FESTIVALS Through Dec. 1
Southport, Nov. 22-23. Charles Dickens Christmas Festival. Details: http://bit.ly/17sJa44.
Raleigh, Nov. 23. American Indian Heritage Celebration. Details: http://1.usa.gov/1dpE2Mj.
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Asheville, Nov. 23. Holiday parade and Jinglefest. Details: www.ashevilledowntown.org.
Lumberton, Nov. 23. Christmas parade. Details: http://bit.ly/HXT15j.
Aiken, Nov. 28. Blessing of the Hounds. Details: http://bit.ly/19aP08a.
Myrtle Beach, Dec. 6-8. Springmaid Beach Winter Arts & Crafts Show. Details: http://bit.ly/19k4vXi.
Murrells Inlet, Dec. 1. Christmas boat parade. Details: http://bit.ly/u4m8zw.
Morehead City DEC. 1
Chowder and Cheer Crawl
A full dozen Crystal Coast restaurants will compete Dec. 1 in downtown Morehead City to determine which makes the best chowder – and for $20, you can be a sampler and a judge. Chowder styles include include clam, crab and corn, Down East and seafood as well as gumbo. Details: www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.