December 2018 Events in and around New Bern

1st: Breakfast with Santa, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Garber United Methodist Church. Presented by Carolina East Foundation. Call 252-633-8247.

1st: Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Broad Creek Christian Church. Presented by Creekside Recreational Therapy Services. Call 252-349-0220.

1st: A Coastal Carolina Christmas Craft Show, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Craven County Fairgrounds. Call 252-636-0303.

1st: Craven Community College to Hold STEM Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at New Bern-Craven County Library. Call 252-638-7285.

1st: Christmas Parade, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Downtown New Bern. Presented by the Craven County Jaycees.

1st: Coastal Christmas Flotilla, 5:00 p.m. at Union Point Park. Call 252-639-2901.

1st: Sleeping Beauty Bellydance Drama, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at The City Stage. Call 252-631-5122.

1st – 2nd: The Nutcracker Ballet, Sat: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

1st – 2nd: Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

2nd: Bed & Breakfasts of New Bern Holiday Open House, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Hanna House, Meadows Inn, Benjamin Ellis House (formerly known as the Harmony House), The Captain’s Stay and The Jarvis at 220, Call 252-635-3209.

2nd: A Cheerful Christmas – Music Fun for All Ages, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library Auditorium. Call 252-638-7813.

4th: Poetry Open Mic Night, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Harrison Center, 311 Middle St. Presented by the Nexus Poets. Call 252-617-0939.

5th: Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3500.

6th: Jingle Bell Trot, 6:30 p.m. at 3712 Canterbury Rd. in Trent Woods.

6th – 9th: Craven Community Chorus presents “Can’t Wait for Christmas”, Thurs: 7:00 p.m.; Sat – Sun: 3:00 p.m. in the Orringer Auditorium, Craven Community College. Call 252-670-0230.

7th – 9th: The Nutcracker Ballet, Fri: 7:30 p.m.; Sat: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

7th – 9th: Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

8th: Craven Smart Start’s 6th Annual Holiday Hustle, 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at Union Point Park.

8th: The Holly and The Ivy” Holiday Homes Tour, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Historic New Bern. Presented by the New Bern Woman’s Club. Call 252-638-2577.

8th: Masquerade: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration (Night One), 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3524.

8th: Live Music with Tiffany Elaine and Friends, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at BrÜtopia Brewery. Call 252-631-5142.

9th: Pull for Hope – Fire Truck Pull, 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 301 S. Front St. Presented by City of New Bern Fire-Rescue benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Hope for Harrison. Call 252-639-2931.

9th: Sledding Shopping Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Craven St. Presented by Beary Merry Christmas.

10th: Performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, open rehearsal: 3:00 p.m.; performance: 7:30 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church. Presented by Craven Messiah Chorus. Call 252-637-3270.

11th: North Carolina Symphony presents “Holiday Pops”, 7:00 p.m. at Temple Church. Call 919-733-2750.

12th: Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3500.

13th: Christmas Concert Special with Bryan Mayer, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Craven Community College. Call 252-626-4662.

14th: ArtWalk – New Bern, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577.

14th: ARTcrawl presented by the Greater Good Gallery, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Isaac Taylor House and Gardens, and numerous locations in Downtown New Bern.

14th: Uncorked – A Wine Tasting, 5:00 p.m. at Nautical Wheelers of New Bern. Call 252-514-2553.

14th – 15th: New Bern Home and Holiday Gift Show, Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Craven County Fairgrounds. Presented by ENC Live. Call 910-590-0383.

14th – 16th: Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

15th: Pancakes for PIE, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at Morgan’s Tavern & Grill. Call 252-514-6321.

15th: National Wreaths Across America Day at New Bern National Cemetery. Call 252-529-9119.

15th: 20th Annual Christ Church Cookie Walk, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Harrison Center. Call 252-631-1312.

15th: Havelock Christmas Parade, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Call 252-444-6429.

15th: Masquerade: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration (Night Two), 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3524.

15th: Live Music with Tiffany Elaine and Friends, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at BrÜtopia Brewery. Call 252-631-5142.

17th: Open Air Art Market, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at The Sanctuary Gallery. Call 252-571-8562.

18th: Toxic Trivia, 7:00 p.m. at BrÜtopia Brewery. Call 252-631-5142.

19th: Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3500.

31st: New Year’s Eve Block Party, 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Pollock and Craven Sts. Presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation. Call 252-639-2901.

For Live Entertainment and Music, check out the happenings at the City Stage or visit NCMZ.live