Below is a list of holiday events scheduled to take place across Eastern Carolina. NewsChannel 12's on-air personalities will be appearing at many of the events. The list will be updated as new information becomes available.
|DAY||DATE||TIME||TALENT(S) TO APPEAR|
New Bern "Light Up the Season"
"An annual family event that will welcome Santa and illuminate Bear Plaza with hundreds of lights and open Santa House to kids of all ages."
200 block of Middle Street
|Friday||Nov. 29||4-8 p.m.||Jaime McCutcheon, Skip Waters|
Bath Christmas Parade
|Sunday||Dec. 1||2 p.m.|
Williamston Christmas Parade
|Thursday||Dec. 5||4 p.m.|
Windsor Christmas Parade
For more information, call 252-794-4277.
|Thursday||Dec. 5||3:30 p.m.|
New Bern Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
DoubleTree by Hilton
|Friday||Dec. 6||6 p.m.||Anna Bulszewicz, Les Still|
Greenville Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
"Santa Claus and Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas will be on hand to kick off the holiday season with an evening of music, dancing, and activities for all ages."
Five Points Plaza
|Friday||Dec. 6||5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.|
Beaufort Christmas Parade
Call 252-728-5806 for details.
|Saturday||Dec. 7||3 p.m.|
Belhaven Christmas Parade
|Saturday||Dec. 7||11 a.m.|
Greenville Annual Christmas Parade
"Annual Christmas parade with bands, beauty queens, bike riders, clowns and more."
|Saturday||Dec. 7||10-11:30 a.m.||Wes Goforth, Valentina Wilson, Skip Waters|
Maysville Christmas Parade
Call 910-743-2709 for details.
|Saturday||Dec. 7||10 a.m.|
Morehead City Breakfast with Santa
|Saturday||Dec. 7||8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.|
Morehead City Art, Chowder & Cheer Crawl
"Twenty local restaurants compete for the 'Best Chowder of 2013.' Visit downtown Morehead City's restaurants and art galleries for a taste."
|Saturday||Dec. 7||1 p.m- 5 p.m.|
Morehead City Flotilla
"The flotilla leaves the MHC waterfront at 5:30 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with Christmas carols, begin at 4:30 p.m. in Jaycee Park."
|Saturday||Dec. 7||5:30 p.m.|
New Bern Jaycees Christmas Parade
|Saturday||Dec. 7||3 p.m.||Wes Goforth, Valentina Wilson, Skip Waters|
New Bern Christmas Flotilla
Union Point Park - Downtown New Bern at 210 E. Front St.
|Saturday||Dec. 7||5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.||Skip Waters|
Pine Knoll Shores Christmas Parade
|Saturday||Dec. 7||10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.||Canceled on Dec. 7 due to rain; no word on when it will be rescheduled.|
Plymouth Christmas Parade
Call 252-793-9101 for details.
|Saturday||Dec. 7||11 a.m.||Canceled on Dec. 7 due to rain; town spokesperson said it will be rescheduled.|
|Saturday||Dec. 7||10 a.m.||Anna Bulszewicz, Les Still|
Aurora Christmas Parade
|Sunday||Dec. 8||3 p.m.|
Newport Christmas Parade
Newport Town Park
|Sunday||Dec. 8||3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.|
Beulaville Christmas Parade
100 W. Main St.
|Saturday||Dec. 14||2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.|
Dover Christmas Parade
|Saturday||Dec. 14||1 p.m.||Anna Bulszewicz|
Farmville Christmas Parade
|Saturday||Dec. 14||10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.|
Kinston Christmas Parade
|Saturday||Dec. 14||10 a.m.|
Morehead City Parade
|Saturday||Dec. 14||11 a.m.||Jon Erickson, Ellen Bacca|
New Bern "Bernie’s Beary Merry Mistletoe March"
"This year’s march will begin at the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce... before we march happily through the downtown streets of New Bern to the New Bern Civic Theatre..."
|Saturday||Dec. 14||1:30-4:30 p.m.||Jaime McCutcheon (and daughter Georgia)|
New Bern Sledding & Shopping
"The lot on the corner of Craven Street and South Front Street will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Children will have the rare opportunity to enjoy a day of sledding at no cost..."
|Sunday||Dec. 15||1-4 p.m.|
"The streets of downtown Ayden will be filled with unique homemade floats and the sounds of Christmas carols as the Ayden Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 27th annual Ayden Christmas Parade."
|Saturday||Dec. 21||11 a.m.||Kyle Horan, Jonathan Weant|
Havelock Christmas Parade
On Main Street (Hwy 70); starts at the Food Lion on the east end and finishes at the City Hall
|Saturday||Dec. 21||10:30 a.m.|
Crystal Coast Countdown
"The event will feature indoor and outdoor activities during the day and night with a lineup of musicians, storytellers, scavenger hunts, dance groups, tours, artists & much more."
|Friday-Wed.||Dec. 27-Jan. 1|