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Christmas Walk Event Cancellation

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances Historic Bath’s “Walk Through Christmas’ Past” program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The Christmas Open House Program will go on as scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 9.   

Winter in Wartime at Fort Dobbs

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The winter of 1755 was harsh and unforgiving. Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will offer a glimpse into the daily lives of French and Indian War soldiers in the winter of 1755, Saturday, Dec. 9.   Historic interpreters representing the garrison of Fort Dobbs will present scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations as well as on-going displays of life in a winter military camp, including open fire cooking.

Bentonville Battlefield to Host Christmas Open House

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Enjoy a glimpse at how Christmas was celebrated in eastern North Carolina during the Civil War. Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site’s Holiday Open House will take place Dec. 2. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.

Charles B. Aycock Christmas Tours and Celebrations

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

With a nip in the air and the holiday spirit warming our hearts, join the Christmas Candlelight tours at the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site Tuesday, Dec. 5 and Thursday, Dec. 7. Tours will be given from 6:30 p.m. Admission will be $2 for ages 5 and up. Children ages 4 and under are free.

Enter to Win a Carolina Christmas Weekend

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Recapture the genuine joy and warmth of holidays past with a “Carolina Christmas” Friday, Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 10. An escape to three colonial state historic sites will start your holiday season with reverie and delight. Enjoy festive decorations and caroling in Historic Edenton, harpsichord music and colonial crafts at Historic Bath and colonial dancing and fire-eating magic at Tryon Palace. You can enter to win this great escape at The deadline for entry is Dec. 1. 

Christmas in Halifax, A Town Wide Celebration

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Christmas traditions will be rekindled during Christmas in Halifax! Decorated homes and churches, living history, along with a lively Christmas parade will fuel a festive atmosphere for all Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Historic Stagville Reflects West African Christmas Tradition

Friday, November 17, 2017

Discover holiday traditions over time at Historic Stagville during the “Christmas at Stagville” holiday open house, Dec. 2, noon to 4 p.m. Help decorate the Bennehan house, learn about the West African Jonkonnu tradition, and experience an evening lantern tour after 5 p.m.

Happiness is a Holiday Season with Nature, Music, and Old-Fashioned Celebrations

Friday, November 17, 2017

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.

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