By now, the holiday season is in full swing and the opportunity to experience some of the spirit of community and celebration across the Triad abounds. There is little more alluring than driving through neighborhoods twinkling with candles in windows and lights on rooftops.
As a seasoned realtor with over 25 years of experience, this is always a fun time of year to show properties and get folks ready to enjoy the ultimate holiday gift: finding a new home or selling a home to new owners eager to start holiday traditions of their own.
Check out some of the best Christmas events in Winston Salem NC and throughout the Triad. Let’s start with Forsyth County and then a few great events in the surrounding counties.
23rd Annual Tanglewood Festival of Lights in Clemmons
- Evenings through January 1, 2015
Come out and experience the Southeast’s largest holiday drive-thru light show, featuring over a million LED lights. From snowflakes drifting through treetops to reindeer that bound over the roadways, this holiday extravaganza offers something for everyone. Paired with the drive-thru experience, you can meet Santa, taste some hot apple cider and cocoa, and browse the craft fair that offers locally produced goodies for the holidays.
UNCSA Presents The Nutcracker
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) presents The Nutcracker for its 49th year. And, what a treat it is to see this beautiful rendition of Tchaikovsky’s ballet on the stage of the historic Stevens Center.
- December 12-13, 18-21 at 7:30pm
- December 13, 20 and 21 at 2pm
Piedmont Chamber Singers in Winston Salem
- December 12, 2014, at 7:30pm
- Shallowford Presbyterian Church; 1200 Lewisville Clemmons Rd.; Lewisville, NC 27023
“Snow” Christmas Concert is a delightful mix of modern Christmas selections and traditional carols, brought to you by a talented group of volunteers that simply enjoy sharing their talents with the community. This event is heavily attended, so plan to arrive early. See link for details on how you can bring donations that will be distributed to those less fortunate in our community as a part of the holiday season.
31st Annual Lewisville Christmas Parade
- December 14, 2014, at 3pm
Located in the heart of the Triad, and featuring the feel of small town America, the Lewisville Christmas Parade offers the best of holiday traditions. As one of the largest parades in the Triad, the event features bands, candy, drill teams, and more. The entire community comes together to kick-off the Christmas celebration.
Carols by Candlelight at the Historic Bethabara Park’s Gemeinhaus
- December 14, 2014 at 4:00 and 5:00pm
Experience German Christmas traditions through food, music, and crafts, with the highlight being this special candlelight concert featuring selections from the Snow concert. While you are there, try some traditional Moravian cookies, hot wassail, and an old-time feel to the wonders of Christmas.
Celebrate Christmas as Korner’s Folly a Victorian Christmas in Kernersville
If you have not visited this historic and very unique home in Kernersville, now is your chance to see if in all its decorated holiday beauty! Even if you have explored the various and varied rooms of Korners Folly, this year you won’t want to miss the Dickens themed Christmas tour.
Korner’s Folly Holiday Hours
- November 28, 2014—January 3, 2015
- Thursdays –Saturdays: 10am – 5pm
- Sundays: 1-5pm
- Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Tour by Candlelight
- Saturday, December 13 & 20 @ 6-9pm (last tour leaves at 8:45pm)
- Admission: adults $10, children $6 (under 6 are free)
Christmas in the Park in Burlington
- December 22, 2014; 6:00-9:00pm
- Burlington City Park and Thataways Youth Center
Experience the lighting of thousands of twinkle lights and free amusement features, including a live nativity, train and carousel rides, face painting, and more. Hayrides are also available for a nominal fee.
Piedmont Winterfest in Greensboro
- Daily through January 31, 2015
Located in the heart of downtown Greensboro, a winter wonderland for the entire family, featuring outdoor ice skating, slides, and a snow play box. A great place to spend the day with some cold-weather traditions.
Which Christmas Events in Winston Salem, NC will You Attend?
As the holiday season kicks into high gear, which local holiday activity will you put on your calendar? For more info on these and other Christmas activities, call me or email me, Ellen Dudley, 336-575-7249 or Ellen@Ellen-Dudley.com