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New Bern NC Events Calendar

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(Usually without snow, ENC "Festivals of Trees" --                                    are still gorgeous)



We're putting our best paw forward for the

Palace Candlelight Tour! Attend, enjoy and

support our Palace, it needs YOU!

                                     Pretty  Purr-r-r--leeeese?   



      Tryon Palace's "Candlelight Ladies" will dance

you through 300 years of pre-war Christmases. Dec. 13, 20



  Cookie Walk---double YUM!   13th

     Romance and spectacle with the Palace

                 Candlelight entertainers



Caroling,  caroling .............



   Palace folk will take you on an historical Journey...



NOT  New Bern in January, pretty though.

 Otters are adorable rascals;  see them and  all their

wet acquaintances Pine Knolls Shores NC Aquarium



Businesses WE use and Advertise:


Carolina Bagel:  corner Glenburnie/Trent Blvd.

GREEN  AC & Heating   252-259-7961

FAMOUS Restaurant (Pizza) Neuse Blvd.

NC HISTORY CENTER   Gift Shop Front St.

MJ's Restaurant   Middle St.

Thai Thai Restaurant,; Neuse Blvd.

Emerald Golf Club Shop  in Greenbrier

Baker's Kitchen Bakery/Restaurant,  Middle St.

Ballantyne's Framing,  Craven St.

Bear City Fudge  (perfect gift)




            IT NEEDS YOUR HELP!



"Tugboat River Cruises"  short or long, call to set your time    252-349-3819

"Captain Fins" pontoon, paddleboards, kayak rentals, tours  from Doubletree Marina  252-876-2288.

"Cook-Out" (burgers/shakes) on MLK;  lines around the building

New:  WalMart Express on Neuse Blvd.  (We call it "Small-Mart")



Chipotle Grill  

Hibachi Buffet   next to Gold's Gym

"Firehouse Subs" in front of Wal-Mart  open !

"Jimmy John's"  S. Glenburnie Dr.,  Open!



We'd be happy to list your local event.  Please include date, start/end time, address of event, and public contact phone number where folks can call for more information. Click US!  at:




New Bern Cultural Venues, Groups and Annual Events:  Extensive list of groups, venues and annual events, including: Live Music in New Bern, Live Theater, Films and Lectures, Choral Music, Art Groups & Events, and Historical Groups & Events.
Enrichment Classes: Adults and Kids:   Jump to this page to find personal enrichment classes for kids, teens and adults in art, dance, music, computers and other hobbies and interests that you love or want to learn.    Just click!



  • Craven Community College Orringer Auditorium:   Off Glenburnie Rd, follow road into college and take immediate  right to the end
  • Riverfront Convention Center: downtown on waterfront next to Union Point Park
  • Cullman Hall: inside NC History Center on Front St.
  • NC Maritime Museum: Beaufort  252-728-7317
  • New Bern Library auditorium: 252-638-7800
  • NC Aquarium:  Pine Knolls Shores 252-247-4003


THIS 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  hilarious comedy;

info at

6  Pet Photos with Santa  9am -12  Trent River Coffee Co.

7, 14  "Dashing Through the Snow"  3 pm

5-6, 12-13  The Nutcracker Ballet "  NB Civic Theatre 7:30

6-7, 13-24   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! 6pm

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  Middle St.

12, 13  "Dashing Through the Snow" Santa's elves love the season; w/matinee 14th at

 Masonic Theater 

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

13, 20  Tryon Palace Candlelight Celebration! "Eve of Revolution"

4:30-  9:45pm  live 300 years of Christmas as soldiers prepare for...4  wars:

Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, and World War II.  Meet families,

lovers, dancers, and of course, soldiers from all these wars. Tickets are on sale:

13  16th Annual Christ Episcopal Church Cookie Walk  choose from hundreds of choices,

enjoy homemade soups, and sandwiches at the Cafe, an pick up gaily wrapped hostess gifts; 10am-2pm

13  Holiday Hustle Run  and judged "Holiday Spirit" Costume Contest;   Union Point Park

starts at 8am.  252-636-3198

14  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

15  32nd Annual Handel's Messiah   Craven Messiah Chorus's awesome performance;  Centenary

Methodist Church:  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 performance

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 9 am!!

20 Farmer's Market Christmas Grab & Go Gift Day 

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 Bern Battlefield

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 missed.....................




 So, what's wrong with cow, or fish, maybe even rabbit?

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"  River Bend Country Club       9-1 pm    

8  Mistletoe Magic Gift Show   Crystal Coast Center , Morehead City

9  Annie Moses Band!!! Really!!  Pamlico HS auditorium   call for tickets  252-249-3670

11  "Defending New Bern: 300 Years" FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL ACTIVE DUTY AND

 MILITARY VETERANS; 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   252-638-8558

14  ARTcrawl/ArtWalk combined in one great evening!  Downtown New Bern all galleries, NC History Cntr.,

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.

14-15  "ScroogeFest"  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 10:30 am:

 encampment : 10-5 Sat. and 12;30-5 Sun. 

15  "The Royal Mistresses"  lecture by Dr. Charles Colton author, 7pm,  Harrison Center Christ Church

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 RUN; 8am; for info; 

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 Weekend  Tryon 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





Additional NEW BERN and CRYSTAL COAST Events Calendars

  • Craven Community College Community Events: Find links to concerts, international film and lecture series, and other events held on the Craven Community College campus on Glenburnie Road that are open to the entire New Bern area community.


  • East Carolina University Calendar: A major university and part of the University of North Carolina system, ECU offers a host of activities, from performing arts to athletics and more.
  • Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Events: This foundation fights to keep our rivers alive and well, and offers many water-based events to enjoy and participate in. Check them out.
  •  small town is effectively striving for tourists' dollars with art, music and a small version of New Bern's Ghostwalk


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Bob Bartram
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(252) 636-7313

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