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

🎅🏼 'Tis the season! It's the most wonderful time of the year, and the perfect time of year to cultivate your spirit in Sampson County and discover our charming towns and local communities! You're invited to join the fun!

Sampson Arts Council | Art for All Holiday Market

Support local artists and purchase unique art/gifts created by local and regional artists and craftsmen.

DATE:  Ongoing from November 10th thru December 15th, 2022
TIME:  Monday thru Friday 9 am to 5 pm
LOCATION:  Sampson Arts Council – 709 College Street, Clinton

Samuel Johnson House | Christmas Open House

Please join Randall and Stephanie Carter at the Samuel Johnson House for the Christmas Open House on November 27, 2022, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Tours, snacks, and bookings of this fantastic new bed and breakfast inn will be available on-site.

DATE:  Sunday, November 27, 2022
TIME: 2 pm to 5 pm
LOCATION:  507 Smith Rd, Clinton, NC 28328

Christmas with the Embers | Featuring Craig Woolard

When local music fans think of The Embers, Christmas music probably isn’t going to be the first thing that pops into their head. For this family-friendly performance, the stage will be fully decorated for Christmas and will feature all your favorite Christmas hits. The performance is suitable for patrons of all ages and will put you in the Christmas spirit.

DATE:  Tuesday, November 29, 2022
TIME: Doors Open at 6:15 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm
LOCATION:  Sampson County Expo Center, Prestage Hall – 414 Warsaw Rd. Clinton, NC

Downtown Clinton's Annual Christmas in the City

Enjoy Christmas in the City with a lineup on two dates of lots of family fun including the City of Clinton Christmas Tree Lighting, carriage rides, Santa's house and mailbox on Main Street, story telling, live entertainment, and great food options.

DATE:  TWO DATES! Thursday December 1st and Thursday, December 8th, 2022
TIME: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
LOCATION:  Historic Downtown Clinton, NC

Town of Roseboro Christmas Tree Lighting

The annual Roseboro Christmas Tree Lighting will take place in Downtown Roseboro at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1st, and is sure to ignite some Christmas cheer. Entertainment will consist of singing and dancing. Food vendors will be available. We hope you’ll plan to join us for an evening of fun! The Christmas tree is located by the brick trail and monument area on the railroad bed across from Roseboro Park.

DATE:  Thursday, December 1, 2022
TIME: 7:00 pm to 8 pm
LOCATION:  Across from Roseboro Park by the brick trail

Storytime with Santa at Bellamy Recreation Center in Clinton

Santa is coming to town and making a pit stop at the Bellamy Recreation Center in Clinton! Join us for cookies while Santa reads a bedtime Christmas story. Take pictures with the Big Guy and wear your favorite pj's!

DATE:  Friday, December 2, 2022
TIME: 6:30 pm to 8 pm
LOCATION:  500 Pierce Street, Clinton, NC
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - Call (910) 299-4906
COST:  $10/child and $5 for each additional child

Town of Turkey Community Tree Lighting

Come out and see Turkey to see the Community Tree Lighting ceremony held on the 1st Saturday in December) The event will be held at the Turkey Fire Department, 533 Faison Rd, Turkey, NC 910-592-1446

DATE:  Saturday, December 3, 2022
TIME: 6 pm to 8 pm
LOCATION:  Turkey Fire Department – 533 Faison Road, Turkey, NC
PHONE:  (910) 592-1446 – Please call with any questions

Small Town Christmas | Salemburg

Join us for this family fun Christmas celebration in the Town of Salemburg.  Get your shopping done while you enjoy coffee and hot chocolate, pictures with Santa and much more!

DATE:  Saturday, December 3, 2022
TIME: 11 am to 3 pm
LOCATION:  Salemburg Town Hall – 100 Methodist Drive, Salemburg, NC
PHONE:  (910) 525-5650 – Please call with any questions

Town of Roseboro Christmas Parade

We invite all to come out for Roseboro’s Annual Christmas Parade in Downtown Roseboro beginning at 7:00 p.m. It’s an event that’s sure to spark a little Christmas spirit in all who attend.  It's beautiful to see the floats lit up with Christmas Splendor. We look forward to seeing you there! Fun for the entire family!

We look forward to seeing you there! Fun for the entire family!

DATE:  Friday, December 9, 2022
TIME: 7 pm to 8 pm
LOCATION:  Downtown Roseboro

Annual Clinton–Sampson Christmas Parade

Don't miss Sampson County's favorite Christmas Tradition!

DATE:  Saturday, December 10, 2022
TIME: 10 am to 11:45 am
LOCATION:  Downtown Clinton

✨Don't miss the LIVE COVERAGE of this year's Parade on the Star Communications YouTube Page!

Sing Around the Christmas Tree in Harrells

Come out to the Town of Harrells annual Sing Around The Tree event at 6:00 pm on December 13th.  The event will be at the Harrells Activity Center located at 891 Ward Rd, Harrells, NC. Come join in and get in the Spirit of Christmas!

DATE:  Tuesday, December 13, 2022
TIME: 6 pm
LOCATION:  Harrells Activity Center – 891 Ward Road, Harrells

Town of Harrells 2nd Annual Craft Market

Come join the Town of Harrells for their 2nd annual Craft Market that will be held December 17th at the Harrells Park located at 70 Park Ave, Harrells.  Lots of beautiful crafts to select from.  For more information contact Cindy at the Town of Harrells Town Hall.

DATE:  Saturday, December 17, 2022
TIME: 9 am to 1 pm
LOCATION:  Harrells Park – 70 Park Avenue, Harrells

Christmas Light Drive Thru | Roseboro

DATE:  Open the Week of Christmas – December 20th thru 26th
TIME: See above
LOCATION:  8409 Dunn Road, Roseboro, NC

🎄 We look forward to seeing you in Sampson County! If you are looking for more trip-planning information,  Take a Video Tour or View our Visitor Guide!