Festivals, Events & More

FESTIVALS Through Dec. 7

North Carolina

Bessemer City, Dec. 5. Bessemer City Christmas Parade. Details:

Greensboro, Dec. 5. Festival of Lights. Details:

Carolina Beach, Dec. 5. Island of Lights Christmas Parade. Details:

Jacksonville, Dec. 6. Jacksonville Winterfest. Details:

Wilmington, Dec. 6-7. Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour. Details:

South Carolina

Greenville, Dec. 4-6. Holiday Fair. Details:

Columbia, Dec. 6. Santa’s Market Craft Show at Seven Oaks Park. Details:

Isle of Palms, Dec. 6. Isle of Palms Holiday Street Festival. Details:

Anderson, Dec. 7. Christmas Parade. Details:


New slope opens at N.C. ski resort

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort – off N.C. 194, east of Blowing Rock – has opened a new intermediate-level ski slope: Gunther’s Way. It’s 150 feet wide and 2,900 feet long; the vertical drop is 700 feet. Sugar Mountain Resort has also added 10 new snow-making machines. The resort offers 125 skiable acres (including 10 acres of terrain for Gunther’s Way) for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing and skating. Details (including weather conditions): John Bordsen