2021 Holiday Event Guide

Dated: November 18 2021

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Your Holiday Event Guide

If you're looking for fun, entertaining and holiday-esque things to do in the Greensboro, NC area, you've come to the right place. Our Holiday Guide is packed with a variety of our favorite events and activities that we want to share with you! 

1. Winter Wonderlights

When: Nov 6 - Jan 2 (Closed Dec 24-25), Sun-Thu: 5:30-10:00pm, Fri-Sat: 5:30-11:00pm

Where: Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC

Winter Wonderlights 2021 has expanded to immerse Revolution Ridge, the GSC's 11-acre zoo expansion, in shimmering lights, brilliant colors and joyful sounds of the season.

2. Winter Wonderland with Goats!

When: Nov 17-Dec 31, Wed-Sun: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Where: Spring Haven Farm, 5306 Homer Ruffin Rd, Chapel Hill, NC

Spring Haven Farm is back to welcome you all with more farm festivities. Join our crew in celebrating the Holiday season at our Winter Wonderland with Goats!!!
Upon your arrival you’ll be transported to a magical Winter Wonderland. Hunt through our Christmas Tree forest to find your very own freshly cut tree to bring home. During your search, join your kids in hoppin on our Polar Express Tractor Train while you sip on hot cocoa.
Head over to the Snowflake Barn to enjoy sweets and treats from our concession stand that will fill you with sugar, spice and everything nice. You’ll even be able to write a letter to send off to Santa while you snack! You can interact with all of our farm animals like Flint the Horse, and snuggle Holly, the goat!
Before you leave, make sure to stop by the South Pole where you’ll find Santa’s Workshop to create a one of a kind Christmas Tree Ornament to bring home and put on your new tree - we’ll have all the materials needed to do so!
After you give Wilbur and Orville a head scratch, stroll through our Wonderland Barn where you’ll have plenty of photo opportunities that are sure to make your spirit bright. It’s full of glimmering lights and festive decorations made just for you! Full of handcrafted Holiday scenes perfect for family photos and Silly Selfies.
Spring Haven Farms Winter Wonderland with Goats will be open every Wednesday - Sunday from November 18th to Christmas Day, 10 AM - 6 PM.
Get your tickets now! On sale for $13.50 each, kids under 3 are free.
The admission ticket Includes the visiting with all of the animals, the Polar Express Tractor Train and the Wonderland Barn, Ornament making is $5 - $15 ea. Animal treat bags are $1 ea.
You have the choice to schedule your arrival time between 10:00am and 4:00pm Wednesday - Sunday. Each hour has a limited number of tickets available. Once on the farm you can stay as long as you like. The farm is open until 6:00pm. The Farm is all set up to allow for social distancing and there are plenty of hand sanitizer stations and hand washing areas.
Ho Ho Ho! We hope to see you soon!
Additional Information:
-Arrival times are scheduled to limit the number of people on the farm.
-Once you are on the farm you may stay as long as you like.
-Events run rain, shine… or Snow!
-Tickets are non-refundable but can be exchanged for another future event or gift card if needed.
-Please do not bring your pet to the farm.
-Masks are required on the farm when unable to social distance.
-Get your tickets early. Events sell out quickly!

3. Holiday Nature Crafts

When: Sat, Dec 4, 11:00am - 3:00pm 

Where: Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve, 238 Minglewood Rd, Westfield, NC

This is a FREE event, donations are greatly appreciated

Join us for craft making at Minglewood Farm & Nature Preserve. Children and adults will have the opportunity to create cards, wrapping paper, ornaments and other pieces of art inspired by nature! These crafts and artwork will be wonderful gifts to share with friends and family for the season or to keep as a present to yourself! Please join us for this fun afternoon creating memories to last well into the years to come!

This is a great time to make a gift for a friend or family member or make something for your home!

4. MADE 4 the Holidays Marketplace

When: Sat, Dec 5, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Where: Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St, Greensboro, NC

You're invited to the MADE 4 the Holidays Arts, Crafts, & Pottery Gift Market on Sunday, December 5. Handcrafted and curated products for everyone on your shopping list include jewelry, fiber art, body care items, ceramics, wood turnings, glass objects, fiber art, up-cycled objects, delicious shelf-stable NC artisan food products, and much more! This favorite festive shopping tradition is the area’s largest local juried holiday shows produced by the Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. and held inside and outside to showcase more than 50 Piedmont artisans and makers at each show.
General admission tickets are free from 11 AM to 4 PM. A limited number of Early Bird tickets are available by pre-purchase for $7 from 10 – 11 AM at the Market and include a gift basket (value $100) raffle entry. Tickets will also be available online via TicketMeTriad.com for $7 plus processing fees. Day of event tickets are $10. Parking is free.
Make a day of it with music and refreshments along with gift options for everyone in your just including you.

5. Virtual Candle Tea

When: Fri, Dec 4, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Where: First Moravian Church, 304 S Elam Ave, Greensboro, NC

The Candle Tea has been our Christmas gift to the Greensboro community for over 70 years. Our 2021 Candle Tea will again be a virtual event. Though we will miss gathering to share the sights, sounds, food, and fellowship that traditionally usher in the Advent season, we hope that you will find some of your favorite Moravian items here in our Candle Tea Store and will enjoy the craft demonstrations and musical performances we have made available online.

Online ordering will be open from November 1–30, 2021. Orders placed through our online store may be picked up on Saturday, December 4th, from 10:00am–3:00pm in our church parking lot. If you are unable to pick up your order on December 4th, please contact our church office to arrange an alternate pick-up time.

Please note that we offer local pick-up only and are unable to ship. Thank you for visiting!

6. Otis & Wawa's 6th Annual SantaCon Bar Crawl

When: Sat, Dec 11, 3:00-9:00pm

Where: Stumble Stilskins, 202 W Market St, Greensboro, NC

Join us for the Otis & Wawa's 6th annual SantaCon fundraiser in Downtown Greensboro, Saturday, December 11th from 3-9pm! Dress up in your favorite holiday costume or ugly sweater and bar crawl to many participating downtown businesses. Best people watching in town!
Registration will be at Stumble Stilskins from 2:00 - 3:00pm
Proceeds and donations will be given to a local non-profit organization for Kidsmas Miracle.
The Crawl includes specials at participating businesses, a Santa Hat, and Event Mug!
Sponsored by: Downtown Residents Association and Matthews Mobile Media
The prize at stake:
Costume contest: Wear your best Santa costume and post a photo on a public social media account and tag Otis & Wawa or @otisandwawa on Facebook or Instagram and hashtag #DGSOSantaCon and #OtisandWawa for a chance to win the costume contest! The winner will receive gift cards totaling $100 to local downtown businesses.

7. Handel's "Messiah"

When: Wed, Dec 1 at 7:00pm

Where: The Carolina Theatre, 310 S Greene St, Greensboro, NC

Creative Greensboro, in partnership with the Choral Society of Greensboro, presents Handel’s “Messiah”
December 1st at 7pm at the Carolina Theatre located at 310 S. Greene St.
Audience members age 5 and older need face coverings and audience members age 12 and older need proof of vaccination or a negative viral test within 72 hours of the event.
The concert is free but donations are appreciated.
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