- Featured: National Gingerbread House Competition, Asheville, November 18-January 3 Get inspired for your next gingerbread effort by inspecting hundreds of entries at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. groveparkinn.com or 800-438-5800
- Featured: Island Of Lights Festival, Carolina Beach, November 27-December 31 Residents of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach know how to put on light shows on land and water. islandoflights.org or 910-458-7214
Christmas Holiday Shoppe Craft Show Chapel Hill, St. Thomas More School, Dec. 5. 919-490-8493.
Christmas at the Billy Graham Library Charlotte, Billy Graham Library, Dec. 1-23. billygraham.org or 704-401-3200.
Holiday Trimmings with Pat McCall Charlotte, Mint Museum of Art, Dec. 7. charlottegardenclub.org.
Holiday Lights at the Garden Belmont, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Nov. 27-Dec. 31. dsbg.org or 704-825-4490.
Santa’s Workshop Belmont, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Dec. 5, 12, 19. dsbg.org or 704-825-4490.
Holiday Tea Belmont, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Dec. 6, 13. dsbg.org or 704-825-4490.
Cookie Walk New Bern, Christ Episcopal Church, Dec. 12. 252-633-2109.
Holly & Ivy Home Tour New Bern, Historic District, Dec. 12. 252-638-2577.
Christmas at Körner’s Folly Kernersville, Nov. 27-Jan. 3. kornersfolly.org or 336-996-7922.
The Christmas Flotilla Carolina Beach, Dec. 5. islandoflights.org
The Albemarle Chorale Christmas Concert Elizabeth City, First United Methodist Church, Dec. 6. 252-426-5891.
Tryon Palace Christmas Candlelight Tour New Bern, Dec. 12, 19. tryonpalace.org or 800-767-1560.
Cupola House Candlelight Tour Edenton, Dec. 11-12. visitedenton.com or 252-482-2637.
Moravian Candle Tea Wilmington, Dec. 12. 910-799-9256.
Illumination Celebration Corolla, Currituck Heritage Park, Dec. 12. whaleheadclub.org or 252-453-9040.
Historic Homes Tour Statesville, Dec. 5-6. preservationstatesville.org or 704-450-9828.
Holiday Shoppe Cary, Dec. 3-5. caryacademy.org/holidayshoppe or 919-228-4653.
Tour of Churches & International Nativity Display Spencer, Dec. 18. 704-239-3729.
Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes Spencer, Dec. 10. 704-239-3729.
The Albemarle Chorale Christmas Concert Edenton, United Methodist Church, Dec. 10. 252-426-5891.
- Featured: International Collectibles & Antiques Show Fall Classic, Charlotte, November 4-8. Dealers from around the world convene, selling furniture, art, and more.
- Featured: Western North Carolina Pottery Festival, Dillsboro, November 7. More than three dozen potters show off the Carolina mountains’ proud crafts tradition.
- Featured: Festival of Trees, Pinehurst, November 10-15. Get in the spirit with 80 fabulous trees and trimmings at The Carolina Hotel―all auction proceeds benefit children with disabilities.
At Home with Carolina Quilts, Asheboro, November 6-7. 336-629-7231
Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, City Stage Theater, Nov. 11-15. 10-343-5995
Fall Fine Craft and Arts Sale, Greenville, First Christian Church, November 13-14. 252-756-3138
Thanksgiving Flight Tasting, Mocksville, Raylen Vineyards & Winery, November 14. 336-998-3100
Beaujolais Nouveau, Cary, Matthews House, November 20. 919-466-0355
Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair, Winston-Salem, November 21-22. 336-725-1516
Whalehead Club Black Friday Porch Sale, Corolla, Currituck Heritage Park, November 27. 252-453-9040
Island of Lights, “Lighting at the Lake,” Carolina Beach Lake, Lake Park Blvd., November 27.