It’s beginning to look a lot like winter, and you’re looking for things to do in Moore County NC? Fear not! We have just the list for you to explore the greatest activities of Southern Pines, Pinehurst, and more.
Christmas At The Carolina
You need a base that is adorned for Christmas and The Carolina Hotel knows how to turn on the Christmas charm. This beautiful historic hotel is always looking its best after the staff decorates the rooms and exterior with lights and Christmas decorations. With yuletide music playing in the background and some Christmas-themed cocktails to get you merry at the bar, you will have a wonderful stay.
Book a Village Carriage Ride
What’s the best way to tour the charming streets of Pinehurst Village? A private horse-drawn carriage, of course! Perfect for a group of four, this carriage tour traverses all the charming paths that weave throughout Pinehurst’s historic neighborhoods.
Indulge in the Key Lime Pie at Carolina Dining Room
Arguably the best dessert in Pinehurst, Executive Chef Thierry Debailleul’s amazing menu features the decadent Mile-High Key Lime Pie generously topped with meringue, strawberries, pineapple, blackberries, and candied macadamia nuts.
One Of Our Favorite Things To Do In Moore County NC – Discover Downtown Southern Pines
The quaint downtown of Southern Pines has so much to offer. There are wonderful boutique shops, great breweries, and then there’s the delicious dining. After all, the way to the heart is often through the stomach. So perhaps the best way to enjoy Southern Pines is by experiencing its best bites. Southern Prime, Vito’s and Wolcott’s are phenomenal options for a romantic date night dinner. Those looking for a lively pub experience won’t want to miss out on The Sly Fox Pub—a proper British gastropub to the core! When it comes to things to do in Moore County NC, visiting downtown Southern Pines is certainly near the top of our list.
Southern Pines Christmas Parade
Every year The Southern Pines Christmas Parade features local dignitaries and businesses getting into the holiday spirit. Creative floats, vintage cars, fire trucks and costumed children and adults join the procession that proceeds down the heart of town along Broad Street.
Christmas Shopping In The Village
Christmas shopping at Pinehurst is a delight, with so many wonderful shops to peruse. Gifts, books, and fashion are all waiting to be discovered at the boutique stores and charming shops in the village. For foodies, the Village of Pinehurst has numerous dining options where you can take a break from all the specialty shops like Drum & Quill, Lisi Italian, and Villaggio Ristorante and Bar.
The Aberdeen Christmas Parade
The Aberdeen Christmas Parade is a high-energy celebration. Starting at 11 am on December 10th, the parade is a colorful and vibrant display of local organizations and businesses spreading the Christmas cheer to the community. So join in the fun and head to the Carthage Christmas Parade on the same day at 5:30 pm if you can’t get enough of the parade vibes.
On Christmas Day, you can start the morning right with breakfast at The Carolina Hotel. The menu is full of Christmas treats along with bacon, eggs, and your other favorite morning bites. The breakfast buffet at the Carolina Dining Room is a big hit.
One Of Our Favorite Outdoor Things To Do In Moore County NC – Walk in the Pines at Weymouth Woods
Towering pines dominate the trails of Weymouth Woods in Southern Pines. The Round Timber Trail is a leisurely 1-mile trek and home to the oldest living longleaf pine, while the Gum Swamp trail connects with multiple blazes offering an extended tour of the northern half of the preserve. It’s a great active way to spend a winter day in the Pines.
Tour Weymouth Center For The Arts
The former estate of author James Boyd is celebrating its 100th year by offering 100 programs and events throughout 2022 promoting the humanities and performing arts. The Weymouth Center’s grounds also boast beautiful landscapes to stroll through and perhaps spark your own creative muse.
Explore the Southern Pines Parks
No need to bundle up; winter is usually mild, and a great time to enjoy the fantastic local parks of Southern Pines. Open dawn to dusk year-round, Reservoir Park is a sprawling park. It features trails, boating docks, and scenic picnic areas. Or, if you’re bringing a four-legged adventure buddy, Martin Park offers 50-plus acres of nature trails perfect for you and your pal.
Catch a Show at the Sunrise Theater
Located in downtown Southern Pines, this historic theater has been a community staple for entertainment and culture for over 80 years. Sunrise features various shows ranging from classic cinema stage performances to live concerts every week.
Rassie Winker Hockey Rink
What screams winter more than throwing on a pair of skates? This outdoor inline hockey rink is a fun winter classic located just behind Pinehurst’s fire station. It is open to the public from 6 pm-10 pm.
Conquer the Sandhills Pour Tour
The towns of Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and Aberdeen have launched a new passport program. Best part is it rewards you for exploring local breweries! Passport holders can collect stamps for each brewery under their belt and can also win great prizes. Think you can complete the passport?