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Fun Things To Do: Winter


November 27

A Dickens Holiday

Hay Street and downtown Fayetteville

Hay Street transforms into a scene out of a 19th century Christmas novel thanks to The Arts Council’s Dickens Holiday. A special feature this year will be “Annie’s Alehouse,” located behind The Arts Council building, it will harken back to the pub atmosphere during the Victorian era. For more information, visit www.theartscouncil.com.


December 3

Fort Bragg Christmas Tree Lighting

Main Post Parade Field


Enjoy a beautiful holiday ceremony at Fort Bragg and watch as the lights of their huge Christmas tree are turned on for the season from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.bragg.armymwr.com/us/bragg.


December 3-6

Singing Christmas Tree

Snyder Memorial Baptist Church


This Christmas musical extravaganza features 250 singers, a handbell choir and a 40-piece orchestra. For tickets and more information about this free event, visit www.snydermbc.com. There is a maximum of eight tickets per family.


December 5

37th Annual Festival of Lights

Hope Mills Lake Gazebo


It’s fun for the whole family in Hope Mills at the Lake Gazebo! Join Santa and Mrs. Claus to light the city’s Christmas tree while enjoying treats and live entertainment. For more information, visit www.townofhopemills.com.


December 11-27

Holiday Lights in the Garden

Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Visit Cape Fear Botanical Garden and immerse yourself into a wonderland all aglow with lights. Enjoy holiday events, visits with Santa and shopping in their unique gift shop. The Garden will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more information, visit www.capefearbg.org.

December 12

Breakfast with Santa

Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)

Feast on a bountiful breakfast with Santa Claus at The Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM). For more times and more information, visit www.asomf.org.

December 12

NC State Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

Crown Theatre

The North Carolina State Ballet will present their 39th production of the classic Christmas ballet directed by Charlotte Blume. It will feature a cast of over 60 local dancers. For more information, visit www.ncstateballet.com.

January 2

Fayetteville FireAntz vs. Knoxville Ice Bears

Crown Coliseum

Kick off the New Year and watch the puck drop as the FireAntz take on the Knoxville Ice Bears. For more information, visit www.fireantzhockey.com.