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Christmas in the Park

Arnette Park
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Christmas in the Park is celebrated at Arnette Park, a beautiful combination of developed facilities and natural woodland spanning 100 acres, adjacent to the Cape Fear River. Take your family and friends for a leisurely stroll on a ½ mile paved walking trail while taking in the sights and sounds of the Christmas season. Marshmallow roasting, train rides, kid's craft projects, and more festivities are available for a small fee. Don’t forget to stop by and visit with Santa! For inclement weather, call (910) 306-7325.

Event Admission: $10 per Family Vehicle; $30 per Commercial Vehicle; $75 per Motorcoach/Bus

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Historic Churches Bus Tour

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Travel with museum staff through various National Register churches in the downtown area. Beautiful stained glass, woodwork and Advent adornments help tell the history of a variety of religions in Fayetteville. Participants will travel via bus, but tours may require moderate walking. Registration is required, and space is limited. Recommended for ages 10+. For more information or to register, call the museum.

Event Admission: $3

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Annual Members Holiday Exhibit

Cape Fear Studios and Gallery
Studio Hours in Description

Looking for an original gift for that special person on your Christmas list? Make your way to Cape Fear Studios and Gallery to see the artwork they have been creating for months. Numerous original ornaments, paintings, jewelry, lampshades, pottery, woodwork and more are available for purchase. Get the first pick of the artists' work by attending the show's opening on November 24th, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., during 4th Friday. This exhibit and sale continues through January 9, 2018.


Studio Hours: Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (call to confirm holiday hours).

Event Admission: Free

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The Open Mic

The Coffee Scene
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Local and regional artists perform their work at this open-mic event, held every Monday night. Call before attending, as this weekly event could be canceled due to special events or holiday closures.

Event Admission: Free

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Nature Story Time

J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Adults and their children are invited to Clark Park for a nature story and craft time, featuring a different theme each month (usually on the third Tuesday). A youth librarian from the Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center reads and interacts with the children. Call to register. Children, ages 6 and under, are welcome with an adult.

Event Admission: Free

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Tai Chi for Health

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Practice this flowing Eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the garden. Tai Chi is best practiced in loose, comfortable clothing; dress for the weather, as class may be held outside, and bring a water bottle. All levels and walk-ins are welcome.

Event Admission: $17 per Non-Member; $15 per Member

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Clash of the Barriers: The Battle of the Coral Sea

Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)
Museum Hours in Description

An Australian naval exhibit, Clash of the Carriers: the Battle of the Coral Sea, is on display at the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM). The three-banner display and dramatic new video documentary presentation highlights the four days in May 1942 when three navies, four aircraft carriers, 255 aircraft and 76 ships fought a battle that changed naval warfare forever. The exhibit is on loan from the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM), with the ASOM as the second stop on its tour of the United States. The exhibit will remain on display here through February 4, 2018.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; closed federal holidays.

Event Admission: Free

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African American Heritage Exhibit

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Museum Hours in Description

Each year the museum researches and reveals the lives of influential individuals of Fayetteville’s African American community. In previous years, the museum has featured Charles Chesnutt, Dr. E. E. Smith and Edward and Sallie Evans. With so many stories to tell, who will they feature this year? Visit their 2018 African American Heritage Exhibit to learn and celebrate every facet of this community's rich history. All ages welcome.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


 


According to Heidi, this exhibit will not be going on because they are doing the "It Is Well with My Soul" exhibit at the Arts Council instead.

Event Admission: Free

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Fayetteville "Over There" - Centennial of World War I

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Museum Hours in Description

The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum is opening its newest exhibit, Fayetteville "Over There" - Centennial of World War I. This area’s organizations, businesses, institutions, families and individual men and women and children rose to the occasion when our nation entered World War I. With a focus on both military service and efforts on the home-front, this exhibit commemorates the centennial of the United States in the Great War. This exhibit will run through 2018. All ages welcome.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Event Admission: Free

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1897 Poe House in Christmas Splendor

1897 Poe House, Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Tour Hours in Description

Enhance your holiday season with a tour of the 1897 Poe House and its Victorian decorations, to include a big tree in the parlor. You will come to know and appreciate how people from the 1900's celebrated the traditions that so many hold dear today. Decorations will remain up through January 7, 2018.


Tour Hours: The Poe House is open for free tours Tuesday through Friday, at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays on the hour, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sundays on the hour, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The house is closed on all Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Event Admission: Free

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