10 Things to Do Over Winter Break in the Triad


1. Ice-Skating at Piedmont Winterfest | Greensboro
Outdoor ice skating, slide and snow play box. Through Jan. 2

2. Tanglewood’s Festival of Lights | Clemmons
Entering its 25th season, this event continues to be one of the largest and most spectacular light shows in the Southeast. Through Jan. 1

3. Pilot Mountain Christmas
This is the 50th and final edition of Larry and Rachel Charpiat’s free walk-through holiday display, which spans four acres and includes more than 750,000 lights. Through Jan. 1.

4. Ice Venture Exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
Decorate a snowman, collect snowballs, go ice-fishing, and slide on the sock-skating rink — even if the snow isn’t falling outside. Through Feb. 19.

5. Gingerbread House Workshop at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

Make and take a mini gingerbread house, while supplies last. Build your creation with a mini milk carton, graham crackers, icing and a variety of sweet treats.

6. High Point Ballet’s ‘Land of the Sweets’

The Land of the Sweets Nutcracker performance is designed especially for children. The show length of approximately one hour and content is tailored for young people’s attention.

7. Greensboro Science Center’s Laser Holidays

Greensboro Science Center’s must-see evening laser shows combine your favorite music with an amazing laser light show that dances across the OmniSphere Theater’s 40-foot dome.

8. Peter and the Wolf Concert

The classic story is retold through music and dance in a collaborative production with Music Carolina, Peppercorn Theatre and Helen Simoneau Danse.

9. Noon Year’s Celebration at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

Happy New Year! Enjoy a countdown to Noon Year’s Eve. Create your very own sound shaker in the Art Studio beginning at 10 a.m. At 11:40 a.m., visitors will gather for fun songs, silly activities and a story time. The event will end with a countdown to the “Noon” year!

10. First Day Hike

Start the New Year 2017 off by joining a ranger for a hike along at one of North Carolina's state parks.

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