FESTIVALS Through Dec. 27
Greensboro, Nov. 28-30. Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival. Details: www.gilmoreshows.com.
Denton, Nov. 28-30, Dec. 4-7, 11-14 18-23, 26-27. Country Christmas Train. Details: www.countrychristmastrain.com.
Dillsboro, Dec. 5-6, 12-13. Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries. Details: www.visitdillsboro.org.
Brevard, Dec. 6. Brevard Christmas Parade. Details: www.visitwaterfalls.com.
Fountain Inn, Dec. 3-20. “Spirit of Christmas Past” Fest. Details: www.simpsonvillebanner.com/fountain-inn-events.
Rock Hill, Dec. 4-7. ChristmasVille. Details: www.christmasvillerockhill.com.
Beaufort, Dec. 6. Light Up the Night Boat Parade. Details: www.beaufort.com/light-up-the-night-boat-parade.
WILMINGTON Nov. 29, DEC. 6
Holidays will be afloat on N.C. coast
The Wilmington area starts the holiday season Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 with brightly lit boats parading for prizes. The N.C. Holiday Flotilla ( www.ncholidayflotilla.org) is Nov. 29 at Wrightsville Beach. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day, there’s a free festival with live music at Wrightsville Beach Park; after a 21-minute fireworks show, the parade begins at 6 p.m. at Banks Channel. At 6 p.m. Dec. 6, Carolina Beach’s Island of Lights Christmas Flotilla ( www.islandoflights.org) cruises from Snows Cut to Carolina Beach Boat Basin and back. John Bordsen