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Winston-Salem Mistletoe Run

Winston-Salem is proud to support the 34th year of the Mistletoe Run, Saturday, Dec. 2 in downtown Winston-Salem.  In preparation for the race, we invite you to use this page as a resource; you’ll find information on where to register, a map of the run, where to stay, what to do and where to dine, as well as additional event information for while you're in Winston-Salem.

Interested in learning more about Winston-Salem?  Click here to request our comprehensive guide filled with detailed directories of hotels, attractions and we've compiled a list of destination-defining festival and annual events to assist you with planning this visit or your next.  

To learn more about the race go to or check out the video below.


Where to Register

With more than 2,500 registrants annually the Mistletoe Run is one of the largest in Winston-Salem.  Sign-ups are accepted on race day, but registration is strongly encouraged in advance as race day will only be accepted from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.  To register for the race go to



Race Map

Looking for more information about the race layout?  Click here to see the half marathon map.  Click here to see the 5k map.  Click here to see the fun run map.


What To Do

Historic holidays in Winston-Salem are filled with the spirit of nostalgia, the warmth of hearth Moravian cooking, the twilight of candlelight tours and excitement of holiday celebrations for the entire family. Delight in the sights and sounds that come along with the holiday season in Winston-Salem. To see a full list of things to do in Winston-Salem this holiday season go to  Below are a sampling of the events taking place during the Mistletoe Run weekend:

Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park
Tanglewood Park's rolling countryside will be transformed into a winter wonderland of giant, twinkling snowflakes and whimsical scenes! Entering their 26th season, Tanglewood's Festival of Lights continues to be one of the largest and most spectacular light shows in the entire Southeast.  The route is just under 4 miles and contains over one hundred displays.

Candle Tea in Old Salem
Attend Candle Tea to share Moravian traditions and customs of the season that include singing carols accompanied by the 1798 Tannenberg organ, enjoying rich lovefeast coffee and Moravian sugarcake, watching as beeswax candles are made by hand, and viewing the Candle Tea putz. The putz, a traditional Christmas decoration for both early and modern Moravians, is displayed in two parts. The first part is a replica in miniature of the town of Salem more than a century ago. The second part presents the Nativity scene as the Christmas story is read from Scripture.

First Friday Gallery Hop
The first Friday of each month the Downtown Arts District Association extends the hours of their shops, businesses, galleries, studios and restaurants within the Arts District.  See new exhibits and meet the characters within the arts district while grabbing a pint or enjoying a glass of wine.  Gallery Hop begins at 7 p.m..


To see an entire list of hotel options within the area and to sort by amenities go to


Where to Dine:

With more than 100 restaurants and eateries within our downtown, you'll have plenty of dining options.  To explore the offerings, click here to check out our restaurant directory.  Want to request a Wine & Dine Guide? Click here to fill out our online visitor information request form (at the bottom of the page you can request your own Wine & Dine Guide to be mailed to you) or call the Visit Winston-Salem Visitor Center at 336.728.4200 and one of our friendly visitor information specialist will be happy to send you a guide in the mail.