Shop for artisan gifts. Experience a German Colonial Christmas. Ice-skate under the open sky. Tour a historic mill village and sample Christmas treats. Enjoy one of these fun and safe activities this holiday season.

Christmas at Alamance Arts


33rd Annual Christmas at Alamance Arts 

Find gifts for everyone on your list- including yourself- at Alamance Arts this year. Paintings, pottery, glasswork, jewelry and much more are available for purchase, all made by local, regional or international artists. Take a tour of this beautifully decorated Victorian home and take part in the ultimate shopping experience at Christmas at Alamance Arts.



Ice Skating rink outdoors with blue sky


Downtown Graham's Ice Skating Rink  

After you shop, head over to Graham Recreation & Parks Ice Skating Rink, located on the lawn of Alamance Arts! This fun outdoor event features a synthetic ice skating rink and multiple special events throughout the season. Real ice skates are used on the synthetic ice. Skate rentals are free. Maximum of 20 participants on the ice (capacity may change pending COVID-19 and Executive Order Phase Guidelines). 




Men in uniform from colonial days

Special Tours: German Christmas in Colonial Carolina  

Join Alamance Battleground this season for a special Christmas tour and learn about North Carolina's German heritage and culture during the 1700's. You'll learn about the holiday traditions and culinary experiences of these Colonial German communities that have shaped our region today. Tours are limited in space so sign up today. 



Textile Heritage Museum at Christmas

Glencoe by Candlelight

Reserve a candlelit tour of historic Glencoe and enjoy Christmas treats, decorations, and traditions hosted by the Textile Heritage Museum. A costumed interpreter will guide you through the village where you'll learn what it was like to celebrate the holidays in this historic mill village starting in 1882 and ending in 1954. Activities include Victorian tree decorating and doll making. Sample cookies, popcorn, and candy and sip apple cider, hot chocolate, and tea. Museum and gift shop will be open for visitors.