Santa’s Arrival in New Bern!

Start Christmas in Craven County with Santa’s Arrival!

Beary Merry Christmas in New Bern officially begins on Friday, November 24th, with Santa’s Arrival Celebration!

Santa’s Arrival Celebration is an annual family event that will welcome Santa and illuminate Bear Plaza with thousands of lights and it opens Santa House to kids of all ages. The seasonal block party will take place along the 200 block of Middle Street from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will include holiday music, dancing, and crafts for the children.  Admission is free!

Downtown shops will stay open late so parents and grandparents can get a head start on their holiday shopping!