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Poetry Open Mic Feat. Jaki Shelton Green, NC Poet Laureate 7:00 pm
Poetry Open Mic Feat. Jaki Shelton Green, NC Poet Laureate @ Harrison Center
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All poets welcome to bring 1 or 2 original poems to read aloud. In addition, we’re honored to welcome Jaki Shelton Green, recently named North Carolina’s 10th poet laureate, who will be sharing her work.[...]
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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony 11:00 am
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony @ North Carolina History Center
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tryon Palace will commemorate the 77th anniversary on the attack on Pearl Harbor with a remembrance ceremony at the North Carolina History Center Friday, Dec. 7. This free program is open to the public and[...]
New Bern’s Polar Express 5:30 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
New Bern’s Polar Express 5:30 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
LIVE Window Displays 6:00 pm
LIVE Window Displays @ Downtown New Bern
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown shops participate in this annual event to have their self-made live window displays for visitors and residents to stroll through the historic district and view. There will be a judging and trophy awarded to[...]
New Bern’s Polar Express 6:30 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
Beauty and the Beast 7:30 pm
Beauty and the Beast @ Masonic Theatre
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical Music By Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton Originally directed by Robert Jess Roth Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions[...]
The Nutcracker Ballet 7:30 pm
The Nutcracker Ballet @ New Bern Civic Theatre
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm
The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Down East Dance and New Bern Civic Theatre November 30 & December 7 at 7:30pm, December 1 & 8 at 2pm & 7:30pm, December 2 & 9 at 2pm. ​TICKETS: (NOT including[...]
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Craven Smart Start Holiday Hustle 7:00 am
Craven Smart Start Holiday Hustle @ Union Point Park
Dec 8 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
At Craven Smart Start, we believe when young children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential, that they will become loving, nurturing independent individuals who will contribute to their families, communities, and society.[...]
Vintage Flow & Finds 10:00 am
Vintage Flow & Finds @ Dirty Barn Vintage
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Yoga Mac is on the move! We’re collaborating with DirtybarnVintage to bring you Vintage Flow & Finds! On Saturday, December 8th, dirtybarnVintage will make space in their groovy downtown New Bern location for a 75-minute yoga flow[...]
The Holly and the Ivy 10:30 am
The Holly and the Ivy @ Ghent Neighborhood
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sponsored by New Bern Woman’s Club, “The Holly and the Ivy”give you the opportunity to tour four lovely historic homes and a charming Craftsman-style cottage in Ghent, all beautifully decorated for the holidays. Sample home-baked[...]
The Nutcracker Ballet 2:00 pm
The Nutcracker Ballet @ New Bern Civic Theatre
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm
The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Down East Dance and New Bern Civic Theatre  December 7 at 7:30pm, December 8 at 2pm & 7:30pm, December  9 at 2pm. TICKETS: (NOT including Sales Tax or Online Service Fee) Adults: $15[...]
Masquerade: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration 4:30 pm
Masquerade: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration @ Tryon Palace
Dec 8 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This famed North Carolina tradition returns to Tryon Palace on Dec 8th and 15th, 2018 with beautiful, new decorations and heartwarming holiday vignettes illuminated by the magical glow of candlelight. Make your holiday historic this[...]
New Bern’s Polar Express 5:30 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
New Bern’s Polar Express 6:30 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
Beauty and the Beast 7:30 pm
Beauty and the Beast @ Masonic Theatre
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical Music By Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton Originally directed by Robert Jess Roth Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions[...]
The Nutcracker Ballet 7:30 pm
The Nutcracker Ballet @ New Bern Civic Theatre
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Down East Dance and New Bern Civic Theatre November 30 & December 7 at 7:30pm, December 1 & 8 at 2pm & 7:30pm, December 2 & 9 at 2pm. ​TICKETS: (NOT including[...]
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Pictures with Santa 12:00 pm
Pictures with Santa @ Craven Animal Hospital
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come to get your pet pictures with Santa!
Beary Merry Christmas: Sledding Sunday 1:00 pm
Beary Merry Christmas: Sledding Sunday @ Downtown New Bern
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Downtown stores open their doors with awesome holiday sales and SEASON EXCLUSIVE HOURS while our snow machines work to keep the sledding lounges going for hours. Sledding will be on the corner of Craven and[...]
Pull for Hope – Fire Truck Pull 1:00 pm
Pull for Hope – Fire Truck Pull @ City of New Bern Fire-Rescue
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
New Bern Fire-Rescue and the Muscular Dystrophy Association are teaming up for a fire truck pull! Grab your 6 person team & sign up today by calling (252) 639-2931. Or, register on the web at http://mdaevent.org/pullingforhope.[...]
The Nutcracker Ballet 2:00 pm
The Nutcracker Ballet @ New Bern Civic Theatre
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm
The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Down East Dance and New Bern Civic Theatre  December 7 at 7:30pm, December 8 at 2pm & 7:30pm, December  9 at 2pm. TICKETS: (NOT including Sales Tax or Online Service Fee) Adults: $15[...]
Beauty and the Beast 3:00 pm
Beauty and the Beast @ Masonic Theatre
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical Music By Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton Originally directed by Robert Jess Roth Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions[...]
Can’t Wait for Christmas 7:00 pm
Can’t Wait for Christmas @ Oringer Hall - Craven Community College
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Craven Community Chorus Presents: “CAN’T WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS” under the direction of Philip Evancho. The first half of the concert the chorus will perform the Christmas Cantata “The Other Wise Man” by Henry Van Dyke.[...]
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Holiday Pops presented by: The North Carolina Symphony 7:00 pm
Holiday Pops presented by: The North Carolina Symphony @ Temple Baptist Church
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Hurricane Florence and the restorative efforts still in effect at the New Bern River Front Convention Center, this event has been relocated to Temple Baptists Church! Join the North Carolina Symphony[...]
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ENC Live Home Improvement & Holiday Gift Show 11:00 am
ENC Live Home Improvement & Holiday Gift Show @ Craven County Fairgrounds
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm
Two Exciting Shows Under One Roof!  The annual event showcases new trends and products in home improvement, technology, home decor and more.  Tour local and National vendor products & demonstrations, shop the local crafts and[...]
Holiday ArtWalk 5:00 pm
Holiday ArtWalk @ Downtown New Bern
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to downtown New Bern to participate in the festivities at the local ArtWalk businesses.  Downtown art galleries and restaurants stay open for extended hours and sponsor special events every second Friday of the month!
Dayspring Ministries Christmas Banquet 7:00 pm
Dayspring Ministries Christmas Banquet @ The Flame Catering & Banquet Center
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a time of fellowship and great food as we celebrate the season! Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dayspring-ministries-christmas-banquet-tickets-51221956250?ref=eios&aff=eios&fbclid=IwAR3Ala-Xq452UXo4DVQXXoLCnZNWcH1esEkbuO0qpSvIPgGYanPXyyqO6vw.
Beauty and the Beast 7:30 pm
Beauty and the Beast @ Masonic Theatre
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical Music By Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton Originally directed by Robert Jess Roth Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions[...]
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Pancakes for Pie 7:00 am
Pancakes for Pie @ Morgan's Tavern & Grill
Dec 15 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Looking for the perfect way to have a delicious pancake breakfast before visiting Santa in Bear Plaza, taking in some shopping, and enjoying the many activities happening during the holiday season in beautiful, historic downtown[...]
20th Annual Cookie Walk 10:00 am
20th Annual Cookie Walk @ Christ Episcopal Church
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy live music while you take in the sights and smells of the thousands of homemade cookies for sale. The Cookie Walk Café will offer sandwiches, savory snacks, and your favorite beverages. Come early to[...]
Masquerade: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration 4:30 pm
Masquerade: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration @ Tryon Palace
Dec 15 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This famed North Carolina tradition returns to Tryon Palace on Dec 8th and 15th, 2018 with beautiful, new decorations and heartwarming holiday vignettes illuminated by the magical glow of candlelight. Make your holiday historic this[...]
Bernie Bear’s PJ Dance & Laser Party 5:30 pm
Bernie Bear’s PJ Dance & Laser Party @ O'Marks Building
Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Grab those cozy jammies and head on over to the O’Marks Building in Downtown New Bern for the very first Bernie’s Pajama Dance & Laser Party! Music and a spectacular laser light show by Emerald[...]
2018 New Bern SantaCon 6:00 pm
2018 New Bern SantaCon @ Downtown New Bern
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 2:00 am
SantaCon is simply a gathering of people dressed as Santa! This is an Unofficial Bar Crawl! You are responsible for yourself and yourself alone! Nobody else is responsible for you at this “event.” SantaCon is[...]
Beauty and the Beast 7:30 pm
Beauty and the Beast @ Masonic Theatre
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical Music By Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton Originally directed by Robert Jess Roth Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions[...]
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Beauty and the Beast 3:00 pm
Beauty and the Beast @ Masonic Theatre
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical Music By Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton Originally directed by Robert Jess Roth Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions[...]
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New Bern’s Polar Express 5:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
New Bern’s Polar Express 6:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
New Bern’s Polar Express 7:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
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New Bern’s Polar Express 5:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
New Bern’s Polar Express 6:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
New Bern’s Polar Express 7:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
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New Bern’s Polar Express 5:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
New Bern’s Polar Express 6:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
SNOW in Bear Plaza 6:00 pm
SNOW in Bear Plaza @ Bear Plaza
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy a special Christmas snow in Bear Plaza.
New Bern’s Polar Express 7:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
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New Years Eve Block Party 5:30 pm
New Years Eve Block Party @ Downtown New Bern
Dec 31 @ 5:30 pm – 12:30 am
The City of New Bern is pleased to announce a new holiday event, our New Year’s Eve Block Party, presented by Toyota of New Bern. Join us Monday, December 31st in front of City Hall[...]