A visit to Old Salem during the Holiday Season is a step back to a time when the holidays were simpler, less stressful and more focused on faith and family. Traditional wreaths hang from the doors, lampposts and fence posts are wrapped in their winter greenery, the smell of fresh baked treats emanate from the bakery warming even the coldest nose, and the sound of music drifts through the air to draw you into the holiday spirit.
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Speedway Christmas is returning to Charlotte Motor Speedway and is even bigger and better in its sixth year. Speedway Christmas will have over 3,000,000 lights with a new and greatly improved lights-to-music drive-thru section!
The fun starts November 21st with the Eggnog Jog. Participants will get a sneak peak of the light show as they get to run or walk the 5k course on opening night! Register Here
Christmas Village will be open Thursday-Sunday and will include a petting zoo, Bethlehem village, horse-drawn wagon rides, photos with Santa, and more.
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Mark your calendars from 1-8pm on Dec 6, for a very special Country Christmas Open House at 2015 Mooresville Road in Salisbury! Derby and Linda Holshouser will be accepting visitors to their historic home (built in early 1900’s) and farm to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Research!
For a mere $5 donation, you can tour the beautifully decorated home, out buildings, and grounds, enjoy refreshments, see some farm animals, and weather permitting, admire some very old cars! The Cystic Fibrosis Volunteer Team and a few other exhibitors will be setup in the stable selling their wares…Christmas Mugs of Hot Chocolate and Russian Tea, Handmade Moravian Stars, Candles, Soap, Jewelry and Christmas Ornaments…special gifts and stocking stuffers!
Tickets are available at Anne Roland Furniture, Pottery 101, Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, and Windsor Gallery Fine Jewelers. For additional info, call Helen Brown at (704) 636-5902.
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Christmas Light Show Hayride – A 30 minute hayride through the woods accompanied by Christmas music. Christmas lights and scenes are featured along the way as well as a live nativity. The event runs nightly from Thanksgiving night until December 23rd starting at 6:00 PM. An encore presentation is held December 26th and 27th.
Private Restaurant Reservations – Available November 30th – December 23rd for parties of 8 or more. A credit card is required to hold your reservation. Please call 910.324.3422 to schedule your party.
Supper with Santa – Held every Tuesday and Wednesday in December. Event includes dinner, time with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the Christmas Light Show Hayride. Reservations and advanced payment are required and availability is EXTREMELY limited.
Ho Ho Christmas Show – Our annual Christmas dinner show features dinner, a musical variety show, and the Christmas Light Show Hayride. A matinee and evening show are held Thursday – Saturday during the Christmas season. All shows are BOOKED for the 2014 season!
Group Cookouts – A hotdog roast and Christmas Light Show Hayride combination may be booked any night of the week from November 28th – December 23rd for groups of 20 or more.
More information: http://mikesfarm.com/christmas-events/
Open Nov 21 thru Dec 14 Friday-Saturday and Sundays only 10-6!
3452 New Haven Rd, Sparta, NC 28675
We’re opening brand new fields of beautiful trees this season.
Santa will be visiting on select dates, so please check the website and FB for his schedule.
Free hayrides, marshmallow roasting, hot cider and cookies, along with lots of family fun on our family farm. We look forward to your visit!
– The Reeves Ridge Family
Visit to one of these mountain Christmas tree farms to choose the tree to be your holiday centerpiece. Farm personnel are here to cut your tree, bale it for travel and help secure it to your vehicle. A trip up the Blue Ridge Mountains to Alleghany County and Sparta, North Carolina, is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit. This is an activity the entire family will enjoy and the pastoral countryside and the quaint town of Sparta will only add to your holiday spirit. Plus you get the fresh-cut advantage with your tree.
When you arrive at home, cut approximately an inch off the tree bottom and keep your tree stand watered. Your tree will stay fresh and green for two or more months. A store-bought tree is harvested in the fall. By the time of your purchase it has spent weeks, maybe months, without water.
Check the Calendar for more activities to enjoy during your visit and look over the Festivals & Activities and plan a special visit next year. Also visit the Evergreen Trails Christmas Farms site for more details on this year’s Choose & Cut Farms.
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From Lake Lure Beach to Chimney Rock Village, winter fun will abound. From twinkling lights, a tree lighting at the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, to visits with Santa, this inaugural event offers a great opportunity to enjoy the holidays with visiting family and friends and celebrate with neighbors. Come out and support local shops and catch the WinterFest spirit!
-Hay rides between Lake Lure & Chimney Rock
-Hot chocolate & cider
-Beach bonfire & s’mores
-Chimney Rock main street lights and Village tree
-Fairy Village/little people competition and bridge lighting
-Tolley tours from Lake Lure Inn & Spa
Tickets available at the Barker House, 505 S. Broad Street. (Pre-registration has ended.)
Edenton’s 2013 tour features 14 beautifully decorated houses in Downtown Edenton on W. King Street, Blount Street, Pembroke Circle and S. Moseley Street. Beginning at 4:00 pm take a self-guided tour, at your own pace, and enjoy the festive evening event. If you need a break, stop in at the Barker House, the First Presbyterian Church of Edenton, Edenton Baptist Church or Gateway Bank.
Think about coming early and spending the weekend. Tickets are good for both days of the tour and on Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, tour public buildings including the Barker House, the Cupola House, the James Iredell, Sr. House and the Chowan Arts Council for a bit of merriment and refreshments.
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