Saturday, December 2

Holiday & Christmas Events in Randolph County

Check out our list of Christmas and Holiday events across Randolph County this year. We will continue to update this page as more events come in. If you know of an event we missed, you can submit it here or email us.

Check out the events by type

Parades & Festivals

Concerts, Music & More

Charity & Giving

Other Events

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Letters to Santa

Children wanting to send letters to Santa Claus can drop off their letters at the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office located at 727 McDowell Rd., Asheboro, November 15th through December
16th, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, and our 305 Balfour Dr., Archdale location, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm. If kids write a letter to Santa, they need to make sure that they put their address on the letter if they want Santa to send a reply.

Parades & Festivals

Asheboro Christmas Parade

December 1 @ 7:00 PM – Downtown Asheboro, NC

Join us for an evening of family fun as the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Asheboro Christmas parade, to be held on Friday, December 1, at 7 p.m. in downtown Asheboro. The parade route, filled with beautiful floats, musicians, dancers, and a host of other entries, will begin at the corner of Church and Sunset Avenue, head east on Sunset to Fayetteville Street, then south of Fayetteville Street, and ending at Kivett Street.

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Two special events will also be held ahead of the parade this year. (Looking for Christmas on Sunset? )

Kyle Petty Meet & Greet

December 1 @ 5:30-6:30 PM
Sunset Theater, Asheboro

A meet and greet will be held with this year’s parade grand marshal, Kyle Petty, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sunset Theatre to celebrate his new book Swerve or Die: Life at My Speed in the First Family of NASCAR Racing. Please note the meet and greet will end promptly at 6:30 to allow Mr. Petty and his sons time to make their way to their parade vehicle.

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City of Asheboro – Christmas Tree Lighting

December 1 @ 6:30 PM
Downtown Asheboro

A tree lighting ceremony will be held at the City of Asheboro Christmas tree at the railroad tracks on Sunset at 6 p.m. and will feature a performance by the Asheboro High School Park Street Ensemble.

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Franklinville Christmas Parade

December 2 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Downtown Franklinville

Join us Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 10:30 am for the Franklinville Christmas Parade. To participate and register for the parade, please call Franklinville Town Hall

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Breakfast with Santa

December 2 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Franklinville Diner

Join us for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 2nd from 8:00am – 10:00am at Franklinville Diner. *Breakfast buffet from 7:00am – 11:00am.

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Ramseur Christmas on Main Festival

December 2 @ 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Downtown Ramseur

Save the Date for the Ramseur Christmas on Main Festival. Saturday December 2, 2023 11am – 7pm.

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Liberty Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Festival

December 2 @ 2:30 PM – 10:00 PM – Downtown Liberty

The Liberty Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Festival! Join us Saturday December 2nd from 2:30-6 to kick off the Holiday Season! Annual Christmas Parade will start at 2:30 on Greensboro Street with the Tree Lighting Festival on Depot Street immediately following! Come Celebrate Christmas in downtown Liberty, listen to Live Music, shop at our Holiday Market, play at the Kidzone, get a free picture with Santa, all while eating free hotdogs, hot cocoa, and roasting s’mores on the open fire! This is a great day for the whole family!!

Don’t forget every picture taken with Santa enters you in for a chance to win 1 of 8 bike giveaways!

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Seagrove Christmas Parade

December 2 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Downtown Seagrove

Come out to see a wonderful Christmas parade in downtown Seagrove. Feel the Christmas magic as Santa and others walk and ride through Seagrove on his way to the North Pole! Registration is open for the parade now!

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Be the Light 5K & Holiday Event at Creekside Park

December 4 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Creekside Park, Archdale

Be the Light Holiday Event

Join us for our new Holiday event! We are partnering with Serco and Run 5 Feed 5 to provide a magical night in the park on December 3rd.  This is a huge family event where everyone can be the light (in a childs eye on Christmas morning, for a hungry family, for those who need a little assistance). EVERYONE ENTERING THE PARK AFTER 4PM WILL HAVE TO USE THE MOSE DRIVE ENTRANCE!

5K Run/Walk Admission: $30 pp or group discount. Please click here to register.

Admission for those not participating in the 5K: Unwrapped toy or non perishable food item(s).

4:30 – 7:30pm Join us for the City Tree Lighting, Pictures with Santa and the Grinch, Food Trucks, Crafts for Kids, Roasting Marshmallows, Cookies with Mrs. Claus, Caroling, Warm cocoa and cider, and more!

  • 4:30pm Be the Light 5K (Register here) Run/walk among the luminary lit trail. This 5K benefits Run 5 Feed 5 and Archdale Trinity Serco. Both are 501C-3 non-profits who assist our local community.
  • 5:30pm City Tree Lighting ceremony
  • 5:45pm Candy Cane Hunt for ages 0 – 12
  • 6:30pm Candy Cane Hunt for ages 0 – 12
  • 7:00pm Candy Cane Hunt for ages 0 – 12

We ask that kids only participate in one hunt so everyone can have a chance. Thank you.

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Randleman Christmas Parade

December 7 @ 7:00 PM – Downtown Randleman

Randleman is proud to announce the 2023 Christmas Parade. The parade this year will be Thursday, December 7th starting at 7pm. The parade will begin on the corner of Main St. and Swain St. and travel Main St. towards High Point St. The City Christmas Tree located in Commerce Square will be lit at the conclusion of the parade. So please make plans to attend the lighting of the tree after the parade.

For anyone interested in participating in the parade please contact the Randleman Parks and Recreation Dept. at 336-495-7525 for registration information.

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Christmas on Sunset

Christmas on Sunset 2019 (Acme News Archive Photo)

December 8 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Downtown Asheboro

Christmas Downtown will come alive for an old-fashioned Christmas. There will also be drop-boxes for canned food items being collected for CUOC and Salvation Army.

Christmas on Sunset Highlights
~Musicians and carolers
~Live entertainment in the Sunset Theatre
~Live nativity scene at First Baptist Church
~The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Elves, Santa & Mrs. Claus
~Wagon and Carriages rides through Bicentennial Park
~Hot cider, hot chocolate & cookies stations
~Marshmallow roasting
~Photo opportunities
~Trees NC spruce saplings giveaway

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Friends of Randolph Library bookshop to offer Christmas book bundle deal, author event

The Friends of the Library Bookshop will offer author book bundles in December, and host an author appearance during Asheboro’s Christmas Downtown on Friday, December 8.

The bookshop will be open 6-9 p.m. during the Christmas Downtown event. Loretta Lutman, author of I shoot Squirrels on Sundays and Other Stories, will be on hand to sell and sign books.

Beginning December 2, the bookshop will offer bundles of four books by the same author for $5 each. Books in each bundle will be tied together with a Christmas ribbon, making a lovely gift for fellow readers.

The bundles will feature a variety of authors.

The bookshop is located at 226 Sunset Avenue. Regular hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Gently used hardback books go for $3, paperbacks for $2 and trade paperbacks for $2.50, with prices increasing by $1 for books published in the last four years. All children’s books are $1. Some special books are priced individually.

A portion of bookshop proceeds support Randolph County Public Libraries book budgets. For more information about the bookshop, call 336-629-1536 during regular hours.

Staley Christmas Parade

December 9 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Downtown Staley

Join us for a wonderful fun and holiday spirited afternoon at the Staley Christmas Parade on Saturday December the 9th at 2 pm! Stick around and you may even get to see the man from the North Pole himself!

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Concerts, Music, & More

Christmas with the Ember’s

December 4 @ 7:00 PM – Randleman Elementary Auditorium

The Randleman Chamber hosts Christmas with the Ember’s Monday night December 4th at 7pm at the Randleman Elementary Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30pm and advance tickets are $15 or $20 a the door. Door prizes for adults and children will be given. Tickets are available in Randleman at Freeman’s Florist & Gifts, Studio 601 and Sir Pizza and in Asheboro at PIP Printing and Allen Tate/Robin Minter or by calling the chamber office at 336-495-1100. The award-winning band brings a sensational holiday show featuring holiday favorites as well as visits from characters like Frosty, Rudolph and even Santa himself. Featured singer Craig Woolard who has been CAMMY Awards Entertainer of the Year numerous times along with the other members of the band bring excitement to the holiday season.

Sponsors of the event are Rheem, Summer’s Auto Sales, Chick Fil a, Heart of NC, Pam Hill, Clerk of Court, City of Randleman and Randleman Enrichment Center, Sir Pizza, Robin Minter, Realtor, Wiley Monuments, Movement Bank, Ameriprise Financial, Colleen Mitchell, J D Lanier Electric, Brown Insurance Group, Bucky Jernigan and PIP Printing

People are asked to bring nonperishable food items to be donated to Randleman area food pantries but not required. You can meet the Ember’s after the show for autographs and purchases of their music after the event in the lobby.

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Christmas Country Concert

December 5 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Asheboro Public Library

The Randolph County Public Library is proud to present local Bluegrass band True Grass with founding members Tim Moon on mandolin and lead singer and tenor and Gary Callicutt, who provides tenor vocals with his bass playing.

Accompanying them is well known banjo expert Matthew Nance and baritone vocal. William Britt plays the guitar and does most of the lead vocals.

Nolan Moon plays the fiddle, and at only 16 years old plays well beyond his years! Nolan is the son of Tim Moon and took instruction under his dad and can play blistering fast solos or slow down and play beautiful waltz styles.

We can’t wait to see you on Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm for this wonderful performance!

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Caleb Sigmon’s ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

The Grinch, played by Caleb Sigmon, and his dog Max delight the crowd at a previous Asheboro library appearance. (Randolph County Public Libraries)

He’s mean! He’s green! And he’s back — again — to steal Christmas.

Everyone’s favorite grouch will visit five Randolph County Public Libraries locations during the week of December 11 as illusionist and storyteller Caleb Sigmon returns with his highly-celebrated rendition of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Audience members’ hearts will grow three sizes as the classic story unfolds in a musical performance that includes live actors, puppets and lots of audience interaction.

The performances, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, are free and the public is invited.

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Shepherd Shakespeare to stage Christmas plays at Randolph libraries

Three Randolph County libraries will host Christmas performances by the Shepherd Shakespeare Company in December.

At the Seagrove Public Library, the Charlotte-based troupe will present Louisa May Alcott’s A Christmas Dream at noon Thursday, December 7thA Christmas Dream is a Christmas Carol-like tale of a young boy who learns that the greatest gifts are not the ones you receive, but the ones you give.

At the Asheboro and Randleman libraries, the company will present ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. Performances will take place at the Asheboro library, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 19th; and at the Randleman library, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 19th.

This envisioning of the famous verse has author Clement Moore facing a case of writer’s block as he tries to pen a poem about the wonders of Christmas Eve.

Frustratingly funny trials and errors lead him to acting out his ideas with the help of puppets, found objects and friends from the audience. Watch as the magic of this cherished classic unfolds.

The shows are free, and the public is invited. 

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Bantum Rooster’s Rockin’ Christmas Concert

December 18 & 19 @ 7:00 PM – Sunset Theatre, Asheboro

The City of Asheboro is pleased to announce that the historic Sunset Theatre will be hosting Bantum Rooster’s Rockin’ Christmas! Holiday Concert on Monday, December 18th and on Tuesday, December 19th beginning at 7:00pm. This year’s concert will be full of great Christmas music, fun surprises,
and unbelievable showmanship. The Sunset Theatre is located at 234 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro.

For over a decade, Bantum Rooster has been thrilling audiences across the Carolinas with their over the edge dance and party shows and has become one of the most sought after party bands on the market! With a 2016 charting beach single, Carolina for the Weekend, the band has expanded into the original music scene and has seen great success. Featuring smooth vocal harmonies, a hot rhythm section, sensational horn line, and non-stop energy, Bantum Rooster continues to be Your Custom Music Experience and best time you have ever had!

Tickets are $15.00 and are available online at or at the Cultural and Recreation Services office located across the street from the Theatre at 241 Sunset Avenue. Tickets are also available at the door while seats remain. For more information please call the Cultural & Recreation Services office at (336) 626-1240.

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Christmas CAROL-ing Tour

Chick-fil-A and Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services wants to get you in the holiday spirit with the Christmas CAROLing Trolley Tour! This event features a retelling of the Charles Dickens classic “A
Christmas Carol” while singing carols, enjoying games and touring the lights and sights of the downtown Asheboro area onboard our climate controlled Christmas Trolley!
Tickets for this event are $35 per person, and tours are offered twice per night on December 2nd, 9th, 16
th, and 23rd – Showtimes are 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

Tickets can be online at or in person at the Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services office located at 241 Sunset Ave.

For further information, contact Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services at (336) 626-1240 x1.

Charity & Giving

Photos with Santa and Brunch (SWRHS Project Unify)

December 2 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Cox’s Harley-Davidson, Asheboro

Photos with Santa and Brunch hosted by SWRHS Project Unify. $5 donation requested for photo, includes digital copy of photo emailed to you. All proceeds go towards SWRHS Project Unify to support Special Olympics.

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Holiday with the Horses

December 2 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Acres of Hope

Holiday with the Horses, a festive extravaganza that combines the magic of the holiday season with our graceful equine herd! Immerse yourself in the spirit of the holidays at our event where fun and excitement await around every corner.

​All proceeds from the annual event supports bringing mental health services to the first responders and military veterans of Randolph County.

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Miss Ashley’s Enrichment Academy – Holiday Book Drive

Miss Ashley’s Enrichment Academy is having its very own book drive! The doors to the center will be opening soon, help fill the shelves for all the kiddos! Drop box locations and book ideas are listed below. Contact Miss Ashley for any questions or if you’d like to donate directly to the center.

Drop Off Locations

Amazon Wish List

37th Annual CBA Toy Run

December 3 @ 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM – Randolph Mall, Asheboro

Meeting at Randolph Mall parking lot in Asheboro, NC starting at 10am. Leaving at 1:30pm. Ride goes to Mills Children Home in Thomasville, police escorted. The ride is free but please make a monetary donation or bring an unwrapped gift for a boy or girl.

Come by even if you don’t ride and make a donation then find a spot on HWY 64 and wave at all the motorcycles as they go by ????

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Starworks Unveils Spectacular Glass Artwork at 2023 Holiday Market

A cheerful display of decor at Starworks Holiday Market (Starworks)

Thousands of handblown glass ornaments and seasonal decorations will be on display and available at the Starworks Annual Holiday Market, Dec 2 – 23. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm, with special extended hours until 9pm on Fridays & Saturdays in December, plus December 19-23.
Online sales begin Monday, December 4 at 9am via

Every ornament is carefully handcrafted by the artists, interns, and residents at Starworks Glass Studio. In addition to classic round ornaments, enjoy and shop from dazzling stars, pendants, icicles, candy canes, and birds. Artists have also crafted elegant glass angels, snowmen, and tree sculptures, with various styles to choose from. A selection of ornaments and decor titled the “Signature Series” includes limited run, original creations designed by artists from both Starworks Glass and Ceramic Studios. Starworks encourages guests to shop early to choose from some of these exciting one-offs!

Delicious beverages and locally prepared foods are available at the Starworks Café & Taproom; Guests are welcome to sip while they shop from the dazzling displays. Higgins & Son Barbeque Food Truck will be on site opening day, December 2, starting at 10am. Stay late for singer songwriter Pete O’Dea performing LIVE at the Starworks Café & Taproom 7pm-9pm.

Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm, with special extended hours until 9pm on Fridays & Saturdays in December, plus December 19-23. Starworks Cafe & Taproom is open Monday 9am-3pm, and Tuesday-Saturday 9am-9pm. There is no cost to attend Starworks Holiday Market.

Starworks is a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing high quality educational programming in glass, ceramics, and metal arts. Starworks is host to a public access glass studio, ceramic supply shop, café & taproom, and multiple galleries; All open to the public. Artists worldwide can apply for Starworks internships and residencies that offer space, time, and access to state-of-the-art resources that will aid artists in all stages of their career with advancing their skills and developing a professional network.
Starworks is located at 100 Russell Drive in Star, just off I-73/74 in northern Montgomery County.

Other Events

Randolph County Girl Scouts Snow Day At The Y!

December 9 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Randolph-Asheboro YMCA

All girls K-12 and families are welcome. Saturday, December 9th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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Petty‘s Garage Christmas Cruise-In

December 9 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Petty Museum, Randleman

A cruise-in and car show that is open to all makes and models of cars with no pre-registration required. FREE photo opportunity with Santa. Tours of Petty‘s Garage and Petty Museum. Onsite vendors of all types will be available. Sorry, no pets allowed.

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Asheboro Mall Celebrates the Holiday Season with Festivities

The Asheboro Mall recently announced festive events and activities happening at the Mall in celebration of the 2023 holiday season. As part of their December to Remember events series, the Mall will be hosting Jolly Jingle Jams and Pictures with Santa.

Jolly Jingle Jams

Jolly Jingle Jams is a new event series aimed at spreading holiday cheer and festivities with local choirs, musicians, dance groups, and more featuring live performances throughout the Mall. Performances will be happening through the entire month of December. Registration is currently open, and individuals or groups interested in performing can visit to sign up. 

Pictures with Santa

Santa will arrive on Friday, December 1st. Families can visit with Santa and enjoy the Mall’s Christmas décor featuring holiday themed banners and displays. Visits with Santa will be in center court during the following schedule:

December 1st – December 17th
Monday – Friday: 11 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 6 PM

December 18th – December 23rd
Monday – Saturday: 10 AM – 8 PM

Christmas Eve
Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM

Kersey Valley Christmas | Lights, Santa, Action!

Each Weekend (Fri, Sat & Sun) starting Nov 24th + All week Dec 18th-23rd

Lights, Santa, Action! In late November, Kersey Valley transforms into a winter wonderland with over 1 million LED lights! Magical sets like the Snow Blizzard with 5-ft snowflakes falling from 45 feet in the air plus many custom sets that are unique to Kersey Valley. Enjoy photo opps throughout the farm. Visit with Santa and the Grinch. Shop for gifts at Santa‘s Workshop, then sneak around back to the Reindeer Stalls and see the elves at work. Enjoy all of the seasonal yummies like the Moonshine Fudge Shop, Made-to-Order Hot Apple Cider Donuts, Fresh Carmel Kettle Corn, Hot Bavarian Nuts, S’mores and Marshmallow Kits for roasting at fire pits, Coffee, Hot Apple Cider, Apple Cider Slushy, and our famous Ghirardelli Signature Hot Chocolate, and much more at the Tumbleweeds Grub House.

Be sure to ride the Kersey Valley Express Train Ride through a Wild West Christmas plus a John Deere-pulled Christmas Wagon Ride, 200-ft Dual Super Mega Ride*n*Slide, Twin Massive Jumping Pillows, Adventure Playground, Treehouse Village, Kiddie Zip Lines, Pedal Karts, Cow Train, Bungee Trampolines, Barn Yard Twister, Round-Up Rodeo, Mr. and Mrs. Mac Jingles the singing Reindeers, plus the Roasty Toasty Village–8 fire pits for making s’mores! Virtual queues mean less time waiting in line and more time to enjoy your visit! Reserve your night soon. We sell out every year!

Tickets: General admission tickets are $25 or $15 for Seniors (65+).
Parking: The parking lot opens at 5:30 PM on weekdays, 5:00 PM on Saturdays, and Sunday Parking main lot is $10 per car and $20 for large passenger vehicles (20+ passengers) Parking is CASH ONLY, but inside cashless.

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Spooky Bottom – Horror Holidays

December 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th – Various Time – Spooky Bottom Huanted Trail

Enter our twisted holiday world as Krampus and his demented elves unleash their horror upon Spooky Bottom once more! Brace yourself for a one-of-a-kind backwoods Christmas like no other event in the state. Are you ready to uncover the dark secrets of Christmas past and survive the unrelenting terror that lurks within?

Join us for an unforgettable journey that spans nearly 1 mile of forgotten lands. As you navigate through the chilling depths of Spooky Bottom, be prepared to confront the terrors that await around every corner. Immerse yourself in a hair-raising experience that merges the festive spirit of Christmas with bone-chilling horror.

As you traverse through our haunted winter wonderland, you will witness the remnants of forgotten Christmases, where twisted toys, macabre decorations, and gruesome surprises lurk at every turn. Will you have what it takes to survive this terror-filled night and emerge unscathed?

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