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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11-22-2017

Events

Annual Thanksgiving Eve Party

November 22, 2017

Get basted at your neighborhood pub! Doherty's Thanksgiving Eve Party features karaoke with Jennifer Price, $5 award-winning Foothills Sexual Chocolate and Jade pints and $3 Yeunglings. Bring you...

Annual Thanksgiving Eve Party

November 22, 2017

It’s that time of the year! Kick off the holiday season with Doherty's Irish Pub. Family in town? Bring em’. Family in town? Leave em’ Doherty's has been doing th...

Listen for the sound of silver bells and climb aboard in your jammies for a first-class journey on the Polar Express! You’ll see the paintings from the Caldecott Medal-winning picture book on ...

On-Going Events

Lake Myra Christmas Lights

November 22 – December 31, 2017
  • Times: 6-10pm, Sun.-Thurs.; 6-11pm Fri. and Sat.
  • Venue: Downtown Wendell
  • Area: Wendell

11-23-2017

Events

Thankgiving Buffet in Herons

November 23, 2017

Join Herons as James Beard Semifinalist and Executive Chef Steven Greene prepares a delicious Thanksgiving Buffet. Choose from classics such as carved turkey, truffled macaroni and cheese and cornbrea...

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

November 23, 2017
  • Times: 11am-3pm
  • Venue: The Mayton Inn
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: $55, $10 children 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under

Join The Mayton Inn for their Thanksgiving Day Buffet! The Mayton has an excellent menu planned for you at Verandah. The menu will be posted on The Mayton's Facebook even...

On-Going Events

Lake Myra Christmas Lights

November 22 – December 31, 2017
  • Times: 6-10pm, Sun.-Thurs.; 6-11pm Fri. and Sat.
  • Venue: Downtown Wendell
  • Area: Wendell

11-24-2017

Events

North Carolina Symphony Special Event Concert: Home Alone

November 24 – 25, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Catch this comedy classic on the big screen as the Symphony plays the charming and delightful score by John Williams live. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for all ages. Come e...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

November 24 – December 24, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.  Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including...

On-Going Events

Lake Myra Christmas Lights

November 22 – December 31, 2017
  • Times: 6-10pm, Sun.-Thurs.; 6-11pm Fri. and Sat.
  • Venue: Downtown Wendell
  • Area: Wendell

North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival-Cary

November 24, 2017 – January 14, 2018 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Sun. 6-10pm; performances Tue.-Thurs. 6:30pm and 8pm, Fri.-Sun. 6:30pm, 7:30pm, and 8:30pm
  • Venue: Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Area: Cary

11-25-2017

Events

North Carolina Symphony Special Event Concert: Home Alone

November 24 – 25, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Catch this comedy classic on the big screen as the Symphony plays the charming and delightful score by John Williams live. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for all ages. Come e...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

November 24 – December 24, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.  Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including...

Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2017

For Small Business Saturday, Raleigh Provisions is hosting a basketing event during which customers are invited to sample around the shop and listen to vendors’ stories while piecing together th...

On-Going Events

Lake Myra Christmas Lights

November 22 – December 31, 2017
  • Times: 6-10pm, Sun.-Thurs.; 6-11pm Fri. and Sat.
  • Venue: Downtown Wendell
  • Area: Wendell
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