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Holiday Events

Feel the magic of all the holidays in Greater Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 Greater Raleigh 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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A Reel-ly Scary Cary

October 23 – 25, 2014
  • Times: 6pm
  • Venue: Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: $10 (ages 13+) includes movie and one Haunted House visit

Scary movie enthusiasts and those that love all things spooky are invited to attend an event that has become a fall fan favorite, Reel-ly Scary Cary! The majestic trees and winding path at Cary's Koka...

Cary's Great Pumpkin Carve

October 25, 2014
  • Times: 2pm
  • Venue: Cary Performance Green
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Pumpkins for sale $3; Family-Friendly Halloween TV Specials are free

Stop by the Pumpkin Patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve at one of our carving stations or bring your own pumpkin to carve. After the pumpkin lighting, family friendly Halloween TV specials,...

Day of the Dead 5k

October 25, 2014
  • Times: 11am
  • Venue: Centro
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $25

Centro, a locally-owned Mexican restaurant in downtown Raleigh, will host the fourth annual 5k race celebrating Hispanic culture and the Day of the Dead on Oct. 25, 2014 benefiting the Brentwood Boys ...

Forest Moon Theater Presents Night of Improv "Funny to be Scared!"

October 25, 2014
  • Times: 7-9pm
  • Venue: Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Admission: Advance: Adults $10, Children (12 and under) $8; At the door Adults $12, Children $10

Forest Moon Theater welcomes improvisational theater to Wake Forest with a fun-filled performance by the professional performing group, Transactors Improv: For Families! Just in time for Halloween, &q...

Fright Night

October 25, 2014

Creative costume contest and enchanted dance party with DJ Sami Automatic. Tasty treats from Bittersweet and cash bar with festive cocktails. Winners take home highly coveted trophies with original a...

Goblin's Groove

October 25, 2014

Ghoulish games, freaky fun and frightening food. There will be music from the 80s and 90s that parents will find familiar along with the dance music of today. Halloween cosutmes are strongly encourage...

Haunted Mordecai

October 25, 2014

Every year at Halloween, Burning Coal teams with the historic Mordecai House to present a chilling walking tour of the old (haunted?) house. While walking through the beautiful old building, you are ...

Haunted Twilight Tour

October 25, 2014

Celebrate the haunted past of Cary with this walking tour of downtown. Guests ages 13 and up will board a bus at the Page-Walker Arts History Center which takes them to Hillcrest Cemetery. Guests wil...

Marbles Kooky Spooky Halloween Party

October 25, 2014
  • Times: 6-8:30pm
  • Venue: Marbles Kids Museum
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Advance: $8/members; $10/non-members; Day of tickets (if available): $13/members; $15/non-members

Come in costume for a ghoulish good time! Experience the magic of Marbles after dark at this family-friendly Halloween spooktacular with activities like Ghoul School, Mad Scientist Lab, Monster Mash D...


Mischief Night Halloween Rave

October 26, 2014
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: Lincoln Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $15-$18

Mischief Night Halloween RAVE - costumes encouraged! Featuring: Treyy G, Vinnie Maniscalco, Posada, Gifted 6 and Candela. Check out their music here: https://soundcloud.com/djtreyyg; https://soundc...

Super Jam Fall Festival

October 26, 2014

LifeCity Church will be hosting the Super Jam Fall Festival. There will be tons of games, candy, prizes, dancing and fun! There will also be raffles! All ages! Make sure to wear your Halloween costum...

Trick-or-Eat Food Truck Rodeo

October 26, 2014

Garner's inagural Trick-or-Eat Food Truck Rodeo will take place in Historic Downtown Garner on Main St. (from Rand Mill Rd. to Montague St.) Admission and parking are free! Enjoy 12 local food tr...


The Bronzed Chorus, Octopus Jones and WOOL at Halloween Local Band-Local Beer

October 30, 2014
  • Times: 9:30pm-1am
  • Venue: Tir na nOg
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Come dressed up, or not, and celebrate Michief night and Halloween at Local Band-Local Beer. N.C. bands The Bronzed Chorus, Octopus Jones and WOOL will be performing original music and some special h...


A Mad World 6: Halloween Party

October 31, 2014

Rave Heavy presents A Mad World 6: Halloween Party featuring SirensCeol, Str8house, Riven, DV-US, DJ Moodswing and Murkel.

A Very 90's Halloween!

October 31, 2014

Deep South The Bar presents A Very 90's Halloween featuring 120 Minutes - 90s Alternative Tribute and River City Ransom.

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