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Cookie Houses

School age children and their families are invited to create a holiday cookie house using graham crackers, icing, and treats. ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Various Wake County Libraries - refer to website for locations, hours, and registration!
  • Cost: free!
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

Breakfast with Santa

Join us for Windborne Preschool's annual Breakfast with Santa. Enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, sausage and fruit (plenty of coffee ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:30 am 
  • Location: Windborne United Methodist Church, 9121 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 2765
  • Cost: $6 in advance, $8 at the door, 2 and under free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Favorite Snowman Cupcake Workshop (Ages 2-8y w/ Caregiver)

Do you want to build a snowman? Come dazzle your way through the Kitchen as we learn to whip up ...

New Hope Valley Train: Santa's Reindeer Roundup Express

Passengers not only get to meet Santa and pose for photos with him during their train ride on New Hope ...

Bass Pro Shop - Santa's Wonderland

Share the Wonder. The most wonderful time of the year is almost here! Gather the family and come to experience ...

Chapel Hill - Carrboro Parade

Come be a part of a wonderful holiday tradition in the Triangle... The Chapel Hill- Carrboro Holiday Parade! Experience the ...

Elf the Musical - Autism Friendly Performance

DPAC is proud to announce its second autism-friendly performance since 2016 with Elf: The Broadway Musical which will take place ...

Michael's Stores: Kids Club

Every Saturday, bring your kiddos ages 3+ to participating Micheal's Stores for Kids Club - a choice of two 30-minute ...

Mini BioBlitz at Piedmont Wildlife Center

Join us in our third mini BioBlitz! During this event we’ll have expert naturalists look for birds, fungus, and other ...

Santa's Workshop (Clayton - Before the Christmas Parade)

Enjoy a family morning before the annual Clayton Christmas Parade and join us Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10 a.m. ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Clayton Community Center | 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton NC 27520
  • Cost: Free with the donation of two canned goods
  • Website: www.townofclaytonnc.org
  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

ABC Craft and Learn: A Kindergarten Readiness Program

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in an interactive program with an alphabet craft to nurture ...

Carolina Inn 12 Days of Christmas - Brunch with Santa

SANTA IS COMING TO THE CAROLINA INN A festive Carolina Inn breakfast or brunch will undoubtedly usher in the Christmas magic ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 
  • Location: Carolina Inn | 211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill NC 27516
  • Cost: $45 Per Person, Complimentary for Children 3 and Under
  • Website: www.carolinainn.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen science is a big part of what we do at Prairie Ridge, so we welcome one and all to ...

Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Search Party - THREE SHOWS today 10:30, 2:30, and 6:30

Disney On Ice Brings the Magic Closer to You Than Ever Before! Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney ...

Family Storytime at the Library

Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program that incorporates age appropriate books, songs, and ...

Storytime for All Ages - Page 158 Books

On Wednesdays at noon and Saturdays at 10:30 am we have a free Storytime for all ages. For more information, ...

Under the Tree Storytime at Quail Ridge Books

Every Saturday morning, join our children's booksellers as they read their favorite picture books. We'll explore faraway places and visit ...

Weekend Family-Friendly Tour - NC Museum of Art

Discover art from other places and times. Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Changing themes.

Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade - Holly Springs

The Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade is the second Saturday morning of every December. The 2018 parade will be held, ...

K-2nd, 3rd-5th, K-5th Adventures/Super Specials - Wake County Libraries

K-5th grade kids read, create, discover and explore through books, activities and more! The availability of these programs vary daily, ...

Music Makers with the NC Symphony at Marbles

Orchestrate some fun with the NC Symphony's Instrument Zoo, and meet special guest musicians. Test out different instruments with the ...

See Spot Read - Wake County Libraries

Dogs are patient, attentive, non-judgmental-​-AND they love to be read to! We invite beginning readers to come and practice their ...

Weekly Children's Storytime - Crabtree Mall Barnes & Noble

Join us every Saturday at 11:00 for Storytime followed by a special craft.

Ready, Set, School Community Playdate - Wake County Libraries

Join Marbles Kids Museum at the library for family play to support kids ages 3-5 in getting ready for school. ...

Apex Nativity Christmas Celebration

Join us for the 15th annual Apex Christmas Nativity Celebration. This is a free, family friendly event open to all ...

Carolina Inn 12 Days of Christmas - Holiday Afternoon Tea

Now in its twenty first year, The Carolina Inn will once again celebrate the Christmas season with enchanting decorations inspired ...

FAMILY SWIM at Goldfish Swim School - Cary

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to do as a family, try our fun Family Swim. Family ...

FAMILY SWIM at Goldfish Swim School -Wake Forest

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to do as a family, try our fun Family Swim. Family ...

Open Play at Notasium Cary

A 4,500 sq ft interactive, music-based indoor play space designed to engage your child's mind while they exercise their active ...

Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade

Join us for the annual Town of Cary Christmas Parade. Bring your holiday cheer to celebrate the holiday season with ...

Cinderella - Raleigh Little Theatre

This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. Just the right mixture of comedy and romance can ...

Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Search Party - TWO SHOWS today 1 & 5 pm

Disney On Ice Brings the Magic Closer to You Than Ever Before! Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney ...

Wake Forest Christmas Parade

Area residents are invited to experience the sights and sounds of the holiday season at the 2018 Wake Forest Christmas ...

Christmas at Oak View Farm

Take a one-hour guided tour of Historic Oak View County Park and see holiday decorations interpreting five different time periods ...

Historic Fayetteville Street Walking Tours

The City of Raleigh Museum will offer walking tours of Fayetteville Street every Saturday at 2 p.m. Tours will begin ...

  • 2:00 pm 
  • Location: City of Raleigh Museum (COR) | 220 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Adults $10; Youth 7-17 $4; Children 6 & Under Free
  • Website: cormuseum.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Mill Heritage and Local History Tour

Discover Historic Yates Mill - a place of business, community, and exciting local history! Watch a brief slideshow, then explore ...

  • 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Historic Yates Mill County Park | 4620 Lake Wheeler Road Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: $5/Adult, $4/Senior (ages 60+), $3/Child (ages 7-16), Ages 6 & younger Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

"Last Minute Wishes" & "Karaoke Christmas"

Last Minute Wishes takes place on Christmas Eve – the busiest shopping day at Carrington’s Department Store! Meet all the ...

Clayton Christmas Parade

Bundled-up families lining Main Street, colorful floats, a booming marching band & a visit from Santa Claus - we enjoyed ...

Elf the Musical

ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of ...

Family Fit: Gymnastics

Flip out! Watch a performance by a local youth gymnastics team and then learn a few skills from their coaches.

Festival of Lights at Hill Ridge Farms

During our Festival of Lights, Hill Ridge Farms will be transformed into a magical celebration of Hometown Christmas Cheer! We ...

  • 4:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Hill Ridge Farms | 703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville NC 27596
  • Cost: Ages 2-64 $10-12 includes Hayride; Seniors 65+ $11; Groups of 10 or more $11; Train Rides $3; Under 2 FREE
  • Website: www.hillridgefarms.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Cinderella - Raleigh Little Theatre

This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. Just the right mixture of comedy and romance can ...

Mordecai Holidays Lantern Tours

Join us for our Holiday Lantern Tours and see how the holidays would have been celebrated in years past. These ...

Santa Train - Museum of Life + Science

The Museum of Life and Science is pleased to host the 41st Annual Santa Train, the Museum's largest annual fundraising ...

State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa Visit

Join the State Capitol and Gov. Roy Cooper for the annual tree-lighting tradition on Thursday, Dec. 6! The festivities begin ...

The Holiday Lights Tour on The Great Raleigh Trolley

HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR - RATED BEST IN NORTH CAROLINA CLIMB ABOARD THE GREAT RALEIGH TROLLEY ANY EVENING BETWEEN DECEMBER 1ST AND ...

Lights on the Neuse - Boyette Family Farms Clayton

Bring your family and celebrate Christmas at Lights on the Neuse. This down home Christmas Lights farm is located on ...

NC Chinese Lantern Festival - Cary

Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns ...

The Santa Express

Tickets are on sale now for THE SANTA EXPRESS. Best for toddlers to young grade schoolers. Kids and parents hop ...

  • 6:00 pm 
  • Location: The Great Raleigh Trolley | 131 E Davie St #10, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: Tickets are $18 for kids and for parents. Infants in lap under 2 ride for free!
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Rockin' Reindeer Hop!

Grab your antlers or dress to impress on Saturday December 8th from 7pm-9:30pm at the Apex Community Center. Come Reindeer ...

"Last Minute Wishes" & "Karaoke Christmas"

Last Minute Wishes takes place on Christmas Eve – the busiest shopping day at Carrington’s Department Store! Meet all the ...

Celtic Angels Christmas - Wake Forest Renaissance Centre

Join us to celebrate the heavenly joy of Christmas at the Renaissance Centre’s Christmas Jubilee Concert featuring Celtic Angels Christmas. ...

Teen Night at Sky Zone

Saturday Night's at Sky Zone is Raleigh's best teen night 9:00 to 11:00. Ages 13+ It's the place to be ...