In November, we asked: “what are your favorite holiday traditions, either locally or in your family?” For some of you, the holidays means venturing out to try special food or festivals, while others like to take some cozy time to themselves by the fire. We encourage you to try something new, as recommended by our listeners, this month! No matter what your holidays look like, we hope you have a wonderful season of festivity and cheer.

"Listening to Alice's Restaurant! Bloody Marys at noon (or before). Eating twice : ) early and late - same stuff! Broccoli casserole (instead of green beans)."
-Reenie H.

"Going to the Christmas Eve Lovefeast service at Ardmore Moravian Church with my family. It's a lovely time of singing and community, and they have a beautiful, huge Moravian star in the sanctuary."
-Allison M.

"Having real Chicago hotdogs with all the real Chicago condiments including poppy seed buns on Friday night after Thanksgiving. No substitutions allowed! It all comes directly from Chicago."
-Lois R.

"Candle Tea, Christmas Lovefeasts, making cookies with Mom, securing a Christmas tree with my sweetie, open house with family"
-Zena Y.

"Attend Candle Tea, sponsored by Home Moravian Church. Tickets ($8.00) are by 'reservation only' this year, no more standing in the long line to enter the Single Brothers House in Old Salem!"
- Jean Marie C.

"Honestly, you can't beat the Tanglewood Festival of Lights! My husband, Tom, and I are pretty new to North Carolina, so going to the Festival of Lights is a new tradition for us!

Last Christmas, we booked a hayride which allows access through a special back gate, so you don't have to wait in the long line at the front entrance. A tractor pulled the hayride and accommodated about 20 of our friends and us! My husband brought his guitar on the hayride, and it was a fantastic night! This year my favorite horse at Tanglewood Stables, Alfalfa, will be making his debut giving carriage rides through the Festival of Lights!"

-Rebecca H.

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