The fourth annual Christmas in Clayton Art and Homes Tour is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The tour will begin at the Woman’s Clubhouse, 109 S. Church St. Tickets are $10. They’re available at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St.; at the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, 301 E. Main St.; by telephoning 919-550-8934; by using PayPal at http://claytonvisualartsnc.org/calendar/christmas-in-clayton-2015; and on the day of the event at the Woman’s Club.
The Johnston County Chorale will present “A Christmas Celebration” at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. An orchestra will back the chorale. This year’s special guests are Austin Pope & The Bluegrass Bandits, West Johnston High School’s vocal ensemble and dance team, and Steps on Stage Academy of Performing Arts. Tickets are available at the Clayton Center box office, 919-553-1737 or www.theclaytoncenter.com.
Santa’s Workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road. Children will make Christmas crafts and ornaments and get a visit from Santa Claus. The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department asks families to bring two canned food items per child; the town will give the food to Clayton Area Ministries. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
Clayton’s Christmas Parade will step off at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in downtown. Main Street will be closed from U.S. 70 Business to Robertson Street from noon to 6 p.m.
The Four Oaks Christmas celebration parade is scheduled from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Shop vendors and enjoy holiday music in Barbour’s Grove Park. Visit with Santa from 1 to 3 p.m. A parade will step off at 4 p.m., and the town will light its Christmas tree at 6:30 p.m.
A candlelight tour of the Tobacco Farm Life Museum is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the museum, 709 N. Church St., Kenly. Learn about winter and holiday traditions on the farm. Enjoy refreshments and family-friendly crafts while listening to songs of the season. Santa Claus will pay a visit.
The largest Christmas light show in Eastern North Carolina runs through year’s end at 4546 Godwin Lake Road near Benson. Hours for the Meadow Lights are 5 to 10 p.m. daily through Dec. 31.
The Micro Christmas parade will step off at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, on Main Street. The town’s tree lighting will follow at the fire station.
The Pine Level Christmas parade is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.
“Christmas Around the World” is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Barbour Court Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 515 Barbour Road, Smithfield. Admire the trees, sample foods from different cultures and register to win prizes.
The Neuse Little Theatre will present “The SantaLand Diaries” at 8 p.m. Dec. 11-12 at The Hut on Front Street in downtown Smithfield. Tickets are $15. For reservations, call 919-934-1873.
A candlelight service of carols and readings is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 218 S. Second St., Smithfield. The evening will feature the St. Paul’s adult and youth choirs, brass and percussion, dramatic readings and a carol singalong. Admission is free. The church will collect an offering to offset production expenses.
The Smithfield Christmas parade will step off at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, on Market Street.
The America Music Jubilee is staging its Christmas show through Dec. 21. Performances are at 1:40 and 7:40 p.m. Admission is $28.50 for adults, with special pricing for children, balcony seating and groups of 15 or more. For more information, call 1-0877-843-7839 or visit amjubilee.com.
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