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Christmas Town at Bush Gardens @ Bush Gardens
Christmas Town at Bush Gardens @ Bush Gardens
Dec 8 all-day
 
Gingerbread House Competition in Asheville @ The Omni Grove Park Inn
Gingerbread House Competition in Asheville @ The Omni Grove Park Inn
Dec 8 all-day
 
Polar Express Train Ride
The Santa Express @ The Great Raleigh Trolley
The Santa Express @ The Great Raleigh Trolley
Dec 8 all-day
Best for toddlers to young grade schoolers. Kids and parents hop aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley for a ride through Downtown with the guest of honor himself…Santa
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12:00 AM Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore Estate @ The Biltmore
Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore Estate @ The Biltmore
Dec 8 @ 12:00 AM – Dec 9 @ 12:00 AM
Biltmore House greets you with the soft glow of luminaries and holiday lights on a towering Norway spruce. Inside, thousands of ornaments on dozens of Christmas trees reflect the flicker of candlelight, firelight, and twinkle lights. Live performances of Christmas music add to your self-guided evening visit, which includes admission to Antler Hill Village & Winery. The Village is a must-see part of your holiday[...]
10:00 AM Durham Holiday Parade @ Downtown Durham
Durham Holiday Parade @ Downtown Durham
Dec 8 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
10:30 AM Genuine Smithfield’s Annual Christmas Parade @ Downtown Smithfield
Genuine Smithfield’s Annual Christmas Parade @ Downtown Smithfield
Dec 8 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Genuine Smithfield’s Annual Christmas Parade is an old-fashioned “can’t miss” community event. This year’s theme is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and our Grand Marshall is the writer, Emmy-award winning Director and Smithfield Native, Jeffrey Blount.
11:30 AM Santa On Chimney Rock in Asheville @ Chimney Rock State Park.
Santa On Chimney Rock in Asheville @ Chimney Rock State Park.
Dec 8 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Watch Santa Claus ready himself for clambering down chimneys across the world as he practices on one of the biggest chimneys of all, Chimney Rock! Watch him scale the 315-foot monolith and enjoy other festivities. USA Today named Chimney Rock one of the top 10 places to catch up with Santa. For more information: www.romanticasheville.com
1:00 PM Wake Forest Christmas Parade @ South White Street & South Brooks Street
Wake Forest Christmas Parade @ South White Street & South Brooks Street
Dec 8 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 
5:30 PM The Holiday Lights Tour on The Great Raleigh Trolley @ The Great Raleigh Trolley
The Holiday Lights Tour on The Great Raleigh Trolley @ The Great Raleigh Trolley
Dec 8 @ 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
 
6:00 PM Snowball Dance for those with Special Needs @ Wake Forest Community House
Snowball Dance for those with Special Needs @ Wake Forest Community House
Dec 8 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
6:00 PM Speedway Christmas in Charlotte @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
Speedway Christmas in Charlotte @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
Dec 8 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Speedway Christmas has returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway, and it’s bigger and better than ever!  The ninth edition of Charlotte’s spectacular drive-through light show features more than 3 million lights over a remarkable,3.75-mile course that includes most of the oval as well as the infield and the ROVAL™! But you can do more than just look  – listen, too! Tune into 101.3 FM to enjoy[...]
6:00 PM Winter Lights at NC Arboretum @ The North Carolina Arboretum
Winter Lights at NC Arboretum @ The North Carolina Arboretum
Dec 8 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Don’t miss The North Carolina Arboretum’s elaborate Winter Lights show, transforming the gardens into a nighttime wonderland with 500,000 lights! Walk through spectacular displays and see the gardens in a completely new way – with even more lights this year including a “Fire & Ice” display. Designed with an artistic aesthetic, the Winter Lights show enhances the natural beauty of the gardens as you celebrate the[...]
6:45 PM the 30th Annual Christmas Jam @ U.S Cellular Center
the 30th Annual Christmas Jam @ U.S Cellular Center
Dec 8 @ 6:45 PM – 11:00 PM
Curated by Grammy Award-winning vocalist-songwriter, producer and revered guitarist Warren Haynes, the Christmas Jam is one of the most celebrated and longest-running live concerts in the U.S. Held each year in Haynes’ hometown of Asheville, NC, performing artists, volunteers and friends from all over the country come together to raise funds for the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. For the 20th year in a row,[...]
7:00 PM A Christmas Carol @ Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
A Christmas Carol @ Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 8 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
7:30 PM Celtic Angels Christmas @ Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
Celtic Angels Christmas @ Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
Dec 8 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM