Visit Winston Salem for the Holidays

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Here is what is happening in WInston-Salem over the holidays.
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UNC School of the ArtsNutcracker performance returns to Winston-Salem’s UNC School of the Arts Stevens Center Dec. 13-22! Directed by Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Ethan Stiefel, this year’s performance is sure to wow you! Packages with The Historic Brookstown Inn are available at http://visitwinstonsalem.com/holiday

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Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights

Entering its 22nd season, the Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park is open nightly from 6-11 p.m. starting Nov. 23 – Jan. 1.

Festival of Lights patrons can listen to festive tunes on our interactive musical displays in which the music is original compositions from the UNC School of the Arts Music Technology students. There will be over 80 displays along the route! Also, to make the show more eco-friendly and brighter, majority of all displays will now feature the low-energy LED Lights.

The Holiday Gift Village, located halfway through the light show route, features locally crafted gifts, concessions, and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Gift available at the barn include holiday crafts, wood workings, and other fine items made by over 70 local vendors. Photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus are available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6 – 9:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Visitors have the option of paying for tractor-pulled hayrides and horse-drawn carriage rides. Reservations are required and can be placed by calling Tanglewood Stables at (336) 766-9540.

The cost for the Festival of Lights for a family vehicle is $10 for Monday-Thursday and $15 Friday-Sunday and on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Commercial vans are $20 Monday-Thursday and $25 Friday-Sunday and on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Buses and motorcoaches are $90 every day.

For more information about Tanglewood Park or the Festival of Lights and special events surrounding the light show, visit http://forsyth.cc/parks/Tanglewood/fol/ or call (336) 703.6400.winstonsalemskyline

Please visit the official Visit Winston-Salem Website http://visitwinstonsalem.com/

Nancy Kerrigan, Paul Wylie to skate at FOX8 Holiday Concert in Greensboro

Nancy Kerrigan, Paul Wylie to skate at FOX8 Holiday Concert in Greensboro

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NANCY-KERRIGAN-and-PAUL-WYLIECome out and enjoy wonderful holiday music and family-friendly entertainment at our annual Sealy/FOX8 Holiday Concerts on Dec. 14 and 15.

We invite you to be part of a community tradition that not only offers fun for all ages, but also helps thousands of hungry families who turn to the local Salvation Army in tough times.

Thanks to the enormous generosity of Triad residents and businesses, Sealy, FOX8 and Old Dominion last year collected more than 800,000 cans/packages of food at the concerts and through workplace collections in the weeks leading up to the concerts.

FOX8’s Neill McNeill and Katie Nordeen will host this year’s concerts in Greensboro and Winston-Salem. The Greensboro concert also will feature performances by figure skaters and former Olympians Nancy Kerrigan and Paul Wylie.

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, Dec. 15
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Doors open at 3:30 p.m.Concert starts at 5:00 p.m.

Winston-Salem Orchestra
Saturday, Dec…

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Carolina Christmas Spectacular

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This year, the Winston-Salem Symphony under the baton of Music Director Robert Moody, invites you to enjoy a brand new, exhilarating holiday musical tradition entitled “Carolina Christmas Spectacular!” The concerts will take place on Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem.

Tickets range from an affordable $25 to $65 for adults and $25 to $40 for children 2 and up and are available in advance by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336-464-0145 or online at WSsymphony.org.

This concert is part of the Winston-Salem Symphony’s Angel Tree partnership with the Salvation Army. Concert goers are encouraged to donate new unwrapped toys for children up to age 12 at the concerts. The toys will be distributed through The Salvation Army’s Christmas Program.angeltree6

The Winston-Salem Symphony’s “Carolina Christmas Spectacular!” is the perfect way to get immersed in the spirit of the season. This new concert offering includes a selection of popular and beloved secular and religious music. Joining the orchestra and Symphony Chorale are guest artists Cirque de la Symphonie, whose aerialists will add to the festive holiday spectacle with their dramatic feats above the orchestra, and Winston-Salem State University’s phenomenal Burke Singers.

“Carolina Christmas Spectacular!” will take concert goers through a musical journey of holiday music starting with the traditions of the holidays (including Simple Holiday Joys, A Holiday Melody, Little Bolero Boy, “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker and more) progressing through the story of the holiday (The First Noel, The Rose, Lo, how a rose e’re blooming, Hallelujah! from the Messiah and more) and ending with the spirit of the holiday (Sleigh Ride, Christmas Sing-a-Long, Let there be  Peace on Earth and more).CDLS-Aerial-Duo

Cirque de la Symphonie is an exciting production designed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. Cirque de la Symphonie is the only cirque company in the world that performs exclusively with symphony orchestras. Over one hundred orchestras worldwide have featured Cirque de la Symphonie in sold-out venues, adding energy and excitement to the concert experience.

The Winston-Salem State University Burke Singers are a female a cappella vocal ensemble founded on the campus of Winston-Salem State University in March 1995 by D’Walla Simmons Burke, Director of Choirs and Vocal Studies. She saw a need to add variety, emotion, and a sense of political awareness to the choral program and to the city of Winston-Salem. More than just a vocal ensemble, the Burke Singers inspire listeners to experience songs of old in a new way. Burke-Singers-WSSU

The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale is comprised of 90 auditioned singers and is directed by Dr. Carole J. Ott. The group performs several times each year with the Winston-Salem Symphony.Winston-Salem Symphony

2013 Sealy FOX8 Holiday Concerts

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Come out and join Ray Publishing and FOX8 news anchors for Sealy FOX8 Holiday Concert featuring festive holiday favorites. Includes a carol sing-along sure to put you in the holiday spirit!  Parking and concert are FREE with a donation of canned food or non-perishable food items, which will be distributed to Salvation Army Food Banks throughout the Piedmont.

The 2013 dates for the annual Sealy FOX8 Holiday Concerts have been announced.

The Winston-Salem concert will be held at Joel Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.

The Greensboro concert will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum on Dec. 15. at 5 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

The Burlington concert will be held at Williams High School Auditorium on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

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