunteers stationed throughout the ship will help children and parents understand this floating city. Create your own retro e-card by posing in our Happy Huladays banner. Type your Christmas wish list on a vintage typewriter using authentic WWII USS NORTH CAROLINA radio message paper. Call the North Pole from the Battleship's main radio room. See Santa's journey being tracked in the Combat Information center. Bring your camera for some great photo ops! A fabulous way to start your holiday season!

Nov 30

Fireside Sale at John C. Campbell Folk School

FREE
Brasstown, NC
John C. Campbell Folk School
Event Website
Stroll through the beautifully decorated Keith House and shop for holiday gifts made by local and regional artists.More treasures await in the Music Studio and Dining Hall, and don’t miss the Craft Shop’s annual sale! The event takes place from 10am - 5pm.
Nov 30

Shop Small Saturday

FREE
Southport, Oak Island, NC
Southport & Oak Island
Event Website
The holidays are a perfect time to remind visitors and residents to support the small business in their communities. American Express began a nationwide movement to support these businesses during Shop Small Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Our local small businesses have unique gift items and provide excellent customer service. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce encourages you to support small business year-round. Chamber Member businesses in the Southport-Oak Island Area will host a Shop Small Holiday Open House in conjunction with Small Business Saturday on November 30th. A Christmas Gift Guide will be posted on the Chamber’s website at www.southport-oakisland.com in November with details.
Dec 01-31

Annah Chriswell Exhibit

FREE
Aiken, SC
Aiken County Visitors Center
Event Website

Come check out the Aiken County Visitors Center Monthly Artists Exhibit displaying a new Local Artist each month. Make sure you stop and see the talent. Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm.

Dec 06-07

North Augusta Christmas Tour of Homes

FEE
North Augusta, SC
Tour popular neighborhood homes from the river.
Event Website

Enjoy touring beautiful homes from the river to popular neighborhoods. Candlelight tour December 6 from 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. and daytime tour December 7 from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Brunch and fashion show December 7 at 9:30 a.m.

Dec 07

Battleship Alive!

FEE
Wilmington, NC
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Event Website
Battleship Alive! is FREE with Battleship admission. Watch and interact with World War II living history interpreters as they bring the Ship to life by re-enacting daily duties and drills. A great event for all ages. Bring your questions and cameras!
Dec 07

Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance

FREE
Wilmington, NC
Battleship North Carolina
Event Website
Operating two stations aboard Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, the Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club hosts a worldwide ham radio operator event commemorating the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. The Battleship is NI4BK and HAM operators may contact the ship via voice, digital and Morse code. NI4BK looks forward to hearing from you! Radio operators making contact will receive a special postcard verifying the contact.
Dec 07

Christmas by the Sea Parade

FREE
Oak Island, NC
Oak Island Drive
Event Website
Christmas is perhaps the best time of year to visit the North Carolina coast. The average air temperature is 59.4 degrees and the sun is warm. In a celebration of this wonderful weather and the holidays, the Chamber organizes the Christmas by the Sea Parade, the first Saturday in December on Oak Island. The Christmas by the Sea Parade steps off on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2pm on the 2.4-mile parade route from Oak Island Town Hall, traveling Oak Island Drive to McGlamery Street. The parade showcases the businesses and organizations in our community. The hometown feel of the parade makes it a favorite event of locals, second homeowners and visitors. A float decorating contest will be held. An event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dec 07

Holiday Kiln Opening

FREE
Seagrove, NC
Jugtown Pottery
330 Jugtown Road
Event Website

We save exceptional pieces throughout the year for this annual holiday tradition. Join us for holiday cheer, rum cake, and a great selection of wood and gas fired pottery

Dec 07-08

32nd Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival

FEE
Harkers Island, NC
Town Square
Event Website

The Core Sound Decoy Festival has been a coastal tradition since 1988. Held the first full weekend in December on Harkers Island, this two-day festival includes antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, a head whittling contest, and decoy competitions with categories for every kind of carver. There are fun activities for children and educational exhibits, as well as live and silent auctions. Call for more information: (252) 726-8148

Dec 07

Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla

FREE
Morehead City , NC
Morehead City & Beaufort
Event Website

The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla features boats, yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season. The decorated boats can be seen at 5:30 p.m. on the Morehead City waterfront and at 6:15 p.m. on the Beaufort waterfront. Boats may register to participate in the Flotilla by phone or mail, and until noon on Saturday, December 7, at the North Carolina Maritime Museum Store. All decorated boats are judged and prizes for excellence and creativity are awarded at the Awards Party after the Flotilla in the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center located across the street from the museum. Cash prizes will be awarded! Entry fee to participate. 252.504.7763. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516.

Dec 07-14

Christmas Open House

FREE
Seagrove, NC
Thomas Pottery
Event Website

You’ll adore our handmade winter scene collection, lit christmas trees, snowmen and woodland angels.

Enjoy holiday decorations and refreshments as your shop for unique handmade gifts.

Dec 14

Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour

FEE
Beaufort, NC
Beaufort Historic Site
Event Website

Tour private homes in Beaufort and ride on the double-decker bus with carolers from local churches. Homeowners will open their doors so that the public can delight in their festive décor and decorations.

Dec 14

Selma Santa Train

FEE
Selma, NC
Selma Train Depot
Event Website

All aboard! Join us for an unforgettable seasonal journey on the Selma Santa Train.

Young and old will be whisked off to enjoy the round trip ride with Santa on board.

Does Santa really like juice and cookies? You’ll find out as they are served while on the train.

Families are encourage to wear their pajamas and be ready to join in on the caroling and sing-along while on board.

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Tickets On Sale: September 3, 2019 Fee: Adults 13 and older - $55.00 Children 12 - 1 year - $45.00 Infants up to 1 year - FREE in lap Location: Selma Train Depot 500 E. Railroad Street | Selma, NC 27576 Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Train departs Union Station 10:00 am SHARP and will return at 11:45 am)
Dec 31

App Ski’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

FREE
Blowing Rock, NC
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Event Website

Annual celebration with fireworks, torchlight skiing, moonlight ice skating, and festive restaurant specials. Lift tickets required for slope access.

Feb 01

Cocoa 5K Fun Run & Walk

FEE
Morehead City, NC
Crystal Coast Civic Center
Event Website

Come be a part of the Cocoa Fun Run / Walk on February 1st at 8:00 a.m.!

Chocolate Vendors galore! Wall to wall chocolate cakes and tortes to chocolate bars and ice cream, the event offers more than a sampling of everything chocolate. Join in the fun of the hourly pudding eating contest! Chocolate door prizes given away. Buy your festival chocolate bar… did you win the GOLDEN TICKET?
Feb 14

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Pops Seaso

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Westover Church
Event Website

The Paul Simon Songbook | Conducted by Evan Feldman

Explore the unique artistry and music of the legendary Paul Simon on Valentine’s Day! Vocalist Paul Loren, his band, and the GSO, will perform songs including: Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Sound of Silence, and 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.

Feb 20

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website
Farewell Symphony: Artyom Dervoed, Guitar. Puccini: Capriccio Sinfonico for orchestra. Castelnuovo- Tedesco: Guitar concerto. Haydn: Symphony No.45 “Farewell.”
Feb 20

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website

Farewell Symphony Artyom Dervoed, Guitar Puccini: Capriccio Sinfonico for orchestra Castelnuovo- Tedesco: Guitar concerto Haydn: Symphony No.45 “Farewell”

Feb 22

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website
Farewell Symphony: Artyom Dervoed, Guitar. Puccini: Capriccio Sinfonico for orchestra. Castelnuovo- Tedesco: Guitar concerto. Haydn: Symphony No.45 “Farewell.”
Feb 22

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website

Farewell Symphony Artyom Dervoed, Guitar Puccini: Capriccio Sinfonico for orchestra Castelnuovo- Tedesco: Guitar concerto Haydn: Symphony No.45 “Farewell”

Mar 14

Tea with Seagrove Potters

FREE
Seagrove, NC
Participating shops along NC Pottery Highway 705
Event Website

Spend the day in Seagrove on a relaxing gallery crawl. Sample delicious teas from Carriage House Tea and local baked goods from The Table Farm House Bakery. Visit Blue Hen Pottery, Dean & Martin Pottery, Eck McCanless Pottery, From the Ground Up, Red Hare Pottery and Thomas Pottery. Enjoy the day as you browse these shops full of new ware and featured tea ware items. Find your favorite teapot and cups, or iced tea pitcher and tumblers.

Mar 28

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Event Website

Ode to Joy Nancy Maultsby, Mezzo; Rodrick Dixon, Tenor; Nathan Berg, bass; Greensboro Symphony Master Chorale Copland: Fanfare for the common man Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture Beethoven: Symphony No.9 “Choral”

Apr 04

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Steven Tanger Performing Arts Center
Event Website
Ode to Joy: Katie Von Kooten, Soprano; Nancy Maultsby, Mezzo; Rodrick Dixon, Tenor; Nathan Berg, bass; Greensboro Symphony Master Chorale. Copland: Fanfare for the common man. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture. Beethoven: Symphony No.9 “Choral.”
Apr 18

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Pops Seaso

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Event Website

An Evening with Matthew Morrison | Conducted by Chris Walden

Star of stage and screen, Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominee, Matthew Morrison, will perform LIVE with the Greensboro Symphony in an evening of sophisticated enjoyment.

May 09

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Steven Tanger Performing Arts Center
Event Website
Maestros and Mendelssohn. Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Violin; Gerald Schwartz, Guest Conductor. Weber: Overture to Der Freischutz. Mendelssohn: Violin concerto in E minor. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra. Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Conductor.
May 09

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Event Website

Maestros and Mendelssohn Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Violin; Gerald Schwarz, Guest Conductor Weber: Overture to Der Freischutz Mendelssohn: Violin concerto in E minor Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Conductor

May 22

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

FEE
Burnsville, NC
Town Center, 6 S. Main Street, Burnsville, NC
Event Website

Showcase of stunning, handcrafted stringed instruments by 35 luthiers from VA, WV, TN, NC, SC, GA and FL. Guitars, mandolins, banjos, violins, ukuleles, harps, etc. Event is presented by TKL World Class Cases. Friday night Luthier Jam, a Silent Auction supported by TKL, Elite Island Resorts Caribbean, Costa del Mar Sunglasses, Southern Appalachian Anglers and more. Saturday evening concert features multi-Grammy winners Mark and Maggie O'Connor! Don't miss this gathering of 35 of the finest instruments builders in the southeast!