Come Celebrate the Holidays In Greensboro North Carolina
The first weekend in December we will have the Festival of Lights
The 23rd Annual Festival of Lights will be on December 2nd
From 6:00 to 9:00 PM in Downtown Greensboro.
We will have a musical stroll, with over 20 performing groups will be there with the downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries open throughout the festival area for everyone to experience and enjoy the spirit of the holidays all sponsored by the Greensboro News & Record.
The Greensboro Jaycees Holiday Parade on December 3rd
Starting at 12:00 Noon till 2:00 PM
Come help celebrate a 35 year Holiday tradition. Come and see dancing teams, holiday floats, vehicles, Macy Parade style balloons, and local marching bands parade down the main streets of Greensboro. Don’t miss the larger then life character balloons such as: The Grinch, Santa, Hungry Caterpiller, Raggedy Ann, and Raggedy Andy.
Winter Wonderland at Hamburger Square Park
At the corner of McGee & South Elm Streets 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Come by the park to chat with Santa and remember to bring your camera to have a picture taken. Come and see the magic of Noah an the artistry of the Pentecostal Puppet Team. Then enjoy a roasted marshmallow provided by Grassroots Productions Limited.
A new version of a time tested old game. FestQuest is a scavenger hunt trivia contest spanning the entire festival area of downtown Greensboro. Our quest is designed to give all our holiday participants a tour of historic Greensboro and to teach them facts about famous landmarks, while competing for prizes. News & Record will print in advance of the Festival clues that lead to a variety of downtown locations that will also be available throughout the Festival area.
Our scavengers will use the clues to find posted signs with a QR code & a written symbol at 10 downtown sites and can participate by scanning the QR codes with their smart phone or copying the symbols down on the provided entry form. Participants who submit all 10 QR codes or symbols will be eligible to win prizes.
So if you want to play FestQuest you have until 11:59 on Dec 4th to find and submit your answers. If you complete FestQuest accurately you will be entered into drawings for prizes donated by the Greensboro downtown merchants. Leading up to FestQuest, hints will be provided on the Festival of Lights Facebook page and the Grassroots Productions Twitter.