Free holiday fun across North Carolina

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Free holiday fun across North Carolina

We love when our members can have lots of fun and still save money! To help, we’ve rounded up just a few of the fun things you can do during the holiday season admission-free from Murphy to Manteo.


November events

Raleigh Christmas Parade

  • Date: November 18 | 9:40 a.m.
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Event info: Christmas Parade
  • Admission: Free

Morganton Tree Lighting Ceremony and Winter Carnival

  • Date: November 18 | 5-8 p.m.
  • Location: Courthouse Square
  • Event info: Winter Carnival
  • Admission: Free

Sharpsburg Christmas Parade

  • Date: November 18 | 11 a.m.
  • Location: Starts at Davis Road and Mill Branch Road
  • Event info: 2017 Christmas Parade
  • Admission: Free

Asheville Holiday Parade

  • Date: November 18 | 11 a.m.
  • Location: Downtown Asheville
  • Event info: Holiday Parade
  • Admission: Free

North Carolina Harp Ensemble Holiday Concert

  • Date: November 19 | 3-4 p.m.
  • Location: James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston Salem
  • Event info: Holiday Concert
  • Admission: Free

Mooresville Christmas Parade

  • Date: November 21 | 3 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Mooresville
  • Event info: Christmas Parade
  • Admission: Free

Hendersonville Downtown Street Lighting | Here Comes Santa!

  • Date: November 24 | 5-8 p.m.
  • Location: Historic Courthouse
  • Event info:  Downtown Lighting
  • Admission: Free

Franklin Winter Wonderland Nights

  • Date: November 25 and December 2 | 5 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Franklin, 5 W. Main Street
  • Event info: Holiday Celebration
  • Admission: Free

North Carolina Holiday Flotilla Boat Parade and Fireworks

  • Date: November 25 | 6 p.m.
  • Location: Banks Channel, Wrightsville Beach
  • Event info: Holiday Flotilla
  • Admission: Free

Dunn Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Date: November 30 | 6-7 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Dunn
  • Event info: Tree Lighting
  • Admission: Free

Angier Christmas on the Square

  • Date: November 30 | 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Depot Square
  • Event info: Christmas on the Square
  • Admission:  Free

December events

Black Mountain Holly Jolly

  • Date: December 1 | 5-9 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Black Mountain
  • Event info: Holly Jolly
  • Admission: Free

McAdenville Official Lighting of Christmas Town USA

  • Date: December 1 | 5 p.m.
  • Location: Pharr Family YMCA Plaza
  • Event info: Christmas Town USA
  • Admission: Free

Winston-Salem Jaycees Holiday Parade

  • Date: December 2 | 5 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Winston-Salem
  • Event info: Parade
  • Admission: Free

Nashville Festival of Lights

  • Date: December 2 | 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Nash County Agricultural Center
  • Event info: Festival of Lights
  • Admission: Free

Rocky Mount Christmas Parade

  • Date: December 3 | 3 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Rocky Mount
  • Event info: Holiday Parade
  • Admission:  Free

Waynesville A Night Before Christmas

More ways to holiday smartly

We’ve got lots of other ideas on how you can enjoy the winter holidays with less stress while spending smartly and securely. Discover the joys of our Holiday Cash Club or find an article that helps you stretch your shopping funds, make charitable donations, and more!