HOLIDAY CHECKLIST Celebrate the season with markets, parties, decorations, food, drinks and more
The uniquely Durham tradition of decorating the American Tobacco Water Tower is back! Stroll through the American Tobacco Campus this month to check out the tower all lit up. Be sure to check out the A Home for the Holidays display through December 14 at Diamond View Park, featuring 14 oneof-a-kind playhouses that you can bid on to help fund a Habitat for Humanity tiny home build, as well as the 25-foot-tall Tree of Bikes on the Burt’s Bees patio. The bikes will be displayed through December 20 and then distributed within the Durham community. Take a sparkling wine class at Bar Brunello December 8 at 4 p.m. Owner/Wine Director Esteban Brunello leads the group through tastings of sparkling rosé, Italian sparkling and Champagne. Pick out your tree, wreaths, garland and other holiday accessories (like those cute, wooden reindeer!) at your local TROSA tree lot!
Enjoy the seasonal decorations at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotel. Bring the kiddos to visit Black Santa at Hayti Heritage Center December 8 and December 20-24. Times vary; visit hayti.org/2018-black-santa-at-hayti for more information. Durhamites ages 55 and older, mark your calendar for the 47th annual Senior Holiday Party December 11, 4:30-7:30 p.m., at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center. Entertainment includes emcee Ken Smith from WRAL, DJ Allnite, Dwayne Jordan performing live jazz during dinner and more. Visit Bennett Place State Historic Site December 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to discover what Christmas was like in the Piedmont Carolinas during the Civil War. The day features period decorations, cooking demonstrations, historians and a visit from St. Nick, plus complimentary hot apple cider and cookies.
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