Holiday Events

This page lists Holiday events for families in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.
Kids Raleigh: Holiday Events - Fun 4 Raleigh Kids
11/2, 11/23, 12/19/2019 Mommy (or Daddy) & Me Ornaments at Adventures in Bloom

Learn how stamp your own Christmas ornament! The price includes two finished ornaments that you hand ...

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Hours: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Adventures in Bloom 312 West Chatham St. Suite 202, Cary, NC
11/22/2019 - 01/12/2020 NC Chinese Lantern Festival - Cary

Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting with the return of the ...

11/22/2019-01/12/2020 Closed Mondays. (Except December ...
Hours: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 - $20; Kids 2 & under are free and do not need tick...
Koka Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC
11/27 - 12/31/2019 Lake Myra Christmas Lights

Friends, We're looking forward to seeing all of you at this year's Christmas lights!!! We'll be in d ...

Hours: 6pm-10pm (Sun-Thurs); 6pm-11pm (Fri & Sat) - Santa on S...
Corner of Third and Cypress Streets, Wendell, NC, 27591
11/29 - 12/24/2019 Lights on the Neuse - Boyette Family Farms Clayton

Bring your family and celebrate Christmas at Lights on the Neuse. This down home Christmas Lights fa ...

Select Dates: Check schedule online
Hours: See website for details
Prices vary by activity.
1620 Loop Rd, Clayton, NC, 27527
12/01 - 12/31/2019 The Holiday Lights Tour on the Great Raleigh Trolley

To meet your group or family needs - FIVE OPTIONS are available, all equally full of Christmas cheer ...

Holiday Tours run every day in December except Christma...
Hours: See website for details
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: $30 - Infants under 2 in la...
424 S. McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC
12/02 - 12/21/2019 Christmas at Oak View Farm: How they Celebrated from 1850 - 1950

Free guided tours of Oak View's holiday décor from these time periods: Antebellum Era, Civil War Era ...

December 2nd through 21st, 2019
Hours: 2 PM
4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC
12/06 - 12/08/2019 Christmas on Salem Street Downtown Apex

Friday, December 6th 5:00 pm: Christmas Carols at the Depot (Chamber of Commerce) 5:30 pm: Ligh ...

12/06 - 12/08/2019
Hours: See website for details
See website for details
12/06 - 12/09/2019 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Cary Arts Center

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is fac ...

December 6 - 9
Hours: December 6, 7, 9 at 7:30 PM; December 7 - 8 at 3:00 PM
$18 - $20
Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary, NC
12/07, 12/14/2019 Breakfast with Mrs. Claus at Garden Supply Company

It’s the most wonderful time of the year here at Garden Supply! We are excited to welcome back Mrs. ...

December 7 & 14
Hours: 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Free pony rides
1421 Old Apex Road, Cary, NC, 27513
12/08, 12/14/2019 Santa at North Hills JC Penny

Come visit Santa at North Hills! Santa will be at the Shepherd’s Way tree lot on December 8th and De ...

12/8 & 12/14/2019
Hours: 1 PM - 3 PM
See website for details
JC Penny North Hills, Raleigh, NC
12/08/2019  Dasher's After Party Fuquay

After the Christmas Parade there's the after party! No need to rush back to your car when the parade ...

December 8, 2019
Hours: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free event
12/08/2019  Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade

No need to rush back to your car when the parade ends! Join us as we keep the fun going with our Par ...

December 8, 2019
Hours: 3pm
12/08/2019 A Very Merry Christmas Fair at Cypress Manor

Come celebrate the holidays at our first annual Christmas fair December 8, 12pm-6pm - kids of all ag ...

December 8, 2019
Hours: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
See above for prices
Cypress Manor: 1040 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC
12/08/2019 An Afternoon With Santa 2019 at The Sutherland, Estate & Gardens

SANTA is coming to The Sutherland!! He's taking a break from the elves to spend the afternoon with u ...

December 8, 2019
Hours: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Sutherland Estate & Gardens 13371 Wake Union Church Road, Wake Forest, NC
12/08/2019 Birthday Party for Jesus at Benson Memorial UMC

Birthday Party for Jesus

Sunday, December 8, 2019
Hours: 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Benson Memorial UMC Preschool and Kindergarten Prep, 4706 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC
12/08/2019 Breakfast with Santa 2019 at Dave & Buster's

Treat your family to some Christmas fun before the big night! Join us at Dave & Buster's for a one-o ...

Sunday, December 8, 2019
Hours: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$23.52 plus fees; children 2 and younger are free
Dave & Buster's Cary 1105 Walnut St. Suite #E101, Cary, NC
12/08/2019 Frosted with Frozen at Marbles SOLD OUT!

Meet, greet and frosted treats! Join us for a special event with Anna and Elsa including taking phot ...

Sunday, December 8, 2019
Hours: 9:30; 12:00
Tickets are $15 (include access to Frosted with Frozen ...
Marbles Kids Museum | 201 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC
12/08/2019 Rolesville Christmas Parade

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making their first appearance in Rolesville on Sunday, December 8th at ...

December 8, 2019
Hours: Christmas Wonderland: noon; Parade: 2:00 PM
Main Street, Rolesville, NC, 27571
12/08/2019 Taste Buds Kitchen: Favorite Snowman Cupcakes Workshop (Ages 2-5y w/ Caregiver)

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

December 8, 2019
Hours: 10 am - 11 am
1475 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex, NC
12/09 & 12/17/2019 Santa Claus is Coming to Piper's!

Just got off the phone with our friends up north and we have a special guest to announce! Santa will ...

12/09 & 12/17/2019
Hours: 6 PM - 8 PM
See website for details
Piper's Tavern, 8304 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC
12/09/2019 Alfie the Christmas Tree at Harris Lake County Park

Children will enjoy this wonderful book written by John Denver reminding us not to forget about the ...

December 9 2019
Hours: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
See website for details
Harris Lake County Park 2112 County Park Dr,, New Hill, NC
12/09/2019 Love Light & Trim the Tree with Twinkle at WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Join us for our annual Love Light Tree Ceremony – a special candlelight ceremony where our tree will ...

Monday, December 9, 2019
Hours: 6 to 8:30 pm
3000 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC
12/09/2019 Santa Visits Fairview Station 1 Apex

Santa visits Fairview Fire Station 1 on December 9th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Please join us at 4501 Te ...

December 9, 2019
Hours: 7 PM - 9 PM
4501 Ten-Ten Road, Apex, NC
12/09/2019 Story Time with Santa at Chick-fil-A Apex

SANTA IS COMING TO VISIT Storytime with Mrs. Teri on December 9 at 9:30 AM! Santa will be reading so ...

December 9, 2019
Hours: 9:30 AM
Free event
Chick-fil-A Apex 1110 Beaver Creek Commons Dr, Apex, NC
12/10/2019 Merry FROGmas! A Family Holiday Event at Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout and I'll tell you why! Santa Claus is ...

December 10, 2019
Hours: 5 PM – 7 PM
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More, 6675 Falls of Neuse Road Suite 107, Raleigh, NC
12/10/2019 Santa Claus is Coming to Town! at The Nesting Spot

Our Annual Santa Event Is back! We have a hot coco bar, cookie decorating, crafts and more. You d ...

December 10, 2019
Hours: 10 AM - 12 PM
$25 per family; $35 Non-Members
The Nesting Spot 1241 S Main Street Suite 7, Wake Forest, NC, 27587
12/10/2019 Wake Forest Children's Choir & Wake Forest High School Chorale

The Wake Forest Children’s Choir and the Wake Forest High School Chorale will present an evening of ...

December 10, 2019
Hours: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC
12/12 - 12/14 A Weaving of Grace at Spiritual Twist Productions

Join us on this journey of joy that follows Gil and Beatrice Weber through several years of marriage ...

Dec. 12 - 14
Hours: December 12 at 7:30 pm, December 13 at 7:30 pm & Decemb...
$15.00 plus tax
Spiritual Twist Productions 1250 Aversboro Rd, Garner, NC
12/12 - 12/15/2019 State Tree Lighting & Holiday Open House at North Carolina State Capitol

Join the State Capitol and Gov. Roy Cooper for the annual tree-lighting tradition on Thursday, Dec. ...

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Hours: 5 PM
North Carolina State Capitol 1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC
12/12/2019 Cookies and Ornament Workshop! at AR Workshop Cary

Join us for a festive and family-friendly Cocoa, Cookies & Crafts DIY workshop session to make any o ...

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Hours: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
See website for details
AR Workshop, 107 Edinburgh Dr S, STE 113, Cary, NC
12/12/2019 Party with Santa at Family Focus Chiropractic

The holidays are already crazy enough, let us treat you and your family to dinner and a Party with S ...

December 12, 2019
Hours: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Focus Chiropractic 242 S Main St. STE 210, Holly Springs, NC
12/12/2019 Santa at Kickback Jack's Garner

Santa Claus will be at kickbacks! Join us for kid’s night and $.99 kids meals!! Santa can’t wait to ...

December 12, 2019
Hours: 6 PM
Food prices vary; free event
Kickback Jack's, 1405 Garner Station Blvd, Garner, NC
12/12/2019 Santa Claus in Cameron Village at Bailey's Fine Jewelry

Santa Claus will be in our Cameron Village store on Thursday, December 12th from 12-6pm. Come bring ...

December 12, 2019
Hours: 12 PM - 6 PM
Bailey's Fine Jewelry (Cameron Village) 415 Daniels Street, Raleigh, NC
12/13 - 12/14/2019 Apex Christmas Nativity Celebration

Join us for the 16th annual Apex Christmas Nativity Celebration. This is a free, family friendly eve ...

December 13 - 14, 2019
Hours: Friday, December 13th 6 – 9 Pm Saturday, December 14th ...
590 Bryan Drive (off Hwy 55), Apex, NC
12/13 - 12/20/2019 Visit With Santa in Rolesville

Have your little ones get that Christmas list ready! Bring them to the Chamber to visit with Santa a ...

December 13, 15, 17, 20
Hours: Hours vary by day; See website for details
Rolesville Chamber of Commerce 200 East Young Street, Rolesville, NC
12/13/2019 Gingerbread House Special Event Kids Night Out at Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios: Cary

Head on over for our annual Gingerbread House event! Your lil’ chef will decorate their very own gin ...

December 13, 2019
Hours: 6 PM - 8 PM
Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios: Cary 1128 Parkside Main St, Cary, NC
12/13/2019 Main Street Christmas at Holly Springs Cultural Center

Celebrate the holidays in Downtown Holly Springs! Visits with Santa in Town Hall. Kids Crafts in the ...

December 13, 2019
Hours: 6-8 pm
South Main and Ballentine St, Holly Springs, NC, 27540
12/14 - 12/15/2019 Mordecai Holiday Open House

Celebrate the Holidays at Mordecai Historic Park's Holiday Open House! Visit the Mordecai Holiday Op ...

December 14 - 15
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM
1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh, NC
12/14, 12/15, 12/21, 12/22/2019 Santa Photo Days at PetSmart

Santa Claus is coming to town & to our stores! Two weekends only! Bring the whole family in for FREE ...

12/14, 12/15, 12/21, 12/22/2019
Hours: 12 PM - 4 PM
Free event
PetSmart Stores, Wake County, NC
12/14/2019  Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-A Wake Forest

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, take pictures and enjoy a delicious Chick-fil-A breakfast!

December 14, 2019
Hours: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Free; Food available for purchase
Chick-fil-A Wake Forest 11730 Retail Dr, Wake Forest, NC
12/14/2019 40th Annual Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade Cary

Bring your holiday cheer to celebrate the holiday season with local organizations, community leaders ...

December 14, 2019
Hours: 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Downtown, Cary, NC, 27513
12/14/2019 Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-A Apex

COME HAVE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA and his helpers on Saturday morning, December 14 from 8:30 AM-10:30 A ...

December 14, 2019
Hours: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Free; Food and drinks purchased separately
Chick-fil-A Apex 1110 Beaver Creek Commons Dr, Apex, NC
12/14/2019 Cary Downtown Farmers Market Holiday Market

Join your favorite farmers, makers, and artisans and celebrate the Holiday season at the Holiday Mar ...

December 14, 2019
Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
See website for details
Cary Downtown Farmers Market 135 W Chatham St, Cary, NC
12/14/2019 Family Ornament Making at Avery Street Recreation Center

Families are invited to spend the afternoon making memories. Each member of the family will get the ...

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Hours: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$15/Residents $20/Residents
Avery Street Recreation Center, 125 Avery Street, Garner, NC
12/14/2019 Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade in Holly Springs

The Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade is held the second Saturday of every December. The 2019 parade ...

December 14, 2019
Hours: 11:00 am
128 S. Main St, Holly Springs, NC, 27540
12/14/2019 OH What Fun! Holiday Event at Beaver Creek Crossings

Do you hear those sleigh bells jingling? And a jolly Ho! Ho! Ho! Join Beaver Creek Crossings and Ape ...

December 14, 2019
Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beaver Creek Crossings US 64 & Creekside Landing Drive, Apex, NC
12/14/2019 Reindeer Donuts (Ages 2-8 w/Caregiver) at Taste Buds Kitchen

Celebrate the season with the most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph! Get in the holiday spirit as we ...

December 14, 2019
Hours: 9 AM - 10 AM
$29 per child with one caregiver included.
Taste Buds Kitchen 1475 Beaver Creek Commons Dr, Apex, NC
12/14/2019 The Nutcracker 2019 - 10 Year Anniversary at Wakefield High School

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful clas ...

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Hours: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh, NC
12/14/2019 Wake Forest Christmas Parade

Celebrating its 72nd year, the Wake Forest Christmas Parade is a long-standing holiday tradition for ...

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Hours: 1 PM
Downtown, Wake Forest, NC
12/15, 12/21/2019 Gingerbread House Workshop (Family) at Taste Buds Kitchen

Celebrate the season with family bonding and gingerbread fun at our signature December Workshop. Par ...

December 15, 2019
Hours: 11 AM - 12 PM
Taste Buds Kitchen (Apex) 1475 Beaver Creek Commons Dr, Apex, NC