The Surry Arts Council holiday calendar is full of great shows and activities for everyone. Take a break from shopping and make plans to join friends and family to see our many upcoming live shows to put you in the holiday spirit.

Need a gift for the person who has everything? Consider tickets to an upcoming show, a 2018 Annual Pass that includes 49 summer concerts, or a granite tile. The gift shop at the Andy Griffith Museum also has great selection of gifts and gift certificates.

This year's holiday shows and events include:


    Presented by New York Ballet for Young Audiences

    Andy Griffith Playhouse
    $15 Adults / $8, 12 and under

    Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.

    The classic story of Clara, a young girl on the brink of womanhood, whose dreams are both childlike and tinged with romance, comes to life. Local youth get to perform with professional dancers in this popular, one-of-a-kind production.


    Friday, December 8, 2017
    3:30 p.m.
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    $5 per child. All materials and decorations furnished. Houses can be taken home after the workshop.

    To pre-register, contact the Surry Arts Council at 336.786.7998 or email Antonia.


    Andy Griffith Playhouse
    Reserved Seats $15 / $6, 12 and under

    Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.

    Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.

    The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London, were they meet the famous author Charles Dickens, who has a severe case of writer’s block. Based on the popular series by Mary Pope Osborne, this show offers a unique twist on a beloved holiday tale.

    Spirit of Christmas Tour

    Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 7:30 pm
    Historic Earle Theatre

    Reserved Seat Tickets
    $65 Preferred / $55 Orchestra / $40 Balcony

    When available, tickets can be purchased at the Box Office one hour prior to the performance.

    Dubbed by CMT as the “Rockstars of Bluegrass,” the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America. They have won numerous awards for their uniquely contagious and riveting music, including: three Grammy Award Nominations for the 2014 “Bluegrass Album of the Year;” 14 IBMA Awards as three-time “Entertainer of the Year,” three-time “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Album of the Year” and four Dove Awards with three “Bluegrass Album of the Year” awards and “Bluegrass Song of the Year.” Don't miss their only North Carolina appearance for this special Christmas concert.

    Click on photo for their official website

  • Christmas with The Embers

    Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 7:30 pm
    Andy Griffith Playhouse

    Reserved Seat Tickets $20
    When available, tickets can be purchased at the Box Office one hour prior to the performance.

    The Embers return to Mount Airy bringing lots of Christmas cheer and great holiday music.

  • Breaking Up Christmas featuring Buckstankle Boys

    Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm
    Historic Earle Theatre

    General Admission Seats $6 or 2017 Season Pass

    Come down for an old-time concert and dance with Round Peak's Buckstankle Boys.

  • Breaking Up Christmas featuring Slate Mountain Ramblers

    Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    Historic Earle Theatre

    General Admission Seats $6 or 2018 Season Pass

    Come back downtown the following Saturday and start the new year with another old-time concert and dance with Slate Mountain Ramblers.

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