Month Long Events

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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Christmas at the 1897 E.A. Poe House

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
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Be sure to enhance your holiday season with a tour of the 1897 Poe House and its Victorian decorations. Decorated with a big tree in the parlor, long hallways and tall windows decked with greenery, and the splash of red berries from holly sprigs will give your Christmas spirit a boost. You’ll also come to know and appreciate how people from the 1900s celebrated the traditions that so many hold dear today.

Tour Hours: Tuesday - Friday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the hour, and Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on the hour.

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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 works by gallery members in a variety of styles. Included are paintings, pottery, sculpture and jewelry. Along with members' work, pieces by visiting artist Jennie Lorette Keatts of JLK Jewelry in Seagrove will be for sale.

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Upcoming This Month

Oldies, Rock & Blues Music - December

Hope Mills Recreation Center
6:00 pm

Hope Mills Recreation Center hosts open mic oldies, rock and blues music every first and third Friday of the month. Enjoy live Rock, Country and Blues music from local artists. Registration to perform is the day of the event. Sign-up is open to everyone on a first come first to perform basis.

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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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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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The Village Sessions Acoustic Open Mic Night

Village Coffee House
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Village Sessions is a new performance arts series that includes a monthly open mic w/feature, local spotlights, and touring acts from Indie On The Movie. Due to holidays and special events, we recommend calling to confirm before attending.

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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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The Santaland Diaries

Cape Fear Regional Theatre
8:30 pm

This year we also have a holiday treat for the adults. David Sedaris’ wickedly funny The Santaland Diaries will play for a limited time as a late night performance.

Sedaris’ account of his time working as a Macy’s Santaland elf is irreverent and hilarious, and this one man show will feature our very own Michael Thrash in a role he was born to play.

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Fayetteville Flight Basketball Game

Crown Coliseum 1960 Coliseum Drive
7 p.m.

See the Fayetteville Flight, an American Basketball Association (ABA) team, take on the Greenville Galaxy

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Santa vs Grinch Paintball Tourney

Clay Target Center
9 a.m.

Feeling stressed by the holidays? Need to relieve some tension? Join the Santa versus Grinch Paintball Tournament for some holiday fun. Pre-register by December 18, 2014. This event is open to the general public ages 16 years and older.
On-site registration will be conducted from 8 - 9 a.m.

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Weihnachts Markt (A German Christmas Market)

3013C Raeford Road
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Join us for some shopping, authentic German food, Glühwein, Hot Chocolate, Festive Music and good company. There is no entry fee for this event.

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City Market at the Museum - December

Fayetteville Area 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 be 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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