The Holiday season is finally here! While things are a little different this year, we must still spread that holly jolly cheer. Here’s how you can get in the spirit of giving in High Point this year:
Take a Ride in a No Horse Open Sleigh
The stage is set! Whether it’s daytime or at night, stop by the High Point Public Library and take a selfie in the sleigh provided by Guilford Merchants Association. Post your photos with the hashtag #selfiesleighGMA or send your photos to email@example.com so a few of them can appear in newspaper ads or on social media sites!
HPU’s Annual Community Christmas Event
Continuing with the tradition of a free Christmas Event for Triad residents, High Point University is offering a festive, safe way for local families to celebrate the Christmas season together. The HPU Christmas Drive will welcome families to campus again this year to enjoy the holiday decorations and sounds of the season from the comfort of their vehicles. The event will take place December 19th-January 1st from 3pm-8pm. During these 14 days, guests are invited to drive through campus to enjoy views of the more than 100,000 Christmas lights, a candy cane DNA structure in Congdon Hall, a life-size Nativity scene, 138 nutcrackers and soldiers and other holiday decorations!
Sip & Shop at Nutrition on Main
Support your local vendors and businesses this holiday season! Stop by Nutrition on Main Saturday, December 19th between 3pm and 5pm to enjoy free samples of their Gourmet Shakes & Energizing Teas with Soothing Aloe, while shopping the many various hand-crafted items from local vendors. Find anything from jewelry to candles and bath bombs and even elf poop!
Elf on the Shelf Photo Contest
Visit High Point wants to see your creative side! Join in on the holiday fun and submit a picture through Facebook Messenger of what your elf is doing in your home, along with your elf’s name. It will be added to the ‘Elf on the Shelf High Point Holiday’ Album, where you can share with friends and family so they can vote by liking your picture! The Elf on the Shelf picture with the most likes on Monday, December 28th will receive a $50 gift card that can be used at any of the Blue Restaurant Properties!
Enjoy this holiday tradition in a new way! See The Nutcracker live streamed from the safety and comfort of your own home. This classic ballet will live stream December 18th and 19th from 7:30pm-9:30pm, as well as December 20th from 2pm-4pm. Can’t catch it live? It will be available on demand for 14 days after the performance.
Uptowne Holiday Season Stroll
Follow Uptowne High Point on Facebook to stay up to date on sales, events and activities during the Uptowne Holiday Season Stroll featuring local restaurants, retail and entertainment.
Are You Naughty or Nice?
Pose in front of Jeff Beck’s sinister looking Grinch or Freddy Garcia’s Jolly Santa Claus and be bold enough to answer the question, are you naughty or nice? Post your picture on social media and have the chance to win custom, Christmas-themed artwork from a couple of local artists as well as a gift card to Nick’s Sub Shop. The fun part of the promotion is that your selfie, you choose which side of the mural you closely relate to. Tag @_nos_1977 and @jag.one_nc to enter!
Tis The Season for Hot Chocolate Bombs
Hot chocolate bombs have become the new hot item of the season. With flavors like milk chocolate, peppermint, salted caramel, the Grinch, cookies & cream, lucky charms, peppermint bark, mocha and caramel macchiato, this unique and fun gift is perfect for staff, family and friends. Find them at The Market, The Cozy Cannoli, Sunset Slush and Uncle Cheesecake.
Show Off Your Holiday Spirit at J.H. Adams Inn
Wear your most festive, ugly Christmas Sweater and enjoy a wonderful dinner at the J.H. Adams Inn. They are open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday from 5pm-9pm. Get your picture taken and get a complimentary dessert! Ho Ho Ho everyone!!
Triad Together Challenge
Local businesses, like the ones mentioned above, employ our neighbors, friends and loved ones and are a big part of what makes our community unique. Give your family members the idea of grabbing gift cards to your favorite local spots as a gift this Holiday season! Spend where it has an impact because together, we can help the Triad not only survive, but thrive!