Christmas In Clayton 2023
Your guide to everything Christmas in Clayton! Join us in celebrating the holidays, supporting local businesses, and spreading cheer!
Spread the Holiday Cheer with Letters to Santa at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library!
From November 15th to December 15th, children of all ages are invited to visit Santa's special mailbox in our enchanting children's room! Let the magic of the season come alive as the little ones drop by to write their heartfelt notes to Santa Claus.
Here's the extra special part: The wonderful ladies of the Clayton Junior Woman’s Club will ensure that each letter reaches the North Pole in time! Santa himself will send a personalized letter back, just in time for Christmas!
Bring your kids, nephews, nieces, and friends to be a part of this festive tradition. Let's make this holiday season extra magical for the little ones!
Get ready to embrace the spirit of the season by supporting your favorite local businesses and discovering unique treasures in our vintage and handmade sidewalk sale. Main Street will come alive with makers and craft vendors offering you the perfect opportunity to find one-of-a-kind gifts and treasures for yourself.
- Shop Local: Explore the best that our downtown has to offer as our beloved small businesses open their doors with special deals and exclusive promotions.
- Vintage & Handmade Sidewalk Sale: Stroll through a bustling streetscape filled with vintage finds, handmade crafts, and artisanal creations. You're sure to uncover hidden gems!
- Free Mimosa Stops: Sip, shop, and savor the day with complimentary mimosa stops at various locations along Main Street. Cheers to a fabulous shopping experience!
- More Surprises: Stay tuned for exciting surprises, live entertainment, and special activities throughout the day.
Let's come together to support local businesses, celebrate creativity, and enjoy a day of shopping and community spirit. Bring your friends and family, and let's make this Shop Small Saturday unforgettable!
Don't forget to use the hashtag #DowntownClaytonNC to share your favorite finds and moments from the day. See you there!
With children singing, free hot chocolate, train rides, and a live nativity the annual Christmas Village and Tree Lighting has been holiday tradition in Clayton for over 30 years.
Saturday, December 2nd 2023
Doors: 7:30 PM | Show: 8:00 PM
Tickets on-sale soon!
Laugh your way into the holiday season with The Second City's "What The Elf?", a humorous and irreverent take on the traditional Christmas tale. The Second City has spawned some of the best comedians of our time and has been entertaining audiences for more than six decades. The show features a talented cast of improvisers who weave together a hilarious and heartwarming story that is sure to delight.
(Suggested for audiences 17+)
Join us at the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library on Thursday, December 7th, at 4 pm for a fantastic ornament gift making experience! This special event is tailored just for our young readers, and we can't wait to share the joy of Christmas with you.
Date: Thursday, December 7th
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library
Registration is required to secure your spot! Click here to sign up: https://bit.ly/HEMLRegistration
The 2023 Acoustic Christmas for the Kids Concert benefiting UNC Children’s on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 7:00pm. The show features performances from Randy Houser, Brian Kelley from Florida Georgia Line, and Morgan Evans. Reserved seating for the show is $50. A limited amount of VIP tickets are available for $100. One hundred percent of ticket sale revenue generated from 94.7 QDR’s Acoustic Christmas for the Kids Concert will be donated to UNC Children’s Hospital. Driven by Deacon Jones Auto Group
Tickets on sale Friday, 7/28 at 10am
The Clayton Christmas Parade will take place this year on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 3pm.
Registration for the 2023 Parade is now open and will end November 24, 2023.
For more information and to register, please visit www.claytonchristmasparade.org.
Experience the Cozy Magic of A Hygge Holiday at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library!
Get ready to embrace warmth, comfort, and holiday cheer at our special event designed for tweens through adults! Join us on Saturday, December 16th, at 10 am for a delightful Hygge Holiday celebration that will fill your heart with joy.
Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library
Indulge in the hygge atmosphere as we come together for a cozy holiday experience. Whether you're crafting, sipping on hot cocoa, or simply enjoying the festive ambiance, this event is sure to add warmth to your holiday season.
Secure your spot by registering at https://bit.ly/HEMLRegistration.
Johnston County Chorus will be performing at The Clayton Center on December 16th! The Holiday Concert: A Magnificent Christmas will begin at 2:00pm.
Come on out and enjoy this 90-minute show of your favorite songs of the season, performed with live accompaniment by the 35 vocalists of the Johnston County Chorus. Enjoy special solos, duets, quartets, and comedy - and sing along with us at this special program for the entire family.
Special guests include young violin duo Marli and Evan Brown, and dancers from Smithfield's own Artistry in Motion Dance Studio. Performed under the baton of Choral Director Clair Williams and Music Director Dan Kehoe.
Join us for a magical holiday experience in Municipal Park!
Sip on warm cocoa, visit with Santa, and immerse yourself in the festive spirit with a light show at Municipal Park on December 21st from 6 to 8 PM