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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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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!

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 ...

Douglas Babcock

December 4, 2016

Folk musician Douglas Babcock will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

Drunk on the Regs

December 4, 2016

Drunk on the Regs will be performing live with Sportsmanship at The Pour House Music Hall.

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...

Infinity Ballet - Dances of the Nutcracker

December 02 – 04, 2016 (Recurring daily)

The Infinity Ballet will perform the Dances of the Nutcracker at the Halle Cultural Arts Center.

Larry Hutcherson

December 4, 2016

Larry Hutcherson will be performing jazz guitar with vocals live at the Irregardless Café.

Let it Snow with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra

December 4, 2016

This concert is named "Let it Snow" and it will feature Greg Fishel (from Channel 5 News) performing "Let it Snow" for Tuba. The concert will feature holiday classics! The Raleigh ...

NHL Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

December 4, 2016
  • Times: 5pm
  • Venue: PNC Arena
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $25-$270

The Carolina Hurricanes take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena.

Raleigh Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops

December 4, 2016
  • Times: 3pm and 7pm
  • Venue: Meredith College
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Adults $25-$20; Children Under 12 are Free

The show will feature the runners up from Americas Got Talent last season performing holiday classics with a full symphony orchestra.

Reggae Sunday

February 07 – December 4, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday)

Come yah to Neuse River Brewing Company every first Sunday of the month for Reggae Sunday. Fughet yuh crosses and feel irie with the sweet sounds of Reggae music (3-5pm) and soothe yuh achin' belly wi...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

November 25 – December 24, 2016 (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...

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