January 3, 2024

🎊 New Spots Opening in Winston-Salem

The Go-To Winston-Salem

January 3, 2024


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They’re gearing up for a great 2024 with a resolution to serve you even better – whether online or at your local branch. They’re also investing more time and money into local causes, lending a helping hand to hard-working folks to strengthen our community.

Let them help you get off on the right financial foot in 2024! Here are some quick tips and tools.

Opening Soon

We know you love seeing new places open in Winston-Salem, and so do we! Here are 4 upcoming spots The Go-To team is excited about.


Kaleideum | Opening in February

  • An experiential learning museum in downtown Winston-Salem with hands-on exhibits, interactive displays, and educational programs.

Sushi Rosé | Opening in a few weeks

  • A contemporary Japanese-Peruvian restaurant in downtown Winston-Salem from the owners of Melrose Coffee + Wine Lounge.

Lot 63 | Opening in a few weeks

  • A taproom, coffeehouse, and bakery all rolled into one—right in the heart of Old Salem.

Spaghetti Park | Opening in a few weeks

  • A fast-casual Italian restaurant in Clemmons serving classic dishes like ravioli, pasta, risotto, and stone-baked Sicilian pizza.


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Friday, January 5

  • Hockey Game - Cheer on the Carolina Thunderbirds as they take on the Port Huron Prowlers at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Also happening Saturday.

Saturday, January 6

  • Rock Climbing - Learn how to rock climb at Pilot Mountain State Park. Perfect for beginners ages 7 and up. 9 AM

  • Scarf Dyeing - Dye a silk scarf using botanicals while enjoying an afternoon tea at My Garden Blooms. 2 PM

  • Photography Class - Learn the basics of photography with the Winston-Salem Photography Group’s beginner class in downtown. 12 PM

  • Symphony - The Winston-Salem Symphony performs its Enchanted Waters concert at Reynolds Auditorium, featuring music that captures the majesty and danger of the sea. Also available Sunday.

Sunday, January 7

  • Vision Board Party - Create your 2024 Vision Board with Sugar Mamas while enjoying sips and treats at Special Moments Venue & Event Space. 2 PM

  • Beginner’s Watercolor - Join the Winston-Salem Watercolour Group for its nature painting class at The Quarry at Grant Park. 3 PM

Monday, January 8

  • Sushi Class - Learn the basics of sushi-making from Gringo Ninja at Joymongers Barrel Hall. 6:30 PM

  • Latin Dance Classes - SonCaribe Latin Dance starts a new 8-week cycle of classes including salsa, bachata, and kizomba. A variety of class times and dates are available.

  • Cocktail Competition - Talented bartenders across the Triad compete to create the best Malört cocktails at Dram & Draught. 6:30 PM


Ready to build healthy habits but not sure where to begin? Look no further than the YMCA's Lifestyle 360 and uFit programs.

~ Lifestyle 360: A two-month program focused on establishing healthy new habits that support sustainable weight loss. The next program begins January 15.

~ uFit: New members meet with a Wellness Coach for free to discuss personal goals, limitations, and interests. You’ll work with your coach to build a fitness routine unique to you.*

Other News

  • Milestone: For the first time in its 49-year history, the North Carolina Zoo welcomed 1 million visitors in a calendar year. The zoo is the largest natural habitat zoo in the world and plans to add an Asia habitat in 2026.

  • Save the Date: a/peture brings back its a/ movie prom on March 2 at WinMock. Grab your tickets now to get the early bird price.

  • Races: The Frosty Fifty Trail Races take place January 5 and 6 at Salem Lake. Participants will run in one of five different races: a 5K, 12.5K, 25K, 50K, or 50K relay. The event’s charity partners are the Down Syndrome Association and Winston-Salem Street School.

  • Menu Update: Chad’s Chai, located in the Arts District, is now serving tea-infused wines such as the Fumé Blanc with Misty Mountain Chai.

  • Auditions: The NC Black Repertory Company is holding auditions on January 6 for its 40th annual MLK Jr. Birthday Celebration. Auditions are open to singers, dancers, actors, spoken-word artists, poets, and more.

  • Advertise: Put your brand in front of thousands of locals. Reach out today to learn about our advertising options!

Upcoming Events

  • Pitch-Space LIVE - Listen to pitches from technology startups with feedback from a panel of investors at Flywheel Coworking on January 9.

  • Ask a Recruiter - Join Greater Winston-Salem as they welcome top recruiters from the area to offer job search and career tips to local job seekers on January 18.

  • Free Coworking - Enjoy a day of coworking, lunch, productivity, and networking with Flywheel Coworking's Community Day on January 24. Register today!

  • Spark - Discover the power of “intrapreneurship” through engaging talks, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities hosted by Intrapreneurs Forum on January 31.


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The Wrap

  • ❄️ It’s the perfect time of year to hit the slopes! Check out our guide on where to ski, snowboard, and snow tube near Winston-Salem.

  • Looking for a spot with a warm, covered patio? Team member Jacob recommends The Quiet Pint Tavern; make sure to try the Korean Pork Mac N’ Cheese while you’re there!


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