Festivals, Events & More

FESTIVALS Through Dec. 1

North Carolina

Southport, Nov. 22-23. Charles Dickens Christmas Festival. Details:

Raleigh, Nov. 23. American Indian Heritage Celebration. Details:

Asheville, Nov. 23. Holiday parade and Jinglefest. Details:

Lumberton, Nov. 23. Christmas parade. Details:

South Carolina

Aiken, Nov. 28. Blessing of the Hounds. Details:

Myrtle Beach, Dec. 6-8. Springmaid Beach Winter Arts & Crafts Show. Details:

Murrells Inlet, Dec. 1. Christmas boat parade. Details:

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:

John Bordsen