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Winter Wonderlights: 5:30-10 p.m., through Dec. 31, Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Drive. Dazzling celebration of lights, music and holiday cheer. $16-$25, free admission for children 2 and younger. New for the 2023 season, guests can explore the GSC’s Wiseman Aquarium, see a captivating indoor fountain show and have fun at an indoor sock skating rink. Closed Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4-5, Dec. 24-25. www.greensboroscience.org.


Piedmont Winterfest: Through Jan. 28, LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Outdoor ice skating. www.piedmontwinterfest.com.


Tweetsie Christmas: Nov. 24-Dec. 30, select evenings in November and December, Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock. 800-526-5740 or tweetsie.com.

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Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 26, Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Special Events Center, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd. Hundreds of artists and craftsmen from 20 states, juried and selected for originality and creative excellence. 50% off advance ticket purchases through Nov. 23; 50% off Nov. 26 at door. Adults at door, $10; children (6-12), $1. www.ChristmasClassic.com.


Rocky Mountain High Experience, A John Denver Christmas starring Rick Schuler: 2 and 7:30 p.m., Piedmont Hall, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. Ticketmaster.com.

John Berry’s 27th Annual Christmas Tour: 7 p.m., High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. $40-$45. 336-887-3001 or highpointheatre.com.


A Motown Christmas: 7:30 p.m., Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Family-friendly show combines Motown’s greatest hits with everyone’s favorite holiday classics. $54-$69. carolinatheatre.com.

Glistening In The Snow – The Holiday Play: 3 p.m., Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. $20-$30. www.eventbrite.com.


Wreath Class: 6 p.m. Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 4-5, The Barn at Reynolda Village, 2201 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. $50-$60. With Michelle Hawks, a gardens horticulturist. reynolda.org/visit/calendar.


Reynolda On the House: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. Free. View “Smith & Libby: Two Rings, Seven Months, One Bullet,” along with exhibitions on view in the historic house and enjoy an art activity as well as other entertainment. Enjoy live jazz with Matt Kendrick and friends. 888-663-1149.

Ksenija Komljenović in Recital: 7:30 p.m., University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Watson Hall, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Music from the percussion repertoire. www.uncsa.edu/performances or 336-721-1945.

Highland North Music School Christmas Concert: 7-9 p.m., Carolina Theatre, 310 S, Greene St., Greensboro. Free. Donations welcome. Highlights the greatest works of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Raising awareness in support of Lantern Rescue: Rescuing the exploited, persecuted, displaced. https://carolinatheatre.com/events/.


Lunch-and-Learn at the Graham Historical Museum – Alamance County Historical Courthouse: noon-1 p.m., 135 W. Elm St., Graham. Speaker: Russell Compton, Graham Historical Museum Board Member and local historian. Free. For teens and older. Register. www.GrahamRecreationAndParks.com.

2023 Toyota U.S. Open: Nov. 29-Dec. 2, Greensboro Aquatic Center. The long-course meters competition will host many of the nation’s top athletes, including members of the U.S. National Team, U.S. National Junior Team, 2020 U.S. Olympic Team and 2023 World Aquatics Championships Team. A total of 33 U.S. Olympians are scheduled to compete including Michael Andrew, Hunter Armstrong, Kate Douglass, Lydia Jacoby, Lilly King, Katie Ledecky, Regan Smith, Olivia Smoliga and Abbey Weitzeil. ticketmaster.com.

Home Moravian Church’s 94th Candle Tea: Nov 29-Dec. 9 in the Single Brothers House in Old Salem, Winston-Salem. Admission this year by reservation only. CandleTea.org


Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars: Multiple times and dates through Dec. 3, Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro. Family friendly ticket pricing available. Ticketmaster.com.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker: 7:30 p.m., Tanger Center, 300 N. Elm St., Greensboro. TangerCenter.com or www.hiphopnutcracker.com.

Slow Your Flow – Beginner Yoga Class: noon-1 p.m., Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro, 628 Summit Ave. Led by Mia Toro Alsup, owner, Greensboro Power Yoga. Slower-paced version of their signature yoga class, Power Flow. Register. Info@WomensCenterGSO.org.

Emerging Artist Chamber Music Showcase: 7:30 p.m., University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Watson Hall, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. UNCSA’s finest student groups in strings, piano and mixed chamber ensembles during the fall Emerging Artist Chamber Music Showcase. www.uncsa.edu/performances or 336-721-1945.

2023 Toyota U.S. Open: Through Dec. 2, Greensboro Aquatic Center. The long-course meters competition will host many of the nation’s top athletes, including members of the U.S. National Team, U.S. National Junior Team, 2020 U.S. Olympic Team and 2023 World Aquatics Championships Team. A total of 33 U.S. Olympians are scheduled to compete including Michael Andrew, Hunter Armstrong, Kate Douglass, Lydia Jacoby, Lilly King, Katie Ledecky, Regan Smith, Olivia Smoliga and Abbey Weitzeil. ticketmaster.com.

Net Night: 5-6:30 p.m., Legacy Stables and Events, 4151 Thomasville Road, Winston-Salem. With Greater Winston-Salem. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages from Twisted Pine. Network with other professionals and enjoy the property entirely decorated for the holiday season. 336-728-9200.

Salem Academy and College’s Christmas Candlelight Service: 4:15 p.m., Elberson Fine Arts Center’s Hanes Auditorium, 412 Rams Drive, Winston-Salem. Will feature Salem Academy and College students, faculty and staff, who will deliver inspiring words for the season, along with student readers who will share the Christmas story. Music and singing. End with the lighting of Moravian candles. Free parking adjacent to the center.


North Carolina Brass Band: 7:30 p.m., Salem College, Hanes Auditorium, Winston-Salem. General admission, $20; students, $5. www.ncbrassband.org.

Downtown Greensboro’s 2023 Festival of Lights: 5:30-9 p.m., downtown Greensboro. Community sing-along, lighting of the community tree in Center City Park, Santa in Hamburger Square and acoustic performances along Elm Street. www.downtowngreensboro.org or 336-379-0060.

Tweetsie Christmas: Through Dec. 30, select evenings, Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock. 800-526-5740 or tweetsie.com.

First-Year Showcase: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2, UNCG’s Pam and David Sprinkle Theatre, 402 Tate St., Greensboro. See the BFA acting and musical theatre students present a series of scenes to showcase their journey through realism and foundational acting pedagogy. PG-13 for adult themes. 336-334-4392 or www.uncgtheatre.com.

Heritage Hop: 6:30-10 p.m., Winston-Salem’s Downtown Arts District and at Historic Bethabara. Triad Trolleys will pick up participants at Sixth and Trade Street, Winston-Salem. $5. The Trolley, with a costumed interpreter and Moravian music, will run the route to Historic Bethabara Park where the 1788 Bethabara Gemeinhaus will be open for a tour featuring traditional Moravian holiday decorations and lit by candlelight as it would have been in 1788. dadagalleryhop.com.

“James and the Giant Peach” Open Auditions: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2-5 p.m. Dec. 2, Willingham Performing Arts Academy, 221 E. Main St., Yadkinville. Open to middle school and high school aged actors with possible roles available for adult performers. info@yadkinarts.org.

Caroling Fridays at Reynolda: 3:30-4 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 15, Reynolda House, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. Included with museum admission. reynolda.org/visit/calendar.

Asheboro Christmas Parade: 7-9 p.m., begins at the corner of Church and Sunset Avenue, ends at Kivett Street. Free. 336-626-2626.

Handmade Market: 5-9 p.m., Transform Greensboro, 111 W. Lewis St., Greensboro. More than 20 artists will feature unique items.

40+ Stage Presents “Educating Rita” by Willey Russell: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9, 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, Mountcastle Theatre, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem. Discussion follows the matinee on Dec. 3. Comedy. $12-$20 plus taxes and fees. www.intothearts.org or 336-747-1414.

10th Annual Troubadours’ Christmas Concert: 6:30-9 p.m., Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Eclectic celebration of the wonders of Christmastide. Benefits Room at the Inn, a licensed shelter for homeless pregnant women in Greensboro. www.roominn.org.

Anjimile as the headliner for Crossroads @ SECCA #027: 7 p.m., Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. Doors open at 6 p.m. Seated event. $17-$30 plus taxes and fees. Free parking. https://secca.org/.

Guy Penrod Christian Gospel Artist: 8-11 p.m., Rockingham Theatre, 205 Gilmer St., Reidsville. $70. thereidsvilleshowcase.com.


North Carolina Brass Band: 3 p.m., UNCG Auditorium, 408 Tate St., Greensboro. General admission, $20; students, $5. www.ncbrassband.org.

Annual High Point Holiday Stroll: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Uptowne & Downtown High Point. uptownehighpoint.org.

High Point Farmers Market Holds Holiday Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 901 N. Main St. Food, craft vendors, food truck. Live music will be provided by The Singecats. 336-883-3694 or hpfarmersmarket@highpointnc.gov.

Holiday Suite – Home for the Holidays: multiple times, Dec. 2-3, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. Guided tour through the UNCSA campus, where you’ll discover twinkling lights, festive decorations and the sounds of celebration. Free. tinyurl.com/3y382dy2.

Downtown Greensboro’s Holiday Parade: noon to 2 p.m., starts at the corner of North Greene Street and East Lindsay Street. See route at tinyurl.com/hyjyzbuh. New this year, food vendors. www.downtowngreensboro.org or 336-379-0060.

Graham Christmas Parade: 10 a.m.-noon, 135 W. Elm St. www.grahamareabusinessassociation.org.

Deck The Halls Fundraiser: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2105 W. Market St., Greensboro. All proceeds are donated to Greensboro area human service agencies. Handmade gifts, wreaths, a wine pull, baskets filled with goodies, baked goods and soup to purchase, among other fun things. https://standrewsgso.org/.

In the Garden with Santa: noon-4 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs, 222-4 S. Swing Road, Greensboro. Community members may purchase photos of their family members and pets with Santa Claus for $20. Free crafts for kids. For sale: Atlas gardening gloves, Christmas plants, pecans. 336-580-6617 or visit gcgclubs@triad.twcbc.com.

Historic Lantern Tour: 6 p.m., begins at Mural Park, 200 S. Scales St., Reidsville. Focuses on the history of Reidsville’s buildings, businesses and people. https://bit.ly/lantern-tour.

Holiday Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., The Penn House, 324 Maple Ave., Reidsville. Christmas gifts galore. 336-349-1099.

The Collector’s Choice: 7-10 p.m., GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. $100-$125. Winter show exhibition. 75 North Carolina artists. www.greenhillnc.org.

Holiday Market: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sawtooth, 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. More than 50 artist vendors, hands-on activities, craft demonstrations. Food and drink for purchase. $5 suggested donation supporting Sawtooth’s scholarship and community outreach programs. 336-723-7395 or www.sawtooth.org.

Christmas CAROLing Trolley Tour: 6 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 2-23, meet at 134 S. Church St., Asheboro. Features a retelling of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” while singing carols, enjoying games and touring the lights and sights of the downtown Asheboro area onboard a climate controlled Christmas trolley. $35. https://sunsettheatre.thundertix.com/. 336-626-1240, Ext. 1.

Christmas at the Carolina “The Polar Express”: 9 a.m., Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, 310 S. Greene St. 336-333-2600. Free. 

Christmas at Bethabara: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem. Tour the decorated 1788 Gemeinhaus, learn about and taste Christmas treats made by Moravians in the 1800’s, make a Christmas craft, hear the sounds of a Moravian Brass Band, performance by Duo Licht. Free. 336-924-8191 or historicbethabara.org.

Community Clinic of High Point’s “Puttin’ on the Grits”: 8-11 a.m., St. Mary’s Community Life Center, 205 W. Farris Ave., High Point. Southern-themed breakfast served by various High Point eateries. Honors Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Health – High Point Medical Center and the High Point Regional Health Foundation. $15. Free to children 11 and younger. All proceeds benefit the clinic. https://cchpnc.com/grits/.

“A Christmas Miracle” Concert: 6 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Heavenview United Pentecostal Church, 1410 W. Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem. Free. Reserve seating – limited spots. www.eventbrite.com.

The Night Before Christmas: 4 p.m., Van Dyke Performance Space 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. With Greensboro Youth Chorus and Bel Canto Company. Charming rendition of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. Free. For the whole family. choralartscollective.com.

Christmas With Elvis: 6:30 p.m., T. Austin Finch Auditorium, 406 Unity St., Thomasville. Starring Stephen Freeman and the Echoes of a Legend Show Band. $15-$35. https://ticketstripe.com/events/1035752.

The Embers Christmas Show: 7-10 p.m., Liberty Showcase, 101 S. Fayetteville St., Liberty. Beach music. $20-$55. thelibertyshowcase.com.

Christmas by Candlelight at Körner’s Folly: 5-9 p.m. Dec. 2 and Dec. 16, 413 S. Main St., Kernersville. $15. kornersfolly.org.


51st Annual Holiday Open House: 1-4 p.m., High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. Day of special reenactments, music, demonstrations, refreshments and hands-on activities like candle dipping. Free. Drop-in. 336-885-1859.

This CommUnity Sings: 4 p.m., Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, 310 S. Greene St. Features winter holiday songs for everyone to sing. Free. 336-333-2600.

Town of Pleasant Garden’s 44th annual Christmas Parade: 3 p.m., starts at Ryegate Drive and ends at the Pleasant Garden Elementary School on Pleasant Garden Road. 336-674-3002.

Christmas Concert: 3-5 p.m., Historic Broyhill, 3540 Clemmons Road, Clemmons. Free. Performances include Salem College Chorale, Clemmons Moravian Church brass band, New Day Community Church praise band and Minor Variation, an all-female Christian acapella group at Wake Forest University. Free hot cocoa, cider and cookies. Part of the Bingham Arts Series, a program of the Shallow Ford Foundation. 336-663-6794 or shallowfordfoundation.org/arts.

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