Saturday, December 9
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Join Old Salem for the annual celebration of Moravian traditions throughout the Historic Town of Salem! Historic Buildings will open at 10:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM. At 5:15 PM everyone will gather in the James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium in the Old Salem Visitor Center for carol singing and the lighting of the Christmas Pyramid. All activities included with the purchase of an All-In-One ticket.
Soulful Christmas Concert
James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium
900 Old Salem Road
Thursday, December 7
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Celebrate the Christmas season with jazzy, spiritual and Motown style Christmas songs. Hear and enjoy some of your favorite holiday classics performed live by sensational jazz, blues gospel and R&B vocalist, Diana Tuffin. Treat your tastebuds to a "Soulful Christmas Tasting" which will feature foods prepared by area restuarants and caterers. Visual Artist, Leo Rucker will be set up to take photos (additional fee). Individual Seats $35
St. Nicholas in Salem
December 9 & 16
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 4:30
December 11 (for families of children with diverse abilities & special needs)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Meet St. Nicholas himself and enjoy special programming for the children. Have a souvenir photo with him taken by a professional photographer (included in admission cost), enjoy holiday shopping and complimentary giftwrapping. And enjoy storytelling of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and taste a holiday beverage and a treat from Wrinkler Bakery. $20
Symphony Presents Handel's Messiah
Centenary United Methodist
646 W. Fifth St.
December 12 & 13
This powerful and moving production has quickly become one of Winston-Salem’s most anticipated holiday concerts.
Tickets starting at $20
Old Salem Christmas
Old Salem Museums
November 17 & 18, 24 & 25
December 1 & 2, 8, 15 & 16, 21, 23
Candlelight Tours take visitors through a re-creation of 19th-century Salem at Christmas. Tickets $50
Christmas For the City
Benton Convention Center
Thursday, December 21
This one-of-a-kind celebration unites the local arts community, businesses, nonprofits, and churches for a free holiday party. Highlights include live entertainment, art displays, kids’ activities, a visit from Santa, and more.
Gingerbread House Workshop
390 S. Liberty St.
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
While supplies last! Make and take a mini gingerbread house for $6.50 (Museum admission not included but required). Build your creation with a mini milk carton, graham crackers, icing and a variety of sweet treats.
Candle Tea in Old Salem
Single Brothers’ House, Old Salem
November 30 & December 1, 7 & 8
1:00 – 8:30 PM
December 2 & 9
11:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Put on by Home Moravian Church, this beloved annual event features period costumes, Christmas carols, beeswax candle demonstrations, sugarcake, and two elaborate“putz” displays. $5 adults and teens, $1 for children 12 and under.
Arts Council Theater
610 Coliseum Drive
December 1 - 3 and 8 - 10
The N.C. Black Repertory has come up with an exceptionally strong production of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity which recounts the story of Christ's birth in gospel-flavored songs, movement, narration, preaching and praise.