Christmas for the City 2019  

Save The Date: Thursday, December 19th. 4-9pm
Benton Convention Center

CLICK HERE for a message from the 2018 team...the WHOLE team!

CLICK HERE for pictures of #CFTC2018

CLICK HERE for pictures from the Dec 21, 2018 edition of the Winston-Salem Journal



A free event for the whole family

Interactive kids area

Live arts - musicians, painters, dancers, performers


Experience Community

For the past eleven years, local churches, businesses and members of the arts community have come together to throw a free citywide Christmas party that features live music and arts performances, original work by local artists, a make-your-own toy workshop and, Santa Clause. Last year, 1,200+ volunteers welcomed over 10,000 guests for an evening of celebration and community at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem.

Now, as plans are underway for the twelfth annual Christmas for the City party and Love Out Loud outreach, organizers say the events are needed more than ever. The entire city is invited to this free Christmas party at the Benton Convention Center, 301 W. Fifth Street, on Thursday, December 19, 2019, 4- 9pm. The Venue will be packed inside and out with activities for all ages including:

A variety of community-wide choral and instrumental groups
Kids room with toy workshop, arts and crafts projects and Santa Claus

Multiple performance areas throughout the Benton Convention Center and out onto Cherry Street
Poetry slam featuring local artists and musicians Opportunities throughout the building to connect with non-profits and ministries of our city



The vision for Christmas for the City is simple: to create a meaningful Christmas experience for the whole community.


Performing Arts

Last year at Christmas for the City, there were THIRTEEN performance spaces throughout the Benton Convention Center. We love having a wide variety of citywide performance groups from different musical and artistic genres. We’re starting to set the schedule for #CFTC2019, email if you’re interested in performing!