Weekend at a Glance
Savor the holiday season with activities for the kids, shopping for handmade gifts and taking part in festive celebrations
By Toni Anderson
Bring the family to the Hillsborough Main Library for a performance from Puppet Show Incorporated, as they perform “The ShoeMaker and The Elf” from 4-5pm. Activities include storytime, a puppet show and a make and take art activity for the kids. The group will also perform at Carrboro Branch Library on Saturday from 10:30-11:30am.
View the annual Holiday Tree Lighting at Carrboro Town Hall while listening to holiday songs performed by students from Carrboro Elementary and McDougle Elementary.
Take part in an annual Chapel Hill tradition and enjoy the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade, beginning at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and finishing at Carrboro Town Hall. Wear your festive holiday attire as you watch Santa Claus, elves, jingle bells and more travel down Franklin Street.
Don’t miss the Holiday Market at The Carolina Inn where you are sure to find something for everyone on your list. Browse the selections of more than 60 artisans while you enjoy its first-ever Holiday Market Bier Garten boasting beers from Wicked Weed Brewery, the inn’s famous mulled wine and more.
Kids, Cookies, and Candy Canes, Thursday, Carrboro Century Center
Santa Visit and Toy Drive, Thursday, Hillsborough Police Department
Gingerbread House Decorating Party, Friday, Orange County Library – Main Branch
Sing We Noël: Voices Holiday Concert, Friday and Saturday, East Chapel Hill High School
Ice Cream for Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Maple View Farm
Transactors Improv Holiday Musical, Saturday, The ArtsCenter
Brunch with Santa, Saturday and Sunday, The Carolina Inn
Santa with Goats at Farm Winterfest, Saturday and Sunday, Spring Haven Farm
Family and Friends: Holiday Around the Ackland!, Sunday, Ackland Art Museum
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Sunday, Silverspot Cinema
Christmas Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy, Sunday, The Carolina Inn
Lavender Holiday Treats, Sunday, Lavender Oaks Farm
Free Yoga, Sunday, Vecino Brewing Co.
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