The Holiday Lights at Cape Fear Botanical Garden are among the many events this holiday season in Fayetteville.

It’s time to get holly and/or jolly out here! The holiday events season is upon us in the city of Fayetteville. And if you’re looking for wonderful ways for to get into the holiday spirit, check out this list of all the best, most Christmas-y local events!

Fayetteville is certainly well-acquainted with fun and unique holiday celebrations. The 24th annual “A Dickens Holiday” just took place late last week to get the ball rolling, and of course the Holiday Lights in the Garden is set to kick off later this week.

These are just a couple of the ways the community is decking the halls. There are countless other local events taking place over the next few weeks, every one of them in the name of spreading Christmas cheer to all.

So let’s take a look at all the festive fun you and your crew can have in and around Fayetteville on the way to Christmas. Ho-ho-here we go!

  • Town of Spring Lake's Christmas Tree Lighting

    Witness the enchantment unfold as our majestic tree illuminates the night sky, filling our town with warmth and joy. It’s a sight you won’t want to miss!

    Click here for details.

  • Christmas In The Park


    Christmas in the Park is a free drive-thru light show featuring a beautiful combination of holiday-themed displays, a festival of lights and a natural woodland spanning 100 acres adjacent to the Cape Fear River.   

    Click here for details.

  • Wreaths Across America

    REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

    Click here for details.

  • Sacred Heart's Holiday Bazaar

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host its first Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, with 15 vendors, a bake sale and present wrapping station.

    Click here for details.

  • The Sip Room's Christmas Toy Drive

    December 2, 2023 from 12pm-3pm bring a toy to fill up a truck while sipping on complimentary mimosas and tapas. Santa Claus will also be there for pictures!

    Click here for details.

  • Dirtbag Ales Christmas Market

    Join Dirtbag Ales in Hope Mills to kick off the holiday season with your choice of food trucks, homemade treats, fresh Gluhwein and craft beer.

    Click here for details.

  • 82nd Airborne Division's All American Holiday Festival

    Fort Liberty’s own 82nd Airborne Division will host an afternoon of holiday cheer for the whole family!

    Click here for details.

  • A Very Barbershop Christmas

    Local vendors, photos with Santa, free haircut for kids, and so much more! Admission is free for this wonderful holiday event.

    Click here for details.

  • Breakfast With Santa

    Spring Lake Recreation is hosting Breakfast with Santa from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Spring Lake Multipurpose Community Center.

    Click here for details.

  • Fayetteville NC Rotary Christmas Parade 2023

    The annual Fayetteville Christmas Parade hits Hay Street December 9 starting at 10 o’clock!

    Click here for details.

  • Holiday Lights In The Garden 2023

    Holiday Lights in the Garden 2023 | Cape Fear Botanical Garden

    DECEMBER 1-22, 2023 BONUS NIGHT ADDED: Friday, December 22 - 5pm-8pm 🎄🌟 TICKET LINK🌟🎄 EVENT MAP🌟🎄 "It's beginning to look a lot like Holiday Lights!" ...

    “It’s beginning to look a lot like Holiday Lights!” Holiday Lights in the Garden is Fayetteville’s ORIGINAL Holiday Lights event.

    Click here for details.

  • Journey To The Manger at Haymount UMC

    Journey to the Manger

    Event in Fayetteville, NC by Rachel Moxley Madsen on Sunday, December 3 2023

    Haymount UMC Children and Families Ministries invites you to experience the Nativity story on this first day of Advent with fellowship, fun and family.

    Click here for details.

  • 12th Annual Green Beret Jingle Jog

    The in-person 5K/10K race will be held at DirtBag Ales @ 5435 Corporation Drive Hopemills, NC 28348.

    Click here for details.

  • A Vintage Rockfish Christmas

    A Vintage Rockfish Christmas

    Event in Rockfish, NC by Southern Roots Creations on Saturday, December 16 2023 with 195 people interested.

    Get ready to experience the magic of the holiday season as Santa Claus and his workshop come to Rockfish Market in Raeford!

    Click here for details.

  • Christmas at the Boondocks Adventure Farm

    Create a memory this Christmas that is sure to last a lifetime at Boondocks Adventure Farm! Now with Santa’s Boondock Magical Elevator! 

    Click here for details.

  • Christmas At The Lake in Hope Mills

    The Town Christmas Tree will be lit between 5:45pm – 6:00 pm so bring your chairs, blankets, and cozy up while listening to Christmas music. Enjoy dinner, hot chocolate, and desserts.

    Click here for details.

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