Everything comes together downtown

Greater Downtown New Bern . . .

it’s where shopping, dining, history and the arts come together.

Situated at the confluence of two scenic rivers, Greater Downtown New Bern is the center for vibrant lifestyle experiences in Eastern North Carolina. Pedestrian-friendly, it is home to historic Tryon Palace, the birthplace of Pepsi, as well as great shopping, dining, museums, concerts, galleries and parks. Discover North Carolina’s second oldest town located just off of  US Highways 70 and 17.

It’s where everything has been coming together . . . for more than three hundred years.

Brett Young in Concert

October 13, 2017

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Upcoming Events

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Gingerbread House Contest & Display @ Downtown New Bern

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Gingerbread House Contest & Display @ Downtown New Bern
Nov 24 2017 – Jan 2 2018 all-day
Remember gingerbread houses with starlight mints, candy canes, necco wafer and gumdrops? The New Bern Historical Society hopes that you do and you’d like to make one just like Moms. The Society is sponsoring a[...]

Holiday House Tours at Tryon Palace @ Tryon Palace

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Holiday House Tours at Tryon Palace @ Tryon Palace
Nov 24 2017 – Jan 3 2018 all-day
Enjoy holiday themed tours throughout the Tryon Palace grounds through Jan. 3, 2018. Holiday tours offer a chance to see the Governor’s Palace, Dixon House, and Stanly House decorated for different eras of holiday traditions,[...]

Santa House and SNOW! @ Bear Plaza

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Santa House and SNOW! @ Bear Plaza
Nov 24 – Dec 24 all-day
Santa House is located in festive Bear Plaza (Middle Street between Pollock and S. Front Street). Join Santa and his elves as they open the Santa House during Light Up the Season (Friday November 24th).[...]
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A Christmas Carol – The Musical @ Masonic Theatre

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A Christmas Carol – The Musical @ Masonic Theatre
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 10:00 pm
Spend this Christmas with Ebeneezer and his ghosts of past present and future in this beloved tale. Based on the story by Charles Dickens, directed by Aaron Williams. Book and Lyrics by Keith Ferguson, Music by Bruce[...]

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Our Mission

Swiss Bear facilitates development of the greater downtown area through leadership and planning that empowers community stakeholders to promote and enhance New Bern’s unique cultural and natural resources.

 

Other apps worthy of checking out are the New Bern app and the Nowait app 

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