2022 Holiday Events and Programs

There’s a holiday happening to suit every taste at venues of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.  

Fireworks over Tryon Palace, a Christmas flotilla at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort, "Christmas by Candlelight," at a state historic site and "Holiday Pops” or other performances with the North Carolina Symphony at home or on tour, are a few of the unique holiday experiences awaiting families at modest or no cost. 

State parks offer wonderful ways to experience nature during the holidays, and the “First Day Hike” to start the New Year off right. 

Six to Receive 2022 North Carolina Award, State’s Highest Honor

The state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six distinguished North Carolinians Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Governor Roy Cooper will present the awards. 

The award was created by the General Assembly in 1961 to recognize significant contributions to the state and nation in the fields of fine arts, literature, public service and science. 

Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grants Will Fund Projects Across North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announced that the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) Authority has approved $28.6 million in capital improvement projects and land acquisitions for state parks and an additional $13.6 million in grants to fund 41 local parks and recreation projects across the state.

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