Foundation Performing Arts Center- Live performances – 286 ICC Loop Road, Spindale


Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm

WNCW presents Goin Across the Mountain live on stage


David Roach Christmas Concert

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm


Christmas with the King

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm



KidSenses Children’s InterACTIVE Museum, First Friday every month in 2015

Fantastic Friday’s free admission program! The museum will provide free admission on the first Friday of every month throughout 2015. KidSenses will welcome all visitors, free of charge, to visit the museum from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. On each Fantastic Friday all visitors will be able to participate in free, fun, exciting and hands-on learning programs about science and energy. Programs will focus on the theme of renewable energy.


Southern Quarter- 1112 E. Main Street, Forest City, NC


Harvest Moon Concert Series

Thursdays in November 5th, 12th, 19th

Outdoor venue offering live music each Thursday evening from 7:00-10:00 pm



Forest City Christmas Celebration Events- Main Street, Downtown Forest City, NC


Showcasing one million lights along with hay and carriage rides, Santa’s House, Ice-skating and more!

Christmas Lighting Ceremony– Thursday, November 26, 2015 from 6-9 pm

Forest City Christmas Parade– Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 3-5 pm

Hayrides– Each Friday, December 4-18, 6-9 pm

Horse-drawn Carriage rides– Each Saturday, December 5-19, 6:00-8:30 pm



Santa’s House open each Friday & Saturday, December 4-19, 5:00-8:30 pm

Ice Skating Rink open each Friday & Saturday, November 27th – December 19th, 5-9 pm

Santa Paws– Each Sunday, December 6-20, from 2-6 pm



Rutherfordton-Spindale Christmas Parade & Winter Window Scenes

Main Street, Downtown Rutherfordton & Spindale

Christmas floats, fire trucks, dance teams, marching bands and of course Santa Clause. Mrs. Clause will be passing out cookies and kids can enjoy outdoor activities. Shops along both Main Streets will showcase live and painted winter displays in their windows.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 3-7 pm


Christmas in Chimney Rock Village- Main Street, Chimney Rock Village

Saturday, December 5, 2015, all day event with Shops open late!



Santa on the Chimney- Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Saturdays, December 5th and 12th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Witness Santa’s daring stunt as he practices on one of the world’s largest chimneys with multiple 200-foot rappels! Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies and kids’ activities, plus meet live critters.


Annual Lake Lure Polar Plunge- The Beach at Lake Lure

Brave souls take the chilly plunge each New Years Day in beautiful Lake Lure.

January 1, 2015 at 10:30 am