Note: For other safe, distance-friendly holiday ideas in 2020—light displays, drive-in movies and more—please see this updated page. Thanks and happy holidays!

The holiday season is a magical time filled with family, giving, happiness and indulgence. This year, support local businesses and give your gift-wrapping hands a break and head out to enjoy one of the restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Raleigh, N.C. 

 

Open for dine-in service

 

Offering meal packages for pickup

  • Angus Barn: Prime rib dinner for 6 people; call for availability; pickup Dec. 21-23
  • Garland: Confit duck dinner for 4 people; see website for availability; pickup Dec. 23
  • Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern: Braised short rib dinner for 4 people; order by Dec. 19; pickup Dec. 23-24
  • Capital Club 16: Beef brisket dinner for 5-6 people; requires 48-hour lead time; see website for availability
  • Irregardless Café: A la carte menu; order by Dec. 20; pickup Dec. 23-24
  • Longleaf Swine: A la carte menu; order by Dec. 19; pickup Dec. 23-24
  • Locals Oyster Bar: Smoked oysters, shrimp cocktail and more; order online; pickup Dec. 23-24
  • Cantina 18: Beef short ribs dinner for 2 or 6-8 people; Order by Dec. 20; pickup Christmas Eve
  • Mandolin: Roasted turkey dinner for 4 or 8 people; order by Dec. 17; pickup Christmas Eve
  • The Pit: Chopped barbecue and pit-smoked ham dinner for 2, 4 or 8 people; order by Dec. 21; pickup Christmas Eve
  • Mia Francesca Trattoria: Prime rib dinner for 2 or 4 people; order by Dec. 22; pickup Christmas Eve or Christmas Day
  • PoshNosh Catering: Beef Wellington dinner serves 8-10 people; order by Dec. 18; pickup Dec. 23

 

A good book, a warm drink, a quaint coffee shop—these are some of the best spots to get your daily dose of caffeine and... View More

It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays in Raleigh, N.C.! And while it's still totally fall for another few... View More

Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. Menconi's latest book,... View More

During the holiday season, the Raleigh area is aglow with light displays, tree lightings and other seasonal presentations. Below... View More

A 200-foot-long, 21-foot-tall dragon has invaded Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C. Yes, the North Carolina Chinese Lantern... View More

Ready to brighten your holiday season? The WRAL Nights of Lights drive-thru light show is making its way back to Dorothea Dix... View More

Note: This article was first published in November 2017. This incredible piece of art has been kept in immaculate condition and... View More

Every two weeks, we send out a newsletter that includes the best of the best upcoming events. If you sign up for our E-magazine,... View More