Up & Coming Weekly

November 30, 2021

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM DECEMBER 1-7, 2021 UCW 11 Submit your events and activities to editor@upandcomingweekly.com WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLy.COM DECEMBER 1-4 ALL IS BRIGHT FALCON CHILDREN'S HOME Last year was such a success, Fal- con's Children's Home and Family Services has decided to bring back All is Bright Christmas Lights again this year. All is Bright Christmas Lights is a free event for all to come out and enjoy. They will be lighting up Falcon Children's Home and Family Services for five nights and plan to add a little more fun to the route this year. Pack the car with the kids (or just yourself), grab your commodities and head out to our campus for a beautiful lights display and some fun. Lights will be shining bright Dec. 1-4, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. There will be two tour routes; you can either begin your tour at 7190 S. West Street or 7723 Godwin Falcon Road. Be sure to stop before beginning your tour for directions and donation drop-off information. While touring the campus, tune your vehicle radio to 89.5 FM and listen to the sounds of the season. DECEMBER 5-21 CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK ARNETTE PARK Christmas in the Park is celebrated at Arnette Park, a beautiful combina- tion of developed facilities and natural woodland spanning 100 acres adjacent to the Cape Fear River. Remain safely in your vehicle and drive through the park while taking in the sights and sounds of the Christmas season, Dec. 5-9, 12-16, 19-21 (excludes Fridays and Saturdays). The event is free and will take place between 6 to 9 p.m. DECEMBER 2-11 BEHOLD!! CHRISTMAS CONCERT TRINITY CHURCH Sweet Tea Shakespeare's holiday concert, Behold, continues this December. An intimate live concert featuring original writing, thought-pro- voking reflections and plenty of holiday cheer. The event will offer holiday treats for purchase, including beer, wine, light snacks and more. Tickets are pay what you can with a $10 minimum. Behold is hosted by Holy Trin- ity Episcopal Church in Fayetteville and will be performed at 7 p.m., on Dec. 2-4, 9-11. All proceeds benefit Sweet Tea Shakespeare and its host, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. COVID-19 protocols are in place for the event. Audiences should expect to wear masks. DECEMBER 9-19 WOODPECKERS HOLIDAY LIGHTS SEGRA STADIUM The Woodpeckers are bringing all the holiday cheer this year with their first Holiday Lights. The event will include tens of thousands of holiday lights with plenty of displays around the ballpark, including on the concourse and walk-through lights on the field. Each night is a different theme, including fireworks, Attendees can get their pic- ture taken with Santa. Adult tickets are $10 and children tickets are $8 if you buy them in advance! Tickets go up $2 on the day of the event. Event is Dec. 9-12, 16-19 at 5 p.m. for tickets visit, www.milb.com/fayetteville/ community/specialevents/holidaylights. FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS SWEET VALLEY RANCH Join Sweet Valley Ranch as they transform their farm into a magical Christmas Wonderland with over one million lights and over 350 animals as stars of the show. The light show is a drive-through event. Guests can also park at Tiny's Winter Wonderland to enjoy a visit with Santa, ven- dors, gift shop, amusement rides, food and more. Ticket holders must be in the same vehicle. Individuals that purchase tickets at the event may experience delays. Tickets can be purchased online at www.sweetvalley- ranchnc.com/festival-of-lights. DECEMBER 3-26 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS LU MIL VINEYARD The annual Festival of Lights at Lu Mil Vineyard is back. The family- friendly fun event is perfect if you want to drive out, see the lights, get some food and even do some light shopping. The event is open Dec. 2-5, Dec. 9-12, Dec. 16-19, and Dec. 23. The drive-thru lights take place from 6 to 10 p.m. and are $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth on the off-days. The Country Buffet is $13 per person and is open from 5 to 9 p.m. The Candy Shop is open from 6 to 10 p.m. The Gift Shop is open daily. Large groups interest- ed in booking an open top bus please email kayla@dvinefoods.com. DECEMBER 2-23 DECEMBER 4-19 THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATER In this hilarious classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christ- mas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids, probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem, and the fun, when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on. A rota- tion of four different casts (Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger and Nutmeg casts) will be performing this one-hour-long performance. Don't miss this play for your annual dose of holiday magic with touches of comedy, friends and family. Rated G. For show times and dates contact the Cape Fear Regional Theater Box Office at 910-323-4233. PHOTOS WITH SANTA CROSS CREEK MALL You have the opportunity to get photos with Santa Claus until Christmas Eve at the Cross Creek Mall. Santa can be found inside the food court Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Photo reserva- tions are recommended and can be made at whereissanta.com. For COVID-19 safety, guests will be asked to wear their face masks, but can take them off when taking the photo. Pet photos with Santa will also be available on Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. DECEMBER 1-24

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