My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for December 20-23, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Holiday Weekend of December 20-23, 2012

Tanglewood Festival of Lights

Top Outdor 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)

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!

christmas candlelight tour old salem

Top Holiday Pick:
Christmas by Candlelight
Old Salem

  • December 21 &22
  • Tours depart at 6:30, 7, 7:30 & 8PM
  • Old Salem
  • Tickets: Adults $20; kids $15
  • Reservations required: (800) 441-5305

Each candlelight walking tour explores a different time period, 18th or 19th Century Old Salem. Experience music, games, food, drink, and interact with period-costumed staff as you explore the Single Brothers House, The Tavern and Vierling House. Note: This event sells out quickly.

Children's Theatre a christmas carol

Top Kids Pick:
A Children’s Christmas Carol

  • Friday, December 21, 7-8PM
  • Saturday, December 22, 2-3PM
  • The Children’s Theatre
  • 610 Coliseum Dr.
  • Tickets: Adults $10; kids $5

Children and adults alike will enjoy this loose adaptation of the Dickens classic Christmas tale by the Children’s Theatre Playhouse.

camel city jazz orchestra holiday concert

Top Music Pick:
Holidays with Camel City Jazz Orchestra

  • Friday, December 21 at 7:30PM
  • Saturday, December 22 at 2PM
  • Hanesbrands Theatre
  • 209 N. Spruce St.
  • Friday: Adult $25; Student/Senior $18
  • Saturday: Adults $20; Students $12

Camel City Jazz Orchestra, the Piedmont Triad’s resident Big Band, will feature holiday classics during its holiday concert series. Note: Their last performance sold out!

Old Winston Social club

Top Apocalyptic Pick:
End of the World Party

According to the Mayan calendar, Friday at midnight is the “end of the world“. Bring a dish for a potluck “Last Supper”. Enjoy “last chance karaoke” beginning at 9PM, and the countdown and complimentary celebratory champagne toast at midnight.

Korner's Folly victorian christmas kernersville

Victorian Christmas at          Korner’s Folly

  • Thursday-Saturday 10AM-5PM
  • Candlelight Tour Saturday 6-9PM
  • Sunday 1-5PM
  • 413 S. Main St., Kernersville
  • Admission: Adults $10; Kids 6-18 $6, 5 & under free

Explore the 22 rooms of Korner’s Folly, a 131 year old home, all decked out in Victorian Christmas decorations. Enjoy the special candlelight tour Saturday night. All visitors must arrive at least one hour before closing.

Old Salem christmas st. nick santa soulful philips

Saturdays with St. Nick

  • Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • 11AM-3PM (Tickets stop selling at 2PM)
  • Frank L. Horton Museum, Old Salem
  • Admission $7; 2 & under FREE

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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