GREENSBORO, N.C. (WFMY) -- From visiting Santa, to Christmas parades and lights, you can enjoy the holiday and the season with plenty of family fun events in Greensboro.
Greensboro has a wide range of activities from winter festivals, musical performances, dances, and lots more!
Check out this list of events from the City of Greensboro and then go have some fun!
WFMY News 2 Winterfest: LeBauer Park, From now until January 27, Wednesdays through Mondays
Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Holiday Party at Lindley Recreation Center: Friday, December 7, 10 am to 12 noon
Gift swap and luncheon. Cost is $3 for lunch. Call 336-373-2626 to register.
Holiday Party in LeBauer Park: Saturday, December 8, 12-3 pm
Caroling and live holiday music, crafts and games, and a photographer will be on site to take your picture with Santa.
‘Tis the Season: Brown Recreation Center, Saturday, December 8, 3-6 pm
A holiday festival for the whole family. Holiday arts and crafts, vendors, pictures with Santa and train rides.
Showing Love Holiday Event at Windsor Recreation Center: December 8, 2-5 pm
Enjoy poetry basketball, cookies and other refreshments, face-painting and gifts.
FARM FUN LIGHT SHOW, HAYRIDES
You might know it as the Woods of Terror but McLaurin Farms in Greensboro turns into a stunning Christmas display this time of year! Its fifth annual Christmas Light Show begins Friday, November 23 and runs through Monday, December 24. You'll enjoy hayrides that will travel through a holiday display featuring more than 800,000 lights, bringing to life reindeer, elves, Christmas trees, and characters from the Land of Misfit Toys. Christmas music will accompany the light show which begins at 6:00 p.m. and runs until 8:00 p.m. each night. Kids can also have their picture taken with Santa. The cost is $8, per person. Children under 2 years old get in free.
McLaurin Farms will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 23,24, and 25, Friday, November 30, Saturday and Sunday, December 1, & 2, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 7,8, &9; and nightly from Friday, December 14 through Monday, December 24.
Find out more: McLaurin Farms
Letters to Santa: November 19 through December 10
Children can drop off their letters to Santa at the Greensboro Cultural Center or Griffin, Glenwood, Leonard or Lewis recreation centers. They will receive a return letter in the mail.
Pictures and Cookies with Santa: Windsor Recreation Center, December 8 and 22, 2-5 pm
Tell Santa what’s on your Christmas list.
Pictures with Santa at Smith Senior Center: Thursday, December 13, 4-7 pm and December 14, 10 am to 1 pm
Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you to bring your grandchildren, pets, spouse or friends to enjoy milk and cookies and have your picture taken. Pictures are $5 each and will be printed while you wait. (Well-behaved grandchildren and pets are welcome.) No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 336-373-7564.
CONCERTS AND DANCES
Holiday Dance at Lindley Recreation Center: December 11, 6-8 pm
Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation program hosts a holiday dance for individuals of all abilities.
Holiday Concert in LeBauer Park: Thursday, December 13, 6:30-9 pm
Storytime with Mrs. Claus, holiday music, and carols by Season's Best Carolers and Los Hermanos Leonides.
GIVING AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Greensboro Youth Council’s Santa’s Workshop collects new and gently used toys at local libraries, recreation centers, and other locations until December 8. The gifts will be distributed to local families in need this holiday season.
Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities Shopper’s Day
This annual event at the Four Seasons Town Centre provides an opportunity for hundreds of individuals with disabilities and volunteers to interact, gain understanding, and share some holiday cheer. Make a financial contribution online.
Wreaths Across America at Forest Lawn Cemetery: December 15, 11 am
Volunteers place wreaths at veterans' graves to show their gratitude and appreciation during the holiday season.
FUN FOR SENIORS
Christmas Cookie Swap: Smith Senior Center, Monday, December 10, 1 pm.
Bring a batch or two of your favorite cookies to swap and a copy of the recipe to share. Beverages provided. Please register by Wednesday, December 5, by calling 336-373-7564.
Holiday Lunch Bunch: Lucky 32, Tuesdays, December 11 and 18, 11:15 am
Meet at Lucky 32 or get a ride from the Smith Senior Center at 11 am. Register by Wednesday, December 5, by calling 336-373-7564. Please bring a wrapped gift to exchange.
Create Your Own Christmas Crafts at Smith Senior Center
Register to participate at least one week in advance of the program by calling 336-373-7564.
- Burlap Ruffle Christmas Wreath: Wednesday, November 28, 1-3 pm, $25
- Deco Mesh Christmas Tree: Wednesday, December 5, 1-3 pm, $25
- Lighted Christmas Balls: Thursday, December 6, 1-3 pm, $15 for four ball. Choose from wire or plastic cups. Please bring four strands of 25 lights with you.
- Lighted Mason Jars with Poinsettias: Friday, December 7, 10 am to 12 noon, $15 for one, $30 for two
- Deco Mesh Christmas Angels: Friday, December 7, 1-3 pm. $10 for two
- Lighted Snowman Wreath: Wednesday, December 12, 1-3 pm, $25
Mercy Hill is bringing Christmas to their Clifton Road, Edgefield Road, and Regional Campuses. Regional campus will hold services on Dec. 20th at 6:30pm, 22nd at 6:30pm, 23rd at 10:30am and 5:00pm, and 24th at 3:30pm. Clifton Road and Edgefield Road campuses will hold services on Dec. 23rd at 10:30am and 5:00pm and 24th at 3:30pm
Enjoy all kinds of Christmas favorites! This is a free service. Registration is open at www.mercyhillgso.com/christmas.
NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENTS
New Year, New You Wellness Expo at Griffin Recreation Center: January 12, 2019, 12-4 pm
Come check out a fitness class demo and learn about other wellness opportunities with Greensboro Parks and Recreation.