Eight Great Things to do in the Triad: Dec. 8-10
- On Dec. 9 and 10 in Greensboro, don’t miss “swirling snowflakes, giant mice, dolls that come to life, and sweets from around the world” at Greensboro Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” According to the Facebook event, this “perennial holiday favorite” returns to the Carolina Theatre this year with shows at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Read more about this year’s performance and how it is different from years prior here. Doors will open an hour before show time. Tickets are $37.50, $27.50, or $17.50, depending on location. Students and children (ages 1-18 with ID) and seniors (60+) save $5 per ticket. Please call the theatre box office at 336-333-2605 for group discounts (10 or more). A $3 Theatre Facility Fee and sales tax will be added to each ticket. (Everyone must have a ticket). Please note: Leg room is VERY limited in Row GG and may be uncomfortable for those over 5’4”.
- On Dec. 9 in Winston-Salem, from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., join Old Salem Museums & Gardens for the annual celebration of Moravian traditions throughout the Historic Town of Salem. According to the Facebook event, historic buildings will open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. The St. Philips Anniversary Lovefeast will take place at 11:00 a.m. At 5:15 p.m., we will gather in Salem Square for carol singing and the lighting of the Christmas Pyramid.
Taking place during this special day:
– Historic Trades demonstrations
– A Lovefeast at St. Philips Church from 11 a.m. to noon
– Learn about historic Christmas decorations
– Hearth cooking demonstrations
– Period music
– Hands-on activities for the family
– Wagon rides and much more!
Activities are included with the purchase of an All-In-One ticket. Friends of Old Salem enjoy free admission (learn more about becoming a Friend of Old Salem). For more information, please call (336) 721-7300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- From Dec. 8-10 in Greensboro, put some thought and creativity back into the holiday season by hand-crafting your gifts to others at Reconsidered Goods’s Holiday Maker’s Space. Reconsidered Goods is located at 2805 Patterson St. and on Friday and Saturday drop-in hours start at 10 a.m. until close and on Sunday from noon until closing. According to the Facebook event, this maker’s space is an ongoing event through the upcoming Holiday gift giving season. “We will put our Make-It days on hold until the new year to open up a gift making opportunity.” The maker’s space will be open the dates above and are drop-in times much like Make-It days. (**Allow for the time needed to complete your crafts before our closing times**). Each date will feature multiple options to create and you can make as many as you would like, while supplies last. The maker’s space is pay-as-you-make. Each craft will have a listed cost and you can pay for all creations when you are done. Instructions, supplies and costs will be listed at each craft station. Staff will be available for questions or requests, but these crafts will be self-led.
- On Dec. 9 and 10 in Greensboro, don’t miss the debut of Santa Claus. Visit Santa at The Biltmore Greensboro Hotel, located at 111 W. Washington St., from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. as a part of Downtown in December, presented by Allegacy Federal Credit Union. According to the Facebook event, it is advised to bring a camera to capture this special moment. Santa will be making his rounds again on Dec. 16, 17, 22 and 23 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. “Grab a bite to eat and finish your holiday shopping while you’re here!”
- ***This event was canceled due to inclement weather conditions. It has been rescheduled for next Saturday, Dec. 16 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.*** On Dec. 9 in Kernersville, 421 Market & Grill’s most popular event of the year is back. 421 Market & Grill is located at 1438 E. Mountain St. According to the Facebook event, “Santa has agreed to take a few hours out of his busy December schedule to swing by our little country store and visit local children.” There will be a special breakfast menu available from 9 a.m. until noon. According to the event, “We are developing the specifics of that menu right now, but of course, it will include pancakes! More info on that front to come.” There will be local crafters selling their hand-made wares and there will be a few special door prizes to give away throughout the event to some lucky kids. Interested in being a crafter? Email Jordan at email@example.com.
- On Dec. 10 in Greensboro, Trans-Siberian Orchestra is coming to the Greensboro Coliseum. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2017. Over the past 20-plus years, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has become a critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum, musical powerhouse, and its annual winter tours a beloved, multi-generational holiday tradition. 2017’s tour, a completely updated presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” comes to Greensboro Coliseum for two performances (3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.). For more details on tour dates and on sales, visit www.trans-siberian.com.
- Opening on Dec. 8 at noon in Greensboro, is GreenHill’s Winter Show 2017. Curated by Edie Carpenter, Winter Show brings together over 120 artists each year from across North Carolina and constitutes a comprehensive survey of the finest art and craft being produced in the state. The artists come from around the state, with a mix of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, fabric and fiber works, all within a harmonious installation. Artists showing work in the exhibition vary not only by mediums but also by experience, background and perspective. The public is invited to view a carefully curated selection of works from emerging and returning North Carolina artists in The Gallery at GreenHill. With over 500 works all available for sale, Winter Show is the quintessential showing of art produced by North Carolina artists today. The exhibition runs through Jan. 13, 2018.
- From Dec. 8-10 in Winston-Salem, don’t miss the University of North Carolina School of the Arts rendition of “The Nutcracker.” On opening night the performance starts at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday there are two showings, one at 2 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday the show starts at 7:30 p.m. According to the Facebook event, experience a magical world where snow dances, angels appear, and toys pirouette. Featuring a full symphony orchestra, world-class guest artists, and talented dancers from UNC School of the Arts, “The Nutcracker” is a Winson-Salem holiday tradition you’ll never forget. “The Nutcracker,” presented by UNC School of the Arts, will run for 10 performances, Dec. 8-17 at the Stevens Center, located at 405 W. Fourth St. UNCSA’s heralded production of “The Nutcracker” has received rave reviews from critics and enthusiastic audiences since the new production debuted in 2009. “The Nutcracker” will be directed by UNCSA School of Dance Assistant Dean Jared Redick and conducted by UNCSA School of Music Dean Brian Cole. Tchaikovsky’s beloved music will be performed by the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: from $24-$83.