Tour de Trees

OK, 2020. No Christmas parades. Check. No New Year’s parties. Check. But the town of Southern Pines will still have festive trees lining its streets for the holidays, courtesy of local merchants and civic organizations. Consider it an opportunity for a bit of socially distanced holiday cheer and, while you stroll around town, a little window shopping.

Bryant House Birthday Bash

Rain or shine, bring the family to celebrate the 200th birthday of the Bryant House, combined with Heritage Day, on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at 3361 Mt. Carmel Road, Carthage. There will be live music, Christmas cheer, war interpretations and craft demonstrations. For additional information call (910) 692-2051 or go to

Holiday Concert

The Sandhills Community College Holiday Concert will feature choral and piano arrangements to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The concert will be live streamed from the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. You can find it on YouTube at a web address too confusing to contemplate but easy to search.

Shaw House Tours

The historic Shaw House, the Garner House and the Sanders Cabin at 110 W. Morganton Road in Southern Pines will be open for tours and Christmas gift shopping Thursdays and Fridays beginning Dec. 3 from 1 – 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Moore County Historical Association and help preserve our heritage. For additional information call (910) 692-2051.

Open House

Enjoy a winter wonderland of holiday décor and gifts at Hollyfield Design, 130 E. Illinois Ave., Southern Pines, beginning Friday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Christmas pet photos will be available on Dec. 6 from 1 – 3 p.m. Get digital files in exchange for donations of cat food for Animal Advocates of Moore County. Sunday hours will be 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information call (910) 692-7243.

Nothing Runs Like a Reindeer

The annual 5K Reindeer Fun Run through the downtown neighborhoods of Aberdeen takes place on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 7:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. The run is for all skill levels, from walkers to trotters to people who are in distressingly good physical condition. For information call (910) 693-3045 or go to

A Cuppa

The Sandhills Women’s Exchange, 15 Azalea Road in Pinehurst, is having “Tea Time at the Cabin” on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. There is limited seating of only 16 guests. There will be a second seating from 2 – 4 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. For information and reservations call (910) 295-4677.

All Dressed Up (And Nowhere to Go)

Peruse vintage fashions from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., Aberdeen. The Rooster’s Wife and Moon Vintage Goods will put on a socially distanced trunk show of fashions ranging from the ’70s to the ’00s. There will be eggnog and gift wrapping. Limited to 20 shoppers at a time. For information go to or call (910) 944-7502.

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