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Ring in the New Year with Us!

Posted on: December 29th, 2017 by 89and52 No Comments

From wine tasting, music and dancing to champagne toasts at the stroke of midnight, we’ve got events everyone will love. There’s even an event for the kids to celebrate the New Year early!

New Year’s Eve at JOLO – 11:30am-3:30pm, JOLO Winery & Vineyard – Celebrate New Year’s Eve early with JOLO wine tastings and special holiday tapas offerings. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (336)614-0030 or [email protected]

New Year’s Eve Celebration – 5:30pm-until, Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards and The Barn at Heritage Farm – Dress to impress and celebrate New Year’s in style at Shelton Vineyards. Enjoy the special menu Chef Paul has prepared for the evening and then head over to The Barn at Heritage Farm to dance the night away. Doors open at 9:30pm for the dance party. There will be a shuttle running to and from The Barn at Heritage Farm. Tickets for the dance available, packages with dinner, dancing and lodging also available. Tickets and packages available by calling 336-366-4724 ext 114.

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza – 6pm, Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and Old North State Winery – Ring in 2018 at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and Old North State Winery! This year, there will be 2 options to choose from when deciding how to celebrate the New Year.
Dinner and Event Package: Three course dinner at Old North State Winery, Choice of 6pm seating or 8:30pm seating. $75 per person, includes free admission to Kids New Year or 21+ museum event. Reserve seats at Old North State Winery or call 336-789-9463
Kids New Year (6pm-8pm): We’ll entertain the kids (age 4+) with crafts, games, snacks, and an early New Year’s celebration while you enjoy dinner at ONS! $25 per child (without dinner package purchase)
21+ New Years at the Museum (9pm-Midnight): Live music with Brian Gray and Raven Drums, cash bar, trivia, and other NYE activities. Champagne toast at midnight! $25 per person (without dinner package purchase)
Purchase individual Museum event tickets at or call 336-786-4478.

New Year’s Eve Raise the Roof and Drop the Ball – 6pm-12:30pm, Cross Creek Country Club – The Greater Mount Airy Habitat for Humanity presents the first annual Raise the Roof and Drop the Ball Celebration on New Year’s Eve. Come celebrate the completion of our 50th Habitat Home with an evening of dinner and dancing. The cost is $50 per person includes dinner, entertainment, and a champagne toast at midnight. A cash bar will also be available.
Doors open at 6 pm. A buffet dinner featuring chicken, beef, and pork will be served from 7 pm to 9 pm. The live music from the 12 piece band Sleeping Booty will begin at 8:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the ReStore located at 217 S. South Street, Mount Airy, NC beginning on Thursday, November 16th or online here.

New Year’s Eve 2018 Celebration – 7pm, Lowgap Grocery & Grill (8773 W Pine St, Lowgap, NC) – Ring in the New Year at Lowgap Grocery & Grill with live entertainment by Blue Eve. Free party hats, buffet and a champagne toast at midnight. $5 per person, $8 per couple.

New Year’s Eve Party – 8pm-12:30am, Cedarbrook Grille (Cedarbrook Country Club, 225 Country Club Dr, State Road, NC) – Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Cedarbrook! Ticket includes hor d’oeuvres buffet, champagne toast at midnight, cash bar and Beach, Dance & Rock ‘n Roll Music by Phatt City. Tickets are $85 per couple or $45 per single. Limited number of tickets available. Reservations required. Call 336-835-2320 ext 102.

New Year’s Eve Party – 9pm, Happy Hours (972 N. Andy Griffith Pkwy, Mount Airy) – Come ring in 2018 at Happy Hours. Billy Creason and the DAM-FI-NO band will be performing and DJ A-Vegas will be spinning in the breaks. Champagne toast at midnight! NYE coverage on the TVs. Tickets are $15 per person, $25 per couple.

New Year’s Eve Celebration – 9:30pm-12:30am, Reeves Theater (Downtown Elkin) – Ring in the New Year at the newly renovated Reeves Theater with live music by the Reeves House Band. Admission is $10 per person, or $15 per person with champagne toast at midnight.

Mayberry Sheriff Badge Raising – 11pm, Mount Airy Museum of Regional History – Countdown to the New Year with the Annual Mayberry Sheriff Badge Raising and free family-friendly entertainment in the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History courtyard just before midnight. Music from Going Dutch will start at 11pm.

Enjoy Holiday Light Displays In and Around Mayberry

Posted on: December 4th, 2017 by 89and52 No Comments

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Start a new holiday tradition this Christmas season by loading up the car and visiting Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina. You’ll get a chance to see a different side of Mayberry, one that’s all aglow with holiday lights.

Below are holiday light displays in the area with a description of what can be seen and how far it is from the Mount Airy Visitors Center on Main Street in Mount Airy.

# 1: Holiday in the Park – The local American Legion post transforms Veterans Park (691 W. Lebanon Street, Mount Airy) into a holiday walking trail of lights. Churches, businesses and organizations will have their own holiday scenes for people to see. Admission to the park is free but donations are accepted. The park will be open with these displays from Dec. 2-24. Hours are 6-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 6-10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. On Dec. 2, local elementary school students will sing holiday songs, and on Dec. 15 there will be a catered supper, live DJ and dance, plus gifts for with disabilities and special needs. For information, contact Curtis Munday at 336-648-7500. (Located about 1.5 miles from Mount Airy Visitor Center)

#2: France Family Christmas Lights – 123 Birchwood Dr, Mount Airy – The France family puts up their Christmas light display each year and invites visitors to drive through and see their display. (Located about 1.5 miles from the Mount Airy Visitor Center)

#3: Bowman Family Christmas Lights – 1288 Slate Mountain Rd, Mount Airy – A family Christmas light display. (Located about 10 minutes from the Mount Airy Visitor Center)

#4: Brady Family Christmas Lights – Over near Pilot Mountain in the Pinnacle community, Ricky and Nancy Brady have put up Christmas lights and decorations since 1989 at the 1700 block of Bradley Road, Pinnacle. They have more than 500,000 lights covering about 30 acres of land. The display includes two homes and a log cabin. It is open to the public to walk or drive through daily. (Located about 20 minutes from the Mount Airy Visitor Center)

#5: Winter Wonderland of Lights – Adam and Eva Dalton at 139 Charlie Davis Lane in Dobson present an annually display of lights. Visitors are encouraged to park, tune their radio to 93.5 FM and watch as the Christmas lights dance to the tempo of the music. Open nightly from 5-9 pm. through New Year’s Eve. (Located about 30 minutes from the Mount Airy Visitor Center)

#6: The Christmas Family Lights – Down in the big city of Winston-Salem, folks come from near and far to see the Christmas Family Lights at 3420 Shiloh Church Road, Winston-Salem, 27105. This is a computer animated light show featuring 240 channels of computer animation using Light-O-Rama. It also features 45,000 lights. The center point of the display is a 24-foot-tall, 24,000-light mega tree, which uses 128 channels of animation. Other displays include RGB LED North Poles, leaping arches, snowflakes, Santa and all nine reindeer, and more. Be sure to tune to 89.7 FM while watching the lights. (Located about 40 minutes from the Mount Airy Visitor Center)

#7: Tatum Family Christmas Lights – Across the state line in Virginia, the Tatum Family Christmas Lights are a synchronized display at 3930 Ayers Orchard Road in Stuart, VA. The lights are synched to an FM transmitter to allow visitors to stop and listen to the music while watching the lights. Tune your radio to 101.3 FM. Open Sunday through Thursday from 6-11 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to midnight. (Located about 40 minutes from the Mount Airy Visitor Center)

#8: High Country Lights – Just over the Virginia border in Galax, the High Country Lights provide a holiday spectacular at Felts Park (601 S. Main Street, Galax, VA). It’s an animated display where 100,000 lights are choreographed to Christmas music. Tune the radio to 95.9 FM and relax in the comfort of your vehicle or hike around the walking trail and listen to the music. The show operates nightly from 6-11 p.m. from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, with the exception of during inclement weather. Admission is free. For information visit (Located about 40 minutes from the Mount Airy Visitor Center.

#9: Lights on Beasley – 3406 Beasley School Rd, Sandy Ridge – Christmas Display season runs from Dec. 1st to Jan. 6th. Something special for people of all ages. Make Lights On Beasley Christmas Display a part of your annual Christmas Tradition.Many different Christmas themed scenes and animated lights. Open Sunday through Thursday from 6:30pm until 11pm. Open Fridays & Saturdays from 6:30pm until midnight. (Located about 50 minutes from the Mount Airy Visitor Center.)

#10: Tanglewood Festival of Lights – Tanglewood Park (4061 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons) – Tanglewood Park’s rolling countryside will be transformed into a winter wonderland of giant, twinkling snowflakes and whimsical scenes! There are now over one million individual lights, all of which are LED, that complete the Festival of Lights. On average, over 250,000 visitors attend this yearly event. Open nightly from 6pm until 11pm through January 1st. Admission is charged per vehicle and is based on size of vehicle (cash or credit card only). Family (cars, vans, trucks): $15, Commercial (vans, limos, mini-buses): $35 and Motorcoaches and Buses: $100. For more information, visit (Located about 50 minutes from the Mount Airy Visitor Center.)