Christmas is Coming to Davie County! Get Ready Now for These Fun-Filled Activities!

Photo Courtesy of Marnic Lewis

Christmas is fast approaching, and Davie County has a wealth of fabulous activities guaranteed to make your holiday a little more merry and bright! Mark your calendars now, because you won’t want to miss a thing!

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Race into the Holiday Season -“Twas the Night Before Bed Race” November 17

Mocksville will race into the holiday season Friday night, November 17th, as wacky, whimsical, and outrageous teams from local businesses and non-profits take part in the annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race. (Rain date November 18th)

The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at dusk, followed by the parade of beds at 6 p.m. and the first race at 6:30 p.m. Presented by the Mocksville Tourism Authority, the annual bed race has become one of Mocksville’s most popular events with dozens of teams competing for the cheers of the fans and $700 in cash prizes.

Like any sprint, the goal of the bed race is to go from point A to point B in the shortest time possible. Each team consists of four pushers and one rider who must sit or lie flat on the bed as it goes careening down Main Street. 

Please note: Both North and South Main Street will be CLOSED at 5 p.m. No parking will be allowed on North Main. If you are parked on South Main, you will not be able to move your car between 5 and 8:30 p.m. due to barricades at the 64/601 crossing (near Presbyterian Church).

  • Horn Street & East Depot intersection will be CLOSED after 5 p.m.
  • West Depot & 117 S. Clement Street intersection will be CLOSED at 5 p.m.  Gaither Street & North Main Street intersection will be CLOSED after 5 p.m.

Spectators are encouraged to park in the Town Hall Parking lot at 171 S. Clement Street. 

Bring your own chair and cheer your favorite team on to victory!  While you are downtown, visit the local shops and restaurants. There will also be food trucks on-site, and the Boy Scouts will sell hamburgers and hotdogs.

Updates can be found on the event’s Facebook page

Shop Local – Small Business Saturday is November 25

Avoid the nightmarish crowds of Black Friday, AND support your own friends and neighbors by shopping Davie County’s wonderfully unique small businesses on Small Business Saturday, November 25th. Davie County businesses are ready to help you find that perfect gift for everyone on your list. A listing of local businesses can be found on Discover Davie County HERE,  and check out the shopping guide for great gift ideas

Bring on the Bling – Christmas Earring Wine & DIY at Cognition November 30

Add a festive flair to your holiday outfits. Grab a friend and get in the spirit by making Christmas earrings! You can keep them for yourself or give them as a gift! You bring the wine, and Cognition will supply the cups. Open to adults 21+ Thursday, November 30th, from 6-8 p.m. Register HERE.

It’s a Grinchmas Celebration at Koren Farms – December 1 & 2

Join Koren Farms for a Grinchmas Celebration on December 1st & 2nd. Play in the barn with the Grinch beginning at 4 p.m., followed by the movie at 6 p.m. There will also be yard games, alpaca, s’mores, apple cider slushies, and donuts! Koren Farms has many fun family holiday activities from Black Friday through December. Follow them on Facebook to learn more.  

Photo courtesy of Marnic Lewis

Mocksville’s Hometown Christmas Parade – December 2 

Mocksville’s Hometown Christmas Parade is an annual holiday tradition that has delighted young and old for decades. This year’s theme is “The Magic of Christmas.”  

The parade will feature everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, and single vehicles to full-blown floats, candy for the kids, and, of course, Santa Claus. The parade will depart from Rich Park on Saturday, December 2nd, at 2 p.m. and will travel down Main Street, turn left on Depot Street, and end at Railroad Street, where dismantling will begin.

Please note: Limited through traffic will begin at 1 p.m., and the parade route streets (Main, Depot, Park, Poplar, etc.) will be closed to ALL traffic by 1:15 p.m. so that the parade may start on time at 2 p.m. 

For more information, contact Jennifer Evens at Jtevens@mocksvillenc.org or (336) 753-6705.

Christmas Celebration at the Brock – December 3 

Nothing beats the joyful strains of Christmas music. Spend a delightful afternoon relishing the sounds of the season during the Christmas Celebration at the Brock on December 3rd at 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Davie County Arts Council, this free concert will feature Dan Dodson, Nicole Gonzalez, and Mona Jo & Friends. 

The Brock Performing Arts Center is located at 622 N Main St, Mocksville. For more information, contact the Arts Council at (336) 751-3000.

Christmas in the Town of Bermuda Run – Dec. 3 

Like the old song says, “We need a little Christmas.” You’ll definitely find it in Bermuda Run on Sunday, December 3rd, as the town and volunteers from the community host Christmas in the Town of Bermuda Run from 2 – 5 p.m., rain or shine, at the Town Hall Gazebo in the Kinderton Business Park located on Kinderton Blvd., Bermuda Run.

There will be carriage rides, crafts, games for the kids, letters to Santa, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The day will culminate with a Christmas sing-along and Tree lighting. This is a great way to begin the Christmas season with family, friends, and neighbors. 

For more information about this event or to donate or volunteer, please email TreeOBR@gmail.com.

Drive-Thru Nativity at Ijames Baptist Church – December 8 & 9 

Celebrate the reason for the season. Join Ijames Baptist Church this Christmas season for its Drive-Thru Live Nativity. This will be a two-night event on December 8th and 9th from 6 – 7:30 p.m. This free event will include live characters, live animals, great scenery, and the message of the true meaning of Christmas. Bring a carload and make a wonderful Christmas memory. The church is located at 1038 Ijames Church Rd, Mocksville.

Downtown Mocksville Horse & Buggy Rides – December 8

“Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh …” Even if there is no snow, what better way to enjoy the Christmas lights and the spirit of the holidays than a ride through Historic Downtown Mocksville in a horse-drawn carriage? The buggy can hold 4-6 people, so bring the family and enjoy a FREE carriage ride down Main Street and the downtown area. Carriages will depart from West Depot Street near Lydia Jaynes on December 8th from 6-8 p.m. Parking is available at Town Hall.

Photo courtesy of Advance NC Fire Department

Advance Christmas Parade – December 9 

No better way to start the day than a parade! Grab a hot chocolate and head to the Advance Christmas Parade sponsored by the Advance Fire Department. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Shady Grove Elementary School (3179 Cornatzer Rd, Advance, NC 27006) and follows Cornatzer Road, turning right onto Highway 801 and left on Peoples Creek Road. The parade will be held rain or shine. 

If you plan to participate in the parade this year, please be sure to register your entries HERE

Winter Wonderland & Holiday Music with the Davie High Band – December 9 

After the parade, grab a bite to eat at one of Davie County’s delectable restaurants and then head to Mocksville’s Main Street Park from 1-3 p.m. for a delightful day of holiday fun for the young and the young at heart. There will be inflatables with D’s Cloud Bounce, make-your-own Christmas ornaments with the Davie County Library, games with The Bridge Church, face painting, and balloon animals. Barry Rentz and the Mobile Jukebox will be spinning holiday hits on Main Street. 

After an action-packed day, relax to the sounds of the season as the Davie High Band strolls through Downtown Mocksville from 6-7:30 p.m., adding a festive air to your holiday meal or Christmas shopping. 

Make a Felted Alpaca Fiber Garland at Koren Farms – December 9 

Create a unique Christmas decoration! You will learn how to felt alpaca fiber and make Christmas garland at Koren Farms. This event starts at 11 a.m and costs $25 per person. Reservations are required. Please PM to reserve

Breakfast with Santa Toy and Food Drive – December 9 

The Cooleemee Fire Department is hosting a Breakfast with Santa Toy and Food Drive on Saturday, December 9, from 9-11 a.m. Bring an unwrapped, unopened toy or a bag of non-perishable food items for entry. Children will be able to sit with Santa and write their Christmas list to the North Pole! Who knows, you may even see the Grinch! Breakfast biscuits will be provided courtesy of Mamaw’s Kitchen.

Bermuda Run Country Club Charity Classic – December 9 

Join the Bermuda Run Country Club as it opens its doors to the entire community for its annual Charity Classic. The day begins with a holiday “Golf Scramble” at 9 a.m. followed by the Holiday Market & Happy Hour from 4 – 8 p.m. There will be 40 local vendors at the clubhouse to help you knock out that holiday shopping. You will also be able to purchase an all-access wristband at the door that gets you into the Happy Hour where you will find different food paired with beers & wines. Have kids? There is a Kid’s Zone with fun activities including a snowball fight! 

Proceeds benefit the Bermuda Run Community Vision Fund. 

Interested in the Charity Classic morning Golf Scramble? Find out more HERE.  

Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus and Holiday Music with the Davie Community Band – December 16th 

Christmas isn’t complete without a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!  Share your last-minute Christmas wishes and take photos with the famous pair from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Main Street Park in Mocksville. There will be face painting, possibly a petting zoo, and other fun activities.  Barry Rentz and his Mobile Jukebox will be on hand playing your favorite holiday tunes. 

Later on, enjoy the sounds of the season as the Davie Community Band strolls through Downtown Mocksville playing your favorite holiday classics from 6-7 p.m. Grab a coffee or hot cocoa at the Factory Coffeehouse, find a bench, and let the music fill you with Christmas spirit.

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