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Thursday, December 3
Rhapsody of Christmas Concert, Presented by the Craven Community Chorus. 7 p.m., Orringer Auditorium, Craven Community College, New Bern campus. $12 in advance/$15 at the door. Additional performances scheduled for Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, at 3 p.m.
Friday, December 4
Light Up the Waterfront, Beaufort Boardwalk, 5 p.m. Apple cider, hot chocolate, Christmas tree lighting, voting for wreath decorating contest.
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Two Rivers Theater, Cherry Point MCAS. Free and open to the public.
Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, 7:30 p.m., Oriental’s Old Theater. Additional performances scheduled for Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m, and Sunday, December 6 at 3 p.m.
The Games Afoot or Holmes for the Holiday Performance, Presented by the RiverTowne Players, 8 p.m., Masonic Theatre in downtown New Bern. Additional performances scheduled for Saturday, December 5, Friday, December 11, and Saturday, December 12 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 6 and Sunday, December 13 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, December 5
A Very Beary Christmas Craft Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. New Bern Farmer’s Market, downtown New Bern.
A Coastal Carolina Christmas Arts, Crafts, and Gift Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Craven County Fairgrounds. $5 at the door/children under 12 are free.
Beaufort Christmas Parade, 11 a.m., downtown Beaufort.
New Bern Christmas Parade, 3 p.m., downtown New Bern. Presented by the Craven County Jaycees.
Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla, 5:30 p.m., downtown Morehead City and 6:15 p.m., downtown Beaufort.
Coastal Christmas Flotilla, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., downtown New Bern. Presented by New Bern Parks & Rec.
Bear City Opry Christmas Show, 7 p.m., New Bern Civic Theatre, Tickets $15 adults/$10 children. Additional showtimes Sunday, December 6 and December 13 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, December 12 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 6
Newport Christmas Parade, downtown Newport, 3 p.m.
Friday, December 11
Downtown New Bern ArtWalk, 5 to 8 p.m. Presented by the Craven Arts Council.
Santa By the Sea, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. $15 per person.
Celtic Christmas Concert with Patrick Mangan from Riverdance, 7:30 pm., Craven Community College, New Bern campus.
Saturday, December 12
Morgan’s Tavern & Grill Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, 6:30 to 10 a.m., 235 Craven Street, downtown New Bern. Proceeds benefit MERCI Clinic. $9 per person.
Craven Smart Start Holiday Hustle, 8 a.m., Union Point Park.
Reindeer Run 5K, Oriental, 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit Hope Clinic.
Cookie Walk, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Christ Church Family Life Center, downtown New Bern.
The Holly and The Ivy Holiday Homes Tour, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., downtown New Bern. Presented by the New Bern Woman’s Club.
Beaufort ArtWalk, 1 to 5 p.m., downtown Beaufort.
Spirit of Christmas parade, Oriental, 1 p.m.
Live Nativity, 3 p.m., Oriental United Methodist Church.
Tryon Palace Candlelight Christmas Celebration, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., downtown New Bern. Additional celebration scheduled for Saturday, December 19 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Lighted boat parade, part of the Spirit of Christmas festivities in Oriental, 5 p.m.
Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour, 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Beaufort.
The Nutcracker Ballet, 7 p.m., West Craven High School. Presented by New Bern Ballet. $10 in advance/$12.50 at the door (children under 2 are free). $5 off admission with donation to Toys for Tots. Cash and Check ONLY at the door. Additional performance scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 13
Sledding and Shopping in downtown New Bern, 1 to 4 p.m.
Monday, December 14
Christmas Nativity Drive-Through, Brices Creek Bible Church, off US 70 West in James City area, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free event, but food donations welcome. Additional performances scheduled for Tuesday, December 15, Wednesday, December 16, and Thursday, December 17.
Tuesday, December 15
NC Symphony Holiday Pops, 7 p.m. at Riverfront Convention Center.
Thursday, December 31
Running of the Oriental New Year’s Eve Dragon, 8 p.m (first run) 11:30 p.m. (second run) Bring pots, pans, and make your own music for the dragon.
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