7 Fun Small Town Events to put you in the Christmas Spirit

Never is there a better time to experience the charm and wonder of Sampson County, NC than during the holiday season.  We invite you to cultivate your spirit here with us at our events and happenings throughout our small towns and communties.

Polar Express Movie & Santa at Hubb's Farm

Saturday, November 30 - 5 pm to 10 pm

This annual presentation of the movie “Polar Express” has become a holiday tradition, with chilly nights warmed by smiling faces, hot chocolate, s’mores and campfires. Santa is available before and after the movie, and doesn’t leave Hubb’s Farm until all children have had a chance to give him their Christmas list!

Limited tickets are available to preserve the intimate, small-theater atmosphere and must be purchased online in advance.

$20 per person, ages 2 to adult (under 2 free)

Tickets sold only in advance.

Ticket includes time with Santa, movie screening, hot chocolate, Hubb’s Express train ride, and a jingle bell for all attendees. We will also provide campfires for cooking marshmallows, s’mores and toe-warming (just not at the same time!). S’mores kits are available for order at the time of ticket purchase. One kit makes four s’mores.

Find more information on the Hubb’s Farm website.

Brunch & Bows for Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 30 - 10 am to 12 pm

Grab a girlfriend and join us for a fun day of shopping!  Choose from  three brunch venues!

Ticketholders will receive a brunch buffet, mimosa, coffee and a SWAG bag full of discounts and other goodies! For more information or tickets, please call 910-299-4904 or stop by Simply NC in Downtown Clinton.  Tickets are $25.

Christmas in the City

Thursday, December 5 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride at Christmas in the City! Bring a warm coat or blanket and experience the charm of Downtown Clinton. Cost is $15.00 per person. Contact Betty Holland or Mary Rose at (910) 299-4904 and make your carriage reservation today!

Salemburg's Small Town Christmas & Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6 - 6 pm to 9 pm

Let's start a new family tradition.... please join us for Salemburg's Small Town Christmas & Tree Lighting Ceremony at Town Hall.  This is going to be a fun night for kids with crafts and cookie decorating, Santa and Mrs. Claus with some of their friends, cocoa, cider, photo booth with props, singing, vendors and more! We would love to have you and your family celebrate with us!

Clinton Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 14 - 10 am to 12 pm

Come enjoy the Christmas spirit at the Christmas in Clinton Parade!  See home-made floats, professional floats, classic cars, new cars, area Queens, and Little Misses, clowns, bands, dancers, and of course Santa Claus!

Don't miss the Santa Float with candy to the children in the crowd.

The parade that begins at the Exposition Center and goes through Downtown Clinton. 

Christmas on the Farm at Hubb's

Friday, December 12 thru 15
Friday, December 20 thru 22
From 6 pm to 9 pm - each night

Enjoy a festive evening at Hubb’s Farm during December, with Hubb’s Express train rides through our Christmas Inflatable Wonderland, hayrides while listening to Christmas music, fire pits and s’mores, visits with Santa, and a Nativity scene beneath the stars. Other farm activities and concessions are also available.

Our wagons used for hayrides are handicap accessible. For those who need assistance, please inform the driver before boarding. We want to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun experience at Hubb’s Farm.

Find more information on the Hubb's Farm website.

Roseboro's 15th Annual Christmas Parade

Friday, December 13 - 7 pm

Roseboro's 15th Annual Christmas Parade will route through the downtown area beginning at 7:00 p.m. Food vendors will also be on-hand. And, of course, SANTA will be too!! We look forward to seeing you!

Especially during the holiday season, Sampson County is a great place to relax and enjoy our area's natural beauty.  As you arrive to visit family or you may be here for your business trip...we invite you to join in our local community festivities, drive our country roads and follow the art AND your heart along Sampson County's Barn Quilt Trail!

If you just need a break from the city life, come and stay and enjoy a getaway while you check out our local shops and restaurants!  We look forward to seeing in you Sampson County!