Downtown Christmas

 

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This year, Historic Downtown Wilson will celebrate “A Downtown Christmas”, a festive kick-off to the holiday season, from Friday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 4th. In addition to A Downtown Christmas this first weekend of December, there will be shows and activities throughout the rest of the month! Bring the entire family, celebrate the season and create new memories with us in Historic Downtown Wilson.

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Friday, December 2

6:00 pm Light Up Wilson Courthouse Plaza
Presented by City of Wilson and Wilson Downtown Development Corporation, Mayor Rose will “Light Up Wilson” in front of Wilson County Courthouse at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening. The Whirlikidz Chorus will entertain with holiday music and Santa and Mrs. Clause will make their grand entrance.
6:00 – 9:00 pm A Downtown Christmas Historic Downtown Wilson
After the tree lighting program, downtown will be alive with wagon rides, special treats in charming shops, Santa’s Village and a 30 ft. Everest Climb ‘n Slide! Santa’s Village will have a new Santa house thanks to Wilson Home Builders Association and will be located on the Wilson Courthouse Plaza. Wagon rides, food trucks, holiday shopping and other festivities will continue throughout Saturday afternoon and evening.
 7:00 – 9:00 pm Kid’s Holiday Craft Imagination Station
 
7:30 pm – 12:30 am A Banker’s Holiday 2016 Arts Council Pavilion/Wilson Arts Center
Join the party at the Wilson Arts Center that gets the holiday season started at A Banker’s Holiday on Friday evening. You will be treated to fabulous food from local caterers, spirits and dancing the night away to the music by The (919). Early bird tickets are available through November 17th at $50/each or $100/couple.  After Nov. 17, $60/each or $120/couple.

Tickets available at www.wilsonarts.com or by calling (252) 291-4329.

Saturday, December 3

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Holiday Invitational Art Show & Gift Sale Wilson Arts Center 
The annual holiday tradition continues with the Arts Council’s Holiday Invitational Art Show and Gift Sale! You will find their galleries full of one-of-a-kind works of art created by local and regional artists and artisans. What a wonderful opportunity to get a jump on your holiday shopping, while supporting local artists!
11:00 am Historic Downtown Wilson Christmas Parade Nash St. from Whitehead to Douglas
Presented by Wilson Downtown Development Corporation, the annual Wilson Christmas Parade begins Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. The route will be along Nash Street from Whitehead to Douglas. This year, we’re going to “Let It Snow” at the Historic Downtown Wilson Christmas Parade. 
1:00 – 9:00 pm A Downtown Christmas Historic Downtown Wilson
After the Historic Downtown Wilson Christmas Parade, downtown will be alive with wagon rides, special treats in charming shops, Santa’s Village and a 30 ft. Everest Climb ‘n Slide! Santa’s Village will have a new Santa house thanks to Wilson Home Builders Association and will be located on the Wilson Courthouse Plaza. Wagon rides, food trucks, holiday shopping and other festivities will continue throughout Saturday afternoon and evening.
1:00 pm Kids Holiday Crafts & Games Santa’s Village
Come to Santa’s Village on the courthouse plaza for an Ice Fishing game, holiday coloring, snowflake-making, corn hole and ring toss.
1:30 – 2:30 pm Instrument Making ProMusic Conservatory
 
2:00 – 6:00 pm Historic Holiday Homes Tour Downtown & Greater Wilson
Presented by the Old Wilson Neighbors Association, you can purchase tickets for $15 at the following places: The Beer Store, The Rummage Warehouse, Park Place Consignment, Wilson Chamber of Commerce and Brew Masters.  During the tour you will find Toy Drive drop offs.  Feel free to bring an unwrapped toy that will be donated to the Wilson Police Departments “A Christmas in The South”. 
2:00 – 6:00 pm Pop Up Shop ‘Till You Drop Dance Studio “B”
 Get a jump start on that holiday shopping with Magnolia Grove Events’ first pop up shop event! Meet local vendors of Lula Roe, Thirty One, Mary Kay and more. Stock up on holiday treats for the whole family! Hot cocoa, candy canes, and tons of special savings that you do not want to miss!
2:00 – 7:00 pm Cocoa and Cookies Wilson Chamber of Commerce
 Meet at the Wilson Chamber of Commerce for a cup of hot Cocoa and warm cookies! 
3:00 – 5:00 on Raleigh Boychoir Edna Boykin Cultural Center 
 Welcome in the holiday season with The Raleigh Boychoir on December 3rd at 3 p.m. at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. Tickets are $18/ $15 for students and seniors. www.raleighboychoir.org
4:00 – 5:30 pm Hand Lettering Classes Dance Studio “B”
Magnolia Grove Events will also be offering a weekend hand lettering class *special rate* of $35, which can be redeemed right away or given in the form of a gift certificate.
4:30 – 5:30 pm Instrument Making ProMusic Conservatory
 
7:00 pm Community Caroling Courthouse Plaza
Join the community to sing  holiday favorites. Luminaries will be lit!

Sunday, December 4

2:00 – 6:00 pm Christmas At The Boykin Center Edna Boykin Cultural Center 
A Boykin Dream Team fundraiser for the Edna Boykin Cultural Center in conjunction with the Arts Council of Wilson. $5/entry. One free adult per paid child. Children under two are free. Pay at the door. $10 framed photo with Santa optional.
2:00 – 6:00 pm Pop Up ‘Till You Drop Dance Studio “B”
Get a jump start on that holiday shopping with Magnolia Grove Events’ first pop up shop event! Meet local vendors of Lula Roe, Thirty One, Mary Kay and more. Stock up on holiday treats for the whole family! Hot cocoa, candy canes, and tons of special savings that you do not want to miss!
4:00 – 5:30 pm Hand Lettering Classes Dance Studio “B”
 Magnolia Grove Events will also be offering a weekend hand lettering class *special rate* of $35, which can be redeemed right away or given in the form of a gift certificate.