Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Dickens of a Christmas in Downtown New Bern 2009

For the second year in a row I've been chairman of the Downtown Christmas Committee.

We have a great committee and we've pretty much got everything ready to go.

We're going to have the storyboards in the window again and Carol and I have painted 10 new ones to add to the story "A Christmas Carol". Here is a sneak preview of a couple of them.

I love the guy drinking the port!

Some of the highlights of this years celebration.

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas

- Many shops will have open houses on the Friday & Saturday after Thanksgiving
- Trolley Tours BOTH Friday & Saturday nights
- Salvation Army musical entertainment Friday evening 6:30 pm on the corner of Middle and Pollock
- Santa house gets a new look & Santa will be in Bear Plaza every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- There will be "kissing stations" in 3 locations decked out with mistletoe.
- Mrs Santa Storytelling at the Arts Council every Saturday followed by a craft project.
- 3 Scavenger Hunts, you'll get a print of one of the Dickens Storyboards suitable for framing.
- Light poles wrapped with lights shining every evening.
- Coloring Contest sponsored by Branch's Furniture.
- Lots of shops open every Friday evening
- The Gifts of the Magi at New Bern Civic Theater.
- Special events Friday evenings at selected shops
- Parade, Flotilla, Symphony, Messiah, Holly & Ivy tour, Tryon Palace Candlelight Tour, Bed and Breakfasts Open House, and more.

For the details visit our Downtown New Bern Blog by clicking here.

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