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Moravian Candle Tea At Old Salem In 2022

The Moravian Candle Tea at Old Salem has been a Winston-Salem Christmas tradition since 1929. Participants experience the sights, sounds, smells, and even the tastes of early Moravian Christmas traditions.

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UNCSA’s “The Nutcracker” At The Stevens Center (2022)

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) production of “The Nutcracker” is an eagerly anticipated Winston-Salem holiday tradition. 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 during its eleven-show run.

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Winston-Salem Leaf Collection Schedule 2022

Leaf collection is performed in three rounds by city quadrant in a clockwise direction, beginning in a different quadrant of Winston-Salem each year. The collection will then proceed clockwise each week by quadrant and continue until the leaf trucks have made three passes through each.

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Fall Foliage In North Carolina (Best Times & Places To View In 2022)

North Carolina offers stunning fall foliage and color from the first weeks of October through early November. The annual show of vibrant reds, orange and gold begins in the higher elevations, such as Mount Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain, and works its way down the mountains, to the foothills and then the Piedmont. Read our forecast for this year’s fall color and when you should visit different spots to see the best fall color show…

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Doc Watson – American Folk Music Legend Of North Carolina

Born on March 3, 1923, in Deep Gap, North Carolina, Doc did not let the fact that he was blind nearly since his birth stop him from performing mountain music across the region. The folk music resurgence of the 1960’s brought him a national audience, especially when the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featured him in their tribute to traditional country root music, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

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The Richard Petty Driving Experience: How Fast Can You Go? Locations, Pricing & More

“Boogity boogity boogity, let’s go racing, boys!” is part of the Southern lexicon. The souped-up cars of NASCAR have Southern roots that go back to moonshine-running during prohibition days. It’s many a kid’s (and many adults’) dream to take one of these cars for a spin on the track, making the Richard Petty Driving Experience a great gift idea for Father’s Day (or birthday or Christmas or any day, really).

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Best Chinese Food In Winston-Salem (2022): Restaurants, Buffets & More

While there’s plenty of street-style Chinese food (think of the restaurants typically found in strip malls) Winston-Salem lacks high-end Chinese dining. That being said, there’s some hidden gems that deliver some really tasty dishes. And if you’re into P.F. Chang’s, we’ve got one of those too.

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Elections Guide: Forsyth County NC General Election 2022

The presidential election every four years brings out the most voters, but still, only 58% of eligible Americans voted in the 2016 election. Read this quick and easy Forsyth County NC Election Guide so you are educated and ready to speak up for what you believe in on Election Day.

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The Moravian Star: What Does It Mean? From Old Salem To Your Tree

I love the first signs of Christmas in Winston-Salem, NC, when Moravian stars light up porches, line the streets of downtown, and a giant 31-foot Moravian star is installed atop the tower of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, shining like a beacon. Ever wonder about the origins of the star?

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Best Thai Restaurants In Winston-Salem

Personally, I am a huge Thai food fan. Ever since my backpacking trip through the country in 2001 I’ve been hooked on their tasty cuisine, with a particular propensity for curries. When I first moved to Winston in 2004 I immediately went on the search for good Thai food. The best (and most affordable at the time) was Downtown Thai. I’m not saying it’s not the best anymore (it’s definitely not the most affordable anymore), but you’ve got a lot more options now.

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