Nearby Notes: Festivals, events and more

North Carolina

Spencer, through Dec. 22. Polar Express Train Ride, at N.C. Transportation Museum. Details:

Kill Devil Hills, Dec. 17. 112th annual Celebration of the Wright Brothers’ First Flight. Details:

Greenville, Dec. 17-18. Steve Hardy’s Original Beach Party. Details:

Clayton, Dec. 17-23. Lights on the Neuse. Details:

Salisbury, Dec. 18-19. Scrooge’s Christmas Trolley Tour. Details: (click “Calendar” and scroll to dates).

New Bern, Dec. 19. Tryon Palace Candlelight Christmas Celebration. Details:

Flat Rock, Dec. 19. Christmas at Connemara. Details:

South Carolina

Orangeburg, through Jan. 1. Children’s Garden Christmas & Kid’s Walk at Edisto Memorial Gardens. Details:

North Myrtle Beach, through Dec. 31. Christmas Wonderland. Details:

Hilton Head, Dec. 19. Jingle Jingle 5K. Details:

Charleston, through Dec. 20. Charleston Christmas Special at Charleston Music Hall. Details:

Charleston, Dec. 19-20. Charleston Holiday Farmers Market at Marion Square. Details: