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November 25-28
Hey Winston-Salem, it's Christy.
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you enjoy time with friends and family this weekend. We encourage you to take some time to reflect on all the blessings in your life. Thank you to our sponsors who allow us to promote all of Winston-Salem. Have a great Thanksgiving!!

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Thursday, November 25 (Happy Thanksgiving)
  • Ice Skating 
    Take the family ice skating at the fairgrounds. 11 AM - 5 PM (Thursday & Friday)! Check out additional days and times

  • Turkey Strut 5k
    Participate in the Turkey Strut 5k at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds on Thanksgiving Day. 9 AM / More information!
  • Thanksgiving Day Hash Run
    Celebrate the holiday with a low-key 3-4 mile hash run. All paces are welcome! FREE but must register. 9 AM / More information!
Friday, November 26
  • 🛍 Local Black Friday Deals - Check it out! 
  • Opening Day of Körner’s Folly - A Victorian Christmas 
    Take a tour through each of the eccentric and elegant Victorian-era home’s twenty-two rooms that will be decorated floor to ceiling, offering a festive and fun experience for visitors of all ages. More information

  • Opening Day of The Spectacular Holiday Blooms
    Enjoy a stroll through the dazzling lit wisteria and get lost in the illuminated trees at Ciener Botanical Garden. Enjoy carolers throughout. More information

  • Craft/Local Vendor Markets
    • Black Friday and Small Business Saturday
      Start your holiday shopping with over 40 vendors to choose from at Ciener Botanical Garden Friday and Saturday. More information
    • Black Friday Market
      Live music, charcuterie boards, and local vendors at RayLen Vineyards. 11 AM - 5 PM / More information
    • Jingle and Mingle Shopping Days
      Shop from over 20 vendors while sipping on wine- Friday and Saturday at Old Homeplace Vineyard. More information
  • Brewery Happenings:
    • Holiday Beer School @ Foothills Tasting Room / Live music 7 PM
    • Xocoyul (12-3 PM) & Wutasay (5-10 PM) @ Wise Man Brewing 
    • The Wicked Vegans @ Joymongers Barrel Hall 
    • Giannos Wood Fired Pizza @ Gypsy Road 
    • La Parrilla @ Fiddlin' Fish Brewing 
Saturday, November 27
  • 🛍Small Business Saturday Deals- Check it out
  • Craft/Local Vendor Markets
    • Small Business Saturday Market
      50 vendors selling handmade items at Foothills Tasting Room. 12-5 PM / More information!
    • Holidaze Localpalooza
      Holiday market full of local vendors, live music, and SANTA at Incendiary Brewing. 11 AM - 4 PM / More information
    • Winston Junction Market
      Artists & makers selling handmade items at Industry Hill. Food trucks: El Taco Vaquero and Yanks Franks. 11 AM - 4 PM / More information
    • Weathervane Winery
      Local vendors, wine, and Cousins Maine Lobster food truck at Weathervane Winery. 11 AM - 4 PM / More information!
    • Westbend Winery and Brewery
      Local vendors and live music at Westbend Winery and Brewery. 1-6 PM / More information

  • Christmas at Smith Hollow Farm
    Enjoy photos with Santa, Christmas crafts to enjoy creating with family, tractor rides, hot chocolate, Christmas games and activities, bonfire with s’mores, letters to Santa, farm animals, and more at Smith Hollow Farm. Saturday and Sunday and December 4, 5, 11 & 12. More information

  • A Carolina Christmas
    Listen to the Camel City Jazz Orchestra as they spread holiday cheer on Saturday and Sunday. More information

  • Salem Saturdays
    Salem Saturdays will be on November 27th (this Saturday) and December 4th, 11th, and 18th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Enjoy live music, carriage rides, and special events at various Old Salem businesses. Learn more

  • Thanksgiving Hoedown
    Enjoy a night of music and dancing! 5-9 PM / More information

  • Brewery Happenings:
    • Yoga 11 AM @ Foothills Tasting Room 
    • Agueybana el Bravo (12-4:30 PM) & Que Viva (5-10 PM) @ Wise Man Brewing 
    • Urban Street Grill @ Joymongers Barrel Hall / No Shave November Contest 
    • Porterhouse @ Gypsy Road / Live music 
    • Lobster Dogs @ Radar Brewing 
    • La Parrilla @ Fiddlin' Fish Brewing
    • Live Music 11 AM @ Incendiary Brewing 
Sunday, November 28
  • Boozy Brunch
    Head to Sir Winston Wine Loft for a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar and Tableside Oysters! 10 AM - 2 PM / More information

  • Brewery Happenings:
    • Lobster Dogs @ Foothills Tasting Room / Live music 3 PM
    • Taste of Creole @ Wise Man Brewing / Vinyl Night 
    • Birrieria @ Joymongers Barrel Hall 
    • Agueybana el Bravo @ Radar Brewing 
    • Heavy Nopal @ Fiddlin' Fish Brewing
The Ginther Group

House of the week brought to you by The Ginther Group
5077 Laurel Run, Winston Salem, NC 27106

Price improvement! The builder spared no expense when filling this home with features and upgrades including granite counters, Bosch appliances, two dishwashers, double wall oven, gas cooktop, hardwood floors, and more!  Check it out! Interested in buying or selling?
Contact The Ginther Group today
Local Business Spotlights
  • 🏋🏼F45 Free Trial - Black Friday Special: $150/month unlimited in-studio classes (comes with a nutritional program, member perks, Fit 3D body scanner). This HOT deal is good from Black Friday to Cyber Monday! Email to inquire. 
  • 🚴🏾‍♀️CycleBar Deal - Their BEST deal ever! Enjoy unlimited rides for $109/month. Ends on December 1st. Learn more!
  • A Bright Moment
    Meet Lauren from A Bright Moment - a Healthy Food Blog. She created this blog to build a community that inspired others both inside and outside of the kitchen. From irresistible desserts to easy weeknight dinners, you’ll find a variety of recipes using seasonal and healthy ingredients. And as we enter the holiday season, you may enjoy scrolling through her website ( for new recipe ideas that are both cozy, simple, and delicious! Follow along her journey @brightmomentco for more recipes
Upcoming Events
  • 18th Annual Twin City Santa Toy Drive & Semi Formal
    Enjoy a live DJ, photo booths, drinks & hors d'oeuvres at the Annual Twin City Santa Toy Drive. Bring a toy a purchase a ticket. December 3rd / More information!
  • Winston-Salem Jaycees Holiday Parade
    The annual Winston-Salem Jaycees Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday, December 4th downtown. More information!
  • Mistletoe Run
    The 38th Annual Mistletoe Run is taking place on December 4th. The 5k course runs through the Buena Vista Neighborhood while the marathon will be throughout the Reynolda area. Sign up here!

  • The Nutcracker
    “The Nutcracker” returns to live performance at the Stevens Center, December 10-19, with tickets as low as $25. Purchase tickets

  • Jingle Jog 5k
    The 5K race and 1 mile Santa Strut will take place on the Long Branch paved trail on December 18th. The post-race celebrations will be at Radar Brewing. Sign up here!
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