Month's Events in New Bern NC
3 Hanging of the Green" 6pm
First Baptist Church
5 Bernie the Bear's Pajama
Party downtown New Bern Shop in your
pj's and receive
a nice merchant discount!!
5 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
Band concert 5:30 pm on
Cherry Point base: attendees
of concert get passes;
Two Rivers Theater
5 Breakfast With Santa
Riverfront Convention Center Starts at 8am in 1/12 hr. seating
increments until 3pm
5-6, 12-13 "Dashing Through
the Snow" 8 pm Masonic Theater
6 Pet Photos with Santa 9am
-12 Trent River Coffee Co.
"Dashing Through the Snow" 3 pm
5-6, 12-13 The Nutcracker Ballet "
NB Civic Theatre 7:30
The Nutcracker Ballet "
NB Civic Theatre 2;00 PM
6 30th Annual Christmas
Flotilla on the
waterfront. 5:30 - 8 pm
7 Bed & Breakfasts Open House
downtown New Bern 2-5pm free
9 Craven Community Band Concert
Grover C. Fields 7pm; free
10 First Family Christmas Gathering
choirs, hymns, the message of Christmas 6pm
First Baptist; 70 member choir will bring in the season!
11,12 Jennifer Licko Celtic Band
7:30 NC History Center tickets at door
12 Christmas FLOTILLA
Oriental starting at 4:30 pm
12 Live Holiday Christmas Display
12, 13 "Dashing Through the
Snow" Santa's elves love the season; w/matinee
13 The Holly & The Ivy
Historic Homes Tour 10:30- 3:30
13 Bernie's Beary Mistletoe
March ALL kids ALERT! start
with Bernie at Chamber
of Commerce parking lot and
march to Christmas music through downtown to the O'Marks building
on Middle St for a very special puppet show., with magic
tricks and baloon animals
Tryon Palace Candlelight Celebration! "Eve of Revolution"
live 300 years of Christmas as soldiers prepare for...4 wars:
Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, and World War II. Meet
and of course, soldiers from all these wars. Tickets are on sale:
16th Annual Christ Episcopal Church Cookie Walk
choose from hundreds of choices,
soups, and sandwiches at the Cafe, an pick up gaily wrapped hostess gifts;
13 Holiday Hustle Run and judged
"Holiday Spirit" Costume Contest; Union
starts at 8am.
Sledding and Shopping Sunday Middle St. our
weathermen predict snow from 1-4 pm; lots
of fun and
activities; MUST bring the kids to enjoy
the snow!! and 1 food can for the RCS Food Kitchen
32nd Annual Handel's Messiah Craven Messiah
Chorus's awesome performance; Centenary
7pm open rehearsal;
7:30 performance tickets
252-638-2577 or Bank of the Arts
16 Holiday Pops with the NC Symphony
Riverfront 6pm wonderful spirit lifting
17 "Keyboards at Christmas" unique
musical treat with carols on piano, harpsichord and organ;
First Baptist Church 6 pm
18 Community Caroling
300 block Pollock St. 5:30- 7:30
20 Santa Paws Parade 8:30 am
bring your pet in his/her best holiday finery for a fun parade/get-together
starting at corner of E. Front and Craven St. promptly at
20 Farmer's Market Christmas Grab & Go
21 Christmas Brass Concert-bring
your own instrument and play along with the
Craven Brass Quintet!!
Union Point Park, 3 pm. bring a folding chair and
get the brass Christmas Spirit
22-23 39th Annual Live Nativity
Core Creek FW Baptist, Cove City 7-9pm
24 Christmas Eve at First
Baptist Church 4 and 6pm carols,
music, nativity scene, communion
service at 6 with lots of music!
Merry Christmas from Bob
Bartram and Suzanne Edington,
the "Bartram Team" at CENTURY 21 in New Bern
1 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
(or at least, a "better than last one" Year)
11 Ed Bearss, NC Civil War expert, "Lincoln and His
Cabinet" lecture, New Bern History
Center 2 pm, $2 fee that will help support the New
16 BBQ in Blue Jeans
Riverfront Convention Cntr. Starts 6 pm on,
benefits the Fireman's Museum,
call 363-4087 for ticket info. A FUN time with
neighbors and good music.
LAST Month in New Bern, you
So, what's wrong with cow, or fish, maybe even
1 5th Annual Farm/City Celebration 10am-2pm
NC History Center & New Bern Farmer's Market
1 NC Cotton Festival
Dunn NC (n of Fayetteville)
7-8 "Exit the King"
absurdist take on ego and mortality tickets, 249-0477, first on
Broadway in 1963,
starred Alec Guiness
8 "Moderately LARGE Craft Fair"
Bend Country Club
8 Mistletoe Magic Gift Show
Crystal Coast Center , Morehead City
9 Annie Moses Band!!! Really!!
Pamlico HS auditorium call for tickets
11 "Defending New Bern: 300 Years"
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL ACTIVE DUTY AND
FAMILIES DISCOUNTED celebrating the rich
military history of eastern NC
12 Lunch & Learn about the
"History of Duffyfield"
Chelsea Restaurant 11;30, Call for
reservations New Bern Historical Society
combined in one great evening! Downtown New Bern all galleries, NC
new gakkery openiing Studio/Gallery;
14 Tryon's Explorers: "Harvest"
Explorers and parents visit Palace Kitchen and learn how the staff
cooked for the Royal
Governor, AND get to help cook AND sample that dish! 10 am
14 Davis Russell in concert
a guitar smorgasbord!; 7:30pm Trent River Coffee Co.
Annunciation Catholic School Havelock. "Have a Dickens of a time"
15 Bear Hands Art Factory open workshop;
construct pinch-pot snowmen; and glaze them!!
Best for ages 6+
15-16 Civil War encampment AND
Naturalization ceremony; Tryon Palace, ceremony
encampment : 10-5 Sat.
and 12;30-5 Sun.
15 "The Royal Mistresses"
lecture by Dr. Charles Colton author, 7pm, Harrison Center Christ
15-16 Civil War Weekend: New
Bern Military hospitals free admission to
New Bern Academy
with medical exhibits
15 Four Seasons Chamber Music
Festival OPENS international stars play
Brahms, and Elgar;
Christ Church Parish House; 7pm
16 From a Fire on the Beach to a
Diamond in the Sky" Kevin Duffus presents
the history of NC
lighthouses with stunning historic pictures and a
fascinating factual history. Duffus is author of 4 books and a
famous documentary film-maker; Cullman
Performance Hall, 2pm
18 Craven Concerts opener " Let's
Hang On" top pop
music tribute group
20- "From the Organ Bench:
A Musician’s Solitary Witness to Ministry, Matrimony,
and Mortuary” NC President of Black
Storytellers Beverly Burnette tells a great tale. NCHistory Cntr. 7pm
19-23 Holiday Festival of Trees
(over 200 decorated trees) Carolina Hotel, Pinehurst
22 Turkey Trot Cancer Awareness
22-23 "Hidden Talents Craft Show"
Camp Lejeune Jacksonville NC; in the officers' club
22-23 Seagrove Pottery Festival
named a "Top 20 Event" in southeast.; Seagrove NC
25 Pre-Thanksgiving Farmer's Market
Fixins' all those fresh goodies from local
farms; 8am -2pm;
(don't tell, buy those homemade pies, cakes cupcakes
and candy -they'll love YOUR desserts!!)
28-29-30 Festive Holiday Kick-Off
Palace: We're Dressed in Holiday finest
and ready for company!! Bring your family guests and
friends to celebrate the BEST of NC celebrations.
Neuse River is always beautiful---- daylight or---------sunset
on the Neuse