Beary Merry Christmas In New Bern

 New Bern’s month-long ‘Beary Merry Christmas’ celebration is underway this holiday season with Santa, sledding and something for the entire family.

Santa can be found in Bear Plaza on Middle Street on Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Here’s Santa’s schedule:

Friday, Dec. 8: 4pm-8pm
Saturday, Dec. 9: 10am-3pm, 4pm-9pm
Sunday, Dec. 10: 12pm-6pm

Friday, Dec. 15: 4pm-8pm
Saturday, Dec. 16: 10am-3pm, 4pm-9pm
Sunday, Dec. 17: 12pm-6pm

Wednesday, Dec. 20: 4pm-8pm
Thursday, Dec. 21: 4pm-8pm
Friday, Dec. 22: 12pm-4pm, 5pm-9pm
Saturday, Dec. 23: 10am-3pm, 4pm-9pm
Sunday, Dec. 24: 10am-2pm

Other Beary Merry events include Candlelight Tours at Tryon Palace, New Bern’s Gingerbread House Contest & Display, the Holiday Artwalk & Artcrawl, Live Window Displays, A Christmas Carol Musical, Snow & Sledding at Bear Plaza and much more.

You can find the full schedule of events at

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