Happy Holidays from The Clayton Center

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

The Clayton Center offices, including the Box Office, will be closed for the holidays from December 24 through January 1. Please note that Sunday church services will go on as scheduled on Sunday, December 30. During this time, tickets to all upcoming events are available through our website at www.theclaytoncenter.com.

Additionally, Town of Clayton offices, including Town Hall (including our Utilities & Billing department), Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, and the Clayton Community Center will be closed through Wednesday, December 26, and will re-open on Thursday, Dec. 27.

All Town facilities will be closed on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1. We thank you for your patience and understanding, and we wish you all the very happiest of holidays!

 

Protect Your Ticket Purchase

Beware of Purchasing Tickets From Third-Party Websites

The Clayton Center box office staff has heard from at least three patrons over the past month who paid two or more times the price of a ticket to

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Look for these logos on the purchase page when buying tickets online.

attend a local event. We work hard to keep ticket prices affordable at The Clayton Center, so it concerns us when we hear that patrons have overpaid by purchasing tickets online from a third-party website.

When you search online for an event at The Clayton Center, please be sure to check the URL of the link that you are selecting. The only authorized websites to purchase tickets to Clayton Center events are theclaytoncenter.com and etix.com. Always look for The Clayton Center and etix logos on the purchase page before completing a ticket purchase.

You can also call the box office 919-553-1737 or stop by the box office at 111 E. Second St. to make your purchase.

We urge you to be diligent when making an online ticket purchase. If you have any doubt about a ticket price or available seating, please give us a call at 919-553-1737. Box office staff members will be glad to assist you with your order.

WEATHER ALERT: THE CLAYTON CENTER CLOSED SUNDAY, DEC. 9

 The Clayton Center will NOT open for Sunday church services today, Sunday, December 9. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back here and on Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.

Clayton Police Department and Clayton Fire Department personnel report roadways in and around Clayton are slushy, slick and dangerous in parts.

Please stay home if you do not have to be out this morning so emergency responders and our street crews can work to clear the roads.

 

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.

Woman’s Club of Clayton presents a Tasteful Event

Come on out tonight beginning at 6:30 PM and join the Woman’s Club of Clayton as they present the 14th annual Taste of Carolina Cuisine.

Attendees can sample the best food from local restaurants, all in one location.

The “Taste” is the Woman’s Club’s largest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised are used to support community causes such as  Backpack Buddies, Christmas for Kids, Hocutt-Ellington Library, Clayton Arts Festival, Harbor House, Boys & Girls Club of Johnston County and Clayton Area Ministries – just to name a few.

Those attending sample “taste-size” portions from participating restaurants. The samples will be judged by Chef Fredi Morf and his colleagues from the Wake Tech Culinary Arts program. Awards, which will be presented after the dining, include Best Presentation, Best Original Dish, Best Use of Seasonal Ingredients, Best Pasta Dish, Best Use of Local Ingredients and Best Dessert.  In addition, attendees cast ballots for People’s Choice. There is also a silent auction including baskets and gifts that attendees can bid on.

Tickets to the 14th annual Taste of Carolina Cuisine are $40 per person and can be obtained by calling 919-412-6368. Participating restaurants are Anthony’s Italian Pizza & Pasta, Caribbean Delight, Chefella’s, Clayton Steakhouse, Dylan’s Gifts & Catering, Fat Boys BBQ & Catering, Festejos Mexican Grill & Bar, Manning’s, Morning Glory Inn, Sherry’s Signature Cheesecakes, The Flipside and Vinson’s.