After the holiday season ends, the remaining winter months can seem unending. With a full calendar of events, though, the chill can be easier to bare. Embrace winter in all its glory with these fun events around the Sanford area.

Beer & Cheese Pairing with Paradox Farms

Hugger Mugger Brewing Company, Sanford

Jan 27, 2-4 pm

Is there anything cozier than a warm bar full of friends, beer and cheese? We think not. Start with a tour of the brewery before sampling the yummiest cheese Paradox Farms has to offer. Every participant goes home with a Hugger Mugger pint. It’s the perfect low-key afternoon for a date with your significant other, or for a day out with friends.

Story Explorers: Snowy Stories

January 7, 11:30 AM

Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh

With the holidays behind us, it’s easy to get bogged down by cold temperatures and short days. Get the kids out of the cold and out of the house with Story Explorers at Raleigh’s children’s museum. Worth a visit at any time of year, the Marbles Kids Museum is especially fun when it’s blustery out. This story time series embraces the winter theme, so why not slow down and enjoy the season with the whole family?

First Thursday Take Five Poetry & Prose Open Mic

Karma Boutique & Coffee Bar, Sanford

February 7, 6-8 PM

Talent can be found in every community, and Karma Boutique & Coffee Bar showcases some of Sanford’s best. Teens may share their original poetry and prose at 6, with adult language and themes beginning around 6:15. Grab a cup of joe and get ready to be entertained!

NC Chinese Lantern Festival

Booth Amphitheatre, Cary

January 1-6, 8-13 at 6:00 PM

While traditional American winter holidays might be behind us, international celebrations continue well into the new year. Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre is transformed into a stunning display of Chinese lanterns. With traditional food offerings and cultural performances, the whole family is sure to be wowed.

Whether you’re a foodie, a family or are simply eager to get out of the house, Sanford holds something for everyone. No matter which events you opt into, you’re sure to have a wonderful winter full of fun!

Sanford, NC offers quiet suburban living with easy access to the RTP, downtown Raleigh and the Triangle. Autumnwood offers beautiful homes in a brand new neighborhood. If you’re interested in seeing what Sanford has to offer, contact us today!

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