Celebrate December with these top holiday events in Johnston County, NC

Holiday Events

Are you looking for ways to spark your spirit in December? New Home Inc has ideas to celebrate December with these top holiday events in Johnston County, NC. There’s something for everyone—even the Humbuggers!

Christmas Tree Lightings

December 2 | 200 South Front Street, Smithfield, NC

December 3 | Downtown Benson, NC

December 3 | Barbour’s Grove Park, Four Oaks, NC

The holiday lights come on in the scenic towns of Smithfield, Benson, and Four Oaks. A holiday parade, music, food, entertainment, shopping and a visit from Santa kick off a great start to your season.

Christmas Carriage Rides and Santa Visit

December 3, 10 & 17 | Downtown Smithfield, NC

Looking for something romantic? Take a carriage ride through Downtown Smithfield, where the festive spirit is everywhere. Or treat the family to this joy-filled excursion. Be sure to include a visit with Santa to let him know how good you’ve been. 

The Grinch Stink, Stank, Stunk 5K Toy Run

December 4 | Smithfield Community Park, Smithfield, NC

Run or walk—even walk your dog—in this special 5K event and 1-mile Jingle Bell Jog. Your registration “fee” is a new toy that will go to children in need of some joy. Awards will be given for Best Kid Costume, Best Dog Costume, and Best Family or Duo costume. So let your heart grow!

The Polar Express Movie Night

December 11 | The Grocery Bag, Clayton, NC

Snuggle into your pajamas and a cozy blanket while you watch “The Polar Express” outdoors. Popcorn and hot cocoa are provided to get into the spirit of this timeless tale.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

December 11 | Double Barley Brewing, Smithfield, NC

Things are going to get ugly at Double Barley Brewing! Slip on your tackiest top and join the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party while you listen to holiday music provided by Plush Life. Yes, “Ugly” never looked so good.

The Meadow Lights

Through December 31 | 4546 Godwin Lake Road, Benson, NC

Experience the brilliance of the oldest Christmas light show in eastern NC, now covering more than 30 acres. Drive around and take the train ride to take in the spectacle in what is sure to become an annual tradition for you and your family.

Lights on the Neuse

Various December dates | Boyette Family Farms, Clayton, NC

Treat yourself to a down-home celebration on the farm. Take a hayride to see the dazzling lights, visit with Santa, and reflect on the meaning of the season.

Christmas Jubilee Live @The Rudy

Various dates through December 28 | The Rudy Theatre, Downtown Selma, NC

There’s nothing like holiday music to get you in the mood. The Rudy Theatre presents its annual holiday performance with live music presented in true Rudy fashion—with fun and surprises.

Drive-Through Christmas Village

Various dates through December 18 | Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Kenly, NC

Travel back through time to get a glimpse of a Christmas Village from years past. The Tobacco Farm Life Museum has expanded its Christmas Village where you can experience history in a meaningful way.

Give yourself a lasting memory

As you’re exploring the many cheerful ways to enjoy the holidays in Johnston County, New Home Inc invites you to plan one more stop. We’re building new townhomes and single-family homes for sale in Selma, NC. Woodberry Forest and Cross Creek are taking shape in a wonderful location in this Raleigh area town. We’re taking a different approach to new home design, one that is “Future Proof” and includes features that today’s buyers are looking for. New construction townhomes are becoming available so don’t miss out on the opportunity to truly celebrate the new year! Sign up for our VIP List to get advance notice of our plans and progress.

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