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Raleigh, N.C., Calendar of Events

Raleigh, N.C., hosts thousands of events every year, including many enriching experiences for your visit. Looking to build your trip around something exhilarating? We've got the most music in N.C., a hopping collegiate and professional sports scene and a host of accolade-worthy, homegrown culinary and cultural festivities pioneered by our smart and passionate locals. Below, you can view and map events by day, week or month, or search for events in a certain category or area of the destination.

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Author Event: "The Education of Dixie Dupree," by Donna Everhart

December 3, 2016

“This debut novel is a page-turner from the very beginning. In a story of a family filled with pain, deceit, lies, and dark secrets across generations, Everhart allows readers to feel everything...

Beauty & the Beast Jr.

December 01 – 04, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat. 7pm; Sun. 3pm
  • Venue: Sonorous Road Productions
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adults $12, Seniors and Children $8

Come relive this classic Disney tale of love and acceptance and see all your favorite characters and songs in a format that's great for the entire family!

Blue Sky Cryin

December 3, 2016

Blue Sky Cryin will be performing live at Abbey Road Tavern.

Brent Stimmel

December 3, 2016

Folk musician Brent Stimmel will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

Cary Players present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 01 – 05, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat., Mon. 7:30pm; Sat. and Sun. 3pm
  • Venue: Cary Arts Center
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Adults $20; Students/Seniors $18

The toughest kids in town take over the annual holiday pageant, as Cary Players presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a fun-filled comedy for the whole family. Directed by Debra Grannan and Dan Ma...

Christmas on Salem Street

December 02 – 04, 2016

The Annual "Christmas on Salem Street" events begin at 5pm on Fri., Dec. 2, with Christmas Carols at the Depot, followed by the Lighting of the Apex Christmas Tree by Mayor Lance Olive. Then...


December 02 – 18, 2016 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 1pm and 5pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Starting at $28 Opening Weekend; Starting at $33 After Opening Weekend

Cinderella: Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. Just ...

Dopapod and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

December 3, 2016

Dopapod and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will be performing live at the Lincoln Theatre.


December 3, 2016
  • Times: 8:30pm
  • Venue: The Maywood
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $8; 21 and over

Dreaded will be performing live with Axattack, Gorbash, Nemesis and Mo'ynoq at The Maywood.

Garner Christmas Parade

December 3, 2016

Grab a front-row seat and join the Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department as marching bands, floats, classic cars, Santa Claus and many other entries make their way through Downtow...

Gen Palmer and Andrew Berinson

December 3, 2016

Gen Palmer and Andrew Berinson will be performing jazz bass and piano live at the Irregardless Café.

Glen Dyer

December 3, 2016

Bluegrass musician Glen Dyer will be performing live at Lorraine's Coffee House.

Heart of the Holidays

December 3, 2016
  • Times: 10am-7pm
  • Venue: Downtown Cary
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Free

Fun, festival holiday events all taking place in Downtown Cary: -Gingerbread House Competition (pre-registration required) -Gifting Tree Project -Letters to Santa, starting Nov. 21-Dec. 10 -Sant...

Holiday Express

December 01 – 11, 2016 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: 4-9pm
  • Venue: Pullen Park
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $10

Holiday Express will roll into Raleigh, Dec. 1-4 and Dec.7-11, from 4-9pm nightly. Children and adults alike will enjoy this Triangle tradition as Pullen Park is festively decorated with thousands of ...

Holiday Santa Train

December 03 – 11, 2016 (Every Sunday, Saturday)

New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR) is continuing its annual holiday tradition with Holiday Santa Trains the first two weekends in December. The trains and rail yard will be festively decorated and holiday...

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