FESTIVALS Through Dec. 13
Durham, Dec. 6 and 13. Duke Homestead Christmas by Candlelight. Details: http://bit.ly/1jK5o1f.
Carolina Beach, Dec. 6. Island of Lights Christmas Parade. Details: www.islandoflights.org/parade.html.
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Asheboro, Dec. 6. Christmas Parade. Details: http://bit.ly/IsGTtu.
Hartsville, Dec. 7. Christmas Parade. Details: http://bit.ly/1gi5LAo.
Cayce, Dec. 7. American War Between the States Lantern Tours. Details: http://bit.ly/1dAUA8d.
Chimney Rock DEC. 7 and 14
Santa Claus as mountaineer
Santa Claus will twice rappel down a face of Chimney Rock this holiday season. He’s an old pro at this, having done so for more than 20 years, and Dec. 7 and 14, he’ll make his approximately 200-foot descent between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. There’s no additional charge to watch this. Regular admission: $15; $7 for ages 5-15. On Dec. 7, the park will have a walk-through holiday village from 5 to 7 p.m. Details: www.chimneyrockpark.com.