31 Holiday Events

31 Holiday Events

Head to these fabulous holiday events this season with friends and family! These events are arranged by date.

Updated: November 2021


Tanglewood Festival of Lights

November 12-January 1
6PM – 11PM – Except on 12/31 when the show closes at 10PM



There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays
A Holiday Exhibition and Art Sale at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
November 12-December 31


Körner’s Folly – A Victorian Christmas 
Take a tour through each of the eccentric and elegant Victorian-era home’s twenty-two rooms that will be decorated from floor to ceiling, offering a festive and fun experience for visitors of all ages.
November 26-December 31


The Spectacular Holiday Blooms
Enjoy a stroll through the dazzling wisteria lights and get lost in the illuminated trees at Ciener Botanical Garden. Enjoy carolers throughout.
November 26-December 30


Winston-Salem Symphony 
Carolina Christmas – November 27 & 28


Chanukah Menorah Lighting at Bailey Park 
Hot Latkes | Donuts | Chanukah crafts | Music | Balloon Twisting
December 1, 5:30 PM


18th Annual Twin City Santa Toy Drive & Semi Formal
Enjoy a live DJ, photo booths, drinks & hors d’oeuvres at the Annual Twin City Santa Toy Drive. Bring a toy a purchase a ticket.
December 3rd



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Merry Mishmash 
A Holiday Event to Benefit the Animals at Fairytale Farm Animal Sanctuary
Hayrides, Christmas Trees, Snowball Fights, Holiday Market, Mrs. Claus’ Bakery, Santa visits and more at Fairytale Farm Animal Sanctuary.
November 28, December 5, 11


Clemmons Annual Tree Lighting 
November 30th, 6 – 7:30 PM


Candle Tea on Salem Square 2021
The Candle Tea of Home Moravian Church this year allows you to stroll through Salem Square to view, hear, smell, and taste the wonders of the Advent season. This will include sugar cake and coffee, Moravian stars, beeswax candles, and Christingles for sale.
December 4, 12-4 PM


Christmas by Candlelight
Join Körner’s Folly for a magical evening event
Visitors will enjoy a self-guided tour of all twenty-two rooms in the house, filled from floor to ceiling with seasonal displays
December 4, 11, and 18


Kernersville Christmas Tree Lighting 
Hot Chocolate | Kid’s craft area | Photo Station | Music
December 4th, 6 PM


Winston-Salem Jaycees Holiday Parade
Enjoy the annual Winston-Salem Jaycees Holiday Parade with the Winston-Salem Tree lighting.
December 4th



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Sayso & Friends Winter Market
Enjoy shopping from a variety of local vendors at Sayso Coffee
December 4th


Moravian Star Workshop at Bethabara Park
Celebrate the season by learning how to make a traditional Moravian star ornament
December 4 & 11


Mistletoe Run
The 5k course runs through the Buena Vista Neighborhood while the marathon will be throughout the Reynolda area.
December 4th


Kernersville Christmas Parade
The annual parade features marching bands, fire trucks, dance groups, antique cars, professionally decorated floats and of course, an appearance from Santa.
December 5, 2:30 PM


Drive-Thru Santa
The Winston-Salem Dash and Truist will host Drive-Thru Santa at Truist Stadium. The cost is $35 per vehicle (maximum of 6 guests per vehicle) and includes a digital copy of the photo opportunity with Santa and a choice of coffee, hot cocoa, or water for each guest.
December 5, 2:30-5 PM


Through the Years: Christmas at Reynolda Tours
Guests will enjoy archival photographs and oral history clips via iPad to bring holiday history to life in the twenty-first century. This specialized tour of the historic house will focus on the holiday traditions of the Reynolds and Babcock families, as well as the individuals who lived and worked on the estate.
December 5, 10, 12, 17, 19


Winston-Salem Symphony 
Handel’s Messiah – December 7, 7:30 PM


Kaleideum’s Winter Wonderland Weekend 

FRIDAY |  Festive Family Friday – Music, crafts and more December 10. 6-9 PM
SATURDAY |  Breakfast with Santa – a photo of Santa is included December 11, 9 AM – 12 PM
SATURDAY | Holidays Around the World – Enjoy holiday music and take a trip around the world as you explore different traditions and crafts December 11, 1-4 PM
SUNDAY | Elf Workshop – Assemble and decorate your own toy or holiday cookie house December 12, 1-3 PM


Caroling Fridays at Reynolda House 
Enjoy listening to carolers at The Reynolda House. This year, while the roof of the historic house is replaced, the tradition will continue in the Babcock Wing auditorium alongside a pianist. December 10 and 17, 3-3:30 PM


Music Carolina WinterFest: Winter Light 
Enjoy listening to Christmas classics at the Piedmont Music Center.
December 10, 7:30 PM


Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at Reynolds Place Theatre
This sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is set two years after the novel ends. Join the beloved Bennet sisters and their spouses as they gather at the Darcy home for Christmas. December 10-19


The Nutcracker
“The Nutcracker” returns to live performance at the Stevens Center with tickets as low as $25.
December 10-19



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Advance Christmas Parade 
December 11, 10 AM


A Kernersville Yuletide 
Ice Skating, Victorian Christmas at Körner’s Folly, Spectacular Holiday Booms at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden
December 11, 10 AM-9 PM


Dinner with Santa at Midtown Cafe & Dessertery
Half-price kids meals, ornament decorating, and Santa!
December 10, 5:30-7:30 PM


Southbound Craft Fair
Carefully curated vendors making distinctive crafts at Cobblestone Market
December 12th. 


Elf: The Musical at The Theatre Alliance
December 16-21



A Trophy Room Holiday
VIP Holiday Party Casino Style- Includes Prime Rib Dinner, Bourbon Tasting & Gaming for great prizes
December 18th.


Jingle Jog 5k
The 5K race and 1 mile Santa Strut will take place on the Long Branch paved trail. The post-race celebrations will be at Radar Brewing.
December 18th

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