Every year during the months of November and December, Greater Raleigh is transformed into a Southern winter wonderland.  Holiday festivities can be found around every corner, including concerts, performances, tours, trains, parades, and, of course, many visits from Santa Claus himself.

Whether you plan on lighting up a Menorah, the Kinara or a spruce tree this holiday season, there is plenty to enjoy in Greater Raleigh, depending on what kind of visitor you are.  There’s ice skating for the adrenaline junkie, Dickens’ classic plays for the creative genius, shopping extravaganzas for the fashionista, and tea with Santa for the foodie.  Lifelong learners can take holiday Segway tours through the city, music maniacs can attend the Jammin’ New Years Eve celebration, and last, but not least, the free spirits can celebrate by taking in the holiday lights and sights.  To find out what kind of Greater Raleigh visitor you are, take this quiz.

If you’d like to take in more than just a day’s worth of holiday festivities (and trust me, there are plenty of events to keep you happy for days on end), then you can check here for holiday specials and deals for accommodations.  While planning your trip, simply visit the Have a Jolly Raleigh Holiday website, where you’ll have instant access to comprehensive lists of parades and celebrations, a holiday calendar, and even events where you can find stocking stuffers.  Check it out and discover the many ways that your family can celebrate in Greater Raleigh, today!