Sweet Sounds of Christmas

Carolina Premium OutletsMusic is such a significant part of Christmas and nothing will put you in the Christmas spirit as easily as the American Music Jubilee Christmas Show. Take a nostalgic trip back in time to an innocent age when the anticipation of Santa made the holidays magical…when we all dreamed of a "White Christmas" and listened for "Silver Bells". Enjoy gospel favorites or find yourself tapping your toes to the exciting contemporary beat of hits like "Christmas in Dixie". Located along the I-95 corridor, Selma offers a "touch of Branson and a touch of Myrtle Beach in Eastern North Carolina." Round out this itinerary with great shopping options to complete your Christmas list!

Suggested Itinerary:

9:00am Shop 'til you Drop in Johnston County

Smithfield and Selma offer over 85 outlet shops for all your Christmas Shopping! Carolina Premium Outlets located in Smithfield, (I-95, Exits 95) has over 80 factory direct retail stores with 25-65% savings every day. For an upscale unique shopping experience stop by DeWayne's in Selma for jewelry, fun clothes at The Boutique, Vera Bradley and more at the Christmas Store. If antiques are what you seek, the Town of Selma is known for the variety of shops all within walking distance in downtown. 3 hours or more.

11:30am Lunch

Enjoy lunch at one of the may great restaurants in the Smithfield-Selma area.

12:30pm American Music Jubilee Christmas Show

Stroll through the Selma Antique District to the American Music Jubilee Christmas Show matinee, which begins at 12:45pm. Beautiful melodies will give way to peals of laughter as humorous songs are mixed in with comedy routines to round out an afternoon of delightful entertainment. Popcorn, drinks, and candy add to the theater experience. Group discounts available. 2 hours.

4:00pm Smithfield’s Ham Shop/ Johnston County Hams

Visit Johnston County Hams and visit the gift shop, where awarding winning products are worth the time. The gift shop offers NC Goodness Grows products, including Atkinson’s Mill Biscuit Mix which goes perfectly with a slice of country ham. YUM! 30 minutes.

5:00pm Dinner

Dine at one of several restaurants available serving Southern cuisine including barbeque, fried chicken and seafood. Enjoy hushpuppies made from Atkinson’s Mill cornmeal mix in several area restaurants.

6:30pm Meadow Christmas Lights

At Meadow Lights you will drive through the bright lights in rural Johnston county near Meadow displaying scenes of The Last Supper, the Nativity and Old Glory. Train rides are perfect for the kids and the Christmas Candy Store will satisfy your sweet tooth for the holidays. Light shows are Free. Train rides and photos with Santa have fees. 2 hours.

We hope you have had a very productive shopping day, enjoy the show at The Rudy and top off your day with a joyful Christmas light show!

Free Visitors Guide
Get your free Visitors Guide today to learn about Johnston County and all it has to offer! Get the Guide
Sign up for our Event Newsletter