Holiday Events

Feel the magic of all the holidays in Raleigh, N.C., with family fun outdoor events in the spring, patriotic Fourth of July events in the summer, spooky Halloween events in the fall and warmhearted holiday celebrations in the winter. The cool air of spring is perfect for Easter egg hunts, where family and friends make precious memories. Get spooked at haunted attractions, screenings of classic horror movies and kid-friendly corn mazes around Halloween.

The winter holidays are celebrated joyously in the Raleigh area with the Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest, the lighting of a beautifully illuminated tree in downtown Raleigh's City Plaza and much more. The annual Kwanzaa celebration in the town of Cary, Christmas events and Hanukkah celebrations are always popular. Welcome the New Year at First Night Raleigh, complete with festivities and the annually-anticipated acorn drop. Celebrate the holidays in style, Raleigh style.

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Mandolin Wine Tastings: Halloween Wines

October 26, 2016
  • Times: 6-7pm
  • Venue: Mandolin
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $5

Every Wednesday from 6-7pm, sample wines from across the globe for only $5. This week's wine tasting topic will be Halloween Wines.


B Rocka Halloween Show

October 28, 2016
  • Times: 9:30pm
  • Venue: The Maywood
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $8; 21 and over

Stellar Circuits will be performing live with Aeonic and Seven Letter at The Maywood as part of their Halloween Rock Show. Dress up! The evening includes a costume contest with a cash p...

Treat Trail

October 28, 2016

Looking for a safe and spooktacular outing for your young ghouls and goblins? Join us at the Wendell Community Park on the Treat Trail. The trail is non-scary for our 12 years of age and under patrons...

Trick or Treat In Downtown

October 28, 2016

Kids stroll from shop to shop on Main and Broad St., show off their best costume and Trick or Treat for candy provided by Fuquay-Varina's downtown businesses?

Zombiepalooza at The Cary

October 28, 2016

What's creepier than watching George A Romero's Night of the Living Dead? Watching it night! Join The Cary for Zombiepalooza!  Starting at 7pm they will screen submissions&nbs...

On-Going Events

Halloweekend at KINGS!

October 28 – 31, 2016 (Recurring daily)



7th Annual Costume Ball with Big Something and Zach Deputy

October 29, 2016

Big Something will be performing live with Zach Deputy as part of Lincoln Theatre's 7th Annual Costume Ball.

All Souls Spooktacular

October 29, 2016
  • Times: 5-11pm
  • Venue: LGBT Center of Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free for 18 years and under; $5 suggested donation for adults

The 2nd Annual All Souls Spooktacular is presented by the LGBT Center of Raleigh's Transgender Initiative, Women's Initiative, Raleigh Allies and Youth Programs. Come join us for an evening of fun, re...

Cary's Great Pumpkin Carve

October 29, 2016
  • Times: 2-8pm
  • Venue: Downtown Cary
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Free (pumpkins for sale)

Stop by the Pumpkin Patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve at one of the carving stations or bring your own. Pumpkins will be lit for display and judged in a variety of categories. Stay for fa...

Day of the Dead 5k

October 29, 2016
  • Times: 10:30am
  • Venue: Centro
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $25

Centro, a locally-owned Mexican restaurant in downtown Raleigh, will host the sixth annual 5k race celebrating Hispanic culture and the Day of the Dead benefiting the Brentwood Boys & Girls C...

DDASC Halloween Lock-In

October 29 – 30, 2016 (Recurring daily)

The Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex will be hosting a Halloween Lock-In. The lock-in is open to all kids ages 5-14. Two different lock-in options are available: a full-night option of 9pm-8am is op...

Halloween Boogeyman Bar Crawl & Costume Contest

October 29, 2016
  • Times: 3pm-late evening
  • Venue: Glenwood South
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $20-$40

This Raleigh Halloween party is the most Spooktacular nightlife tour of Raleigh's Hottest Halloween Haunts on your Favorite Fiendish Fiasco of a holiday, complete with games and free drinks! Why choos...

Halloween Fright Night Movie Party

October 29, 2016
  • Times: 6:30pm (movie at 9pm)
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $10 members, $13 nonmembers

The sinister soirée features creepy portraits with visiting superstar celebrity photographer Wes Naman, a professional Halloween makeup workshop, freaky food trucks, bloody cocktails, sp...

Halloween In The Village

October 29, 2016

Join us for a family-friendly celebration. Celebrate Halloween a little early and join our participating merchant in Trick-or-Treating from 2-6pm. Don’t forget your blankets and chairs as we gat...

Halloween Mall Crawl

October 29, 2016

Calling all goblins, ghosts, princesses, super heroes, and everything in between! Dress in your best Halloween costume and come to Cary Towne Center for an afternoon of trick-or-...

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