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Winston-Salem Jaycees
Holiday Parade

Downtown Winston-Salem
Saturday, December 1
5:00 PM

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

Tuba Christmas
First Presbyterian Contemporary Worship Center
200 N. Cherry St.
Friday, November 30 at 6:30 PM
Celebrating 45 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 7
7:00 – 10:00 PM
The Downtown Arts District comes alive the first Friday of every month with a celebration of arts and culture. This month will be a special holiday themed gallery hop featuring a mix of music, demonstrations, new exhibitions, and extended gallery hours. Free. Trade and Liberty streets.

Santa in the Store at Mast General Store
candleMast General Store
516 N. Trade St.
December 13
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
December 14
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
December 15
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
December 20
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
December 23
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Bring your camera to capture special moments with Santa.

A/perture: Special Screening - "Elf"
A/perture Cinema, 311 W. 4th St
December 8
4:00 PM
December 9
1:30 PM
Join in for a special screening of the holiday classic comedy, "Elf"!

Deck the Halls
mistletoeSawtooth School
for Visual Arts
251 N. Spruce Street
Nov. 30 - December 22
Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sundays, 11:00 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.

Piedmont Wind Symphony Holiday Pop-Up Performance
elfPassageway Park
Between Trade & Cherry Streets
Saturday, December 8
6:00 PM
a/perture cinema and the Piedmont Wind Symphony are collaborating for an exciting Holiday pop-up performance by the Brass Quartet.

Supper & Santa
santaKaleideum Downtown
390 S. Liberty St.
Friday, November 30
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Celebrate the season with an evening filled with Christmas Spirit! Enjoy dinner, crafts, cookie decorating, storytime, and a visit from the man in red himself! Photography available for purchase & each child will receive a fun-filled goody bag! $18 members, $20 non-members

Salem Saturdays at Christmas
Old Salem
Saturdays until December 31st
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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
December 8, 15, 22, 29
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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 18
7:30 PM
This powerful and moving production has quickly become one of Winston-Salem’s most anticipated holiday concerts.
Tickets starting at $15

Christmas by Candlelight Tours: A Baking We Go!
candleOld Salem Museums
and Gardens
December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, & 21
Don't just watch & listen, grab a lantern, and apron for an interactive experiance. You will help bake as well as glaze your own cup. After the tour you will get to enjoy all of the goodies you just baked around the fireplae at Single Brothers Workshop. Tickets are $50

Christmas For the City
Benton Convention Center
301 W. Fifth St.
Thursday, December 20
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 12
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
December 22
10:00 AM - 1:00 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.
December 8
8:00 PM
A Jazzy Christmas in the Triad featuring Marcus Anderson with special guest Toni Redd. Tickets starting at $35.

Holidays with the Camel City Jazz Orchestra
The Ramkat
170 W. 9th St.
Thursday, December 20
5:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Swing in the season with Camel City Jazz Orchestra. The 7th annual holiday concert will feature seasonal big band favorite's by Winston-Salem's own Jazz Orchestra, with vocalist Diana Tuffin.

Old Salem Winter Fair
Old Salem
December 26 - 29
9:30 - 4:30 PM
Make plans for the first ever "Old Salem Winter Fair". The Fairl will be a time of active engagement and histroic fun with one of a kind hands-on workshops, learing in place experiances, intellectual stimulation with the new "Master Class Histories Lectures". $35 Adult, $16 Student

Salem Night: Softly the Night is Sleeping
bellsOld Salem
Saturday, December 22
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 7
7:30 PM
December 8
2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
December 9
                        2:00 PM
December 12 - 14
7:30 PM
December 15
2:00 & 7:30 PM
December 16
2:00 PM
UNCSA’s production is the only Nutcracker in the Triad to be performed to a live orchestra, this year under the direction of Charles Barker, Principal Conductor, American Ballet Theatre. 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 30 - December 23
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
Monday, December 31
10:00 AM
Create an egg shaker and a festive 2019 headband in the Prop Shop; fun songs, do silly activities, and enjoy story time. End with a countdown to the Noon Year followed by a dance party under the disco ball. 

Twin City Santa’s Miracle
on 5th Street

snowflakeThe Millennium Center
101 W. 5th St.
Friday, December 7
7:00 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 $25 in advance and $30 at the door, plus a donated toy ($25 minimum) which benefits the Salvation Army’s toy drive.

Millennium Center’s
New Year’s Eve Gala

Millennium Center
101 W. Fifth Street
December 31
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Cocktail attire. Tickets start at $30