Kristi Marion

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

UNC School Of The Arts “The Nutcracker”

The Nutcracker Snow

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) production of “The Nutcracker” is an eagerly anticipated Winston-Salem holiday tradition. During a “normal” year, this professional-caliber production of Tchaikovsky’s world-famous “The Nutcracker” ballet draws around 10,000 people to the streets of downtown and to UNCSA’s Stevens Center. In 2020, the show must go on, despite COVID-19…

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Moravian Candle Tea At Old Salem

Old Salem Moravian Candle Tea

The Moravian Candle Tea at Old Salem has been a Winston-Salem Christmas tradition since 1929. In “normal” years, guests experience the sights, sounds, smells, and even the tastes of early Moravian Christmas traditions. Find out how to celebrate in 2020…

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