Check out the fun and exciting events happening around our community the first weekend of December!

Friday, December 2 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Sunday, December 4 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Starting Friday through the weekend, Chapel Hill Public Library will be having their Big Book Sale for their members. It’s a perfect chance to get your holiday shopping done for the book lovers in your life on a bargain or to just treat yourself to a few books. There will be a number of genres on sale with choices for adults and for kids alike, as well as some jigsaw puzzles on sale. For more information about the sale, click here.

Friday, December 2 7:00 p.m.

Come out to downtown Mebane for their Christmas parade The parade will start on Clay Street and finish at the Mebane Community Park. The parade will finish with Santa visiting Mebane! Click here for more information on the Mebane Christmas parade.

Friday, December 2 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start the weekend with some live music at The ArtsCenter. Multi-instrumentalist and founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Don Flemons will be playing. He made his solo debut at the Grand Ole Opry and he’ll be making his ArtCenter debut in their intimate setting. Click here to get your tickets.

Friday, December 2 8:00 p.m.

Come out to Memorial Hall to enjoy jazzy takes on Holiday classics, with award-winning vocalists Dianne Reeves and Samara Joy. The performance will include fun storytelling and playful improvisation within the holiday classics. To get your tickets to this fun Jazz Holiday concert, click here

Saturday, December 3 all day

Jane Austen fans, join Playmakers Repertory Company and the Jane Austen Summer Program for A Day with Emma. A Day with Emma is a full day of presentations about the beloved novel, crafts, holiday shopping, and more. The day will finish with a stage performance of the new adaptation. To get your tickets, click here.

Saturday, December 3 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

There’s another Christmas market for you to check out this weekend. St. Thomas More will be holding their Christmas Holiday Shoppe craft show this Saturday. 60 talented artisans and crafters from around the state will be on hand selling their works. Holiday music will be playing throughout your shopping and there will be a raffle for you to take part in as well. Click here for more information on the Christmas Holiday Shoppe craft show.

Saturday, December 3 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a nice, slow, relaxing day with RambleRill Farm. They’ll be holding their final Saturday Slowdown of the year giving you a chance to wind down, enjoy the company of some goats complete with yard games, hot cider and cookies! The slowdown will also include a Holiday Market for you to shop local and small this holiday season. For more information about RambleRill and the Saturday Slowdown, click here.

Saturday, December 3 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Come out to the Eno River Arts Mill for the annual Deck the Walls Holiday Show. The show will feature works from members of the Orange County Artists Guild with an opening reception Friday night. Food trucks and beer will be on hand with live performances from Sisters’ Voices and more. If you can’t make it this weekend, the exhibit will be on view until Wednesday, December 28 so you have plenty of time to make it. Click here to see what else you can expect from the Deck the Wall Holiday Show.

Saturday, December 3 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

View some more art this weekend at the Chatham Artists Guild 30th Annual Studio Tour. You’ll have the chance to meet 55 artists in 39 studios, learn about their craft, and view their work with the chance to purchase a few of your favorite pieces! Running Saturday and Sunday for the next two weekends, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to view the talent of the Chatham Artists Guild. For more information, click here.

Saturday, December 3 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Holiday celebrations begin this Saturday with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Community Parade. Join the festivities and watch the floats go by in this inclusive parade. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. and go through downtown Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Click here for more information about the Holiday parade.

Saturday, December 3 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Come out to Big Spoon Roasters this Saturday for another holiday market! Enjoy some apple cider while you sample the Big Spoon Roasters catalog. Build a gift bag of Big Spoon Roasters products that will be a perfect gift for someone. For more information about the Big Spoon Roaster holiday shop, click here.

Saturday, December 3 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Shop more local crafts with Ackland Art Museum and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. Grab some cocoa and shop handmade crafts that will make perfect gifts this Holiday season. The market will also include some caroling! For more information, click here.

Saturday, December 3 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Come out to downtown Elon for their Hometown Christmas. The evening will be filled with hayrides, holiday dancers, and live music. Before you go, don’t forget to stop by Santa’s workshop! The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who will be stopping by to help light the tree too. Click here for more information on downtown Elon’s Hometown Christmas.

Saturday, December 3 5:00 p.m. – Sunday, December 4 12:30 a.m.

Don’t miss any of the action as UNC faces off against Clemson in the ACC Championship. Our coverage will start at 5:00 with Inside Carolina Live. The Tar Heel Sports Network Pre-Game will start an hour before kickoff, providing you all the notable storylines ahead of this game. We’ll have the play-by-play action for you throughout the game and after the game, stick with us for the post-game analysis from the Tar Heel Sports Network Post-Game show. Click here to start streaming!


Saturday, December 3 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join the Piedmont Wildlife Center for a mile walk to catch a glimpse of North Carolina owls. As you hike, you’ll learn more about the various owl species we have around the state and their habitats. Register here to take part in the Owl Prowl.

Sunday, December 4 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy another Holiday market this weekend with The Carolina Inn. Their European style market will be mixed with some southern flare. Vendors from all over the state will be at the market selling a variety of handmade treats from jewelry to chocolates and much more. Click here for more information on The Carolina Inn Holiday market.

Sunday, December 4 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

When you’re done shopping at The Carolina Inn Holiday market, step outside under the tent and enjoy some cocktails, mulled wine, or craft beers and snack on some soft pretzels, brats, corn dogs, and more. For more information on the Bier Garten by The Carolina Inn, click here.

Sunday, December 4 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The last First Sunday of the year will be this Sunday in downtown Pittsboro. Shop the various stores open downtown and enjoy the Historical Museum. Shop local this Holiday season. For more information on First Artisan Sunday, click here. does not charge subscription fees, and you can directly support our efforts in local journalism here. Want more of what you see on Chapelboro? Let us bring free local news and community information to you by signing up for our biweekly newsletter.