Holidays Will Sparkle in Downtown MHC
Holidays Will Sparkle in Downtown MHC
A full range of holiday plans are already in full gear for downtown Morehead City complete with a gallery ArtWalk, tree lighting, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a synthetic ice rink, and Art, Chowder and Cheer Crawl, lighted flotilla and Christmas Parade.
Art lovers can kick off their holiday celebration on Friday, December 6th, from 4 pm to 7 pm with the 4th annual Christmas ArtWalk presented by seven Downtown Morehead City galleries. Carteret Contemporary Art, Gallery Arendell, BluSail Gallery, Carolina Artist Gallery, Arts & Things, 36North and Art Studio 500, all located on Evans and Arendell Street, are leading this year’s event. Event co-chair, Sheila Brodnick of Carolina Artist Gallery remarked “last year’s ArtWalk was attended by over 300 enthusiastic participants and I know that this year will be even bigger”.
There will be a drawing for a $100 gift certificate, good at any participating gallery. Walkers can enter the drawing at each gallery. Lynn Golitz of BluSail Gallery and event chairman, commented that “downtown Morehead City is becoming a vibrant art district and cultural destination”.
Each gallery will offer special demonstrations, promotions, and refreshments. The ArtWalk map of the Arendell and Evans Streets locations can be picked up at any of the participating galleries. After completing the gallery tour, walkers are encouraged to stay in the emerging art district. Participating downtown shops, restaurants, and bakeries will be open from 7 to 9 pm with special offers and discounts.
This event is sponsored by the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA), Beaufort Ace Home Center, Arts Council of Carteret County, Harborview Rehabilitation, Jame’s Clothing, Master Clean, North Carolina Seafood Festival and Sound Bank. For more information about the ArtWalk, call Lynn Golitz at 252-723-9516 or visit the website: www.artwalkdowntownmoreheadcity.weebly.com
The annual tree lighting, complete with the new synthetic ice skating rink and music also takes place at Katherine Davis Park on Friday, December 6th starting with visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus at 5pm followed by the tree lighting at 6pm.
On Saturday morning, December 7th, children can have Breakfast with Santa at Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant. There will be three seating times at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 727-1921.
Also on Saturday, December 7th, the Art, Chowder and Cheer Crawl takes place with over 18 different restaurants participating from 1pm until 5pm. Vote for your favorite chowder, soup, chili or gumbo. There will be live demonstrations by artists, in conjunction with the Arts Council of Carteret County, staged at participating restaurants. And restaurants that aren’t located right in the downtown district will be serving samples at participating art galleries. Tickets are $20 per person and will be available in advance by calling the DMCRA at 252-808-0440 and at the establishments participating the day of the event. There are a limited number of tickets available.
At 4:30 pm on Saturday, December 7th, join Santa and Mrs. Claus at Jaycee Park for Christmas Carols. Then at 5:30 pm, the colorful Christmas Flotilla will cruise down the Morehead waterfront in a delightful holiday tradition.
Then on Saturday, December 14, beginning at 11:00a.m., the Morehead City Christmas Parade marches down Arendell Street. Floats, community groups, bands, entertainment and, of course, Santa and his sleigh will be featured. For more information or an entry form, go to www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.
The DMCRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring Morehead City to a vibrant economic, cultural, historic, social and recreational center. In conjunction with the City of Morehead, the DMCRA stages the Morehead City July 4th Fireworks program, the Alive at Five concert series, as well as the Crystal Coast Boat Show. For more information call 808-0440 or go to www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.
Saint Peter’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, Holiday Bazaar
9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Saint Peter’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, West Broad Street, Swansboro
Saint Peter’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, West Broad Street, Swansboro, would like to invite you to join us for our Holiday Bazaar on Saturday December 7th from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
There will be many holiday items, vendors, craft items, books, raffles, silent auctions, collectables, baked goods and much more.
Light lunch available.
Further Information is available at (910) 326-4757
Community Fall Festival
Date(s): 10/30/2013, 10/31/2013
6pm to 7:30pm
Westside FWB Church
Family Life Center
1205 Lynn Drive
Kinston, NC 28503
COME JOIN THE FUN!
Westside Church is hosting a COMMUNITY FALL FESTIVAL for the youth of Kinston and surrounding communities on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST from 6:00PM to 7:30PM!
This will be a fun, safe evening for the whole family to enjoy so come out in your best family-friendly costume to celebrate the fall season with us!
ADMISSION: Just bring one non-perishable food item for admission. All donations will go to Mary's Soup Kitchen in Kinston.
ACTIVITIES: We'll have tons of games, prizes, CANDY and other activities for everyone.
MENU: Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase.
For more information, please call 252-522-5729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenville Gives: Tree Lighting Ceremony
Five Points Plaza; Corner of 5th and Evans Streets; Greenville, NC
A free holiday celebration featuring singing,dancing, holiday readings, Jolly Trolley rides, and a chance to give to local charities.