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Old Salem $18/$15. Call 800-441- 5305 to purchase a ticket (group tours dates for 18 or more people also avail- able). Tour requires extensive walking on streets and uneven brick sidewalks. Wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes. Some buildings are not handi- cap accessible. Visit www.oldsalem. org/christmas-candlelight-tours.


19 Saturday


NEW BENEFACTORS EVENT: OUR SPIRITED ANCESTORS The New Benefactors of Old Salem will explore the furniture, silver, and ceramics that helped to enliven the days and nights of the early American South. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Horton Museum Center. Open to New Benefactors and guests. $20. Call Wilson Pace at 336-721-7328 for more information.


19 Saturday


MUSEUM CLASS: HOLIDAY WREATH Embellish an evergreen wreath for your home with dried and fresh materi- als harvested from Salem’s gardens! Ages 10 & up (16 or under must be accompanied by a paying adult). Individual classes at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm. Vierling Barn (463 Church Street). $38 /$34 Friends of Old Salem. Pre-registration required, call 800-441-5305. Visit


www.oldsalem.org/holiday-wreath- class for more information.


23 Wednesday


PUPPET SHOW: A CHEESY TALE WITH A SHRED OF TRUTH See November 2


25–26 Friday and Saturday


CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOURS: 18th CENTURY See November 18–19


30 Wednesday


PUPPET SHOW: HERR KATER’S CHRISTMAS Join Herr Kater on a tour of Old Salem to learn Moravian Christmas traditions. 10:30, 11 & 11:30 am, 12:30 & 1 pm. Heirloom Puppet Theater, Horton Museum Center. Included in an All-in-One ticket or $2 per person.


34 30 Wednesday


ORGAN RECITAL Limestone College Choral and Jazz Ensembles perform. Noon. James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center. FREE.


D E C EMB E R


All Month EXHIBIT: “OUR SPIRITED ANCESTORS: THE DECORATIVE ART OF DRINK” From imported Madeira at mahogany tables to local whisky sipped from stoneware jugs, antebellum southern- ers drank to their health in the com- pany of family, friends, and strangers. This exhibit explores the furniture, silver, and ceramics that helped to enliven the days and nights of the early American South. Wilson Douglas, Jr. Gallery, MESDA. FREE. See page 23 for more information.


1 Thursday


MUSEUM CLASS: MORAVIAN PEG RACK Use hand tools to construct a peg rack for your wall or entryway. This beginner’s woodworking class will involve cutting, fitting, and gluing mor- tise-and-tenon joints as well as hand- planing. Ages 16 & up. 6–9 pm. Single Brothers’ Workshop. $45/$40 Friends of Old Salem. Pre-registration required, call 800-441-5305. Visit www.oldsa- lem.org/moravian-peg-rack.


1 Thursday


MUSEUM CLASS: CHRISTMAS BAKING Bake a savory pie and apple puffs with traditional hearth cooking techniques. Make an herbal vinegar to take home. Learn about and taste traditional hot drinking chocolate. Ages 12 & up (16 or younger must be accompanied by a paying adult). 6–9 pm. Single Brothers’ Workshop. $45/$40 Friends of Old Salem. Pre-registration required, call 800-441-5305. Visit www.oldsalem. org/holiday-hearthside-cooking-class.


2 Friday


PUPPET SHOW: HERR KATER’S CHRISTMAS See November 30


2–3 Friday and Saturday


CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOURS: 19th CENTURY Our Christmas Candlelight Tours sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets now! Join a guided tour by candlelight through the Historic District where the cus- toms and traditions of a 19th-century Salem Christmas will be brought to life. The evening will include music, food and drink, to create your own special memories. During the tour you will visit the homes of Dr. Vierling and Brother John Vogler. Tours are scheduled for 6:30, 7, 7:30, and 8 pm. Check-in at the Herbst House (511 South Main Street). Adults: $20; children $15. Friends of Old Salem $18 for adults and $15 for children. Call 800-441- 5305 to purchase a ticket (group tours dates for 18 or more people are also available). First-come, first-served. The tour requires extensive walking on streets and uneven brick sidewalks. wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes. Some buildings are not handi- cap accessible. Visit www.oldsalem. org/christmas-candlelight-tours.


3 Saturday


CONCERT: OLD SALEM PRESENTS CHRISTMAS WITH THE WINSTON- SALEM SYMPHONY Back by popular demand! A 45-piece chamber orches- tra from the Winston-Salem Symphony, conducted by Maestro Robert Moody, will perform Christmas music from the 18th to 21st centuries. 7:30 pm. James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center. $50 /$18 students and under 18 years old. To reserve tickets call 800-441-5305. For information visit www.oldsalem.org.


4 Sunday


CONCERT: OLD SALEM PRESENTS CHRISTMAS WITH THE WINSTON- SALEM SYMPHONY 3:30 p.m. See December 3


Old Salem Museums & Gardens


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