2019 New Bern SantaCon

Downtown New Bern New Bern

SantaCon is simply a gathering of people dressed as Santa! This is an Unofficial Bar Crawl! You are responsible for yourself and yourself alone! Nobody else is responsible for you at this "event." SantaCon is free to attend. See guidelines on the Facebook event page.  

Strung Together

Downtown New Bern New Bern

Come out and enjoy the local band sing their holiday favorites while you enjoy downtown New Bern!

Magician Gary Shelton

Downtown New Bern New Bern

Magician Gary Shelton will be joining us for the holidays in Bear Plaza! Be sure to catch Gary during one of his shows while on your visit to see Santa.

21st Annual The Holly & The Ivy Holiday Homes Tour

Downtown New Bern New Bern

Please plan to join the New Bern Woman’s Club for our 21st Annual “The Holly and The Ivy” Holiday Homes Tour on Saturday, December 14th. The tour showcases lovely historic district homes. Tickets will be available at Bank of the Arts + Harris Teeters for $15.00 prior to the event + $18.00 on the day […]

$15

Holiday Artwalk & ARTcrawl

Downtown New Bern New Bern

ArtWalk is a fun, casual celebration of art and community in downtown New Bern, held every second Friday of each month (yes, even in winter!). It begins at 5 p.m. and usually goes till 8 p.m.–but on warm summer nights, it has been known to go on until 10 o’clock. You’re invited to stroll along […]

3rd Annual Beary Merry Mistletoe March

Downtown New Bern New Bern

Join New Bern Bernie Bear and our wonderland sponsor Coastal Childrens Clinic for the 3rd Annual Beary Merry Mistletoe March. Join us as we march through Downtown New Bern, North Carolina to the sounds of the holidays and end at the O.Marks Building swhere RiverTowne Players will host a Christmas Puppet Show presented by New […]

2019 Christmas Parade

Downtown New Bern New Bern

The annual Downtown New Bern / Craven Jaycee's Christmas Parade. Every year the Craven County Jaycee's and the City of New Bern work together to bring in the Christmas season and to bring Santa Claus into town! For the 2019 Parade we would like to have a float competition, so we are announcing the event […]

Magician Gary Shelton

Downtown New Bern New Bern

Magician Gary Shelton will be joining us for the holidays in Bear Plaza! Be sure to catch Gary during one of his shows while on your visit to see Santa.

Pie a Local Celeb Fundraiser

Downtown New Bern New Bern

Join us for our Religious Community Services (RCS) Food Drive at Light Up the Season! Bring a canned food item to the event in exchange for a raffle ticket for a chance to pie the celeb of your choice! You can also purchase raffle tickets for $1 each with funds going to directly to RCS. […]

$1

Beary Merry Christmas Kickoff

Downtown New Bern New Bern

November 29th 4:30pm-8:30pm Community Tree Lighting at 4:45pm - Union Point Park Parade to Santa House at 5:15pm - S. Front & Middle Street Santa's Arrival at Bear Plaza at 5:30pm Crafts in O'Marks Building at 5:30pm Sledding on Middle Street at 5:45pm Food Trucks, Games & Entertainment All Evening!