Christmas! Christmas is celebrated throughout the world irrespective of culture. Although celebrated as the birth of Jesus, it has turned into a day more of tradition than religion. Families, friends, and even businesses have adapted their own traditions.
Some enjoy a massive Christmas lunch with loved ones, others enjoy just relaxing in front of the fire. Companies now have Christmas parties to celebrate the season and the end of the year.
Even though Christmas has been commercialized, it has increased the spirit of giving. Charity has become a massive part of Christmas, as there are now toy drives, food drives, and coat drives. This initiative has helped so many. After all, this is the season of giving and forgiving.
Let’s check out what are some of the Christmas things to do in Kinston NC.
The Kinston Community Center hosts the Holly Jolly Holiday Show. This happens every year as a holiday shopping fundraising event.
Money generated from this event is used to help the locals and regional people who are performing in:
Boost your holiday shopping while supporting regional producers and craftspeople.
They have vendors from all around, raffle draws, and tasty unique foods. Oh and let’s not forget Santa Claus! The little ones are able to take pictures with Santa and tell him what they want, so listen up. This is definitely an event you will want to check out! Each year it is hosted at 2602 West Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC.
The Christmas tree custom as it is known today is said to have originated in Germany. If a tree wasn't available, people constructed Christmas pyramids. They adorned them with evergreens and candles. According to popular mythology, lit candles were introduced on a tree in the 16th century.
It was introduced by Martin Luther; who was a Protestant reformer. He was inspired by the beauty of stars glittering amid evergreens as he walked toward his house. He built a tree in the main room and wired lit candles to its branches to recreate the sight for his family.
Christmas decorations began to arrive from Germany in the 1890s. It was then that Americans began to appreciate Christmas trees and it became a hit.
After knowing the history of Christmas trees, don’t you feel the sudden urge to get one of your own? Well, look no further. Noble's Tree Farm offers a wide range of Christmas trees for you to choose and cut from. Some of those include:
Custom wreaths, garlands, and window swags are also available at Noble's Tree Farm. So head on over to 1649 Neuse Rd Kinston, NC, with the kids and watch their excitement when choosing a tree.
Christmas at the Creek Vendor Street Fair is situated in Goldsboro. A 30-minute drive away from Kinston but definitely worth it. The Creek Vendor Street Fair has over 50 vendors in one place. You can expect to find unique crafts and cosmetics, the finest baked goods, and fun activities. So catch them at 752 Stoney Creek Church Rd, Goldsboro for a Christmas spectacular.
For the months of November and December, Mike's Farm is one busy place. It is situated in Beulaville, which is shockingly only 30 minutes from Kinston. A short drive for the amount of fun they provide. It starts off with:
The hayride is inclusive with all tickets purchased for any of these events. So head on over to 1600 Haw Branch Road, Beulaville, NC.
The sole historically significant home now remaining in Kinston is Harmony Hall. Famous historical people of Lenoir County have lived in the house since Jesse Cobb built it in 1772. James Glasgow, Secretary of State, had his offices in Harmony Hall until 1781. The home had renovations in 1790, once more in 1835, and most recently in 1984.
During December, Harmony Hall transforms into a Christmas showhouse. It is decorated according to the holiday theme and attracts visitors from all around. You get to see the deep history Kinston has to offer while being in the Christmas spirit. The decor is 18th century and really helps to take one back to those holidays of old.
If you're in the neighborhood, drop by and check it out at 109 E King St, Kinston, NC.
We wish you a Mery Kinston Christmas.