My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for December 27-31, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
New Year's Weekend of December 27-31, 2012

peter and the wolf old salem carolina chamber symphony players

Top Kids' Pick:
Peter & the Wolf

  • Thursday, December 27, 2012
  • 11AM & 1PM
  • James A. Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitors Center
  • 900 Old Salem Rd
  • Tickets: $5 
Enjoy this musical fairy tale with the whole family. The Carolina Chamber Symphony Players woodwind quintet and percussion perform Sergei Prokofiev's classic, Peter and the Wolf with special guest narrator, Lesley Hunt.
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Top Kids' New Year's Pick:
Noon Year's Eve

Let the kids join in the celebration! At this mid-day event, kids will make their own sound shakers in the Art Studio. At 11:40AM, everyone will gather for songs, story time, activities and a countdown to twelve o'clock (p.m.)!
plaids ziggy's new years eve

Top Fun Pick:
The Plaids New Year's Revolution

  • Monday, December 31, 2012
  • Doors open at 8PM, show at 9PM
  • Ziggy's
  • 170 W. 9th St., Winston-Salem
  • Admission: $15 advance; $20 day of
For a fun New Year's Eve, head to Ziggy's to hear everyone's favorite local 80's/90's cover band – The Plaids! Guests will enjoy free party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and a balloon "money drop" that includes $1500 in cash and prizes.
tanglewood running of the lights park 5k walk new years eve

Top Outdoor Pick:
Tanglewood Running of the Lights

  • Monday, December 31, 2012
  • Midnight
  • Tanglewood Park
  • Clemmons, NC
  • Registration: $30 & 3 canned food items
Start the New Year on a healthy note by joining the Running of the Lights 2013 5.5K Run/Walk. The event begins with a live feed of NYC's Times Square. The countdown to the ball-drop is the countdown to the start of the run! Run or walk through the beautiful lights of Tanglewood at midnight. All participants will receive long sleeve dry-fit T-shirts. The race ends with a hot chocolate toast to 2013.
piano men music of elton and billy winston salem symphony

Winston-Salem Symphony with Piano Men:
The Music of Elton & Billy

  • Monday, December 31, 2012
  • 8PM
  • R.J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
  • 301 N. Hawthorne Rd., Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $15-$62 
Ring in the New Year with a tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John. Joseph Boucher, piano and vocals; Robert Moody, music director.
big daddy love new years eve deluge ten o one

Big Daddy Love & The Deluge

  • Monday, December 31, 2012
  • 8PM
  • Ten-0-One
  • 1001 Burke St., Winston-Salem
  • Admission: $20 at the door/ age 18+
Celebrate the New Year with Appalachian rock band Big Daddy Love and The Deluge at Ten-O-One with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. All paid admissions receive a raffle ticket for a 50" 3D TV. Hotel and shuttle package available for out-of-towners.
winston salem shuffle talent contest competition krankies coffee

Winston-Salem Shuffle
Talent Contest

  • Saturday, December 29, 2012
  • 8PM-11PM
  • Krankies Coffee
  • 211 E. Third St., Winston-Salem
  • Admission: $5
This multi-media talent competition showcases original composition or public domain material, including poetry, music, dance, spoken word, etc. Contestants must sign up by 7PM. Winner gets half the entrance fees, minus expenses.
Tanglewood festival of lights

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.

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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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