Up & Coming Weekly

November 21, 2023

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 November 22-28 UCW 11 'Tis the Season to Be Jolly, Fayetteville and surrounding areas! It's the most wonderful time of the year to get in the holiday spirit as Segra Stadium hosts its third annual holiday lights. e event, located in the heart of downtown Fayetteville, runs from Fri- day, Dec. 8th, to Friday, Dec. 23rd. e event is held at Segra Stadium, located at 460 Hay St., home of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers. Since its start in 2021, this event has drawn crowds with its holiday attrac- tions and festive holiday activities. Kimberly Hackett, who works for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers part-time during the summer as a ticket taker and usher, shared her fantastic experi- ence. "I attended Holiday Lights for the first-time last year. I was so eager to see the stadium lit up. e event was a great experience, including movies playing on the big screen, a variety of decorative Christmas trees, and look- ing at the lights on the concourse. e apple cider also made the experience great," Hackett stated. Hackett enjoyed the Christmas vibe and looks forward to the new activities planned for this year's event. "It was a friendly atmosphere with various activities. e various activities throughout the baseball stadium are a great incentive for everyone, including children, to enjoy. I'm so eager to see the holiday decorations and lights for this year's event," she added. In the stadium, guests can stroll alone among the "tens of thousands" of holiday lights and decorations extending throughout the concourse, the seats, the walk-through area, and the baseball field. Everyone, includ- ing your four-legged family members, is welcome to attend this fun-filled event.A holiday market will open throughout the event for patrons to shop for last-minute presents. Patrons can also meet, greet, and snap pictures with Santa Claus and other Christmas theme characters. Each day will present 16 nights of Christmas themes, providing guests with a fun and festive atmosphere. e event will feature giveaways for the first 400 fans, promotions, a hot cup of cocoa, a movie viewing of e Santa Clauses, food, beverage specials, and much more. Guests can dress up for the occasion on specific theme nights. Opening night starts on Friday, Dec. 8th, with fireworks starting at 8:15 p.m. e additional Holiday Lights theme nights, which run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., are listed as follows: • Saturday, Dec. 9th: Woodpecker Snow Globe Giveaway! • Sunday, Dec. 10th: Elf Night! • Monday, Dec. 11th: Military Monday • Tuesday, Dec. 12th: Teacher Tuesday • Wednesday, Dec. 13th: Waggin' Wednesday • ursday, Dec. 14th: Mele Kalikimaka • Friday, Dec. 15th: PJ Party and Movie Night • Saturday, Dec. 16th: Holiday Market Night • Sunday, Dec. 17th: Princess Night • Monday, Dec. 18th: Military Monday • Tuesday, Dec. 19th: Teacher Tuesday • Wednesday, December 20th: Waggin' Wednesday • ursday, Dec. 21st: Ugly Sweater Party • Friday, Dec. 22nd: Firework Friday • Saturday, Dec. 23rd: Holiday Lights e occasion will also showcase the Tree for Charity initiative. is char- ity initiative is a collaboration project for individuals and groups to partner with 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations to decorate a Christmas tree. rough- out the 16-day festival, groups can purchase a single 6-foot tree for $200 through Segra Stadium's website. e time slots for tree setup are Nov. 29th at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. ree nonprofit organizations with the most votes will each receive an incen- tive award. Embrace the festive season by pur- chasing tickets for Fayetteville Holiday Lights by visiting https://www.milb. com/fayetteville or by calling the front office at (910) 339-1989. Tickets for general admission are now available for $10 for adults and $8 for children aged three to twelve. Day tickets are an additional $2.00 of the general admission price. On Teacher and Military Night, school administra- tors with a valid school employee card and active duty and retired service members with a valid military ID will receive a $5.00 discount. Segra Stadium hosts annual holiday event by TRACEY MORRISON Tickets available now at: TICKETMASTER.COM Crown Complex Box Office Fort Liberty Leisure Travel Services For More Information Contact 910-303-3996 Community Concerts Presents JOSH TURNER T I C K E T S O N S A L E N O W ! Saturday - December 2nd Crown Theatre - 7:30 P.M. FREE HEALTH CARE • for Eligible uninsured Adults call 910.485.0555 EVENT TRACEY MORRISON, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomingweekly. com. 910-484-6200.

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