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Graham’s Great Candy Cane Quest – Scavenger Hunt

Dates: December 7 – 20
For All Ages
Cost: Free
Location: Throughout Graham, North Carolina

Join Graham Recreation & Parks and the Alamance County Public Libraries for Graham’s Great Candy Cane Quest! This Scavenger Hunt Story will walk you through the story of our Elf’s missing candy canes around the City of Graham. Each of the 11 candy canes along the adventure will have a code word. Collect all 11 code words, submit them online, and be entered into a raffle for the one of several festive holiday gift baskets with goodies from around Graham (one per person)!

Scavenger Hunt Story

Submit Your Code Words HERE 

Get a bonus entry, if you take a picture along your journey and use #GrahamsGreatCandyCaneQuest on Instagram! (Must submit Code Words to receive the bonus entry.) 

All entries are due by midnight on Sunday, December 20. Winners will be announced on Facebook LIVE Monday, December 21 at 3:00pm and will also be posted here on the website.   

Each winner will be contacted via email and may set a time up to meet at the Graham Historical Museum (135 West Elm Street, Graham, NC 27253) to collect their prize!

Graham’s Great Candy Cane Quest – Scavenger Hunt Winners

  • Amanda Wiley
  • Ted Johnson
  • Jada Slayton

Each winner will be contacted via email and can collect their prize at the Graham Recreation Center (311 College Street, Graham, NC 27253)! Please check your email for pick up details!

Gingerbread House Online Decorating Contest

Dates: December 7 – 20
For All Ages
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Graham Recreation & Parks presents Gingerbread House Online Decorating Contest (one entry per person). It’s simple, decorate a gingerbread house and submit a photo of your creation online. Winners will receive a festive holiday gift basket with goodies from around Graham.

Submit Your Entry HERE

All entries are due by midnight on Sunday, December 20. A jury will select a winner based on creativity. Winners will be announced on Facebook LIVE Monday, December 21 at 3:00pm and will also be posted on the website. 

Each winner will be contacted via email and may set a time up to meet at the Graham Historical Museum (135 West Elm Street, Graham, NC 27253) to collect their prize!

Gingerbread House Online Decorating Contest Winners

  • 1st Place: Clell & Sarah Britt
  • 2nd Place: Heather Rolfe
  • 3rd Place: Kathryn Harrod

Each winner will be contacted via email and can collect their prize at the Graham Recreation Center (311 College Street, Graham, NC 27253)! Please check your email for pick up details!

Winter Wonderland & Christmas Town Drive-Thru

Saturday, December 12 • Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday, December 13 • Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, December 19 • Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday, December 20 • Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Downtown Graham

Drive-thru Winter Wonderland starts at the Graham Police and Fire Department and continues into downtown with pop-up Christmas scenes up Main Street, around Court Square and along East & West Elm Street. All are invited to cruise through or park and explore the magic. Listen for caroling, shop and eat, take a selfie and don’t forget to send Santa all your Christmas wishes.

Letters to Santa

Now through December 20

If you have a Christmas wish list or something you want to tell Santa, be sure to bring your letters by the Graham Police & Fire parking lot and drop them off in The North Pole Mailbox. Letters will be collected for Santa until Sunday, December 20th. Just in time before Christmas. 

Downtown Window Decorating Contest

Presented by Graham Area Business Association, Graham Recreation & Parks, and Graham’s Downtown Development

Stroll through downtown to see all the beautiful and whimsically decorated windows. Next, scan the QR code to cast your vote for your favorite decorated window of the participating businesses. Vote Saturday, November 28 thru Friday, December 4. The winner will be the business with the most votes. Watch Graham Recreation & Parks Department’s virtual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration event on the City’s YouTube channel Sunday, December 6 at 6:30 pm to hear who wins!

Visit the 2020 Window Decorating Contest webpage to learn more!

City of Graham Santa Tour

Saturday, December 5
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Santa is coming to town! Santa will tour around the City of Graham on a Graham Fire truck escorted by a Graham Police cruiser. Be sure to listen up for sirens and his jolly laugh. Follow the City of Graham Fire Department on Facebook for updates! 

Times & Locations 
9:00am – 12:00noon • North Graham Area
1:00pm – 3:00pm • South West Graham Area 
3:00pm – 4:30pm • South East Graham Area 
4:30pm – 6:00pm • Downtown Graham Area