The holiday season is upon us, and the Twin Counties are packed with events to get you into the holiday spirit! We’ve compiled a list of holiday markets, parades, tree lightings, and more so that you can plan for these great upcoming events.
Saturday, Nov. 18 | Jingle Mingle Artisan Market | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount | Start your holiday shopping with handmade, unique items crafted by around 45 local vendors
Saturday, Nov 18 | Harrison Family YMCA Kick off into the Holidays | 2 – 4 p.m.| | Harrison Family YMCA, Rocky Mount | Snacks, arts & crafts, and watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving | Join on this day and receive a waived joining fee
Saturday, Nov 25 | Red Oak 6th annual Christmas Festival | 12 – 6 p.m. | Parade at 2 p.m. | Tree Lighting at the end of the event
Saturday, Nov. 25 | Tarboro Holiday Market | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 409 N Main St, Tarboro | Shop from local vendors showcasing handmade goods
Saturday, Nov. 25 | Holiday Vendor Fair | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Small Shops Mall, 2916 Sunset Ave, Rocky Mount
Saturday, Nov. 25 | Tarboro’s Annual Tree Lighting & Caroling | 6 – 8 pm. | Courthouse Square, Tarboro | Featuring The Fantastic Shades of Harmony
Wednesday, Nov. 29 | Rocky Mount Mills 6th Annual Tower Lighting | 5 – 8 p.m. | Horse carriage rides, Santa, live music, The Grinch, and more!
Friday, Dec. 1 | City Lake Tree Lighting | 6 p.m. | Carriage rides, visit with Santa, inflatable play area, DJ, vendors
Saturday, Dec. 2 | Celebrate Christmas with the Tar River Children’s Chorus & Youth Strings | 7:30 p.m. | First Baptist Church of Rocky Mount | Tickets $20 for adults; free for children and college students
Saturday, Dec. 2 | Downtown Nashville Christmas Children’s & Bike Parade | Free children’s activities 2–4:30 p.m. | Children’s & Bike Parade 4:30 p.m. | Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 5 p.m. | Free pictures w/ Santa 5:30 p.m. | Register your child for the parade
Saturday, Dec. 7 | Caroling, carriage rides, Christmas crafting, shopping & dining in downtown Tarboro | 6–8 p.m. | Courthouse Square, Tarboro
Saturday, Dec. 9 | Tarboro Holiday Market | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 409 N Main St, Tarboro | Finish your Christmas shopping and support amazing local vendors!
Sunday, Dec. 10 | Winter Wonderland | 1 p.m. | Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount
Thursday, Dec. 14 | Caroling, carriage rides, Christmas crafting, shopping & dining in downtown Tarboro | 6–8 p.m. | Courthouse Square, Tarboro