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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 Outlet 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.

Carolina Premium Outlets
1025 Outlet Center Drive, Smithfield
Hours:  Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 11am-7pm.

1575 Outlet Center Drive, Selma
Hours: Open Daily, Seasonal Hours

12:30pm      Lunch

Enjoy lunch at Short's Cafe, a local favorite with hot dogs , burgers, and more. If you are coming on Saturday stop in at Hula Girl, located in Selma. It may have a different sounding name, but the food will impress you. 

Short's Cafe
122 North Raiford Street, Selma
Hours: Monday-Friday11am-5pm

Hula Girl
103 South Raiford Street, Selma
Hours: Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm

1:30pm        American Music Jubilee Christmas Show               

Christmas Show (Matinee option) Arrive in downtown Selma in time for lunch at Short's Cafe or Hula Girl, located only minutes from the Rudy Theatre. Stroll through the Selma Antique District to the matinee, which begins at 1:40pm.  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.  2.5 hours.

300 North Raiford Street, Selma

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.

204 North Birghtleaf Blvd., Smithfield
Hours:  Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

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

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.

4546 Godwin Lake Road, Benson
www.meadowlights.comHours:  November- December, Sunday-Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm

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! 



Beer Wine & Shine Trail

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Travel around the county to four award-winning wineries, two breweries and get a taste of brandy along the way!  Receive a Free $30 coupon book when you complete the trail.


Meeting Planners

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Johnston County offers conveniently located and affordable conference facilities for meetings, reunions, and unique destination weddings sites.  Why not select a historic home or horse farm for your next event?


Group Tour Operators

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Groups have discovered exits along I-40 and I-95 for outlet shopping, music theatre, museums and heritage sites.  Call today for custom itinerary planning.


Hotel Packages

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We have created several special hotel packages including a Girlfriends Getaway for outlet shopping, we know you need a break and great deals on shoes!  Click here to book your getaway today.


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