It’s that time of year again for all things Christmas!
We’ve put together our holiday guide which includes Santa sightings, holiday light displays, and more winter fun!
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Make sure to keep checking this list as we will keep adding to it through the rest of the holiday season.
Christmas Events, Holiday Light Displays
WFMY News 2 Winterfest
What: It's that time of year again for all things ice skating fun! The WFMY News 2 Winterfest ice skating rink is open now through January 28, 2018. It's located at
When: Now until January 28, 2018
Where: 208 North Davie Street at LeBauer Park in downtown Greensboro
Kids (2-5): $6 / person
Kids (6-12): $8 / person
Regular Price (13+): $10 / person
Season Pass: $75 / person
Group Rate (15+): $8 / person
Private Parties: $300 / hr.
Price includes equipment rental. Payment Options: Cash, debit or credit card; No checks
Monday-Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fridays: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays & School Holidays: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sundays: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Check Out: WFMY News 2’s Winterfest Schedule
Visit With Santa
What: It’s never too early or too late to let Santa know what you want for Christmas. Kids can visit with Santa at Hanes Ball in the lower level of Belk Court. Santa’s new home at the mall includes a fireplace, windows, multiple Christmas trees, and more.
When: Kids can visit with Santa Monday through Saturday from 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm, and 6pm to 9pm; and Sundays from noon to 3pm and 4pm to 6pm. Santa’s visit to Hanes Mall is from November 11th to December 24th at 6pm when he begins his Christmas trek around the world.
Where: Hanes Mall, Belk Court
All Aboard The Polar Express!
What: Kids can take a ride on the Polar Express for a trip to the North Pole thanks to the North Carolina Transportation Museum. Passengers are served hot chocolate, a sweet treat, lively songs, dance, and the reading of the classic The Polar Express!
When: Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 14-22
More Details: Find out about ticket prices, and train ride times and other details
Tanglewood Festival Of Lights
What: Pack the car and head to Tanglewood Festival of Lights. Make sure you turn your radio to 99.5 WMAG to hear holiday music set to the light displays. Plus, visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
When: Friday, November 17 Through Sunday, January 1, 2018
Costs: Family (cars, vans and trucks): $15, Commercial (vans, limos, and mini-buses): $35, Motorcoaches and buses: $100
Where: Tanglewood Park, 4061 Clemmons Road
Other: Open nightly from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
More Details: Tanglewood Festival of Lights
Discount Nights: Nov. 20, Nov. 21, Nov. 27, & Nov. 28
Country Christmas Train
What: All aboard the Country Christmas Train for a holiday good time. The 9th annual Country Christmas Train begins on Friday, November 24 and runs through December 27. The train leaves every half hour from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. taking passengers on a 1 1/2 mile loop around Denton FarmPark. You'll get to see hundreds of light displays, a live Nativity, and a short movie about the Christmas story. Rides last about 20 minutes.
Where: Denton Farm Park, Enter park at 4259 Handy Road in Denton
Other: Admission is $13 for adults on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday nights. It’s $15 on Saturday nights. Admission is $5 for children ages 5 - 11, and free for kids under the age of 4. Find out more about theme nights, discounts and more by visiting Country Christmas Train.
HPU Community Christmas Celebration
What: Come celebrate the holiday season with High Point University as part of the 7th Community Christmas Celebration. The event is held on campus and includes free entertainment, hot food, Christmas decorations, and more! This is a free event open to the community.
When: December 14 & 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Guests will need to part at Oak Hollow Mall near the entrance to the HPU Community Center. There will be shuttles to take you to campus.
2017 Community Christmas festivities will include:
— Performances by local schools and church choirs, including:
– Dec. 14 – High Point Central High School Marching Band
– Dec. 15 – T.W. Andrews High School Marching Band
– Others to be announced soon
— Community Christmas Worship Service with Communion – NEW
— Life-size Nativity scene and photo station
— Photo and gift for children who visit Santa in the Slane Center
— Holly Jolly Hot Dog Shoppe, hot cocoa and coffee in the Millis Center Gym
— “Falling Snow” Winter Wonderland Experience
— Santa’s Stable Petting Zoo
— Polar Express Train Rides
— Readings of the Christmas Story by local ministers
— Christmas decorations
— Crafty Elf Lego Workshoppe
— Truliant North Pole Children’s Playland
— Speed Painter in Hayworth Fine Arts
— Arcade games and entertainment
Free Organ Concerts
What: Come and enjoy sounds of the Tannenberg Organ on Wednesdays in December at Old Salem Museums & Gardens. The concerts are free!
When: December 6, 13, & 20 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium in the Old Salem Visitor Center located at 900 Old Salem Road in Winston-Salem
What: Experience the Christmas story like never before with a live nativity.
When: December 22-23 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Ellisboro Baptist Church located at 1595 Ellisboro Road in Madison
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