In Greensboro, the holiday season could easily be called “the most wonderful time of the year,” as the city’s neighborhoods are glowing with decorations and buzzing with activities and events. There are so many things to do to celebrate the holiday season, so start marking your calendars now!
Shop “MADE 4 the Holidays”
MADE 4 the Holidays is a arts, crafts and pottery show and a 20-year tradition in Greensboro. Experience the magic Nov. 12th as the Farmers Curb Market transforms into an eclectic wonderland of locally produced culinary treats, fine art, fiber art, pottery, jewelry, and bath and body treatments! Food trucks will be on site for the event so stay for lunch or dinner, or grab a cut of locally roasted coffee while your browse. Support talented artists from all over North Carolina while checking things off your holiday shopping list.
Visit “Christmas at Blandwood”
Explore Blandwood Nov. 12th – Dec. 31st to learn about mid-nineteenth century holiday traditions. See how traditional festivities changed as modest “backwoods” practices began to embrace national and international traditions. The mansion will be fully decked out in local and period greenery and guided tours are offered during museum hours. The museum will be closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day, but it will be open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve!
Watch “Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical”
Embrace everything that makes the season special with Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical, showing Nov. 10th-12th and Nov. 17th-19th. In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle is a huge hit, but when he surprises customers and employees by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case. The inspiring tale, as told by The Gallery Players,
challenges us to leave cynicism behind and instead have hope and cheer.
Run the “Greensboro Gobbler”
Wake up early on Thanksgiving morning and burn extra calories before your turkey feast with the 17th Annual Greensboro Gobbler held in Center City Park. The 5k running route is open to all runners and walkers. There’s also a shorter one-mile Dog Jog if you want to run with your furry best friend!
Shop the “Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival”
The Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival is an indoor festival showcasing original works by artists and craftsmen. Stop by Nov. 24th-26th to shop thousands of unique gifts and see the creative process in action as artists demonstrate their art or craft. You’ll find items of all styles, from traditional to contemporary.
Walk the “Festival of Lights”
Christmastime in Greensboro wouldn’t be complete without the Festival of Lights on Dec. 1st. Stroll along Elm Street and savor the spirit of the season with live music, carolers and Santa. Check out downtown Greensboro’s shops, galleries and restaurants that are decked out in festive decor. Stay warm by grabbing a cup of hot chocolate by the community tree at Center City Park.
See “The Nutcracker”
Watch “Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity”
Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity is the biggest hit in Triad Stage’s history, and for good reason. The Open Heart Community Fellowship spins a holiday story with down-home laughter, toe-tappin’ music and a tug at the heartstrings. The story follows members of the fictional congregation as they put together their retelling of stories from the Bible from creation to the birth of Christ. See the show at Triad Stage Dec. 5th – 24th.
We hope that your holiday season is full of fun things to do and plenty of cheer! Stop by our community if you’re shopping around for a new place to live. We’d love to take you on a tour of our community and show you our luxury apartments! If you’d like to request more information about our community or schedule a tour, visit our website or just give us a call at (844) 816-7095.
Hope to see you soon!