Perquimans Holidays!



Now that we’ve survived the Thanksgiving weekend with its twin dangers of too much good food and holiday shopping crowds, the full swing of the festive season is upon us and nowhere more vigorously than in Perquimans County! The first weekend in December is marked by holiday kick-off events like the Grand Illumination on the first Friday evening and the Perquimans County Christmas Parade on the first Saturday. The Grand Illumination brings song and dance and twinkling lights to the lawn of the historic County Courthouse. The County Christmas Parade fills the streets with music and fun as Perquimans businesses, organizations, clubs and individuals march through downtown wishing friends and neighbors a joyous holiday season. And, after the parade, Historic Market Street turns out in festive attire and invites parade spectators to wander down the street, admiring the holiday decorations, meeting neighbors, enjoying music and refreshments.
And that’s just the first weekend! The December calendar is crowded with events, celebrations, occasions and revels. The Newbold-White House, oldest brick house in the region, holds its Colonial Christmas Open House, complete with wassail and yule log bonfires on December 8th. The Albemarle Community Orchestra performs its “True Meaning of Christmas” concert at the Carolina Moon Theatre on December 15th. Trinity Bells plays a Christmas Concert at the Albemarle Plantation on December 14th.
Churches offer holiday concerts and fellowship throughout the month. Highlights include the Up River Friend’s “Sweet Christmas Story” musical and meal on December 9th. Hertford Methodist Church invites the public to a “True Meaning of Christmas” Concert and Carol Sing on December 16th. First Baptist Church has a Christmas play and dinner on December 16th. Holy Trinity Episco0al Church has a Festival of Lessons and Carols on December 17th, featuring the Trinity Bells.
Ok, I’m running out of space here, but have not even begun to touch the surface of the holiday celebrations. For a more complete list, constantly updated, please go to the Community Calendar at www.visitperquimans.com. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
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