During Christmastime in New Bern, 18th-century holiday traditions come to life at North Carolina’s first State Capitol.
Since the 1980s, Fearrington House in Pittsboro has carried on a fine-dining tradition rooted in elegance and shaped by the restaurant’s late founder and its ambitious first chef.
Brevard’s Window Wonderland
Downtown shops twinkle and glow during the holidays with window displays reminiscent of yuletide celebrations of the 1940s and ’50s.
A Guide to Downtown Asheboro
Around Christmastime, a nostalgic sense of anticipation and fellowship brings together this Randolph County community.
5 Festive North Carolina Christmas Parades
In small towns and big cities across the state, smiling faces line the streets (and waterfronts) as communities gather to celebrate the season — and get a sneak peek at Santa.
One Brilliant Beard
In the 1870s, a Mitchell County man’s wondrous whiskers made him famous.
The 1980s: White Christmas on the Coast
A dramatic decade brings communities together around one more momentous event: a record-breaking storm that covers southeastern North Carolina in a blanket of snow — just in time for the holidays.
Dickens Village Devotion
In Durham, the careful re-creation of Victorian-era London in miniature takes a Dickens enthusiast back to his childhood in the 1960s, helping him honor Christmas in his heart and keep it all the year.
A Christmas Comeback
What goes around comes around. A mid-century collectible moves from the attic to the antiques stores.