A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
Friday, November 27th
@ Foothills Tasting Room
>> Moravian Porter Release Party: Celebrate Foothills first-ever bottling of Moravian Porter! The specialty brew will be on tap and for sale in bottles. Salem Baking will be on hand with plenty of Moravian cookies, Chef Shane will have some cookie-inspired creations, and La Vie En Rose food truck will be on-site. Hurry up! Supplies certainly won’t last. Read more about this hometown, Moravian inspired brew here )
(12p – 10p / find details here)
Saturday, November 28th
@ Foothills Tasting Room
>> Bend N Brew Yoga: A great way to ease into your Saturdays this holiday season. For a modest $5 fee, Deanna Dyzbon of RockWater Yoga leads you through a playful, all-levels one-hour yoga class followed up by a locally-brewed beer of your choice. Expect relaxation, groundedness, new friends and lots of laughter.
(11:00a / $5)
@ All Around Town
>> Small Business Saturday: Show some local love and invest in our neighbors by shopping small this holiday season. Need some local gifting inspiration? We highly recommend you check out Triad City Beat’s awesome Gift Guide for Locals. The TCB crew has generously put together a well-curated list of ideas featuring local businesses, makers and performers. #InvestInYourNeighbors #ShopSmall
@ Buffalo Creek Farm & Creamery
>> Shop Small Saturday Market: Head over to Germantown to Buffalo Creek Farm & Creamery to sample loads of their fresh goat’s milk cheese, as well as meet folks from several other small businesses who sell their products in Buffalo Creek’s farm store, including Long Family Farm, Tyson Farm, Running Pine Farm, Dinner Time Chimes, Crooked Run Vineyards, Sweet Mornings Farm, VineWorks, and Shady Creek Farm. Piemonte Farm, a fellow cheesemaker from the NC Cheese Trail, will be also be on hand with their artisan aged cow cheese and “maybe more surprises”. Chef Kevin of The Screaming Radish food truck will also be there cooking up delicious cuisine with products from local farms and family owned companies for customers to purchase and enjoy for lunch while relaxing on the farm.
(10a – until / find more details here)
@ Plum Granny Farm
>> Shop Small Saturday Market: Take the peaceful country roads up to King, North Carolina for Plum Granny Farm’s Shop Small Market. There you’ll find their greenhouse decorated for the holiday season and a wide variety of farm products, garlic braids and other garlic products, turmeric, jams, mistletoe, paperwhite narcissus, fresh veggies and more. There will also be several other local farms and producers bringing their products to the event including Truffles NC, Greenberries Farm, Inc., Jewelry By Wonder, Mystic Wench Herbs & Soaps, FarmGirl Arts, Rail Fence Farm, Bunny’s Trees and Chad’s Chai and Tea Company. Find everything from Holiday decorations to that perfect gift and shop in a pleasant environment – all while supporting local businesses. Samples, door prizes, refreshments and special offers will abound during this festive day of fun!
(10a – 4p / find more details here)
@ Old Salem Museum & Gardens
>> Saturdays with St. Nicholas: Bring your family to the Old Salem Historic District and start a new holiday tradition. Enjoy the beautiful historic neighborhood accented by holiday decorations and special programming for children and the young at heart. Activities include: Meet St. Nicholas and have a souvenir photo with him taken by a professional photographer (included in admission cost); Enjoy a showing of the children’s classic “Olive, the Other Reindeer,” on the big screen in Gray Auditorium; Enjoy holiday shopping and complimentary gift-wrapping.; Reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”; Taste a holiday beverage and a treat from the Bakery
(10a – 3p / $8/person (plus tax) for everyone ages 3 and up)
@ Reynolds Auditorium
>> Winston-Salem Symphony presents Carolina Christmas Spectacular featuring Cirque de la Symphonie: The Triad’s favorite holiday tradition is back – And this year features the return of Cirque de la Symphonie! Celebrate the magic of the Christmas season with family and friends. Robert Moody leads carols, classics and more as Cirque’s aerial acrobatics leave you breathless! Each gravity defying feat choreographed to music. Bring a toy (new toys only) to donate to The Salvation Army Toy Drive!
(Saturday: 7:30p / find details here)
Sunday, November 29th
@ Old Salem Museum & Gardens:
>> Self-Guided Holiday Tours: A visit to Old Salem during the Holiday Season is a step back to a time when the holidays were simpler, less stressful and more focused on faith and family. Traditional wreaths hang from the doors, lampposts and fence posts are wrapped in their winter greenery, the smell of fresh baked treats emanate from the bakery warming even the coldest nose, and the sound of music drifts through the air to draw you into the holiday spirit. Follow the progression of Christmas decorating and how it changed over time, with more elaborate decorations in the 19th century buildings.
(Sundays: 1p – 4p/ times vary by day, check their website for details)
@ HanesBrands Theater
>> Triad Stage presents “A Christmas Carol”: Ebenezer Scrooge’s last chance is one night and three spirits. It’s a life-changing ride through past, present, and future as he discovers what it means to live graciously. Triad Stage brings Dickens’ classic story to life in a dazzling production brimming with bold acting, daring design, and breath-taking special effects. A Christmas Carol is a ghostly tale of Yuletide cheer, gracious redemption, and heart-warming hope for the entire family.
(Sunday: 7:30p | show runs November 27th – December 24th, 2015 / times vary by day / see performance calendar and purchase tickets here)
(photo courtesy of Foothills Brewing / Salem Baking)