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-11/30
-Tree Lighting: Southern Pines will host a tree-lighting ceremony starting at 5 p.m. at the Southern Pines train station, 235 N.W. Broad Street. For more information, call 910-692-7376 or go to southernpines.net.

-11/30
-Holiday Pops: Saturday, 3 p.m., at Carolina Hotel Grand Ballroom, Pinehurst. Carolina Philharmonic performs Christmas classics. Get your tickets at carolinaphil.org.

-12/1
-Polar Express: Hubb’s Farm, 10276 U.S. 421 in Clinton, will host a screening of the Tom Hanks Christmas movie. Activities start at 5:15 p.m. and include a train ride, campfire, s’mores, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa. Tickets are $20, children 2 and under admitted free. For more information, call 910-564-6709 or go to hubbsfarmnc.com.

-12/4
-FSU Winter Concert: Dec. 4, 6 p.m., Haymount Presbyterian Church. The Fayetteville State University Concert Choir presents a variety of holiday selections under the direction of Dr. Denise Payton. For more information, call 910-672-1457.

-12/5
-Candlelight Loft Tour: Dec. 5, 6-9 p.m. Take a stroll to the charming lofts on Park View and to the historic lofts of Hay, Old, and Person streets. Advance tickets are $15 and $20 on event day, available at 222 Hay St. and other downtown locations.

-12/5
-CCCC Foundation Tree Lighting: Dec. 5, 5:30-7 p.m., Lee County Campus Plaza, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford. Visit Santa, hear a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” enjoy cookies, cocoa, carols. For more information, call 919-718-7230.

-12/5-8
-Christmas on Connecticut: Dec. 5-8, Weymouth Center, 555 E. Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines. The Boyd House is decorated for the holidays. Tours are $5. For more information, call 910-692-6261.

-12/5-22
-‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’: Dec. 5-22, Cape Fear Regional Theater. Annual production of the classic tale of a church Christmas pageant with the Herdman children taking the lead roles. Tickets are $10-$15. For more information, go to cfrt.org.

-12/5-22
-“Away in the Basement“: Dec. 5-22, Temple Theatre, Sanford. The church basement ladies prepare for the Sunday School Christmas program in 1959. Tickets are $17-$29. For more information, go to templeshows.com.

-12/6
-Christmas at the Lake: Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m., Hope Mills Lake. Tree lighting ceremony and more. For more information, call 910-424-4555.

-12/6
-Pinehurst Village Christmas Tree Lighting: Dec. 6, 5-7:30 p.m., Tufts Memorial Park. Music, crafts, cookie decorating, raffle, food and beverage for purchase.

-12/6
-Lumberton Christmas Festival: Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., downtown plaza, Elm and Third streets. Live music, hay rides, carriage rides, hot cocoa and cookies, tree lighting. For more information, call 910-671-3876.

-12/6-14
-Rails to Christmas: Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 13-14, 6-9 p.m., 101 N. Main St., Red Springs. Take a railcar ride through a Christmas wonderland. Adults, $10; ages 4-13, $5. Rides every 30 minutes, weather permitting. For more information, call 910-237-1836.

-12/7
-Green Beret Jingle Jog: Dec. 7, Jordan Soccer Complex, 445 Treetop Lane. Registration at 7 a.m., race at 9 a.m. This is a fundraiser benefits the Special Forces Association ‘Green Beret’ Chapter 100. For more information, go to https://greenberetjinglejog.itsyourrace.com/.

-12/7
-Hope Mills Christmas Parade: Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Parade route is from Rockfish Elementary School to Hope Mills Middle School.

-12/7
-Deck the Halls: Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Seabrook Auditorium, 1200 Murchison Road. Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, joined by the Cumberland Oratorio Singers and children’s choir from Fayetteville Academy, rings in the season with classic favorites. Tickets are $10.28-$26.17; For more information, go to fayettevillesymphony.org.

-12/7
-Civil War Christmas: Dec. 7, 10 a.m., Bentonville Battlefield, Harper House Road, Four Oaks. Harper House is decorated for Christmas. Visitors enjoy cookies and cider while listening to period music. For more information, call 910-594-0789.

-12/7
-Colonial Christmas: Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m., House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site, 288 Alston House Road, Sanford. Guides dressed in period attire lead groups through the candlelit historic Alston House, decorated for Christmas. Enjoy warm cider and carols after the tour. $2. For more information, call 910-947-2051.

-12/7-8
-Carriage Rides with Santa: Dec. 7-8, Dec. 14-15 and Dec. 21, downtown Fayetteville. For more information, call 910-223-1089.

-12/7-21
-The Santaland Diaries: Dec. 7, Dec. 13-14 and Dec. 19-21, 8 p.m. nightly, at The Sweet Palette, 101 Person St. Spend an irreverent evening with one of Santa’s naughty helpers. General admission, $20. Adults only, age 18 and older. For more information, go to cfrt.org.

-12/8
-Holiday Jubilee at the 1897 Poe House: Dec. 8, 1-5 p.m. Performances by the Coventry Carolers and the Cross Creek Chordsmen; cooking on a 1902 stove, cookies and cider, Santa Claus. The historic house, part of the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex at 801 Arsenal Avenue is decorated for the holidays.

-12/9
-Historic Churches Bus Tour: Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-noon. Ride with the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum to see some of the area’s historic churches. Some walking required. Ages 10 and up, $3 each. Registration required, seats limited. For more information, call 910-433-1457.

-12/12-14
-“Behold”: Dec. 4, at Methodist University; Dec. 5-7 and Dec. 12-14 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1601 Raeford Road. Sweet Tea Shakespeare production features gospel music, a splash of honey and a focus on Mary. Showtime is 7 p.m.; tickets are $10-$50. For more information, go to sweetteashakespeare.com

-12/13
-Festival of Lessons and Carols: Dec. 13, 4:30 p.m., Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University. The Methodist University Chorale, musicians and readers lead a service of prayers, carols and hymns, followed by a reception in the Union-Zukowski Lobby.

-12/14
-Christmas Home Tour: Dec. 14, 1-5 p.m., Lumberton. The Robeson County History Museum and 5-6 homes are decorated for the season. Tour is $10. For information, call 910-738-7979.

-Through 12/23 – Festival of Lights: Lu Mil Vineyard, 438 Suggs-Taylor Road in Elizabethtown, will host a Christmas light show through Dec. 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, children 5 and under admitted free. A country buffet, gift shop and photos with Santa are also available. For more information, call 910-866-5819 or go to lumilvineyard.com.

-Through Jan. 5th
-Poe House, the historic house on the grounds of the Museum of the Cape Fear, 801 Arsenal Ave., will be decorated for a Victorian Christmas through Jan. 5. Free tours will be held Tuesdays through Fridays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Saturdays every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays every hour from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 910-500-4240 or go to museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov/1897-poe-house.