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The Bradford by Day, Fearrington by Night

For many of you, travel plans for the holiday season have been adapted, altered or altogether cancelled. Traditions that were once annual staples have been put on hold until the next year. Take the opportunity to explore your own neighborhood, right here in Chatham County. Of the many local favorites hosting holiday open houses, The Bradford in New Hill is one of them! A luxurious event and wedding venue, the team at The Bradford welcome you to learn more about their story. Give the gift of exploration to your loved ones and book a private, socially distanced tour today. 

Once you’ve booked your seasonal tour, reserve a Christmas dinner, courtesy of The Fearrington House Restaurant. Look at that, your December calendar is starting to fill up already! 

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Thanksgiving at Home

More than ever, the saying, “no place like home for the holidays,” will ring true. A compromise for your Thanksgiving plans does not mean compromising for your favorite holiday traditions. For Thanksgiving weekend, we have your plans covered. Celebrate at the Pittsboro Christmas Tree Lighting then reserve a table at a local eatery or bring the taste of the season, and all the seasonings, home! 

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‘Tis the Season to Shop Small

This holiday season, shoppers can expect some delay in gift delivery as online retail is expected to grow by nearly 20 percent. With more and more people celebrating the entirety of the holiday shopping season in the comfort of their homes, offline sales are expected to decline, having a direct impact on smaller local businesses.

Take the rush out of rush ordering and support Chatham County businesses while shopping safely. Many of your local favorites are hosting open houses and annual shopping events, all while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Is your gift list ready?

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Jordan Lake Christmas Tree Farm

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party hop… too soon? The festivities are in full swing at Jordan Lake Christmas Tree Farm in Apex. Before you set out on finding the perfect tree, they’ve got a few summer activities up their sleeve. Open now, U-Pick Flowers appointments allow visitors the chance to bring their fall bouquet visions to life. Throughout September, the Falling For Fall event will open the farm up to vendors offering fall decor from candles to homemade pumpkin plushies!

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Decked Out December

From decking the halls to decking your holiday calendar, there is no doubt that December is a hectic time of year. Save some time to simply enjoy the season with the ones you love. There’s no better place to do that than home. We invite you to explore the many seasonal offerings in the area, with our help, of course!

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A Season of Shopping

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday shopping season! As holiday decorations line the brisk, festive streets of Chatham County, stores open their doors to early bird shoppers looking to find their treasures a bit earlier this year. Beat the late December crowd when you start your holiday shopping earlier at the best local shops and restaurants in the area.

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It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Chatham County

Parade

The holidays are upon us- a time for loved ones, for celebration, for shopping and for remembering everything that we are thankful for. With guests in town and the children out of school, make your holiday season one to remember by celebrating it right here at home, in Chatham County. Like the carol says, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.”

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How to Take a “Fruitcake Pilgrimage” to Chatham County

Fruitcake in Chatham County

In Southwestern Chatham County, Southern Supreme, a garage-turned international kitchen, has been selling their delicious fruitcakes for more than 30 years. In December, this family-owned Chatham County business has extended hours, making it the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy a Christmas dinner must-have: a made-from-scratch fruitcake! Read more

2015 Guide to Holiday Events in Chatham County

Christmas in Chatham County

The best part about the Holiday season is the time you’ll get to spend enjoying the company of friends and family. Don’t be a Scrooge this year and stay indoors — get out and meet your neighbors! Chatham County hosts some awesome, family-friendly events, and you’ll have the opportunity for fellowship every weekend through Christmas. Read more

The Christmas Parade and Five Other Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Chatham County

Christmas Parade in Chatham County

Pittsboro really knows how to celebrate the holidays! For nearly a month, between November 22 and December 19, there are family-friendly events happening nearly every weekend. Read more