Nothing beats December – the sights, the sounds, the smells, the SHOPPING! In Goldsboro and Wayne County, we take the holidays pretty seriously. From concerts and performances to shopping and sweet treats, Goldsboro has everything needed to get even the biggest Scrooge into the holiday spirit. Check out what makes Goldsboro in December so special and add a few things to your family’s holiday bucket list.

  1. The Sights

    We all know the holidays wouldn’t be the same without the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations. In Goldsboro, there is so much to see here you’ll find yourself wanting to come back all month long. From the bright, twinkling lights lining downtown to Christmas Candlelight Tours at the historic Charles B. Aycock birthplace, there is something for everyone!

  2. The Sounds

    If you’re like us, you started listening to Christmas music a little sooner than you’d like to admit. If the sounds of Christmas are what give you that frosty feeling, hold on to your horses, or should we say reindeer, because Goldsboro has it all! Head on over to the historic Paramount Theatre where they will have musicals and holiday concerts all month long.

  3. The Smells

    Ah! Nothing says Christmas like the scents of cinnamon, peppermint and sugar cookies. Satisfying our sweet tooth is at the top of our favorite Christmas traditions. Get your treats at local bakeries like, Pink Piggy Sweets, Mickey’s Pastry Shop and Bread of Heaven Restaurant & Bakery. And, we can’t forget another very important smell of the season – Fraser Fir, Cedar and Pine trees. Visit Beautancus Christmas Tree Farm in Mount Olive, where you can pick out your very own live tree and fresh wreaths.

  4. The Shopping

    The holidays are about giving, and a lot of times giving means shopping first. We know you put a lot of thought into finding the perfect gifts for those you love. With a variety of stores downtown Goldsboro, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list. Check out Artisan’s Village, Carolina Pine Country Store and Bicycle World & Outdoor Shoppe. Just park your car and spend the day exploring all the shops in the heart of Goldsboro.

Tis the season to be merry, and there is no better place to do that than right here in Goldsboro, NC. We can’t deck the halls without you!