Christmas at the Biltmore

The Biltmore House celebrates its 125th Anniversary opening. Christmas at Biltmore will begin Nov. 6, 2020, and runs through Jan. 10, 2021. Grand décor of more than 100 hand-decorated and styled Christmas trees, 25,000 ornaments, 100,000-holiday lights, nearly 6,000 feet of garland, 1,200 traditional poinsettias, and additional favorite holiday plants will grace Biltmore House and the estate combined.

Contactless Santa experience at Cabela’s

Bass Pro Shops, at 801 Bass Pro Lane, Cary, and Cabela’s, at 201 Cabela Drive, Garner, are hosting Santa’s Wonderland, with a reimagined, contactless FREE Santa experience. The biggest changes from previous years: You will have to reserve a time in advance This will be a contactless Santa experience, thanks to the “Magic Santa Shield,” a glare-free plexiglass barrier Families will wait in a designated area, with […]

Goldman Family Lights

Goldman Family Lights 6331 Deerview Drive, Raleigh

Check the Facebook page for updates, especially due to weather. Listen to WGFL 90.9 to hear music synchronized to the lights.

Lake Myra Christmas Lights in Wendell for 2020

Lake Myra Christmas Lights 10 S. Cypress St, Wendell

One of the largest and most spectacular Christmas light displays in North Carolina is at 10 S. Cypress St, Wendell. Lake Myra Christmas Lights features almost a quarter of a million lights that dance in a synchronized show, with special effects, to holiday music. This isn’t a drive-thru or walk-thru light show, you park and come and watch the show, which is about 45 minutes long. You’re […]

Holland Road Lights

Holland Road Lights 409 Holland Road, Fuquay Varina

This musical light show includes 20-25 thousand lights! On New Year’s they change things up and do a dance party light show! Tune into FM 90.9 to listen.

Festival of Lights at Hill Ridge Farms

Hill Ridge Farms 703 Tarboro Rd, Youngsville

Enjoy a covered wagon ride through the lights as well as bonfires, a giant slide, an old fashioned toy and candy store, and concessions for purchase from the Chuckwagon Grill and Granny’s Snack Shack. Details on Facebook page.

Santa’s Reindeer Roundup Express at New Hope Valley Railway

New Hope Valley Railway 3900 Bonsal Road, New Hill

Grab tickets now for Santa’s Reindeer Roundup Express, a very popular event at New Hope Valley Railway, about a half-hour from Raleigh. Train rides are happening: December 5-6 December 12-13 December 19 "NOTE: We don’t know yet if there are any modifications to the event for 2020. We expect that there will have to be some distancing between Santa and children, unlike in the picture above! […]

Meet with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus

Clayton General Store 10522 Hwy 70 Business, Clayton

Sunday, December 6th, 2020 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free Bring the little ones out with their Christmas list and get those pictures taken with Santa and Mrs Claus.

Pace Family Farms Outdoor Movie: Elf

Pace Family Farms 12701 Buffalo Road, Clayton

Most Fridays in the fall,  Pace Family Farm is hosting a movie night. The movie itself is free, but there’s a parking charge of $15 per car. You’ll see information on the schedule, plus links to buy the parking passes, here. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at dusk. Concessions will be available for purchase. Seating is in the grass portion of the […]

Santa’s Reindeer Roundup Express at New Hope Valley Railway

New Hope Valley Railway 3900 Bonsal Road, New Hill

Grab tickets now for Santa’s Reindeer Roundup Express, a very popular event at New Hope Valley Railway, about a half-hour from Raleigh. Train rides are happening: December 5-6 December 12-13 December 19 NOTE: We don’t know yet if there are any modifications to the event for 2020. We expect that there will have to be some distancing between Santa and children, unlike in the picture above! […]

Town of Cary 2020 Virtual Christmas Parade

The Town of Cary Christmas Parade will transform into a virtual parade in 2020. It will be streamed on Saturday, December 12th, 2020, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Bull City Reels on Wheels: Home Alone

Durham Parks and Recreation is presenting free drive-in movies once a month, through December 2020, at Durham County Memorial Stadium, 750 Stadium Drive, Durham. Tickets to Bull City Reels on Wheels are FREE but you do have to reserve a ticket (one per car). There is room for 75 cars. Ticket registration will be taken online until all spots are full or until 3 p.m. on […]