Holiday Happenings

Charlie Brown Christmas @ the Dunn Center

The Imperial Centre’s Community Theatre is traveling Charlie Brown Christmas!

Performance will be on Thursday, November 29th at 7:00pm on the Dunn Center’s stage. Get tickets here.

The Christmas Parade

Join us on Sunday, December 2nd @ 3:00pm to kick off your holiday season! For more information, please visit the Downtown Rocky Mount page.

Charlie Brown Christmas & the Christmas Chorus

Performances will be held on December 6th, 7th & 8th @ 7:30pm and December 9th @ 2:00pm. Tickets are $11.00 for adults, $9.00 for Seniors and Students (with ID), and $7.00 for children 12 and under. To reserve your seats, please call (252) 972-1266 or buy your tickets online. For additional information about the Imperial Centre’s Theatre, their shows, and how to get involved, please visit their page.

December First Friday

First Friday is a FREE event held on the first Friday of ever month. Join the festivities on Friday, December 7th from 6pm-9pm. Check out our First Friday events page for more details.

Winter Wonderland

You’re invited to join us on Sunday, December 9th from 1-5pm for Winter Wonderland! It’s a day of winter time activities for the whole family! Enjoy music, children’s activities, carriage rides through downtown, and even a visit from the big man himself, Santa! It all adds up to a great event to celebrate the best of winter and the holiday season. Bring the whole family for a magical day at the Imperial Centre. Admission is FREE, some activities have a nominal fee.


  • Horse & Carriage Rides
  • Bounce Houses
  • SANTA!

Arts Center

  • Braswell Memorial Library Story Time
  • Photo Booth
  • Pin the Heart on the Grinch
  • Snowflake craft
  • Coloring Pages

Children’s Museum

  • Sylvan Heights Bird Park – Display of live birds
  • Planetarium Show: Season of Light
  • Laser Show: Laser Holiday

Main Lobby

  • Kids Crafts
  • Info Table
  • Tri-County Arts with info on their upcoming performance of The Nutcracker
  • Food Vendor: Miranda’s Sweet Addictions
  • Music Performances by: Englewood Elementary Glee Club 1 PM, Tar River Orchestra Quartet 2 PM, Rocky Mount Prep 3 PM, Boys & Girls Club Soloist 4 PM

Kwanzaa Kickoff Celebration

Join us for the Kwanzaa Kick-Off Event at the Imperial Centre on Sunday, December 16 from 3pm-6pm. This event is FREE and open to all. This new event will celebrate and introduce African American heritage and Kwanzaa principles through interactives, African drum and dance performances and exhibitions featuring Kente cloths and drums.

Read more about this event and see the schedule of events here.

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