Winter is here in North Carolina, and that means it’s time to fill your calendar with fun holiday events and activities. Whether you love holiday shopping, treats, or spreading good holiday cheer, there’s something in this city for everyone to do this season. Start planning out your next couple of weeks with some of these winter events in New Bern, NC.

Things to Do This Winter in New Bern, NC

New Bern’s Polar Express (Recurring in Dec.)

Bring your favorite holiday story to life on New Bern’s Polar Express trolley ride. Each guest receives a “Believe” sleigh bell to help ring in the Christmas spirit. Throughout the journey, there will be lights, caroling, and an appearance from Santa himself, straight from the North Pole. Guests will also get to meet the conductor and some of Santa’s elves. Advance ticket purchase is required.

Breakfast with Santa (Dec. 1)

If you have little ones, load into the car and head out to enjoy Breakfast with Santa. This event is packed with fun things for kids to do. In addition to meeting Mr. and Mrs. Claus, they can write letters to Santa, decorate cookies, make beads, and more. A breakfast buffet will be served and photos with Santa, complete with a gift, will be available. This year, the event takes place from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Garber United Methodist Church. Children under 12 months are free.

Beary Merry Christmas Live Window Displays (Dec. 14)

Every year, select shops in downtown New Bern transform their windows into live, holiday-themed displays. As you explore the historic district and shop for unique gifts and holiday goodies, check out the live displays and pick out your personal favorites. The store with the best live display will be awarded a trophy. The event takes places from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Cost is free.

20th Annual Cookie Walk (Dec. 15)

Fill up on some tasty holiday treats during the 20th Annual Cookie Walk. Chow down on thousands of cookies for sale, along with sandwiches, drinks, and snacks, as live music fills the air. Plus, you can feel good about every bite you take, knowing all the proceeds go to local charities. The event is 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church, located at 311 Middle Street in New Bern, NC.

Start the Season Off Right

Before the season kicks off, get your vehicle serviced for winter at Hyundai of New Bern. We also have a large inventory of new Hyundai vehicles for sale, including the Elantra, Sonata, and Santa Fe, to drive into the holidays the right way. Contact us now for more information.