Holiday Happenings

All will be merry and bright around town beginning tonight, Thursday, November 29. Thousands of people will pack Main Street beginning at 5:30 PM for the Annual Christmas Village and Tree Lighting sponsored by the Clayton Downtown Development Association.

Enjoy two and a half hours of music, holiday cheer, business open housed, a live Nativity, train rides and — of course — a chance to see Santa. The tree lighting ceremony begins at 7:45 PM at Town Square on the corner of Main Street and Fayetteville Street.

This weekend also kicks off The Clayton Center’s schedule of holiday events.

Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas show the way they used to be, presented by the Around Town Singers and Orchestra on Saturday, December 1, at 7 PM. Sing along to all of your favorite songs of the season. Tickets are $18, plus sales tax and fees. A group discount is available for groups of 8 or more.

On Sunday, December 2, at 6 PM, Tippy Toes Dance Studio of Princeton presents its annual production of the Nutcracker. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, plus sales tax and fees.

Join us for the remarkable musicianship of the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra as they present their Fabulous Equinox Orchestra Clayton Center NCswinging renditions of holiday classics on Friday, December 7, at 8 PM. Tickets are $35, plus sales tax and fees, UNLESS you make your purchase on Tuesday, December 4. Take advantage of a special half-off discount on Tuesday for all tickets purchased for the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra.

Then, on Saturday, December 15, the Johnston County Chorus presents A Christmas Spectacular, its annual holiday show featuring all of your favorite seasonal songs and skits. Special guests this year include dancers from Artistry in Motion dance studio. Tickets for both the 2 PM and 7 PM shows are $16 for adults and $12 for students 12 and under. A group discount is available for groups of 8 or more.

Check out our calendar of events for additional information and to see our complete schedule of events.

Gregory Popovich Presents Comedy Pet Theater

Voted Best Family Show In Las Vegas

Entertainer Gregory Popovich brings his world famous Comedy Pet Theater to The Clayton Center on Sunday, April 22, at 4 PM.

Voted best family show in Las Vegas, Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater is a European-style circus extravaganza.

Popovich, a fifth generation circus performer who learned early on how to develop strong bonds with animals, has rescued a majority of his performers from shelters all over the country and has transformed them into Las Vegas stars. He is a gold medal winner in Paris, France, and a special award winner in Monte Carlo.

Popovich and his pets were finalists on “America’s Got Talent,” were guests on TV shows with Jay Leno, David Letterman and Craig Ferguson, and were featured on Animal Planet and other television shows. The entertaining show includes physical comedy, juggling, acrobats from the Moscow Circus, trained dogs, birds and even house cats. All of the pets are trained using positive reinforcement techniques that enhance their natural abilities.

You will not want to miss this opportunity to see this unique, family-friendly show featuring this legendary circus entertainer and his furry friends. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children (plus sales tax and fees).

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CYT Dives Under The Sea With Summer Show

The cast of Clayton Youth Theater is swimming along smoothly in preparation for their 2016 summer musical – Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

The talented gcytlittlemermaidroup of teenagers rehearses daily here at The Clayton Center, and from what we have been able to see and overhear, the community is in for a real treat.

The show is based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories as well as the classic animated film. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

CYT will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Friday, July 29, at 7 PM; Saturday, July 30, at 2 PM; and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 4, 5 and 6, at 7 PM. Tickets – which are $12 for adults and $6 for students 18 and under – are on sale now online or through The Clayton Center Box Office. (Please note that NC state sales tax and fees will be added to all ticket sales.)

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July 4th Fireworks & More At Municipal Park

The Clayton Center and all Town of Clayton offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. However, the Town’s Parks and Recreation, Police, Fire and other staff members – plus lots of local volunteers – will be out at Municipal Park as the Town presents its traditional Fourth of July festivities.

Activities start at 4 p.m. and include free family field games, free ice cream and watermelon, a free hose-down by the Clayton Fire Department and a free concert by The North Tower Band.

There also will be food vendors, a cornhole tournament, inflatables and fair rides, bingo and raffles throughout the night. The park is located on West Stallings Street in Downtown Clayton. The fireworks go off at dark.

Find complete details – including a map, timeline of events, and the exit plan to help get you home safely and quickly – here.

Holiday Spirit To Light Up Town This Thursday

All will be merry and bright on Main Street this Thursday evening, December 3, as Clayton celebrates its 25th annual TreeClayton nc christmas village Lighting Ceremony. Thousands will pack Main Street to visit and shop in our local businesses, enjoy music and performances, see Santa, dress up their doggies and ride on a new kiddie train! The festivities begin at 5:30 PM. The tree lighting will be earlier this year, so be sure to head to Town Square by 8 PM! Visit the Town of Clayton online for more information.