Calendar

Dec
30
Sat
Winterfest @ Kings Dominion
Dec 30 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Kings Dominion will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland full of enchantment and holiday cheer! Become immersed in the season’s spirit with spectacular holiday lights and decor, world-class live entertainment, savory treats and fanciful experiences throughout the park.

WinterFest @ Carowinds
Dec 30 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Ring in the holidays with a new family tradition: WinterFest at Carowinds, the ultimate holiday celebration!

Lake Myra Christmas Lights @ Downtown Wendell
Dec 30 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

This drive-in style, interactive light show features more than 400,000 dancing lights synched up with holiday music–it’s one of the largest light displays on the east coast. The show typically lasts between 30 and 45 minutes and is free admission.

NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Dec 30 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Dec
31
Sun
Cape Fear Festival of Trees @ North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Dec 31 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns as one of the most heart-warming holiday traditions in the area. During the festival, you are invited to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance. Glittering trees decorated by local businesses, various organizations and individual artists transform the aquarium space into an enchanted forest for all to enjoy. This is the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations!

Christmas Town 2017: A Busch Gardens Celebration @ Busch Gardens
Dec 31 @ 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Joy, laughter and cheer are in the air at Christmas Town™ at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg. Enjoy the magical glow of over 8 million lights, dazzling shows and our 50-ft Christmas tree.

Festival of Lights @ Hill Ridge Farms
Dec 31 @ 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

During the Festival of Lights, Hill Ridge Farms will be transformed into a magical celebration of Hometown Christmas Cheer! Their Covered wagon hayride will take you through one of the biggest Christmas light displays on the east coast. They will have plenty of great food, bonfires, and traditional Christmas music that the entire family will enjoy!

What better way to celebrate the holidays with your friends and family than to go to Hill Ridge Farms for a beautiful Old Fashioned Christmas celebration!

Island of Lights Festival @ Pleasure Island
Dec 31 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Pleasure Island is home to an island-wide holiday festival featuring nightly lighted displays around Carolina Beach Lake, along with businesses and homes decked out in their seasonal best. Enjoy the fantastic light displays and holiday cheer with signature events taking place through December 31, all in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach!

Lake Myra Christmas Lights @ Downtown Wendell
Dec 31 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

This drive-in style, interactive light show features more than 400,000 dancing lights synched up with holiday music–it’s one of the largest light displays on the east coast. The show typically lasts between 30 and 45 minutes and is free admission.

NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Dec 31 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Jan
1
Mon
Christmas Town 2017: A Busch Gardens Celebration @ Busch Gardens
Jan 1 @ 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Joy, laughter and cheer are in the air at Christmas Town™ at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg. Enjoy the magical glow of over 8 million lights, dazzling shows and our 50-ft Christmas tree.

NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jan 1 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Jan
2
Tue
NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jan 2 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Jan
3
Wed
NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jan 3 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Jan
4
Thu
NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jan 4 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Jan
5
Fri
NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jan 5 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Jan
6
Sat
NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jan 6 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Jan
7
Sun
NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jan 7 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Jan
9
Tue
NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jan 9 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Jan
10
Wed
NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jan 10 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Jan
11
Thu
NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jan 11 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Jan
12
Fri
NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jan 12 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Jan
13
Sat
NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jan 13 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Jan
14
Sun
NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jan 14 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season! The Festival will include more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. A new feature this year will be the addition of cultural performances and artisan crafts. Performances will include traditional Chinese dance, foot juggling and vase juggling, and Wushu/Kung Fu.

Feb
3
Sat
Cheers for Chocolate Festival @ Holly Hill Mall & Business Center
Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Let’s cheer for chocolate samples and any excuse to get together in the name of cocoa. In addition to all of the delectable chocolates available there will be:

-Entertainment will be provided by “Elvis,” professional tribute artist Wayne Euliss with show times at 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30
-“Men Can Cook Chocolate Contest” will also be taking place where you vote for your favorite chocolatier.
-A silent auction will also be taking place. All proceeds benefit Christmas Cheer, a 501 c 3 nonprofit that serves underprivileged children and elderly of Alamance County.