Holiday events continue this weekend

1. Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is seeking volunteers to help place wreaths at graves at the National Cemetery in New Bern beginning at noon on Saturday.

There are 7,517 veterans at rest in the cemetery, and the goal is to places wreaths at each marker.

A ceremony is scheduled for noon at New Bern’s National Cemetery, located at 1711 National Ave.

For more information, call Ken at 637-6860.

2. Tryon Palace candlelight celebration

Tryon Palace’s Candlelight celebrates its second and final 2017 Saturday event this week, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youth, with Tryon Palace Foundation members paying $18 admission for adults and $8 for youth.

Each year brings new decorations and holiday vignettes illuminated by the glow of candlelight. Inspired by traditions of giving that date back to the colonial period, the event features decorations inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas, historic characters in period clothing, and holiday vignettes spanning across three centuries.

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.

For more information, go online to

3. ‘A Christmas Carol’

RiverTowne Players wraps up its production of “A Christmas Carol” this week at the Masonic Theater, 514 Hancock St., New Bern.

Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Admission is $16 in advance, $19 at the door and $10 for students with valid I.D.

Spend this Christmas with Ebeneezer and his ghosts of past present and future in this beloved tale. Based on the story by Charles Dickens, it is directed by Aaron Williams.

For more information, call 633-3318.

4. Cookie Walk

Christ Episcopal Church in New Bern has scheduled its annual Cookie Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison Center, 311 Middle St., New Bern.

Proceeds support area charities.

The event will feature a variety of homemade cookies, pastries and specialty items, along with hostess tray for sale. A craft table will display homemade gifts, and a lunchtime soup will be offered.

An ensemble from New Bern High School will provide live entertainment.

For more information, contact Jan Eldred at 708-267-2672 or by email at

5. Olde Fashioned Holiday Market

The Olde Fashioned Holiday Market is scheduled from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the courthouse square in Beaufort.

The event will include a variety of vendors in decorated tents offering homegrown vegetables, wild caught seafood, farm-raised meats and eggs and homemade baked goods and breads.

For more information, call 564-8822 or go online to