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Winston-Salem Jaycees
Holiday Parade

Downtown Winston-Salem
Saturday, December 7
5:00 PM

City Tree Lighting Celebration
Christmas TreeCorpening Plaza
237 W. 1th St.
Saturday, December 7 Immediately following Parade 6:30 PM

Tuba Christmas
First Presbyterian Contemporary Worship Center
200 N. Cherry St.
Friday, December 6 at 6:30 PM
Celebrating 46 years, Tuba Christmas will be in the city among 300 other cities throughout the country. Come listen to a FREE hour of your favorite Christmas carols performed by dozens of tuba players.

Holiday Gallery Hop
Downtown Arts District
Friday, December 6
7:00 – 10:00 PM
DADA invites you to "Look Forward, Travel Back" with the Gallery Hop and Historic Bethabra. Triad Trollies will pick up arts and histroy lovers in front of Studio 7. Trade St. will host a performance from the Bethabra Moravian Band. Annual Holiday decoration contest, luminaries, & hop & shop holiday sales throughout the Arts District.

Santa in the Store at Mast General Store
candleMast General Store
516 N. Trade St.
December 1
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
December 5-6
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
December 8
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
December 12-13
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
December 15
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bring your camera to capture special moments with Santa.

A/perture: Special Screening - "It's a Wonderful Life"
A/perture Cinema, 311 W. 4th St
December 7
9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM & 3:00 pm

Deck the Halls
mistletoeSawtooth School
for Visual Arts
251 N. Spruce Street
December 7 - 22
Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sundays, 12:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Deck the Halls at Sawtooth has become a downtown holiday shopping tradition. You'll find a huge selection of fine crafts and art produced by more than 80 local and regional artists and craftsmen, including pottery, jewelry, paintings, ornaments, furniture, stained glass, soaps, cards and more.

Make and Take Ornaments
elfKaleideum Downtown
390 S. Liberty St.
Saturday, December 21
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ornaments can tell a story of a favorite memory or a special place or person. Make your very own memory to  take home and enjoy for years to come.

Salem Saturdays at Christmas
Old Salem
Saturdays until December 28th
Join Old Salem for the annual celebration of Moravian traditions throughout the Historic Town of Salem! Slow down, stroll Main St., visit Santa, and visit the decorated buildings. All activities included with the purchase of an All-In-One ticket.

St. Nicholas in Salem
Old Salem
St. Nick will reside in the Butner Hat Shop on "Sasantalem Saturdays at Christmas". When you purchase your tickets to explore the historic district, you can visit St. Nick's workshop and snap a photo. There will not be a professional photographer.

The WS Symphony Presents Handel's Messiah
Centenary United Methodist
646 W. Fifth St.
Tuesday, December 17
7:30 PM
This powerful and moving production has quickly become one of Winston-Salem’s most anticipated holiday concerts.
Tickets starting at $20

Christmas by Candlelight Tours: Hands-On Crafting
candleOld Salem Museums
and Gardens
December 6, 7, 13, 14 & 20
Don't just watch & listen, grab a lantern, and apron for an interactive experiance. You will paint your own versions of the Miksch & Vogler Houses. After the tour you will get to make a small scale putz around the fireplae at Single Brothers Workshop. Tickets are $65

Christmas For the City
Benton Convention Center
301 W. Fifth St.
Thursday, December 19
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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, toy workshop, a visit from Santa, and more.

Gingerbread House Workshop
houseKaleideum Downtown
390 S. Liberty St.
December 7, 14, 23
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
December 23
10:00 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.

A Jazzy Christmas in the Triad
The Ramkat
170 W. 9th St.
Saturday, December 7
8:00 PM
A Jazzy Christmas in the Triad featuring Chelsey Green and the Green Project. Tickets starting at $35.

Michael Anderson Christmas Show
Gas Hill Drinking Room - The Ramkat
170 W. 9th St.
Sunday, December 8
7:00 PM
Music will include your favorite Christmas tunes with an electronic/jazz twist along with original music from his latest project.

Old Salem Winter Fair
Old Salem
December 26 - 29
9:30 - 4:30 PM
December 30
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The Fairl will be a fundraiser for educational programs throughout the year. The fair will be a time for live folk music and histroic fun with one of a kind hands-on workshops, learing in place experiances, intellectual stimulation with the new "Master Class Histories Lectures".

Salem Night: Softly the Night is Sleeping
bellsOld Salem
Saturday, December 21
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join for this once-a-season  special candlelight evening. From singing in the Single Brothers House, to piano forte concerts in the Boy's School, baking at the Milksch House & Winkler Bakery, the historic district will be alive with a renewed presence of the holiday. $40 adults, $20 students/children

The Nutcracker Presented by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
nutcrackerUNCSA’s Stevens Center 405 W. 4th St.
December 13
7:30 PM
December 14
12:00 PM & 5:30 PM
December 15
                        2:00 PM
December 18 - 20
7:30 PM
December 21
2:00 & 7:30 PM
December 22
2:00 PM
UNCSA’s production is the only Nutcracker in the Triad to be performed to a live orchestra. Experience Tchaikovsky’s lush score, vivid sets and costumes, and the extraordinary performances that have made UNCSA’s Nutcracker a holiday tradition!

A Christmas Carol
presented by Triad Stage

Hanesbrands Theatre
209 N. Spruce St.
November 29 - December 24
Triad Stage brings Dickens’ classic story to life in a dazzling production brimming with bold acting, daring design and spine tingling special effects. A Christmas Carol is a ghostly tale of Yule-tide cheer, gracious redemption and heart-warming hope for the whole family.

Noon Year’s Eve
Kaleideum Downtown
390 S. Liberty Street
Tuesday, December 31
11:30 AM
Create an sound shaker and a festive 2020 headband. At 11:40 we'll gather for songs, th ecountdown to "Noon" Year's Eve and a bubble dance party under the disco ball.

Twin City Santa’s Miracle
on 5th Street

snowflakeThe Millennium Center
101 W. 5th St.
Friday, December 6
8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Hosted by the Twin City Santa nonprofit group, this semiformal holiday party brings hundreds of young professionals together for a good time and a good cause. Live music, hors d’ouerves, and complimentary beer/wine will be available. Entry is $30 in advance and $35 at the door, plus a donated toy ($25 minimum) which benefits the Salvation Army’s toy drive.