What goes around comes around. A mid-century collectible moves from the attic to the antiques stores.
A Wartime Feast Aboard the USS North Carolina
During World War II, sailors on the battleship enjoy a welcomed taste of home during the holidays.
Carol of the Belks
Born in Monroe in 1888, a home-grown department store became, for generations of North Carolinians, the gold standard of Christmas shopping.
Let There Be Peace
During the Civil War, Christmas became a season of longing for soldiers and their loved ones waiting at home.
A Colonial Christmas at Tryon Palace
In New Bern, the historical interpreters at the first North Carolina State Capitol invite visitors to immerse themselves in the holidays of the 1700s.
Joy Full at Mud Dabbers Pottery
At a pair of family potteries in Brevard and Waynesville, handmade cups — crafted with love and generously gifted — overflow with the spirit of the season.
A Visit from St. Nicholas
At the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, Santa Claus arrives during the most wonderful time of the year to make every child feel that they’re part of the mosaic of North Carolina life.
Light One Candle
In the 24 busy days leading up to Christmas, a family in Greensboro looks forward to the togetherness and quiet reflection that their simple Advent tradition brings.
Away in a Menagerie
The gift of a friendly beast, whether hamster, gecko, or goldfish, can inspire holiday joy and wonder — so long as the critter doesn’t attempt a Christmas Eve escape.