Pace Family Farms Outdoor Movie: Elf

Pace Family Farms 12701 Buffalo Road, Clayton, NC

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, NC

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 […]

Meet with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus

Clayton General Store 10522 Hwy 70 Business, Clayton, NC

Sunday, December 13th, 2020 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Bring the little ones out with their Christmas list and get those pictures taken with Santa and Mrs Claus.

Nights of Lights at Dorothea Dix Park

Nights of Lights will operate nightly from Wednesday, December 16th, through Thursday, December 31st, 2020, with the exception of Christmas Day. December 16th to 27th (except December 25th): 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. December 28th and 29th: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. December 30th: 5:30 pm. to 11 p.m. December 31st: 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The show will take place from 5:30 p.m. to […]

Pace Family Farms Outdoor Movie: Home Alone

Pace Family Farms 12701 Buffalo Road, Clayton, NC

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, NC

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! […]

Holiday Market at the Greenway Club

1300 Falls River Ave, Raleigh, NC, 27614

Mr. Mongolian food truck, Frostbites ice cream, Uncorked beer and wine, Sweet Hummingbird Cakes Holiday Menu, coffee from Gabi's Grounds, and a hot chocolate bar sponsored by CORE Realty Advisors. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be there.   

Free

North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival- Twilight Experience

Koka Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

Recurring weekly on SUNDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, and SATURDAY. Enjoy the lanterns during the “Golden Hour”. The Twilight Ticket allows you early entry and reduced crowds as you witness the lanterns come to life in the night sky. 

$15 – $25

Magic of Lights

Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek 3801 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh, NC 27610

Magic of Lights is a unique and dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience to celebrate the season. Pile everyone into the car and experience Magic of Lights from the safety and comfort of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path. At every turn, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular light displays that bring to life your favorite holiday scenes and characters of […]

$20 – $32

The Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market

Jim Graham Building N.C. State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh, NC

This is the Triangle’s largest marketplace for arts, crafts, and seasonal favorites. There will be over 200 exhibitors from all over the Southeast.  For over 35 years the Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market has been a Triangle Thanksgiving Tradition for thousands of holiday shoppers. Over 250 Exhibitors come together each year showcasing Arts, Crafts, Holiday Foods, Gifts, Floral, Holiday Decorations, and much, much more! The […]

$5 – $9