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Holiday events in Raleigh, N.C.


ere’s a time-honored way for you and your family to celebrate the holiday season together: come to Raleigh for one or both of these beloved holiday presentations...

Both productions are bona fide Raleigh “can't-miss” holiday traditions and are artful and inspiring ways for adults and children to all share in the holiday spirit.

The Nutcracker

Beauty and elegance

Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker

Presented by Carolina Ballet
Dec. 19-28, 2014, in Raleigh
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Hundreds of thousands have been captivated and fascinated by the awe-inspiring grace, grandeur and mysterious illusions of Carolina Ballet's holiday classic. This season will prove to be no less spectacular as Robert Weiss combines the beauty of classical ballet with a little Las Vegas magic in what has become an annual favorite throughout the region.

A Christmas Carol

A Raleigh classic

Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol

Presented by Theatre In The Park
Dec. 10-14, 2014, in Raleigh
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Ira David Wood III's beloved musical comedy celebrates its 40th anniversary. The show has been performed annually since 1974 and named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast." Cited as "one of the most successful shows in N.C. theatre history," A Christmas Carol has enjoyed critically-acclaimed tours to England and France.


Raleigh offers a full calendar of other holiday events and activities... so many that you can easily fill a weekend itinerary. Factor in a great hotel deal, and you can pack up the whole family and bring them to Raleigh for a memorable holiday experience.

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