Melinda Gale

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December events in Fayetteville, NC

The awesome team over at Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau have put together another list of great events to get you in the holiday spirit! Who wants to check out a few of these with me?!


Christmas lights at Cape Fear Botanical Gardens

Christmas lights at Cape Fear Botanical Gardens

Arts & Entertainment

1) The Best Christmas Pageant EverCape Fear Regional Theatre – December 1-4, 7-11 & 14-18

2) Singing Christmas Tree, Snyder Memorial Baptist Church – December 1-4

3) First Thursday Concert: Jeanne Jolly & the Mistletoes, CAMEO Art House Theatre– December 1

4) It’s a Wonderful LifeGilbert Theater – December 2-4, 9-11 & 16-18

5) Hope Mills Christmas Parade, Town of Hope Mills – December 3

6) Fayetteville State University Concert Choir Annual Holiday Concert, First Baptist Church, – December 3

7) Breakfast in Bethlehem, Lebanon Baptist Church, Town of Eastover – December 3

8) Live Nativity, Temple Baptist Church – December 3-4

9) Holiday Spectacular! Concert Featuring Sons of Serendip, J.W. Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville State University – December 4

10) Spring Lake Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Town Hall, Town of Spring Lake – December 5

11) The Heart’s Treasure: A Christmas Production, Northwood Temple Church – December 7-11

12) North Carolina Symphony Holiday Pops Concert, Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University – December 7

13) Behold: A Folk Christmas Cantata, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church – December 8-9

14) North Carolina State Ballet: The Nutcracker, Crown Theatre – December 10-11

15) Rotary Christmas Parade, Downtown Fayetteville – December 10

16) Waltzing in a Winter Wonderland Concert by Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University – December 10

17) Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra Winter Concert, Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University – December 11

18) Candlelight Loft Tours, Downtown Fayetteville – December 11

19) Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart, Crown Coliseum – December 14-18

20) Messiah Sing! Concert by Cumberland Oratorio Singers, St. Ann Catholic Church – December 17

21) Eastover New Year’s Eve Flea Drop, Eastover Community Building, Town of Eastover – December 31

 

Shopping & Dining

1) Resident Artist Exhibit & Sale, City Center Gallery & Books – Ongoing thru December 31

2) Annual Members’ Holiday Exhibit, Cape Fear Studios – Ongoing thru January 10

3) Christmas in the Mill Village, Trade Street, Town of Hope Mills – December 2

4)  Yuletide Feaste, Haymount United Methodist Church – December 2-3

5) City Market at the Museum, Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum – December 3, 10 & 17

6)  Locavore Dinner, Guiding Wellness Institute – December 9

 

Museums & Historic/Military Sites

1) Christmas at the 1897 Poe House, Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex – Ongoing thru January 8, 2017

2) Fort Bragg Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Main Post Parade Field, Fort Bragg – December 1

3) Holiday Jubilee, Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex – December 4

4) A Christmas Tour of Homes, The Sandford House at Heritage Square – December 4

5) Fayetteville Victorian Christmas Exhibit at Market House Open House, Downtown Fayetteville – December 9

6) Breakfast with Santa, Airborne and Special Operations Museum – December 10

7) Sharing Holiday Traditions Concert by 82nd Airborne Division’s All American Band and Chorus, 82nd Airborne Division Headquarters, Fort Bragg – December 14

8) Oak Grove Christmas Open House, Oak Grove Plantation at Averasboro, Town of Godwin – December 16-18

9) Breakfast with Santa, Fascinate-U Children’s Museum – December 17

10) Historic Churches Bus Tour, Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum – December 19

 

Outdoors, Recreation & Sports

1)  Christmas Lights at Denton Ridge, Town of Linden – December 2-3, 9-10 & 16-21

2) Green Beret Jingle Jog 10K & 5K, First Presbyterian Church, Downtown Fayetteville – December 3

3)  Breakfast with Santa, Hope Mills Recreation Center, Town of Hope Mills – December 3

4)  Festival of Lights, Hope Mills Municipal Park, Town of Hope Mills – December 3

5)  Christmas in the Park, Arnette Park – December 7-21

6) Sparkling Stars Holiday Dinner/Dance, Dorothy Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center – December 9

7)  Holiday Lights in the Garden, Cape Fear Botanical Garden – December 9-23 & 26-30

8) Carriage Rides with Santa, Downtown Alliance – December 10-11 & 17-18

9) Meteor Shower Viewing, Lake Rim Park – December 13

10) Nature Christmas Ornaments, Milton E. Mazarick Park – December 16

11) Ryan’s Reindeer Run 5K, Medical Arts Building Field, Downtown Fayetteville – December 17

12) Christmas Celebration, Massey Hill Recreation Center and Park – December 17

13) Christmas Pics for Pets, Eastover Central Recreation Center, Town of Eastover – December 17

14) Winter Carnival, Gray’s Creek Recreation Center – December 17

15) Fayetteville FireAntz vs. Macon Mayhem Hockey Game (“Ugly Christmas Sweater Night”), Crown Coliseum – December 23

16) Kwanzaa Celebration, Smith Recreation Center & Seabrook Park – December 31

17) Fayetteville FireAntz vs. Macon Mayhem Hockey Game (“New Year’s Eve Night”), Crown Coliseum – December 31