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Things to Do in Jacksonville NC During the Holidays

Things to Do in Jacksonville NC During the Holidays

Things To Do In Jacksonville NC During The Holidays

The holidays. The holidays are bitter sweet for many of us, either we lost someone special or we are away from home. Working to have a better life. Either way, life is too short to not enjoy the holidays.

Jacksonville does not get too cold during the winter. So, for these events, you need not wear hundreds of items. Let’s check out what are some of the things to do in Jacksonville NC during the holidays.

Mike's Farm - Festival Of Lights Hayride & Dinner, Beulaville (Jacksonville)

The Festival of Lights' Hayride & Dinner is like dessert for breakfast! You don’t get the opportunity often, but when you do, it’s fantastic!

The Hayride itself is mesmerising. Sitting on bales while a horse pulls the cart takes you back to simpler times. It also makes you feel as if you’re in a magical world surrounded by beautiful lights. Even though the Hayride is only 30 minutes long, it draws in people from all around. For some, it has even become a family tradition. Dessert for breakfast once a year. During the 30 minute Hayride, you will get to see:

  • Christmas music
  • Miles of lit up holiday scenes
  • Artistic live nativity

For the Hayride itself, you don’t need a reservation. The dinner does require one, unfortunately. Tickets for the dinner also includes the Hayride because no one leaves Mike’s Farm without a bit of magic. Book your ticket fast! They do get sold out! This olden-day-styled Christmas is located at 1600 Haw Branch Road in Beulaville, NC.

Mike's Farm - Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas Show, Beulaville

The Ho! Ho! Christmas Show. The Ho! Ho! Christmas Show combines comedy with Christmas songs. It then turns it into a festive variety show. It is hosted at Mike’s Farm at 1600 Haw Branch Road, Beulaville.

Mike’s Farm is famous for its buffet style, all you can eat dinners. So there was no way this event would not start with that! After a delicious dinner is the main event. The Ho! Ho! Christmas Show! For the next hour, you are set up in an intimate space as you enjoy the main event. After the main event, you may enjoy a magical hayride. Don’t worry, you won’t pay extra, your ticket includes it. Don't forget to check out their page for dates, times, and prices. Be warned, tickets for this event do sell out quickly!

Humphrey Farm – Christmas At The Farm

Unfortunately, for 2022, Humphrey’s Farm won’t be hosting Christmas. But they do still have something exciting and enjoyable planned. They will be hosting a two-day Christmas extravaganza. Located in Jacksonville at the Courtyard by Marriott.

It will feature:

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus by the outdoor fireplace
  • The Grinch and The Conductor with the Polar XPress
  • More than 60 vendors
  • Food trucks, a cocoa bar and adult beverages
  • As well as Starbucks

For both days, the entrance will be free as well as the parking. Christmas hampers will be given away and more! A little birdie told me Santa will be arriving on his sled! So kick off your Christmas Holiday with this fun event. And if all goes well, this might be the new Christmas on the farm! So check out their page for exact dates and times or head on over to 5046 Henderson Dr, Jacksonville, NC.

Jacksonville Winterfest Family Fun Festival

This yearly family festival's "Snowy" section offers fun for all ages! This event's highlights include:

  • Sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Ice skating

Don’t leave your camera at home because there will be photo ops with Santa! You can also expect:

  • Reindeer games
  • Train rides and live music
  • Food trucks, and more

Except for food and gifts, which is reasonably priced, everything else is free for the whole event. The City Wide Services Supervisor Nick Brauninger said, "It's kind of our way of saying thanks for supporting us throughout the year and all of our events...” This event is hosted by Recreation & Parks, Jacksonville, NC. It is located at 100 Recreation Lane, Jacksonville, NC.

Christmas Town At ELJ Farms

You do not want to miss this animated Christmas light show at ELJ Farms! It is a drive-thru family-friendly event.

Two options are available for you to enjoy this drive-thru event with friends and family:

  1. You can drive through in your own car
  2. Take a tractor ride

Unfortunately, buses are not allowed.

Tickets for this drive-thru event gives you access to drive through:

  • A wide variety of Christmas lights
  • Enormous toy soldiers, and more

This means parents can also actually enjoy the event! Without running after kids with quick little feet.

No reservations are needed to attend Christmas Town. Provided group sizes are not too large. Assistants will be situated at the front to point you in the right direction. This event is held at 133 Batting Cage Trail. Jacksonville, NC. Check out their page for dates, times and admission fee.

From the ENC team, have yourself a blessed Jacksonville holiday.

ENC Explorer
Author: ENC Explorer

After getting accepted to ECU, I started looking for things to do in and around Greenville, NC. However, my searches kept taking me to places in South Carolina! There must be things to do around ECU, so I started asking other students. They kept telling me to graduate and move away! This inspired me to begin exploring eastern North Carolina and build this website as a showcase of the places to go, sights to see, and things to do all over eastern NC. I have fallen in love with this region and started taking up roots here. After graduating, I didn't move away - I bought a house here and continue to explore eastern North Carolina.

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