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Nov
27
Wed
Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor
Nov 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Join us on a tour of the Governor’s Palace and focus on the decorations for the upcoming “Christmas Belles: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration.” Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, will lead a tour of the first floor of the Governor’s Palace, describing the special items used in the decorations, sharing design tips, and explaining themes inspired by an 18th-century fascination with the East.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds.

Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor Tours will take place on Wednesday, November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2019. All tours will begin at the Tryon Palace Front Gates at 9:15 a.m. Tickets for tours must be purchased before 9:15 a.m.

Dec
4
Wed
Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor
Dec 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Join us on a tour of the Governor’s Palace and focus on the decorations for the upcoming “Christmas Belles: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration.” Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, will lead a tour of the first floor of the Governor’s Palace, describing the special items used in the decorations, sharing design tips, and explaining themes inspired by an 18th-century fascination with the East.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds.

Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor Tours will take place on Wednesday, November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2019. All tours will begin at the Tryon Palace Front Gates at 9:15 a.m. Tickets for tours must be purchased before 9:15 a.m.

Dec
6
Fri
Chamber Music by Candlelight
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chamber Music by Candlelight @ Palace Chamber Council | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Start your 2019 Christmas Season in a memorable way by joining Tryon Palace for the third annual Chamber Music by Candlelight. This limited-seating event takes place in the Palace Council Chamber and boasts a superb acoustic experience. For the second year the Brierwood Ensemble (Christina Brier, harp; Linda Estep, violin; Clark Spencer, viola/violin; Helena Kopckick Spencer, bassoon)  of Wilmington, NC, will perform a variety of Christmas pieces. Join your fellow audience members and musicians for a post-concert reception at the Commission House, featuring festive beverages and delicious eats. Palace doors will open at 6:30PM. Please enter the grounds through the gate located on Eden Street.

Tickets are nonrefundable. Due to the nature of the performance space, there will be no late admittance.

Please call (252) 639-3524 for questions regarding accessibility.

  • 6:30 Palace Doors Open
  • 7:00 Concert Begins
  • 8:15 Reception at Commission House
  • 9:00 Event Conclusion

Tryon Palace Foundation Member pre-sale will take place Monday, September 30 – Friday, October 4.

Foundation pre-sale tickets will be available to purchase in-person at the North Carolina History Center, located at 529 S. Front Street, or by calling 252-639-3524. Pre-sale tickets will be available from Monday, September 30 to Friday, October 4, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must be an active member to be eligible for Foundation pre-sale tickets.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale Monday, October 7 and will end Sunday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m.!

Dec
7
Sat
Breakfast with Santa
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Breakfast with Santa @ Garber United Methodist Church | Trent Woods | North Carolina | United States

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The CarolinaEast Foundation’s Breakfast with Santa occurs on the first Saturday in December, and 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.

2019 Christmas Parade
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2019 Christmas Parade @ Downtown New Bern | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

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 you.

The proceeds from the parade are always donated to needy families in the Craven County area. Your entry fee or other donation will be used to make sure as many families as possible have a great holiday.

Dec
11
Wed
Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor
Dec 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Join us on a tour of the Governor’s Palace and focus on the decorations for the upcoming “Christmas Belles: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration.” Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, will lead a tour of the first floor of the Governor’s Palace, describing the special items used in the decorations, sharing design tips, and explaining themes inspired by an 18th-century fascination with the East.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds.

Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor Tours will take place on Wednesday, November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2019. All tours will begin at the Tryon Palace Front Gates at 9:15 a.m. Tickets for tours must be purchased before 9:15 a.m.

Dec
14
Sat
Holiday Hustle 2019
Dec 14 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Holiday Hustle 2019 @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

At Craven Smart Start, we believe when young children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential, that they will become loving, nurturing independent individuals who will contribute to their families, communities, and society. We believe that all children, when surrounded by a supportive community, can achieve economic success and experience the highest quality of life.

Support Craven Smart Start by registering for one of these family friendly, fun races today!!

NO PETS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE RACE COURSES!!

Jingle Bell Jog 5K: $25 until Nov. 30/ $30 Dec.1 until race day

Tinsel 10K: $30 until Nov. 30/ $35 Dec. 1 until race day

Santa’s Fun Run: $15/ $20 on race day

$5 per person family discount (3 or more participants)

Register by Nov. 30 to guarantee T-shirt.  Registration Fee is NONREFUNDABLE

PACKET PICKUP @ CRAVEN SMART START, FRIDAY DEC. 13th, 3:00pm-7:00pm

CASH ONLY @ PACKET PICKUP

Race timed with disposable chips

Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, male & female, in age categories 8-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-64 and 65+

A Candlelight Christmas Celebration
Dec 14 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Candlelight Christmas Celebration @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

This famed North Carolina tradition returns to Tryon Palace in 2019 with beautiful, new decorations and heartwarming holiday vignettes illuminated by the magical glow of candlelight.

Experience the beauty, joy, and magic of the holidays as the women of Tryon Palace welcome you into their home for “Christmas Belles: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration.” As you walk through the Governor’s Palace and historic homes you will meet a century of New Bern’s women who carried the evolving traditions of English and American culture through the colonial period, into a blossoming nation, and through the Civil War. Meet the brave women who were comfortable with themselves and with power, who took aspects of their own future into their hands, and who supported each other and future generations through difficult times.

Join Tryon Palace for its 39th year with decorations inspired by an 18th-century fascination with the East and traditional 19th-century Christmas décor. Visit with historic characters in period clothing, witness holiday vignettes spanning two centuries, and cap off your evening with a dazzling black powder firework display on the Palace South Lawn.

Candlelight is a site wide event for Tryon Palace that includes tours of the Governor’s Palace, Stanly House, Dixon House, Commission House, and numerous activities on the grounds.Stay tuned to the Tryon Palace website and social media for more Candlelight updates!

Dec
18
Wed
Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor
Dec 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Join us on a tour of the Governor’s Palace and focus on the decorations for the upcoming “Christmas Belles: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration.” Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, will lead a tour of the first floor of the Governor’s Palace, describing the special items used in the decorations, sharing design tips, and explaining themes inspired by an 18th-century fascination with the East.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds.

Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Décor Tours will take place on Wednesday, November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2019. All tours will begin at the Tryon Palace Front Gates at 9:15 a.m. Tickets for tours must be purchased before 9:15 a.m.

Dec
21
Sat
A Candlelight Christmas Celebration
Dec 21 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Candlelight Christmas Celebration @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

This famed North Carolina tradition returns to Tryon Palace in 2019 with beautiful, new decorations and heartwarming holiday vignettes illuminated by the magical glow of candlelight.

Experience the beauty, joy, and magic of the holidays as the women of Tryon Palace welcome you into their home for “Christmas Belles: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration.” As you walk through the Governor’s Palace and historic homes you will meet a century of New Bern’s women who carried the evolving traditions of English and American culture through the colonial period, into a blossoming nation, and through the Civil War. Meet the brave women who were comfortable with themselves and with power, who took aspects of their own future into their hands, and who supported each other and future generations through difficult times.

Join Tryon Palace for its 39th year with decorations inspired by an 18th-century fascination with the East and traditional 19th-century Christmas décor. Visit with historic characters in period clothing, witness holiday vignettes spanning two centuries, and cap off your evening with a dazzling black powder firework display on the Palace South Lawn.

Candlelight is a site wide event for Tryon Palace that includes tours of the Governor’s Palace, Stanly House, Dixon House, Commission House, and numerous activities on the grounds.Stay tuned to the Tryon Palace website and social media for more Candlelight updates!



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