Greater Raleigh Visitors

This is the destination you've been waiting for, because it's so many destinations in one. You'll sense it as soon as you arrive. The fun, lively vibe coursing through tree-lined streets packed with funky cafes and pubs. Endless hot spots and historical treasures, exciting hockey games and incredible area-wide celebrations...

There's so much to see and do here, you won't want to experience it alone. Use our handy listings, interactive maps and visitor information center to make the most of your visit.

Jingle all the way to Greater Raleigh to create new and artful holiday traditions for your family. Take delight in two time-honored performances at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker (12/19-28) and Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol (12/10-14).

You'll be captivated and fascinated by the awe-inspiring grace, grandeur and mysterious illusions of Carolina Ballet's production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. This season will be spectacular as Robert Weiss again combines the beauty of ballet with a little Las Vegas magic. You can also catch one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast," A Christmas Carol in Raleigh. Celebrate the musical comedy's 40th anniversary as this classic performance is sure to warm hearts of all ages. Both productions are bona fide Raleigh holiday traditions and are inspiring ways for adults and children to share in the holiday spirit.

Cap off your holiday experience by grabbing your mittens, lacing up a pair of skates and visiting Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest (through 2/1). A centerpiece during the winter season, this premier holiday event features a signature outdoor skating rink and other fun-filled festivities.

Can't miss: Other holiday favorites across Greater Raleigh like It's a Wonderful Life Radio Play (12/4-8) and Tis the Season (12/12) at the Cary Arts Center, Franc D'Ambrosio - Christmas in New York (12/7) at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and Handel's Messiah - Christmas Section (12/20) at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex. Learn more

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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