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THURSDAY

26 PIEDMONT WINTERFEST

WHAT: Looking for something fun to do with family and friends over Thanksgiving? Come outdoor ice skating and sliding in downtown Greensboro at WFMY News 2 Winterfest. Open from 11 to 10 p.m.! WHEN: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. WHERE: Downtown Greensboro. 106 Barnhardt St., Greensboro. MORE: Free admission with can donation.

FRIDAY

27

7TH ANNUAL  COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TRAIN

WHAT: Ride the Handy Dandy Railroad and see the lights and Nativity movie along the way. Visit the church and sing carols. Explore the Service Station, Gingerbread House, our arts & crafts exhibits, the General Store, and the Doll Museum. WHEN: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Denton FarmPark. 4259 Handy Rd., Denton. MORE: Adults: $12; Children ages 5-11: $5;  children 4 & under: Free

FRIDAY

27 THE POLAR EXPRESS

WHAT: THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride offers the unique experience of a live theater performance and train ride in one. During THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride, passengers are served hot chocolate and a sweet treat, and delight in lively songs. WHEN: 4 p.m. WHERE: North Carolina Transportation Museum. 411 South Salisbury Avenue  Spencer MORE: $30-$190. Standard Coach – $36/ adult, $30/child.

FRIDAY

27 COUNTRY LIGHTS AGLOW

WHAT: Drive through the park and enjoy spectacular holiday light scenes, lit holiday balls, light shows and more! Northeast Park is happy to announce it is accepting toy donations on behalf of Toys for Tots this season. Drop off unwrapped, new toys at the park office. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Northeast Park. 3421 Northeast Park Drive Gibsonville MORE: Admission is free. Donations are welcome. For more call 336-641-2070.

FRIDAY

27 BEAUTIFUL STAR

WHAT: The best tales are the ones worth repeating. Returning as a part of our 15th Anniversary Season, Reverend Ledbetter and the Open Heart Community Fellowship gather again for their rendition of the Christmas story. With down-home laughter and toe-tapping music, this family favorite original production will tug at the heartstrings. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Triad Stage 232 S Elm St. Greensboro MORE: $10-$50 tickets.

SATURDAY

28 MOUNT AIRY CHRISTMAS PARADE

WHAT: The Downtown Mount Airy Christmas Parade has a theme of “Jingle Bell Hop” this year. This parade embraces small town North Carolina traditions and is fun for the entire family! After the parade, explore our stores, which will offer special promotions for Small Business Saturday. WHEN: 9 a.m. WHERE: N. Main St., Mount Airy. MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

28 O.HENRY JAZZ: DIANA TUFFIN

WHAT: Dianas love for music comes from her familys roots. Harry Belafontes calypso sounds, Nat King Coles smooth articulations, the soulful sound of Ray Charles and the rhythms of Motown are all a part of her earliest recollections of family life. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: O.Henry Hotel. 624 Green Valley Road, Greensboro. MORE: Free event.

SATURDAY

28 CAROLINA CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

WHAT: The Triads favorite holiday tradition is back And this year features the return of Cirque de la Symphonie! Celebrate the magic of the Christmas season with family and friends. Robert Moody leads carols, classics and more as Cirques aerial acrobatics leave you breathless! WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Reynolds Auditorium. 301 North Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. MORE: $20-$67 admission.

SATURDAY

28 CELTIC MUSIC WINERY CONCERT

WHAT: Jamie Laval, Scottish Fiddle Champion and story teller, presents an intimate evening of toe-tapping Celtic music and amusing stories in the Barrel Room. Jamie creates rapt audiences with his passionate renditions of ancient Celtic music.WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Stonefield Cellars Winery. 8220 N. Hwy 68, Stokesdale. MORE: $20 admission.

SUNDAY

29 PWX WRESTLING BATTLEFIELD X

WHAT: Announced Matches: PWX Heavyweight Championship Match Ethan Case vs John Skyler (c) Tag Team Match Country Jacked vs The American Wolves 6 Man Tag Team Match Revolt! vs L.W.O Joe Black vs Anthony Henry PWX Juniors Division Fray Match WHEN: 5 p.m. WHERE: Ziggy’s. 170 West 9th Street Winston-Salem MORE: $5-$30 tickets. http://www.pwxpro.com/tickets

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