Holiday Delights: Public Power Celebrates the Holiday Season


Public Power communities around North Carolina have plenty of activities planned to get you and yours into the holiday spirit. Here’s just a sampling of how your neighbors are spreading tidings of great joy during the holidays.


Tarboro (December 8 from 2pm-4pm)

Celebrate the spirit of the season at the 56th Annual Tarboro Christmas Parade. Beginning in the beautifully decorated Downtown, the parade slowly rolls up Main Street as kids and adults line the sidewalks to wave at floats and see Santa ride by. Visit to learn more.


New Bern (December 14 and 21)

Take a trip back in time at Tryon Palace’s “Christmas Belles: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration,” and experience how New Bern celebrated the holidays in the 18th and 19th century. This famed North Carolina tradition returns to Tryon Palace in 2019 with beautiful, new decorations and heartwarming holiday vignettes illuminated by the magical glow of candlelight. Tickets are available now! Visit to learn more.


Concord (Through January 5, 2020)

Speedway Christmas presented by COOK OUT has returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway, and it’s bigger and better than ever! The 10th edition of Charlotte’s spectacular drive-through light show features more than 4 million lights over a remarkable,3.75-mile course. It’s sure to make your season bright! Visit to learn more.


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