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Celebrate the Holidays with the City of Greensboro

The City of Greensboro hosts a wide range of programs and events for all the winter holidays from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. There are creative programs, special events, performances, giving and shopping opportunities – plus a chance to get a letter from Santa. All activities are free unless otherwise noted and COVID-19 health and safety guidelines will be followed for all in-person activities.

Creative Programs

  • Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation’s Holiday Craft Extravaganza: December 1, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Greensboro Sportsplex, Registration is required.

    This inclusive program will teach participants of all abilities how to design and make holiday crafts. Modifications and supplies will be provided. Fee: $5. Register by emailing: ; or calling (336) 373-2626.

  • Tis the Season Holiday Desserts: December 3, 10, 5 p.m., Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page.

    This four-week virtual holiday baking program is for youth interested in learning how to bake holiday desserts and treats. Feature menu: pumpkin spice cake, sweet potato pie, red or green velvet cake, and cinnamon apple pie cheesecake.

  • Winter Wonderland Scrapbooking: December 2, 3 p.m., Library’s Facebook page.

    Create a winter wonderland scrapbooking page with colorful trees and snowflakes.

Santa & Storytimes

  • Letters to Santa: Ongoing until November 30, various mailbox locations.

    Children may drop off their letters to Santa at the Brown, Glenwood, Griffin and Leonard Recreation Centers or the Greensboro Cultural Center or email the big guy at They will receive a return letter in the mail.

Giving Opportunities

  • Santa’s Workshop: Collecting toys at various locations, through December 4.

    The Greensboro Youth Council collects new and gently used toys for children 6 months to 13 years old. Drop them off at the Greensboro Cultural Center, Craft Recreation Centers, Leonard Recreation Center, Lewis Recreation Center, or Glenwood Library. To make a cash donation, visit the GYC website.

  • Operation Yuletide: Until December 7, Sign up for a drop off time.

    The Greensboro Police Department delivers gifts to locals who have experienced difficult events this year. Residents are invited to be a part of Operation Yuletide by donating care package items for 160 local seniors to the District 3 Substation at 300 S. Swing Rd. (register for your contactless drop off time) or mailing items to the Office of Community Engagement, 100 E. Police Plaza. Care package items needed: toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, combs, tissues, hand soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, lip balm, notebooks, pens, markers, activity books, puzzles, crossword puzzles, paper towels, hand sanitizer, dish clothes, dish soap, toilet paper and cleaning wipes.