My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for November 29-December 2, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of November 29-December 2, 2012

Tanglewood Festival of Lights

Top Family Pick:
Tanglewood Festival of Lights

  • Now through the New Year
  • 6-11PM
  • Tanglewood Park
  • 4061 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC
  • Admission: Weekends $15/vehicle; Weekdays $10/vehicle (cash only)
  • www.TanglewoodPark.org

Ride in the comfort of your own vehicle, or join a hay ride or carriage ride to view over a million lights in shapes and scenes of the season. Visit the holiday village and craft store and see Santa!

Old Salem Candle Tea Moravian

Top Holiday Pick:
Candle Tea at Old Salem

  • Thursday & Friday, November 29 & 30, 1-8:30PM
  • Saturday, December 1, 11:30AM-8:30PM
  • Single Brothers House, Old Salem
  • Admission: Adults $5; kids 12 & under $1
  • www.mywinston-salem.com/candle-tea-at-old-salem
Now in its 83rd year, the Candle Tea at Old Salem is a Winston-Salem Christmas tradition. Guides in period costume provide a tour of the Single Brothers House, where guests get to experience the traditional Moravian music, scenes and beeswax candle-making demonstration, as well as taste Moravian sugar cake and coffee. Proceeds benefit several charitable organizations.
Frohliche Weihnachten Bethabara Park Moravian Christmas

Top Cultural Pick:
Froliche Weihnachten

  • Saturday, December 1, 2012
  • 1:30-4:30PM
  • Historic Bethabara Park
  • 2147 Bethabara Rd, Winston-Salem
  • Admission: FREE
  • www.bethabarapark.org

Enjoy the German Christmas traditions of old as the settlers of Bethabara did, including German carols and music, shadow puppets, German food, craft demonstrations and sale, and view an antique German toy display. 

It's a Wonderful Life a/perture cinema Piedmont Federal free movie

Top Cinema Pick:
It's a Wonderful Life

This showing of the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart, is free thanks to Piedmont Federal Bank. Seating is limited. First come first served.

Jaycees Holiday Parade Christmas

Top Outdoor Pick:
Winston-Salem Jaycees Holiday Parade & City Tree Lighting

  • Saturday, December 1, 2012
  • 5-7PM
  • Fourth St & Liberty St, Downtown 
  • www.wsparade.org

Enjoy marching bands, floats, unicyclists and special performances with Santa bringing up the rear before the City Tree Lighting at Corpening Plaza, 231 W. Fourth St., at 6:30PM, immediately following the parade. 

Sordid Lives Theatre Alliance

Top Theatre Pick:
Sordid Lives

  • Saturday, December 1, 8PM
  • Sunday, December 2, 2PM
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • Tickets: Adults $16; students/seniors $14
  • www.wstheatrealliance.org

This dark comedy about "white trash" is one of Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance's most popular comedies. Opening weekend is already nearly sold out! Sordid Lives, by Del Shores, tells the story of how chaos erupts in a small Texas town when Peggy, a good Christian woman hits her head and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover's wooden leg in their motel room.

Cans and Carols second harvest food bank

Top Charity Pick:             Cans and Carols

  • Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • 6:30-9:30PM
  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church
  • 1046 Miller St., Winston-Salem
  • Admission: canned food items. A love offering will be collected
  • www.redeemerardmore.org

In its third year, Cans and Carols is a multi-cultural charity event about the meaning of Christmas. Enjoy comedy improv by Nekkid Feet and live Christmas carols performed in jazz, soul, rock and gospel style by the Chad Morris Band, Soulstice 7th, Dvine Harmony, Daphne Nichols, and Aubrey Shamel. Proceeds benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.

Old Salem St. Nicholas Santa

Old Salem Saturdays
with St. Nicholas

  • Saturday, November 24, 2012
  • 11AM-3PM (Tickets stop selling at 2PM)
  • Frank L. Horton Museum, Old Salem
  • Admission $7; 2 & under FREE
  • www.oldsalem.org/holiday

New at Old Salem, children can meet St. Nick each Saturday leading up to Christmas and take a souvenir photo with him. Festivities include storytelling, a holiday snack from Winkler Bakery, music, puppet shows and holiday shopping. Tickets sold only at the Frank L. Horton Museum.

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About The Author:

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!"

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