photograph by Sara Brennan

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The National Gingerbread House Competition Display • Asheville • December 1-31

290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804

Learn more: (800) 413-5778 or omnihotels.com


Christmas Town USA • McAdenville • December 2-26

Learn more:  (704) 824-3551 or townofmcadenville.org


A Small-Town Christmas • Banner Elk • December 6-8

Main Street West, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Learn more: (828) 898-8395 or bannerelk.org


 Tweetsie Christmas • Blowing Rock • December 6-8

300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Learn more: (828) 264-9061 or tweetsie.com


Light Up Your Holiday at Twilight Tour • Brevard • December 7

175 East Main Street, Brevard, NC 28712

Learn more: (828) 884-3278 or www.brevardnc.org


Small Town Christmas • Columbus • December 7

125 East Mills Street, Columbus, NC 28722

Learn more: (828) 894-8236 or columbusnc.com


Breakfast with Santa • Wilkesboro • December 7

201 W Main Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Learn more: (336) 990-9250 or facebook.com/The-Artisan-Cafe 


Christmas in the Commons • Wilkesboro • December 7

211 9th Street, North Wilkesboro, NC

Learn more: (336) 838-3951 or  facebook.com/historicdowntownwilkesboro


Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper • Hendersonville • December 8

Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Learn more: (828) 697-3010 or visithendersonvillenc.org


Appalachian Christmas • Lake Junaluska • December 12-15

91 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska, NC 28785

Learn more: (800) 222-4930 or lakejunaluska.com


 “The Magic on Main” Eclectic Christmas Parade • Andrews • December 14

955 Main Street, Andrews, NC 28901

Learn more: (828) 321-1600 or visitandrewsnc.com


Town of Boone Christmas Parade • Boone • December 14

West King Street, Boone, NC 28607

Learn more: (828) 268-6280 or exploreboone.com


New Year’s Eve Extravaganza • Blowing Rock • December 31

940 Ski Mountain Road, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Learn more: (828) 295-7828 or appskimtn.com


 
Central

Christmas by Candlelight at Duke Homestead • Durham • December 6

2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705

Learn more: (919) 477-5498 or dukehomestead.org


Holiday Tour of Homes • Burlington • December 7-8

293 East Front Street, Downtown Burlington, NC 27215

Learn more:  (336) 539-1909 or www.presburlington.org


A Millstone Creek Christmas Hayride • Ramseur • December 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-23

506 Parks Crossroads Church Road, Ramseur, NC 27316

Learn more: (336) 824-5263 or millstonecreekorchards.com


Camel City Craft Fair’s Winter Market • Winston-Salem • December 1, 8, 15

3800 Kimwell Drive, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103

Learn more: facebook.com/camelcitycraftfair


Christmas at Linbrook Hall • Trinity • December 2-23

5297 Snyder Country Road, Trinity, NC 27370

Learn more: (336) 861-6959 or linbrookheritageestate.com


Christmas Parade • Asheboro • December 6

900 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27203

Learn more: (704) 662-3336 or downtownmooreseville.com  


 Mistletoe Sip & Shop • Mooresville • December 6

215 North Main Street, Mooresville, NC 28115

Learn more: (336) 723-7395 or downtownmooresville.com


Christmas Holiday Shoppe Craft Show • Chapel Hill • December 7

940 Carmichael Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Learn more: (919) 929-2241 or stmcsnc.org


Christmas Treasures Sale • Clemmons • December 7

3535 Spangenberg Avenue, Clemmons, NC 27012

Learn more: (336) 766-6273 or stmcsnc.org


Monroe Holiday Bazaar • Monroe • December 7

Jefferson Street and Franklin Street, Monroe, NC 28112

Learn more: facebook.com


A Colonial Christmas at House in the Horseshoe • Sanford • December 7

288 Alston House Road, Sanford, NC 27330

Learn more: (910)947-2051 or historicsites.nc.gov


Holiday Ornament Sale • Star • December 7

100 Russell Drive, Star, NC 27356

Learn more: (910) 428-9001 or starworksnc.org


Holiday Open House • Seagrove • December 7-8, 14-15, 21-22

Learn more: (336) 571-7272 or discoverseagrove.com


iHeartMedia’s Holiday Marketplace • Winston-Salem • December 7

3535 Spangenberg Avenue, Clemmons, NC 27012

Learn more: (336) 822-2055 or 1003kissfm.iheart.com


Made for the Holidays • Greensboro • December 8

South Main Street, Archdale, NC 27263

Learn more: gsofarmersmarket.org


 Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes • Southern Pines • December 8

340 East Massachussetts Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387

Learn more: (910) 692-3492


Christmas on Sunset • Asheboro • December 13

Downtown Asheboro

Learn more: (336) 626-2626 or chamber.asheboro.com


St. Nicholas European Christmas Market • Raleigh • December 13-14

1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605

Learn more: (919) 412-9919


 
Eastern

 Holiday Stroll & Food Tour • Beaufort • December 2 – 30

235 3rd Street, Ayden, North Carolina 28513

Learn more: (252) 648-1011 or hungrytowntours.com


 Christmas Town • Ayden • December 5

406 Live Oak Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Learn more: (252) 746-2266 or facebook.com/aydenchamber


Art Walk and Lighted Boat Parade • Elizabeth City • December 6

516 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Learn more: (252) 335-5330 or visitelizabethcity.com


Winterfest Artisan Market • Jacksonville • December 6-8

100 Recreation Lane, Jacksonville , NC 28546

Learn more: (910) 938-5200 or jacksonvillenc.gov


Candlelight Christmas Tour & Dinner • Murfreesboro • December 6-7

116 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, NC 27855

Learn more: (252) 398-5922 or murfreesboronc.org


Kris Kringle Craft Show • Washington • December 6-7

221 N. Harvey Street, Washington, NC 27889

Learn more: (252) 946-6208 or theblindcenter.org


 Enchanted Airlie • Wilmington • December 6

300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

Learn more(910) 798-7700 or airliegardens.org


Christmas by the Sea Parade • Oak Island • December 7

4601 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465

Learn more: (910) 457-6964 or southport-oakisland.com


Candyland Christmas • Wilson • December 7

112 Goldsboro Street East, Wilson, NC 27893

Learn more: (252) 399-2228 or historicdowntownwilson.com


Holly Day Celebration • Rocky Mount • December 7

3400 North Wesleyan Boulevard, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Learn more: (252) 985-5197 or dunncenter.com


Christmas at Who-Seumville • Elizabeth City • December 7

501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909

Learn more: (252) 335-1453 or museumofthealbemarle.com


Island of Lights Christmas Flotilla • Carolina Beach • December 7

Carolina Beach Boat Basin

Learn more: (910) 458-5507 or pleaseureislandoflights.com


Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour • Wilmington • December 7-8

126 South Third Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Learn more: (910) 762-0492 or lcfhs.org


Christmas Open House • Windsor • December 8

132 Hope House Road, Windsor, NC 27983 United States

Learn more: (252) 794-3140 or hopeplantation.org


Home for the Holidays • Edenton • December 13-14

505 South Broad Street, Edenton, NC 27932

Learn more: (252) 482-7800 or www.ehcnc.org


Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour • Beaufort • December 14

130 Turner Road, Beaufort, NC 28516

Learn more: (252) 728-5225 or beaufortnc.com


Holidays on Hatteras • Hatteras • December 14

59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC 27943

Learn more: (252) 986-0723 or graveyardoftheatlantic.com  


Kids Christmas Cookie Decorating • Ayden • December 20

514 SR Second Street, Ayden, NC 28513

Learn more: (252) 414-8716  or facebook.com/gwendysgoodies

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