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Charlotte International Auto Show • Charlotte • November 17-20
Explore over six football fields of hundreds of vehicles, electrics, and hybrids from major manufacturers. Shop and compare; receive first-hand information direct from factory representatives and local dealers. Come see what’s new, what’s hot, and what’s next in the automotive world.
Thursday-Friday 12-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10 admission ($2 discount on website). Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College Street. Learn more: (704) 364-1078 or charlotteautoshow.com.
Reynolda Village Annual Holiday Stroll • Winston-Salem • November 19
Begin the holiday season with an evening of shopping, dining, and entertainment in Reynolda Village. Take a carriage ride, enjoy the sounds of the Carolers of Christmas Past, and visit with Santa.
5-8 p.m. Free admission. Reynolda Village, 2201 Reynolda Road. Learn more: (336) 758-5584 or reynoldavillage.com.
Handmade Holiday Gallery Hop • Hendersonville, Flat Rock • November 18
Visit 14 fine-art galleries in Hendersonville and Flat Rock on the WNC Art Gallery Trail. Refreshments are served at participating galleries, and a free raffle will be held for a piece of art donated by one of the galleries.
Learn more: (828) 808-1567.
Christmas in the Mountains • Alleghany County • November 19-December 24
Participating choose-and-cut tree farms in Alleghany County offer hayrides, hot chocolate, and farm animal encounters as you shop for the perfect Christmas tree.
Learn more: (336) 372-5473 or sparta-nc.com.
Toys, Games & Trains – Opening Weekend • Kings Mountain • November 19-January 7
Railroad memorabilia and model trains with interactive features, as well as antique toys and games, return to the Kings Mountain Museum for this annual exhibit.
Learn more: (704) 739-1019 or kingsmountainmuseum.org.
Lenoir Downtown Christmas Festival • Lenoir • November 19
Get in the Christmas spirit with crafts, entertainment, Christmas decorations, kids’ activities, visits from Santa, and a musical light show. Proceeds benefit Caldwell County Rotary Club’s scholarship fund.
Learn more: (828) 260-0492 or caldwellrotaryclub.org.
Downtown West Jefferson Holiday Parade • West Jefferson • November 19
Local floats, musicians, dance groups, churches, businesses, vintage cars, rescue vehicles, and Santa ring in the holiday season.
Learn more: (336) 846-9550 or ashechamber.com.
Clayton Food & Shopping Tour • Clayton • November 17
Sample food and beverages and meet the owners of local restaurants and event venues at a progressive-style dinner.
Learn more: (919) 585-4498 or claytonfoodtours.com.
Tanglewood Festival of Lights – Opening Weekend • Clemmons • November 18-January 1
From storybook scenes to holiday themes, enjoy light displays by car, horse-drawn carriage, or hayride in one of the largest holiday light shows in the Southeast.
Learn more: (336) 703-6400 or forsyth.cc/parks/tanglewood/fol.
Celebration of Seagrove Potters • Seagrove • November 18-20
This exhibition of Seagrove pottery kicks off Friday evening with a gala that includes entertainment, food, pottery sales, and an auction. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be a potters market, educational talks and demonstrations, food, and an auction.
Learn more: (336) 517-7272 or discoverseagrove.com.
American Indian Heritage Celebration • Raleigh • November 19
Musicians, dancers, artists, storytellers, and authors from North Carolina’s eight recognized tribes gather for a celebration of Native American culture.
Learn more: (919) 807-7900 or ncmuseumofhistory.org.
OBX Flippers Arcade Fall Pinball Bash • Grandy • November 18-20
Test your pinball skills in this Professional & Amateur Pinball Association Circuit Event at Flippers Arcade, which has more public pinball machines than anywhere in the state.
Learn more: (252) 453-4386 or flippersarcade.com.
Living History and Reenactment Program • Currie • November 19
Enjoy demonstrations of 18th-century cooking, blacksmithing, gardening, and musket and cannon firing; militia reenactors; and food.
Learn more: (910) 283-5591 or nps.gov/mocr.
Terry Barber • Oriental • November 19
The Old Theater hosts singer Terry Barber, an international countertenor who performs classical and popular music.
Learn more: (252) 617-2125 or pamlicomusic.org.
The Outer Banks Christmas House – Opening Weekend • Kill Devil Hills • November 17-December 31
With 12 weeks of preparation and more than $3,500 in energy bills, The Poulos Family Christmas lights spectacular is a must-see. The Outer Banks tradition has been featured on The Today Show and HGTV. Take in the dazzling view for yourself this holiday season.
Learn more: (877) 629-4386 or outerbanks.org.
Riverfest 2016 • Wilmington • November 19-20
Celebrate art on the river with the whole family at the 37th Annual Riverfest. Walk through the street fair in historic downtown Wilmington along the Cape Fear River with special exhibits and vendors selling art and handmade crafts. Cross over to Market Street to see an exhibition of vintage cars and trucks on display. Enjoy more than 30 food vendors, live entertainment, and a fireworks over the river on Saturday night.
Learn more: (910) 452-6862 or wilmingtonriverfest.com.