Upcoming Holiday Happenings in Davie County

Christmas is just around the corner and Davie County is the place to be during this most wonderful time of the year. We have a host of holiday happenings sure to reform even the grumpiest Grinch! 

Race into the Holiday Season -“Twas the Night Before Bed Race” November 19

Mocksville will race into the holiday season this Friday night, November 19th as twelve wacky, whimsical, and outrageous teams from local businesses and non-profits take part in the annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race. (Rain date November 20th)

The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at dusk followed by the parade of beds at 6 p.m. and the first race at 6:30 p.m. Presented by the Mocksville Tourism Authority, the annual bed race has become one of Mocksville’s most popular events with dozens of teams competing for the cheers of the fans and $600 in cash prizes.

Like any sprint, the goal of the bed race is to go from point A to point B in the shortest time possible. Each team consists of four pushers and one rider who must sit or lie flat on the bed as it goes careening down Main Street. 

Who will this year’s winners be? Veteran teams like Avgol’s Bed Wetters, the Camp Manna Movers, Davie Community Foundation’s S.U.R.F Board, Davidson-Davie Community College’s Storm, Karl Swartz’s “Just for Fun,” the Anderson’s Buckeye Bashers, or Davie High’s JROTC? Or newbies like Comfort Bilt’s Jingle Joggers, Gildan, Pallet One, Reeb, or Eric Farr for District Court Judge? 

Please note: Both North and South Main Street will be CLOSED at 5 p.m. No parking will be allowed on North Main. If you are parked on South Main, you will not be able to move your car between 5-8:30 p.m.due to barricades at the 64/601 crossing (near Presbyterian Church).

  • Horn Street & East Depot intersection will be CLOSED after 5 p.m.
  • West Depot & 117 S. Clement Street intersection will be CLOSED at 5 p.m.  Folks are encouraged to park at the Town Hall Parking Lot.
  • Gaither Street & North Main Street intersection will be CLOSED after 5 p.m.

Bring your own chair and cheer your favorite team on to victory!

Updates can be found on the event’s Facebook page

Create a Christmas Candy Cottage – December 2 

Build, snack, and enjoy the company of your favorite tiny humans as you work together to create a Christmas candy cottage. This event will be hosted by Davie County Recreation and Parks at Davie County Community Park on December 2 from 1-2:30 p.m. and again on December 7 from 4-5:30 p.m. Register today to reserve your spot. 

Follow Davie County Recreation and Parks on Facebook to learn about all of their upcoming holiday activities. 

All Aboard the Polar Express – December 4 

Bring the whole family and come aboard The Polar Express at Cognition Davie on Saturday, December 4 from 9:30 a.m to noon. This event is for the whole family and people are encouraged to come in their pajamas! Get in the Christmas spirit and come read The Polar Express, decorate cookies, drink hot cocoa, make Christmas crafts, and more! Each family will leave with a copy of The Polar Express, a belly full of cookies and cocoa, and a whole lot of memories. Space is limited so register now!

To see Cognition’s other holiday-related events for children, adults, or families, check the calendar HERE

Mocksville’s Hometown Christmas Parade – December 4

After your ride on the Polar Express, grab some lunch at one of Mockville’s delicious restaurants and then find a place to watch Mocksville’s Christmas parade. This beloved tradition has delighted young and old for decades and is sure to get you in the spirit. This year’s theme is “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

The parade will feature everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, single vehicles to full-blown floats, candy for the kids, and of course, Santa Claus. The parade will depart from Rich Park on Saturday, December 4 at 2 p.m. and will travel down Main Street, turn left on Depot Street, and end at Railroad Street where dismantling will begin

Please note: Limited through traffic will begin at 1 p.m and the parade route streets (Main, Depot, Park, Poplar, etc) will be closed to ALL traffic by 1:15 p.m.so that the parade may start on time at 2 p.m. 

For more information, contact Tami Langdon at tlangdon@mocksvillenc.org or (336) 753-6705.

Christmas in the Town of Bermuda Run – December 5 

Like the old song says, “We need a little Christmas.” You’ll definitely find it in Bermuda Run on Sunday, December 5, as the town and volunteers from the community host Christmas in the Town of Bermuda Run from 2 – 5 p.m., rain or shine, at the Town Hall Gazebo in the Kinderton Business Park located on Kinderton Blvd., Bermuda Run.

The fun-filled family event will begin with the arrival of the Town’s own Santa Claus escorted with much fanfare by the Smith Grove Fire Department. Following Santa’s appearance, the kids will have games managed by the Bermuda Run Tennis volunteers.  An ornament craft-making center for the kids, hosted by the Bermuda Run Garden Club, will produce edible bird-friendly ornaments to hang on the Town tree. In addition, Hillsdale Real Estate Group will generously provide carriage rides with horses decked out in melodic sleigh bells and carriage masters from the Dickens era.

There will be a tacky sweater contest for adults and a gingerbread house decorating contest for kids. Participants can obtain the guidelines on the event’s Facebook page. Barry Rentz, The Musical Jukebox will provide holiday music for the day.   

The event will culminate in the lighting of the Town’s Christmas tree and a good old-fashioned Christmas carol sing-along.

For more information about this event, or to donate or volunteer, please email TreeOBR@gmail.com.

Carriage Rides – December 10

What better way to enjoy the Christmas lights and the spirit of the holidays than a ride through Historic Downtown Mocksville in a horse-drawn carriage! The buggy can hold 4-6 people so bring the family and enjoy a FREE carriage ride down Main Street and the downtown area. Carriages will depart from West Depot Street near Lydia Jaynes on December 10 from 6-8 p.m. Parking is available at Town Hall.

Advance Christmas Parade – December 11 

No better way to start the day than a parade! Grab a hot chocolate and head to the Advance Christmas Parade sponsored by the Advance Fire Department. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Cornatzer Elementary School (529 Cornatzer Road, Mocksville) and follows Cornatzer Road, turning right onto Highway 801 and left on Peoples Creek Road. The parade will be held rain or shine. 

Winterfest – December 11 

After the parade, grab a bite to eat at one of Davie County’s delectable restaurants and then head to Mocksville’s Main Street Park at noon for a delightful day of holiday fun for the young and the young-at-heart. 

  • Noon – 2 p.m – Traveling Storybook – Children will enjoy reading the charming winter tale, One Snowy Day, page by page, as they journey through Downtown Mocksville. The story will begin at Main Street Park and continue at each downtown merchant. 
  • Noon – 4 p.m. – Ice Sculpting – You will be in awe as Chef Al Romano, owner of Fire and Ice, and his crew carve, chisel, and shape simple blocks of ice into stunning works of art. 
  • Noon- 4 p.m. – Sounds of the Season – Barry Rentz and his Mobile Jukebox will be downtown playing all of your favorite holiday hits.   
  • 6 – 7:30 p.m. – The Christmas classics will take on a bluegrass flair as the Two Pickers, Eva & Danny Casstevens, take center stage outside of the Artist Market on Main

Christmas Celebration at the Brock – December 11 

Nothing beats the joyful strains of Christmas music. Enjoy the sounds of the season for free at the Sixth Annual Christmas Celebration at the Brock on December 11th at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Davie County Arts Council, the concert will feature Carolers of Christmas Past, Gianinni Brass, and some special visitors from the North Pole. 


Holiday Music with the North Davie Pep Band – December 17 

Enjoy the sounds of the season as the North Davie Pep Band strolls through Downtown Mocksville on Friday night, December 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. to add a festive air to your holiday meal or last-minute shopping. 

Cooleemee’s Christmas Parade – December 18

Cooleemee’s Christmas parade is back this year. Come out on December 18th at 2 p.m to enjoy the parade and have pictures made with Santa after on the front porch of the Zachary House. Line up for the parade will begin at 1 p.m. at Cooleemee Elementary School

Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus and Holiday Music with the Davie Community Band – December 18th 

Christmas isn’t complete without a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Share your last-minute Christmas wishes and take photos with the famous pair from 1-4 p.m. at Main Street Park in Mocksville. Barry Rentz and his Mobile Jukebox will be on hand playing your favorite holiday tunes. 

Later on, enjoy the sounds of the season as the Davie Community Band strolls through Downtown Mocksville playing your favorite holiday classics from 6-7 p.m. Grab a coffee or hot cocoa at the Factory Coffeehouse, find a bench, and let the music fill you with Christmas spirit.

This is just a sampling of the many upcoming Christmas activities. Whether you enjoy one or many, there’s no place like Davie County for the holidays!

This article was published with the permission of the author and the original publisher, the Davie County Blog.