December Holiday Happenings in New Bern NC

Carolina Colours’ home town of New Bern, NC is bustling with festivities  in December!   Get in the spirit with a month long holiday celebration in this historic coastal town which offers something for people of all ages.

November 27 – December 24 – A Dickens of a Christmas in Downtown New Bern – A month long holiday festival with Trolley Tours, Santa in Bear Plaza, Read a Christmas Carol in store front windows, the Gifts of the Magi performance at the New Bern Civic Theatre, Scavenger Hunts, Christmas Parade, Christmas Flotilla, Bed & Breakfast Open House and Tour, and more.

December 4 – 5th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – 6:00 pm – Hilton New Bern/Riverfront Hotel.

December 5 – Breakfast With Santa – New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

December 5 – 25th Annual Coastal Christmas Flotilla – 5:30 pm-7:30 pm – Union Point Park, Downtown New Bern

December 5 – New Bern Christmas Parade – 3:00 pm – Begins at the intersection of Pollock and First Streets

December 6 – Bed & Breakfasts Holiday Open House – 2-5 pm – The Annual Open House for all of the B&B’s in Historic Downtown is a FREE event

December 11 – The Salvation Army Christmas Food Drive – 4-8 pm – Joe Alcoke’s Auto Center

December 12 & 19 – Tryon Palace Christmas Candlelight Tours – 5-9 pm – Costumed guides will escort visitors through the first floor and cellar of the Palace and Kitchen Office which will be outfitted for the holidays and lit with candle globes and fire baskets to create an ambiance of times past.  There will be plenty of activites outside to enjoy such as the Drum and Fife Corps  who will parade from George Street to the Palace.

December 17 – Victorian Holiday Tea – 2-4 pm – The Courtyards at Berne Village

December 31 – First Night New Bern 2009 –  3 pm to Midnight – All of Downtown New Bern – 25-30 locations scattered all over Downtown will host arts based venues including music, live theatre (plays, skits and storytelling) and arts and crafts stations.