Calendar of Events for December 2014

Now through December 15th

A Reason to Give

Food and goodies are needed to help wages assemble bags for the nutrition program participants. We need help from all of the Community to make this a successful program. You can drop off your nonperishable items at Berkshire Hathaway McMillen & Associates Realty at 1004 N. Berkeley Blvd, Goldsboro between 8:30a.m. and 5p.m. Monday thru Friday. For more info call Danny Southerland at 919-394-7216.

Through January 2014

Holiday Ornaments on Sale!

This year's collectable Downtown Goldsboro ornament features the Arts Council of Wayne County, along with the beloved painted pig. Get yours before they're sold out! $15 each. ∙ 919.735.4959


Nov. 25th - December 22nd

Gingerbread House Contest and Display

Kick off the holiday season right at the Arts Council of Wayne County! Gingerbread houses will be on display all month long! ∙ 919.736.3300

November 26th – December 19th

Letters to Santa

The Arts Council of Wayne County has a direct line to the man in red. Drop your Letters to Santa in the magic mail drop in front of The Arts Council, so his elves can pick them up and deliver them to Santa, personally. Address letters to: Santa Claus, 100 The North Pole. Include the sender’s full name and mailing address. ∙ 919.736.3300

December 1st – December 23rd

Take A Selfie with the Elfie

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. Take a selfie with Jolly and post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #selfiewiththeelfie and #jollymcjingles for a chance to win Downtown Dollars ∙ 919.735.4959

December 2nd-23rd 6-8p.m.

FREE Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides

FREE horse-drawn trolley rides through Downtown each Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy the holiday lights! The trolley will pick up riders at the corner of John and Mulberry St. ∙ 919.735.4959

December 5th 7-10p.m.

Christmas By Starlight

The Starlight Dance Band will be hosting an evening of Big Band music for your listening and dancing pleasure at the Herman Park Center. For more than 25 years The Starlight Dance Band has taken the music of Basie, Ellington, Miller and others with the sounds of the Holiday season to lift spirits and move feet. Dress is casual. The cost is $10 and tickets will also be sold at the door. For more info call Scott McConnaughey at 919-778-1408.

December 5th 6p.m.

Cliff’s of the Neuse Annual Christmas

Flotilla and Tree Lighting Event

The park staff and Friends of Cliffs of the Neuse will host the event that will feature a flotilla on the lake; pizza, drinks, and chips with chili will be served at the concession; with the annual Christmas Tree lighting and a visit from Santa Claus. To enter a small craft in the flotilla (no gas engines) please contact the park office at 919-778-6234.

December 5th – 7th

Shop the Block

Get your holiday shopping done and support local small business owners at the same time! Head downtown to shop and dine, with big savings from downtown businesses! Download coupons online & follow Downtown Goldsboro on social media for clues to win Downtown Dollars in our Shop the Block Scavenger Hunt. ∙ 919.735.4959

December 5th - 7th

The Nutcracker

Treat your loved ones to Goldsboro Ballet's famous Nutcracker at the Paramount Theatre. For more details and tickets call 919.583.8432.

December 6th 7a.m. – 10a.m.

Pancake Day!

Help support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County. Large take-out orders welcome by calling by December 5th at 919-735-2358. Bring your Family and friends to support a great cause! 1401 Royall Ave, Goldsboro. $6 advance or $7 at the door.

December 6th 10a.m. – 2p.m.

Christmas Festival & Bazaar

Corner of George St and Chestnut St

Free activities for the Children! Santa and Mrs Claus will be there. Bazaar items make great teacher and co-worker gifts! Food, Crafts & Lunch. Sponsored by the Wayne County Extension and Community Association. Call Diane Lynch at 919-731-1520 for more information.

December 6th 4p.m.

Downtown Christmas Parade

The Young Professionals host this downtown holiday tradition, with a White Christmas theme. Come young and old to enjoy the signs and sounds of the holiday season. For more information call 919.734.2241.

December 6th – 9th

III Century Singers Christmas Concert

Enjoy the sounds of the season, beautifully recreated by the Third Century Singers – Goldsboro’s performing choral ensemble. Three chances to see this memorable performance in Goldsboro & Mt. Olive. Free admission, donations appreciated.


December 7th & 21st

First Presbyterian’s Musical Events

We will celebrate the birth of Christ with two musical events and invites everyone to worship at these combined 11a.m. Christmas Services. Sunday, December 7th will feature the children’s musical Shepherds, Sheep, and a Savior from the shepherd’s perspective. The Chancel Choir will present Tapestry of Light on December 21st at 11a.m.

December 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th

Jingle in the Park 4p.m. – 8p.m.

Come join us at Herman Park for Ice Skating, Santa Claus, Movies, Hay Rides, Lights, Kiwanis Train, Food, Smores, Music and more! Sponsored by Goldsboro Parks & Rec.

December 12th - 14th

A Christmas Carol

Center Stage Theatre continues a Downtown Goldsboro Tradition with the seventh annual production of the Charles Dickens classic. For more details and tickets call 919.583.8432.

December 13th 9 p.m. to midnight

The Santa Stumble

Throw on your tackiest Santa garb and head downtown for this festive bar crawl. Take advantage of great food, drink specials, entertainment, and more! ∙ 919.735.4959

December 19th – 21st

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. For more details and tickets call 919.583.8432.

December 22nd 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. 919.583.8432.

December 24th 7p.m.

St Andrews Episcopal Church

901 Harris St, Goldsboro

We will be hosting our annual Lessons & Carols Christmas Eve. Service concludes with Holy Communion. The entire Community is welcome. Come as you are! What a wonderful way to end your day and start your Christmas!

December 26th – 27th 2p.m.

Winter Classic Basketball Tournament

Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Southern Bank and Mt. Olive Pickle Company presents the Winter Classic Basketball Tournament at Mt Olive College. Teams from all over the area compete. $10 Day admission or $15 tournament pass. Call Becky Murtha at 919-759-7511 for more information.