December 1– January 7, 2018 NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING . . . Except for a mouse! Make that several mice made of felt and dressed in gay, holiday apparel for visitors to find on a Great Moutastical Mouse Hunt at Greensboro History Museum, 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro. (336) 373-2043 or greensborohistory.org.
December 1–31 HISTORIC HOLIDAYS. Step back in time for a simpler Christmas experience, with candlelight tours, historic demonstrations, arts, crafts, visits with St. Nicholas and more at Holidays in Salem. Old Salem Museum and Gardens, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem. Info: oldsalem.org.
December 1–22 HOLIDAY FISHES. Or Fishman. The extensive exhibit of explosive Abstract Expressionist works, Louise Fishman: A Retrospective, ends its run on the exhibit’s only tour of the South. Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St., Greensboro. Info: (336) 334-5770 or weatherspoon.uncg.edu.
December 1–24 SPIRITED PERFORMANCE. The holiday season would be incomplete without it: A Christmas Carol, Triad Stage’s Twin City production based on Charles Dickens’s classic, beloved novel. Performance times vary. Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. Tickets: (336) 272-0160 or triadstage.org.
December 5–31 STELLAR PERFORMANCE. See Triad Stage’s twist on The Nativity story set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity. Performance times vary. Pyrle Theater, 232, South Elm St., Greensboro. Tickets: (336) 272-0160 or triadstage.org.
December 8–17 NUT JOB. As in the lush production of Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker, courtesy UNC-School of the Arts. Performance times vary. Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Tickets: (336) 721-1945 or uncsa.edu.
December 13–19 SPLASH MOB. Nearly 150 of the country’s top divers take the plunge at the 2017 USA Diving Winter National Championships. Competition times vary. Greensboro Aquatic Center, 1921 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. Info: (336) 315-8498 or greensboroaquaticcenter.com.
December 14–17 SCROOGY. High Point Community Theatre presents A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Performance times vary. High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce St., High Point. Tickets: (336) 887-3001 or highpointtheatre.com.
December 14 & 15 HPU-VILLE. Now in its seventh year, HPU’s Community Christmas Celebration is bigger and better than ever, with marching bands, a life-size Nativity, “snow,” hot dogs, train rides and more. For a shuttle to campus, park at Oak Hollow Mall, 921 Eastchester Drive, High Point. Info: highpoint.edu/Christmas.
December 14 POINTED. 7 p.m. Will Ferrell stars as Buddy the Elf in Elf. ’Nuf said. Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Tickets: (336) 333-3605 or carolinatheatre.com.
December 15 GAEL APPAREL. 8 p.m. Enjoy the high-Eire musical act, Cherish the Ladies, for “A Celtic Christmas.” Van Dyke Performance Space, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Tickets: (800) 838-3006 or thevandyke.org.
December 16 WHAT’S COOKIN’? 10 a.m. Find out with a visit to Hoggatt House, where costumed interpreters will demonstrate cooking over an open hearth. High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point. Info: (336) 885-1859 or highpointmuseum.org.
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