Wayne County Calendar of Events for December

Monday, November 25, 2019

Holiday Ornaments on Sale!                        Through January 2019

This year's collectable Downtown Goldsboro ornament features three beautiful, historic downtown churches, included St. Paul United Methodist Church, Old Saint Mary’s and the Temple Oheb Shalom. The beautiful trio is sure to add nicely to your collection or make a wonderful Christmas gift. Get yours before they're sold out! $15 each. www.dgdc.org ∙ 919.735.4959 


Holiday Ticket Package

See All 3 Paramount Shows

The annual "Christmas at the Paramount" package featuring three great local productions is back! Save over 25% off the individual ticket price on The Nutcracker, A Christmas Story and Child of the Promise this December at the Paramount Theatre. Goldsboro Ballet, Center Stage Theatre, and the producers of Child of the Promise are working together to once again offer this GREAT holiday package at a very affordable price. All-inclusive tickets: $36/package

919.583.8432. www.GoldsboroParamount.com


November 30th – December 17th

Shop the Block – Holiday Shopping Passport       

SHOP THE BLOCK Nov. 30 - Dec. 17 at participating Downtown Goldsboro businesses and ask them to stamp your passport. You need all participating businesses to stamp in order to complete your passport. Done shopping? Bring it to the DGDC office at 219 N. John Street by Dec. 18th at 3pm. Completed passports will be entered to win $500 in Downtown Dollars to spend on holiday shopping in Downtown Goldsboro.

Happy Shopping! www.dgdc.org ∙ 919.735.4959


December 2nd – December 21st

Take A Selfie with the Elfie              

Where in downtown is Jolly McJingles?? DGDC & Downtown businesses bring Elf on the Shelf to life, with a month-long scavenger hunt. Follow Downtown Goldsboro on social media for clues on Jolly McJingles’ whereabouts. Find Jolly and strike a pose, posting your Selfie with the Elfie in the comment section of the clue. One entry will win downtown dollars each day, plus a grand prize of $50 in downtown dollars. Happy Hunting! www.dgdc.org ∙ 919.735.4959


Tuesdays, December 3rd – December 17th 6-8 p.m.

FREE Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides     

FREE horse-drawn trolley rides through Downtown each Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season! The trolley will pick up at the entrance of the John Street Parking Lot – 130 N. Center St. www.dgdc.org ∙ 919.735.4959



December 4th

Gingerbread House Workshop                    

Need some assistance with your gingerbread house this year? Or maybe you just like to work around others? Let us help! Participants are welcome to bring their own decorations, but a kit house is included in price. $25 Per House. All ages. Children under 7 require parental supervision. Call 919-736-3300 to sign up today!


December 6th 6 p.m.

First Friday at the Arts Council                   

Join the Arts Council of Wayne County for new art, music, refreshments and more. This event is free and open to the public. www.ArtsInWayne.org ∙ 919.736.3300


December 6th – 8th

The Nutcracker Ballet                                         

Treat your loved ones to the 38th Annual performance of The Nutcracker Ballet, presented by Goldsboro Civic Ballet. Experience the joy of the season and the magic of Christmas Eve as Clara takes her journey to the Land of Sweets. Tickets available at the Paramount Theatre.  www.goldsboroparamount.com ∙ 919.583.8432


December 7th 10 a.m.

Saturday Yoga Sessions                   

Join the Arts Council for Saturday Yoga Sessions with Kenzie! This event is sponsored by Grandpa's Children. Bring your own mat and water bottle. $10 donation is suggested. Email karen@artsinwayne.org for more information.


December 7th 4 p.m.

Downtown Christmas Parade                     

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce hosts this downtown holiday tradition, with a festive theme. Come young and old to enjoy the signs and sounds of the holiday season. For more information call 919.734.2241. waynecountychamber.com


December 7th 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Holiday Door Cutout Class              

Create your own custom door hanger at the Arts Council to ring in the season!
$35 Per Student. Ages 13 and up. Adult participants are welcome to bring their own wine. Light snacks will be served. Call 919-736-3300 to sign up today!


December 13th – 15th

A Christmas Story                 

Don't miss the holiday comedy classic, A Christmas Story, a stage adaptation. Get your fill of holiday spirit and belly laughs, while you follow the mishaps of Ralphie Parker and his family. This production is put on by Center Stage Theatre. Tickets available at the Paramount Theatre. 919.583.8432. www.GoldsboroParamount.com



December 13th 8 p.m. to midnight

The Santa Stumble               

Throw on your tackiest Santa garb and head downtown for this festive bar crawl. Take advantage of drink specials, entertainment, great food and more! Register on the Downtown Goldsboro Facebook page for details including schedule & deals. First 75 crawlers receive Santa Swag, so come early! www.dgdc.org ∙ 919.735.4959


December 14th 10 a.m.

Kids Ornament Class            

Join the Arts Council for this fun and festive event. Kids will create a one-of-a-kind Christmas ornament in this fun, creative class! $15 per child. Call 919-736-3300 to register!


Thursday, December 19th   7p.m.

Lessons and Carols Service:  A Christmas Music Experience in Jazz featuring our Priest, Fr. Skip Walker, his gifted wife, Mrs. Kia Walker, and equally talented guest instrumentalists. St. Andrew’s Church, 901 Harris St, Goldsboro.  Everyone is invited!   


December 20th – 22nd

Child of Promise                   

Child of the Promise brings the Christmas story to life like never-before. It truly is a beautiful and unique Broadway-style musical for all ages. Reserved seating tickets are $7- $18/each and are available at the Paramount, by calling 919-583-8432 or online at www.goldsboroparamount.com.


December 21st 10 a.m.

Edible Christmas Gifts for Kids        

Join the Arts Council for this new, festive event. Kids will create yummy Christmas treats. You’ll leave with a variety of goodies. $15 per child. Ages 5 & up. Call 919-736-3300 to register!



December 23rd  7 p.m.

Family Movie Night: It’s A Wonderful Life             

 “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.” Paramount Movie Nights presents this holiday classic the whole family will love. Tickets are $5 each and are available at the Paramount, by calling 919-583-8432 or online at www.goldsboroparamount.com. Children are FREE for children under 12 with a paying adult.


December 31st 9 p.m.

New Years 2020 Gatsby Party                     

Ring in the NEW roaring twenties with a Great Gatsby celebration at the Terrace Room in downtown Goldsboro. Old Sports and Flappers, dress in your best 20s attire and come find your Gatsby or Daisy this New Year! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit www.gatsbygoldsboro.com for ticket information.


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