5 Special Places in Durham So Your Holidays Are Happy

Morehead Manor wall mural, American Tobacco Campus Tower lighting, stairs with holiday garland, Christmas tree, Durham Performing Arts Center, Christmas by Candlelight

We feature 5 special places in Durham, North Carolina. Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast wants your December holidays to be happy. You’re welcome to stay with us. We display festive decorations to get you in the holiday spirit! You’ll also love our local holiday events.

Holiday Patchwork Market
75+ Makers (talented local vendors & creatives) sell their goods directly to the community.
Saturday Nov. 30 (5 pm to 8 pm)
Sunday Dec. 1 (12 pm to 5 pm)
Durham Armory
212 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701
Email: thepatchworkmarket@gmail.com

15th Annual American Tobacco Tower Lighting
There is always a chance of snow, along with sensational community choral groups and other surprises!
Friday Dec. 6 (starting at 6 pm)
American Tobacco Campus
300 Blackwell St #104
Durham, NC 27701
Admission: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Jonkonnu at Stagville
Celebrate Jonkonnu, a historic African American Christmas tradition, with a music and dance performance at Horton Grove.
Sunday Dec. 7 (4 to 7 pm)
Historic Stagville
5828 Old Oxford Highway
Durham, NC 27712
Tickets: $5 per person

Christmas By Candlelight
Experience an 1870s North Carolina Christmas with Duke Homestead. Enjoy storytelling, cookies & cider, live music, singing, dancing, and learning as costumed interpreters lead you on a candlelit tour through their historic area.
Friday Dec. 6 and 13 (6:45 pm to 9:15 pm)
Duke Homestead State Historic Site
2828 Duke Homestead Road
Durham, NC 27705
Tickets: $6 Adults and $3 Kids (10 & under)
Call: (919) 477-5498

Christmas in the Piedmont: Saturday Dec. 14 (10 am to 4 pm)
Visit Bennett Place during the Christmas season and witness how this occasion was celebrated in the Piedmont Carolinas during the American Civil War.
Civil War Christmas Candlelight Tour: Saturday Dec. 14 (6 pm to 8 pm)
Under the glow of candle light, you can take a special guided tour around the farm and experience first-hand how soldiers and civilians experienced the holidays during a time of war.
Bennett Place State Historic Site
4409 Bennett Memorial Road
Durham, NC
Call: (919) 383-4345
Email: bennett@ncdcr.gov

Don’t forget that the Durham Performing Arts Center (just a short drive from Morehead Manor) also features holiday performances. Our guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast each morning of their stay plus there are always complimentary homemade goodies & beverages. 

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