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Weekend Roundup: Things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend New Bern NC7th: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony, 11:00 a.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

7th: Live Window Displays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in participating businesses in Downtown New Bern.

7th: Rob Lightber Live, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at BrÜtopia Brewery. Call 252-631-5142.

7th – 9th: The Nutcracker Ballet, Fri: 7:30 p.m.; Sat: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

7th – 9th: Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

8th: Craven Smart Start’s 6th Annual Holiday Hustle, 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at Union Point Park.

8th: The Holly and The Ivy” Holiday Homes Tour, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Historic New Bern. Presented by the New Bern Woman’s Club. Call 252-638-2577.

8th: The Pamlico Flutes present Christmas Concert, 1:30 p.m. at 300 Hodges St. in Oriental. Call 252-229-2033.

8th: Masquerade: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration (Night One), 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3524.

8th: Live Music with Tiffany Elaine and Friends, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at BrÜtopia Brewery. Call 252-631-5142.

9th: Free Pet Pictures with Santa, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Craven Animal Hospital, 4603 Old Cherry Point Rd. Call 252-637-4541.

9th: Pull for Hope – Fire Truck Pull, 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 301 S. Front St. Presented by City of New Bern Fire-Rescue benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Hope for Harrison. Call 252-639-2931.

For Live Entertainment and Music, check out the happenings at the City Stage, visit NCMZ.live, or New Bern Music Calendar Facebook page.

Check out Jungle Jump of New Bern – it’s an indoor bounce arena with an obstacle course and arcade games (772-3742); watch a movie at the Bear Town Cinema 6 (638-1820); go skating at Rollerland (633-3804), solve a mystery at the Bear Towne Escape Room (919-288-4764), or try paramotoring with ParaFlight (703-963-7389). Do you prefer ballroom dancing? Visit the Rivertowne Ballroom (637-2003).

Take advantage of over 20 parks and recreation facilities maintained by New Bern Parks & Recreation (639-2901) and Craven County Recreation & Parks (636-6606). Introduce your dog(s) to new friends or just let them run around at the Down East Dog Park at Glenburnie Park, please know that you need to register first and receive the gate code before you can enter (639-2901).

Visit the New Bern-Craven County Library as they have a lot of fun programs, events, and resources! They offer children’s programs, computer usage and technology workshops, book clubs, writer’s workshops, open mic night, live music, children’s theatre, movie screenings and rentals, meeting rooms, historical and genealogy research, and much more! (638-7800).

Learn more about our town by taking a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour: African American Heritage Tour, Architectural Walking Tour, and Churchs & Cemeteries Tour, Historic Homes Tour, Revolutionary War Heritage Tour, and Walk to Remember Tour (based on Nicholas Sparks books) (637-0250); Bear Town Bears self guided tour; New Bern’s Civil War Battlefield Park (638-8558), Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation (636-0716), and Trolley Tour (637-7316).

Take a walk in the woods in the Croatan National Forest. The forest’s habitat has carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sundew, butterwort, bladderwort among other exotic plants. The Croatan spans approximately 160,000 acres and is located in New Bern’s backyard. It’s a sanctuary for black bear, deer, wild turkey, quail, coyote, bald eagle, beaver, bobcat, porcupine, American alligator, red-tailed hawk, and other wildlife you may see. For maps and more information, talk to the people at the Croatan National Forest’s Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E (638-5628).

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