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December 2018

SNOW in Bear Plaza

December 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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November 2019

ENC Live Holiday Gift Show

November 15 @ 11:00 am - November 16 @ 5:00 pm

Help us kick off the season with the annual Home & Holiday Gift Show. Returning to the newly remodeled Riverfront Convention Center in beautiful downtown New Bern on Friday, November 15 from 11 am – 5 pm & Saturday, November 16 from 9 am – 4 pm. This event features over 90 exhibitors offering unique gifts, holiday treats and lots of shopping opportunities! Plus, stop by the Home Expo for new ideas to brighten and remodel your home – inside…

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Light Up the Season & Community Tree Lighting

November 29 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Beary Merry Christmas 2019 in New Bern officially kicks off Friday, November 29 with the Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa's Arrival. After we light up the Christmas tree we will all parade down to Middle Street where we will "Light Up the Season" and kick off the annual block party. The 30ft artificial tree is sponsored by the generosity of the greater New Bern Community and will be located at Union Point Park. "Light up the Season” is…

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December 2019

LIVE Window Displays

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Downtown shops participate in this annual event to have their self-made live window displays for visitors and residents to stroll through the historic district and view. There will be a judging and trophy awarded to the winner! Baker’s Kitchen took home in trophy in 2018, who you think will win this year?!

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Pancakes for Pie

December 7 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us for Pancakes for PIE at Morgan’s Tavern & Grill, 235 Craven Street. Breakfast will be served Saturday, December 7, from 7:00 – 10:00 am to benefit Partners In Education, the local education foundation for Craven County Schools. Morgan’s will be festively decorated for the holiday season and is the perfect setting to start your day with pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit cup, orange juice, coffee, and water. All this for just $7 per adult, and $5 for children 12…

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Breakfast with Santa

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The CarolinaEast Foundation’s Breakfast with Santa might have temporarily changed its venue, but not the wonderful experience you are certain to have! Breakfast with Santa not only serves as an important annual fundraising event for the Foundation, but also a fun-filled seasonal celebration for the children and families of our community.

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2019 Christmas Parade

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The annual Downtown New Bern / Craven Jaycee’s Christmas Parade. Every year the Craven County Jaycee’s and the City of New Bern work together to bring in the Christmas season and to bring Santa Claus into town! For the 2019 Parade we would like to have a float competition, so we are announcing the event early! Plenty of time to plan and build your float. Show us your idea of how to celebrate the season, or what Christmas means to…

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35th Annual Coastal Christmas Flotilla

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join our community at Union Point Park in Historic Downtown New Bern to watch in amazement at the 35th Annual Coastal Christmas Flotilla! Boats will float from the park down the river in their most festive look of the year! Flotilla will begin at 5:30 pm. Registration for the 2019 Flotilla will begin on October 1.

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Bed & Breakfast Open House

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our gift to the community - tour New Bern's Bed & Breakfasts decorated for the holidays at our Open House - Sunday, December 8, 2019. 2pm to 5pm. Free and open to the pubic. Light refreshments available

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North Carolina Symphony – Holiday Pops

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 – $100

This annual tradition is getting bigger and better and will feature all your festive musical favorites, plus the NCS Children’s Chorus, carolers, falling snow, a sing-along, and a few surprises to make your holiday bright!

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