Friday, all at 5 p.m.
:: Pinehurst holds its Christmas Tree Lighting in Tufts Park, complete with a visit from Santa, cookie decorating and performances. Info.
:: Southern Pines Parks and Rec holds its flashlight Candy Cane Hunt. BYOFlashlight. Info.
:: Aaaand The Carthage Firefighters Association holds its food truck rodeo fundraiser at Cooper Ford. Try brews from Railhouse and Hugger Mugger, plus food from Moore County, Concord and Siler City. Info.
:: 8 a.m.: The 12th annual Reindeer Fun Run gallops through Aberdeen, antlers included, to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills. Info.
:: 11 a.m.: The Southern Pines Christmas Parade plows down both sides of Broad Street. Wave at Earl Wright, founder of Project Santa, this year’s grand marshal. The forecast is iffy, but nothing rains on Santa’s parade. Info.
:: 2 p.m.: Join us at Southern Pines Brewing Company to handcraft a wreath that’ll make your neighbors jealous. Or just drink until you don’t care what they think. Tickets.