Festivals, Events & More

FESTIVALS Through Dec. 27

North Carolina

Greensboro, Nov. 28-30. Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival. Details:

Denton, Nov. 28-30, Dec. 4-7, 11-14 18-23, 26-27. Country Christmas Train. Details:

Dillsboro, Dec. 5-6, 12-13. Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries. Details:

Brevard, Dec. 6. Brevard Christmas Parade. Details:

South Carolina

Fountain Inn, Dec. 3-20. “Spirit of Christmas Past” Fest. Details:

Rock Hill, Dec. 4-7. ChristmasVille. Details:

Beaufort, Dec. 6. Light Up the Night Boat Parade. Details:


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 ( 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 ( cruises from Snows Cut to Carolina Beach Boat Basin and back. John Bordsen