Something to Do for Kids 1 to 92…

dec-14-prby Heather Wood

Kernersville is now a winter wonderland as the downtown area is decorated with blinkie lights, evergreens, wreaths, and of course, trees!  As an added bonus, there are a host of holiday events to get everybody ready for the season.

You can help Santa and Mrs. Claus light the Kernersville Christmas tree at the Town’s annual ceremony on Saturday, December 6, in Harmon Park.  The evening’s activities start at 7:00pm, and will run for about an hour and a half.  The Tree Lighting ceremony is a highly-anticipated event, drawing people of all ages to the heart of Downtown Kernersville.  The holiday season officially commences when the switch is flipped and the lights begin to sparkle!

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will feature hot cocoa and donuts; courtesy of Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home, Christmas carols from the East Forsyth Madrigals and Caprice ensembles, and the Glenn High marching band will assist in the arrival of Santa and friends to light the tree.  The local Girl Scouts will also join us with the lighting of luminaries around the tree.  Only severely inclement weather will cancel the event, which has no make-up date.

The Kernersville Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking registration for its winter classes and programs.  Why squander money on frivolous gifts when you can “Give the Gift of Recreation” for the Holidays?  The Gift of Recreation comes in all packages and has something for all ages, genders, and interests.  Kernersville Parks & Recreation invites you to give the gift of health and well-being by registering for a class for yourself or your family.  Our programs promote healthy habits and provide opportunities for positive growth and life-long learning—the perfect gift for anyone you care about.  Be sure to check out our upcoming Winter 2015 Leisure Guide later this month to see what we have to offer and “Give the Gift of Recreation” this season!

Planning a wedding in the New Year?  The Kernersville Wedding Fair brings you a convenient and exciting array of virtually everything you will need to plan your wedding, pre-nuptial events, honeymoon, and future lives together.

The Kernersville Wedding Fair is a unique wedding show with a small town feel.  This is your chance to gather information, see all that is hot, trendy, new, and exciting while gaining advice from nearly 35 of Kernersville’s local wedding experts.  Meet and connect with talented wedding caterers and florists, wedding photographers and videographers, wedding consultants and many other companies to assist you in your planning process.  Wedding reception and rehearsal venues from throughout the area will also be waiting to talk with you and find the one that best fits your needs.  No matter where you are tying the knot, you will find what you are looking for at the Kernersville Wedding Fair.  Where else can you see, hear, taste, touch, and smell everything you need to plan the wedding of your dreams?  It is all in one place, all in one day!

The Kernersville Wedding Fair is a spectacular event held Saturday, January 10 at the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden from 11:00am – 3:00pm.  Register now and start making plans to attend.  Brides may pre-register for a discounted rate at  Admission at the door is $5 per person.

Instructors Wanted

If you are interested in teaching with Kernersville Parks and Recreation, or if you have special knowledge or skill that you would like to share with others, please email Brandi Lineberry at or give her a call at 336-992-0806.

The Town of Kernersville will be closed on December 24, 25, and 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.  The Town would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



• Kernersville Christmas Tree: Lighting Ceremony:  Saturday, December 6 at 7:00pm

• Christmas Around the World:  Saturday, December 6 from 3:00-7:00pm

• Kernersville Christmas Parade:  Sunday, December 7 from 2:30-4:30pm

• Rotary Club Pancake Supper at Kernersville Elementary School:  Sunday, December 7 at 4:30pm



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