Christmas is fast approaching, and Davie County has a wealth of fabulous activities guaranteed to make your holiday a little more merry and bright!
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 17, from 6-8 p.m. Register HERE.
PINK FRIDAY is right around the corner! Davie County’s fabulous boutiques will be rolling out the pink carpet and offering special deals and promotions from 10 am-4 pm on November 18. Grab your friends and family and get your holiday shopping done ahead of time!
Created by The Boutique Hub, Pink Friday is a small business spin on the traditional Black Friday shopping experience, reminding people to #ShopSmallFirst. Davie County boutiques, including Bird & Co., Bizzy Beez, EllaRose, Lydia Jaynes, South + Main, and Southern Ties, will be stocked and ready to help you find that perfect gift or a little something special for yourself. Check their Facebook pages for special offers.
Mocksville will race into the holiday season Friday night, November 18th, 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 19th)
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 5-8:30 p.m.due to barricades at the 64/601 crossing (near Presbyterian Church).
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.
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 26th. 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.
2nd -5th graders are invited to Cognition to make and glaze clay ornaments with Kyla Glover from Stepping Stones Pottery on Wednesday, November 30, 3:30-5 p.m. Kyla will fire the ornaments in her kiln and return them to Cognition two weeks later. Hang them on your own tree or give them as presents! Register HERE.
This is one of the many activities Cognition is hosting this holiday season. Check their calendar for additional activities HERE. For more information, email email@example.com or call (336) 753-1045.
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 3 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 Tami Langdon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 753-6705.
Nothing beats the joyful strains of Christmas music. Round out the evening by enjoying the sounds of the season for free at the 7th Annual Christmas Celebration at the Brock on December 3rd at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Davie County Arts Council, the concert will feature pianist Federico Pivetta, flautist Debra Reuter Pivetta, vocalist Kevin Jasper, and Tess and the Black & Blues.
This year, the Arts Council is offering “assurance” tickets so that people will know that they have a seat. Stop by the Box Office at 622 N Main St., Mocksville (open Monday-Friday from 12 until 5 PM) to pick up your free ticket(s).
Like the old song says, “We need a little Christmas.” You’ll definitely find it in Bermuda Run on Sunday, December 4th, 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, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and new this year, the Bermuda Run Express Choo Choo train for all ages. There will be musical performances by the Davie High School Marching Band, the combined choruses of Pinebrook and Shady Grove Elementary schools, the Appalachian Strings Dulcimer players, and the Dancing Boots. there will be sugar Plum Treats for all. 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.
… then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t thought of before! “Maybe Christmas, perhaps means a little bit more!” The Davie County Recreation and Parks team has worked a little Christmas magic to bring the Grinch himself down from Whoville! Book a private session of play with the Grinch at the Davie County Community Park Playground for a group of 5. Photos are encouraged!
*Timeslots will become available and Ticket Sales Open: November 22.
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 9 from 6-8 p.m. Parking is available at Town Hall.
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 Road, Mocksville) and follows Cornatzer Road, turning right onto Highway 801 and left on Peoples Creek Road. The parade will be held rain or shine.
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 noon to 4 p.m. for a delightful day of holiday fun for the young and the young at heart.
There will be a 22′ inflatable slide and turbo bounce house; make-your-own Christmas ornaments with volunteers from the Davie County Public Library; games with The Bridge Church, and hot cocoa and treats. Barry Rentz and the Mobile Jukebox will be spinning holiday hits on Main Street.
The inclement weather date is Saturday, December 17, from noon to 4 p.m.
After an action-packed day, relax to the sounds of the season as the North Davie Pep Band strolls through Downtown Mocksville on Friday night, December 10th, from 6-7:30 p.m., adding a festive air to your holiday meal or last-minute shopping.
December will be in full swing, and who better to celebrate with than the Grinch? Cognition will host Christmas in Cogville on Saturday, December 17,10 a.m. – noon. Join the Grinch for a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and four STEAM activities, followed by pictures with the Grinch.
Calling all Who’s and even the Grinches, come to Cognition to celebrate Christmas!
Cookies, science, experiments, fun and much, much more, we’ve just barely begun!
All K-5 students and their families, remember to join us here on the 17th of December.
Christmas isn’t complete without a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy a chance to share your last-minute Christmas wishes and take photos with the famous pair from 1-4 p.m. at Main Street Park in Mocksville. 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.
Looking for something for your children to do during the Christmas break? K-5 students are invited to attend Camp Cogmas December 19-22 from 9 a.m. – noon. Cognition’s four-day camp will feature a different Christmas movie theme each day. Children will participate in STEAM challenges, experiments, games, art projects, and more. Snacks are included and will be based on the day’s movie.
This is just a sampling of the many upcoming Christmas activities. Whether you enjoy one or many, there’s no place like Davie County for the holidays! Follow the Davie County Blog on Facebook to stay up to date!