Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern

Weekend Happenings

11th – 12th: Celtic Christmas Concert with the Jennifer Licko Band, 7:00pm, Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3524.

12th: Artcrawl presented by the Community Artist Will, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Isaac Taylor House and Gardens and various locations in Downtown New Bern. Call 252-649-1712.

12th – 14th: “Dashing through the Snow” a Jones Hope Wooten Comedy”, Fri – Sat: 7:00pm; Sun: 3:00pm, at the Masonic Theatre presented by the Rivertowne Players. Call 252-638-2577.

12th – 14th: The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Down East Dance Company, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 633-0567.

13th: Morgan’s Pancake Breakfast for MERCI Clinic, 6:30am – 10:30am at Morgan’s Tavern and Bar. For details call 252-636-2430.

13th: Christmas Cookie and Candle Day, 8:00am – 2:00pm at the New Bern Farmers Market. For details call 252-633-0043.

13th: Holiday Hustle 5K, 10K, Family Fun Run presented by Craven County Smart Start. Call 252-636-3198.

13th: Cookie Walk presented by Christ Episcopal Church, 10:00am – 2:00pm. For details call 252-633-2109.

13th: Holly & Ivy Historic House Tour, 10:30am – 3:30pm. Call 252-638-3623.

13th: Wreaths Across America Ceremony, 12:00pm presented by the American Legion Post 539 at National Cemetery in New Bern.

13th: Author Michael Richard’s “Tobit’s Dog” Book Signing, 1:00pm – 5:00pm at Books-a-Million in New Bern. Call 239-876-4180.

13th: 44th Annual City of Havelock Christmas Parade, 2:30pm on Main Street.

13th: Eve of Revolution: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration, 4:30pm – 9:45pm, Tryon Palace, Stanly House, Hay House, and Commission House. Call 252-639-3500.

13th: Dayton Vesper Piano Concert, 6:30pm at the Bank of the Arts. For details call 252-638-2577.

13th – 14th: “The Nutcracker” presented by New Bern Ballet Company, Sat: 7:00pm and Sun: 2pm at West Craven High School Performing Arts Center.

There also all kinds of fun activities to include something to do for all ages!

Visit the local Art galleries and shops to admire the vast array of art on display by local Artists.

Check out Amusements to learn about fun and games. Some examples are miniature golf, rollerskating, playing bingo, bowling, and much more!

Relieve some stress by working out at the local Fitness Centers.

Learn about New Bern’s 302 years of History by taking a professionally guided or self-tours and visit the many historical landmarks.

Spend some time at the New Bern – Craven County Library, read a book, use the computer, and better yet, take some FREE computer classes!

Get some fresh air by taking a walk in the park. Your kids will have a blast at the local playgrounds and water park. Your dog can play with others in the “dog park” (you need to register for access). Thanks to the City of New Bern’s Parks and Recreation and Craven County Recreation and Parks there are over 20 parks, a community resource center, and two recreation centers in our community. They also organize numerous events and classes throughout the year.

Enjoy a Night on the Town by attending a live performance, singing Karaoke or dancing, or watching a movie at the box office.

Get back to nature by visiting Outdoor Recreation and see the hotspots for biking, boating, camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, hunting, tennis, scuba diving, etc.

Enjoy a stroll through the New Bern Farmer’s Market. The locals gather here on the weekends to shop for arts and crafts, food, and many other unique gifts. They even have live bands throughout the year.

What are you doing this weekend?

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