When it comes to the holiday season, there’s always so much going on. Christmas parties, caroling, cookie exchanges... the possibilities are endless. What’s happening in Winston Salem, NC during December is no different. With so much going on this month, the toughest part is going to be deciding where you want to go! Don’t worry, we found some pretty great events for you to check out that will be sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.


Christmas in Bethabara

December 7th | 2 PM  - 6 PM

Christmas memories have never been made like this. Historic Bethabara Park is hosting its annual Christmas event where you and your loved ones can enjoy Moravian Christmas traditions by candlelight. The afternoon is accompanied by a feast in the Gemeinhause and Christmas lights surrounding the park. The history and beauty of Christmas will be in the air all afternoon, and admission is free.


Miracle on 5th Street

December 6th | 8 PM - 12 AM

The best part of the holidays is about giving, not receiving, and that is the message Twin City Santa is trying to capture. Their annual Miracle on 5th Street event is a semi-formal party that has all guests bring a new unwrapped toy as a part of their attendance, and all gifts go toward the Salvation Army’s annual toy drive, which gives toys directly to children in the community.

Getting into the Christmas spirit has never been more fun thanks to live music, a VIP lounge, and a selection of food and beverages. You can pre-order your tickets and passes online.


December Firefly Market

December 13th | 5 PM - 9 PM

If you love or your loved ones enjoy quality craftsmanship, the Firefly Market is a great option for things to do in Winston. The event has over thirty artisans you can shop from that make their own crafts or refurbish handmade items, all to create unique finds during the holiday season. There is also live music that plays throughout your shopping experience.


Salem Saturdays at Christmas

Every Saturday in December | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This seasonal event is ideal for learning more about the history of Winston Salem and getting a chance to learn about Christmas past. This event will give you and your family a chance to learn more about the founding of Winston Salem and the ability to see historic Old Salem lit up in Christmas decorations. It’s ideal for history lovers and makes a great outing for any relatives that are visiting over the holidays.


Camel City Craft Fair

December 1st, 8th, 15th | 12 PM - 6 PM

You’ll have three opportunities to shop this local market, hosted by Winston’s very own Foothills Brewing company. Local artisans and other interesting merchants will be there all day selling a variety of handcrafted goods. Supporting local businesses has never been more fun!

If you’d like to see everything going on in Winston Salem during December, you can always check out the visit Winston Salem events page for more information.

Olivia Orme
About Olivia Orme

I grew up in the Northern Virginia Area, and spent my days in drama club and riding horses. Somehow, I found my way down south, and graduated from Wofford College with a degree in English and Political Science. Caught between loving the south, and missing home, Winston Salem seems to be the perfect in-between. My typical day revolves around my love for writing, and I hope to bring my love for learning and creativity to our clients!

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