Fun-Filled Weekend of Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Holiday Events New Bern1st – Dec 24th: Beary Merry Christmas throughout Downtown New Bern. Visit for detailed event information.

8th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577.

8th: ARTcrawl presented by the Greater Good Gallery, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Isaac Taylor House and Gardens, and numerous locations in Downtown New Bern.

8th: Uncorked – A Wine Tasting, 5:00pm at Nautical Wheelers of New Bern. Call 252-514-2553.

8th: Holiday Ornament Party, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Hour Special Place. Call 252-631-5028.

8th: 2017 Christmas Gala “Evening in Paris”, 6:30pm – 1:00am at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Presented by the Home Builders Association of Craven and Pamlico Counties. Call 252-636-3707.

8th: Dayton Vesper Piano Concert, 7:00pm at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577.

8th: Caffeinated Soul Boogie Live, 7:00pm at the Trent River Coffee Company. Call 252-531-6078.

8th – 9th: The Miscreants’ Christmas, A Holiday Who-Dunnit, 7:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

8th – 10th: A Christmas Carol., Fri – Sat: 8:00pm; Sun: 3:00pm at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

9th: Pancakes for PIE, 7:00am – 10:00am at Morgan’s Tavern and Grill. Presented by Craven County Partners in Education. Call 252-514-6321.

9th: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043.

9th: Craven Smart Start’s Holiday Hustle, 8:15am at Union Point Park. Call 252-902-9712.

9th: Holiday Pottery Sale and Brunch, 10:00am – 3:00pm at the New Bern Arts and Wellness Center. Call 252-497-8928.

9th: 19th Annual “The Holly and The Ivy” Holiday Homes Tour, 10:30am – 3:30pm in Historic Downtown New Bern. Presented by the New Bern Woman’s Club. Tickets call 252-638-2577.

9th: Candlelight Christmas Celebration (Night One), 4:30pm – 9:30pm at Tryon Palace’s, historic grounds, Commission House, Stanly House, and Dixon House. Call 800-767-1560.

10th: Sledding Shopping Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm on Craven St.

10th: In Love and Remembrance this Holiday Season, 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory. Call 252-637-3181.

There are also all kinds of things to do in and around town. To name a few, take advantage of over 20 parks and 3 recreation centers maintained by New Bern Parks & Recreation and Craven County Recreation & Parks. Play disc golf at Glenburnie Park and Creekside Park, roller skate at Rollerland, go horseback riding at Equidae Farms (288-9706), or check out the Bear Towne Escape Room.

Visit the New Bern-Craven County Library for free classes, reading programs, movie rentals, etc.

Watch a movie at Neuse Blvd Cinema or Bear Town Cinema 6.

Take a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour: Pedi-Bear Tours (649-3839); Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation (636-0716); Tugboat of New Bern Cruises (919-306-5712); and Trolley Tour (637-7316). Call New Bern Tours for more options (637-7316).

Tour the New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park. It’s not only for Civil War Buffs, but it’s a perfect place to take a walk in the woods (with your dog), picnic, or sit on a bench and watch the wildlife.

Take a walk in the woods in the Croatan National Forest. The forest’s habitat has carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sundew, butterwort, bladderwort among other exotic plants. The Croatan spans approximately 160,000 acres and is located in New Bern’s backyard. It’s a sanctuary for black bear, deer, wild turkey, quail, coyote, bald eagle, beaver, bobcat, porcupine, American alligator, red-tailed hawk, and other wildlife you may see. For maps and more information, talk to the people at the Croatan National Forest’s Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E (638-5628).

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