Weekend Roundup, Dec 1-3


The weekend is filled with holiday activities guaranteed to keep you busy. Have fun!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

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Friday

  • Christmas Story Time and Book Fair at St Luke UMC, 2916 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10-11a
    What: Sanford MOPS will present this special story time event that features milk and cookies for the kids and a hot chocolate/coffee bar for the parents as they browse for books. The event is free and there is no obligation to buy.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Christmas Tree and Train Lighting at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6p
    What: Santa will arrive by fire truck to light up the park. Entertainment during the evening includes the FOG Blues Band, the Temple Teens, a children’s choir, holiday crafts, face painting, hot chocolate, and food vendors. Bring a camera for photos with Santa.

Saturday

  • Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser at St Luke UMC, 2916 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 8-9 and 9:30-10:30a
    What: Get a pancake plate and take a photo with Santa to benefit Family Promise. There are two sessions and tickets are $5. Children under age 2 are admitted free. Santa photos are an additional $5.
  • Customer Appreciation Day at Habitat for Humanity, 413 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-12p
    What: The store will have cider and cookies, coloring activities, and in-store specials. Julia Alden will host a free Chalky & Company workshop on how to upcycle materials.
  • Holiday Open House at ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St #401, Sanford NC
    When: 10a-6p (floating)
    What: The studio will be open with holiday music, snacks, and artwork. Learn more about the studio’s classes and meet the artists.
  • Lee County Community Orchestra at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 3p
    What: The orchestra will perform holiday favorites, including Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas; Chariots of Fire; O, Christmas Time; and more. Admission is free.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Lee County Community Orchestra at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 7:30p
    What: The orchestra will perform holiday favorites, including Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas; Chariots of Fire; O, Christmas Time; and more. Admission is free.
  • Social Saturday at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 8p
    What: The dance studio will offer a beginners salsa class for the first hour. Open dancing will last the rest of the evening. Admission is $10/adult. Bring a dessert or dish to share.

Sunday

  • First Sunday in historic Pittsboro NC
    When:
    12-5p
    What: Enjoy an afternoon of music, food, crafts, and more. This event happens on the first Sunday of each month.

If you’d like an event or activity added to the Weekend Roundup, submit it by Thursdays to kelly@socialsanford.com.