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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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An Evening with Elves

December 2, 2016
  • Times: 6-8:30pm
  • Venue: Marbles Kids Museum
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Advance $25-30; Week-of $30-$35

The twilight, twinkle and tradition of An Evening with Elves bring families and friends to Marbles year after year. Enjoy museum play, holiday activities, s'mores outdoors and other festive treats! Ce...

Art in the Evening: Onyx Club Boys

December 2, 2016

Onyx Club Boys will be performing live at the North Carolina Museum of Art as the perfect start to your weekend. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with a glass of wine ...

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!

Brier Creek Commons Annual Tree Lighting

December 2, 2016

Join Brier Creek Commons in it's Annual Tree Lighting! Meet with Santa in a snowy winter wonderland and enjoy family friendly crafts and activities while enjoying some scrumptious samples from various...

Canaan James

December 2, 2016

Canaan James will be performing live at Aviator Tap House.

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...

Caskey: No Apologies

December 2, 2016
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: Southland Ballroom
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $20 advance, $25 at the door

Caskey will be performing live with Cityboistreets, Beni-Hanna, Doc Ill and Nance at the Southland Ballroom as part of their No Apologies Tour.

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...

Christmas Tree Lighting

December 2, 2016

The 2016 Christmas Tree Lighting will include letters to Santa, visiting with Mrs. Claus and the head elves, activities, food trucks, music, performances and a visit from Santa! Be sure to m...


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 ...

Comedy with Azeem

December 2, 2016

Over the past ten years, Azeem has been building quite a reputation for himself as a top class comedian, lecturer, and trainer. Whether he is hosting a corporate event, headlining a comedy club, or ...

Crushed Out

December 2, 2016

Crushed Out will be performing live with Monotremes and Secretary Pool at Slim's Downtown.

December First Friday

December 2, 2016

Stop by the studio to kick off the holiday season. Guest artists Gwen Weaver and Anne Terry will be on hand. We'll be serving up hot spiced cider and delicious art and crafts. The studio will be open ...

Deck Your Walls with Local Color

December 2, 2016

The focus of the exhibition is a collaboration of woman artists' works in mixed media. Local Color offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the artists every First Friday.

Drag Sounds

December 2, 2016
  • Times: 11pm
  • Venue: Neptunes Parlour
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $5; 21 and over

Drag Sounds will be performing live at Neptunes Parlour as part of Neptune's Fall Friday Show Series.

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