Month Long Events

Color Blind in Black & White Artwork

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
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An invitational exhibition presenting the striking contrast of two- and three-dimensional works created in black and white.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Constitution Ratification Exhibit

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
10 a.m.

Make plans to visit the museum to view the original signature page of the ratification document that made North Carolina the 12th state to join the Union. Fayetteville was the site of the ratification by delegates who came from all over the state. This year marks the 225th anniversary of the ratification.

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From State House to Statehood

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the twelfth state to ratify the Constitution. Fayetteville was the place where the General Assembly ratified the United States Constitution and this year marks the 225th anniversary.
The exhibit explores the people and places that surround the founding of the Constitution.

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Lafayette Exhibit

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fayetteville is the first city named for the Marquis de Lafayette and the only city named for him that he visited. This exhibit explores the very important days in 1825 when Lafayette traveled the country as guest of the nation and spent a few days here.

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Upcoming This Month


Christmas Lights at Denton Ridge

10501 Ramsey Street Linden, NC
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Enjoy the thousands of Christmas lights. Ride a Tram to a Decorated Christmas Village, See a Live Nativity and Santa.

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A Christmas Carol

Gilbert Theater
Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m.

The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a hard-hearted miser visited by a series of spirits who take him through time and Victorian London to learn about humanity and the Christmas spirit. Season tickets are available for purchase if you just can't get enough of one show!

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Annual Members' Holiday Exhibit

Cape Fear Studios
Monday - Friday 11 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m.

This annual holiday exhibition features new work from Cape Fear Studios Member Artists.

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A Dickens Holiday

Downtown Fayetteville
1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

A family tradition continues when Historic Downtown Fayetteville will again be transformed into a unique and wonderful experience that is Dickens Holiday.

Horse-drawn carriages roll down Hay Street carrying shoppers the old-fashioned way, past merchants’ windows adorned with beautiful Victorian holiday decorations, past artisans and vendors of all sorts of delightful treats. Joyful children pose with Father Christmas for memory-laden pictures.

The smells of cider and gingerbread, permeate the chilly air. And there is Ebenezer Scrooge himself, pursued by the ghost of Jacob Marley. Throughout the day, sounds of the season fill the air as carolers and musicians stroll among the crowd. Don’t miss the exhibition of gingerbread creations in the Dickens Holiday Classic Gingerbread Competition in the Rainbow Room.

As darkness approaches and the clock reaches 5 p.m., townspeople gather in front of the Arts Council for the candlelight procession to the Market House, followed by fireworks.

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The Gala of the Royal Horses

Crown Coliseum
7:30 p.m.

The audience will experience the excitement, splendor, and majesty of the Gala of the Royal Horses for the first time as the show makes its US debut. The Gala of the Royal Horses is a spectacular entertainment event combining the most beautiful horses in the world with live performer creating a breathtaking event for the entire family. The Gala of the Royal Horses is a “must see” for horse lovers and families.

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Fall Out Fridays

Nubian's Restaurant and Class Catering
5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Watch local artists perform each week. Call to verify before attending - event could get canceled for special events or holidays.

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City Market at the Museum - November

Fayetteville Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds
Wednesday 2:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.

The City Market will be held at the Transportation Museum, downtown Fayetteville. The market will feature local artisans, produce, music and history. The market will open Fourth Friday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The museum grounds are filled with eggs, honey, meats, as well as vibrant seasonal fruits and vegetables. Artisans add to the variety of items with soaps, pottery, original art, jewelry, and more. The atmosphere of both markets is enhanced by rocking chairs, music, and children’s activities making this the perfect place for healthy, creative, family fun. Local residents and visitors can experience this festive market component to the historic downtown landscape.

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The Heart of Christmas Show

Crown Theatre
Saturday 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm, Sunday 3:00 pm

Celebrating 16 years, the Heart of Christmas Show is a full-blown, whistles and bells, Broadway-style production that has something for everyone. It’s a fast-paced show that beautifully portrays the meaning of Christmas with song and dance. This show is a must-see with its 36-member cast of singers and dancers, featuring the popular Christian performing group, Voices of the Heart.

To date, the Heart of Christmas Show has raised over $500,000.00 to help sick and abused children in the greater Fayetteville area, including donations to Friends of Children and The Child Advocacy Center, plus many other children’s agencies and our public schools.

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Murchison Road Communtiy Farmers Market

Bronco Lot
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Local growers selling fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey

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Fayetteville FireAntz vs. Knoxville Ice Bears

Crown Coliseum
7:35 p.m.

Come see the Fayetteville FireAntz battle it out against the Knoxville Ice Bears! Enjoy great food, drinks, and hockey with family and friends! Also, be sure to check out their great selection of FireAntz merchandise. Who knows, you also may get a chance to meet one of the players!

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