Raleigh

Holiday Events

This page lists Holiday events for families in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.
Kids Raleigh: Holiday Events - Fun 4 Raleigh Kids
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11/19/2022 - 12/18/2022 Christmas Nutcracker Painting Workshop at Triangle Cultural Art Gallery

Bring the family on a fun adventure! Join us in painting Christmas nutcrackers Let’s get into the ...

select Saturdays and Sundays from 11/19/2022 - 12/18/20...
Hours: 1PM - 2:30PM Saturdays or 3PM - 4PM Sundays
$50
8320 Litchford Rd, Ste 138, Raleigh, NC, 27615
11/19/2022 - 12/23/2022 Dessertery at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Come indulge yourself in a family friendly holiday themed dessert café. THE DESSERTERY will feature ...

11/19/2022 - 12/23/2022
Hours: check website
$25 for those 7 & above $15 for ages 2-6
2 East South St, Raleigh, NC, 27601
11/19/2022-01/16/2023 The Rink at Red Hat Amphitheater

Come enjoy the thrill of ice skating in a winter wonderland created in the heart of downtown Raleigh ...

November 19, 2022 - January 16, 2023
Hours: See website for details
Skaters $11, Non-skaters $6
500 South McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601
11/21/2022-12/11/2022 Letters to Santa at the Old Library Site in Cary

We've made special arrangements for the old library site to be a drop-off site for letters to Santa ...

November 21, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Hours: All day
Free
Old Library Site, 310 S. Academy St, Cary, NC, 27502
11/22/2022 - 12/16/2022 Annual Fuquay-Varina Gingerbread House Competition

As you are filling up your calendar with all your holiday plans, we hope you will include our 3rd An ...

November 24 - December 17, 2021
Hours: 10AM - 4PM
See website for details
Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, 123 East Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC, 27526
11/25/2022 - 12/24/2022 Christmas Season at Phillips Farms

Mark your calendar for the most magical time of the year at the farm! Check out all of the farm fres ...

11/25/2022 - 12/24/2022
Hours: Vary by day
See website for details
6701 Good Hope Church Rd, Cary, NC, 27519
11/25/2022 - 12/26/2022 Cathis Farms Lights

The Holiday Light Destination for the whole family! Ticket includes admission for 1 person (A ...

November 25, 2022 - December 26, 2022
Hours: See website for details
from $13 per person
544 Falcon Rd, Lillington, NC, 27546
11/26/2022-12/17/2022 Santa Experience at Vollmer Farm

Quantity and duration may affect final ticket price The Santa Experience at Vollmer Farm includes: ...

Saturdays November 26, 2022 - December 17, 2022
Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm
from $30
Vollmer Farm, 677 Hwy 98 E, Bunn, NC, 27508
11/262022 - 12/21/2022 Christmas Ornament Painting Workshops at Triangle Cultural Art Gallery

Let’s get into the holiday spirit!! Let’s listen to Christmas music, sip hot chocolate or espresso w ...

select days from 11/262022 - 12/21/2022
Hours: 1PM
$35/person
Triangle Cultural Art Gallery, 8320 Litchford Rd, Suite 138, Raleigh, NC, 27615
11/27/2022 - 12/21/2022 Holiday Film Series at CMX CinéBistro

The CMX Holiday Film Series is BACK! Enjoy your favorite holiday classics back on the big screen ...

specific days from 11/27/2022 - 12/21/2022
Hours: see website for details
$5
525 New Waverly Pl., Cary, NC, 27518
11/28/2022 - 12/09/2022 Santa Letters at Zebulon Community Center

Drop off your letters to Santa Clause from November 28 - December 9. Leave your letters in the Chris ...

November 28, 2022 - December 9, 2022
Hours: All day
Free
Zebulon Community Center, 301 S. Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC, 27597
11/28/2022 - 12/14/2022 Letters to Santa with Raleigh Parks

Raleigh Parks is assisting the North Pole this holiday season by hosting Letters to Santa at select ...

November 28 - December 14, 2022
Hours: All day
Free
Multiple Locations, Raleigh, NC
11/5/2022 - 01/16/2023 Skate at Fenton Square

Glide and gather on Cary’s new ice-skating rink. Surrounded by spectacular food, trendy shops and wi ...

November 5, 2022 - January 16, 2022
Hours: Operating Hours: Monday-Thursday 3:30-9pm Friday 3:30-...
$16 + tax
201 Fenton Gateway Dr., Cary, NC, 27511
12/02/2022 - 12/18/2022 Raleigh Little Theatre presents Cinderella 2022

RLT’s holiday tradition returns for the 38th year! This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for th ...

December 2 - 18, 2022
Hours: Thursday & Friday at 7:30pm Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm...
Adult: $32. Children (12 and under): $28
Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC, 27607
12/03/2022 - 12/17/2022 New Hope Valley Train: Santa's Reindeer Roundup

Our train yard is decorated for the holiday season and our popular “Reindeer Round-up” returns. Kids ...

December 3, 4, 10, 11 & 17, 2022
Hours: Every train day has 9:30AM, 11AM, 12:30PM, 2:15PM and 3...
$16
3900 Bonsal Rd, New Hill, NC, 27562
12/03/2022 and 12/10/2022 Holiday Photos with Farm Animals at The Feathered Farm

Moooooooove over Santa! Milkshake the Steer, Gus the Shetland Pony and one of our baby goats are rea ...

Saturdays, December 3 and 10, 2022
Hours: 12.3.2022: 10AM - 12Noon. 12.10.2022: 3PM - 5PM
$13.50 for ages 2-64
The Feathered Farm, LLC, 3620 Rosinburg Rd, Zebulon, NC, 27597
12/07/2022The Homeschool Experience Holiday Extravaganza

Come join us for a variety of holiday fun! We will have free crafts to make, a kids holiday business ...

December 7, 2022
Hours: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Free admission
3700 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27603
12/08/2022 - 12/10/2022 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 8, 2022
Hours: from 10AM
Free
North Carolina State Capitol, 1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC, 27601
12/09/2022 - 12/10/2022 Holiday Pops by the NC Symphony

There’s no place like Meymandi Concert Hall for the holidays! Join your North Carolina Symphony and ...

December 9-10, 2022
Hours: 8PM on Dec 9 & 10. 3PM on Dec 10.
from $25
Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E South St., Raleigh, NC, 27601
12/09/2022 - 12/10/2022 Polar Express PJ Party at Starbright Youth Theatre

It's Parents Night Out again! Join us for our annual Polar Express PJ party! Kids will make a craft ...

December 9 & 10, 2022
Hours: 12/9/2022: 6:30PM - 9:30PM. 12/10/2022: 9AM to 12noo...
$25 per child. Additional sibling discount.
Starbright Youth Theatre, 2121 TW Alexander Village Dr. Ste 123, Morrisville, NC, 27560
12/09/2022 Marbles Evening with Elves!

Jingle, joy, twinkle & twilight... our family holiday celebration is a delight! Immerse yourself int ...

Friday, December 9, 2022
Hours: 6:00 - 8:30pm
$30 non-members, $25 members
201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601
12/09/2022 Soulful Holiday Open House at John Chavis Memorial Park

Let's bring soul and good times to John Chavis Memorial Park and celebrate the holidays with joy and ...

Friday, December 9, 2022
Hours: 5:30PM - 9PM
free
505 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Raleigh, NC, 27601
12/10/2022 Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade in Holly Springs

The Happy Holly Days Parade is held the second Saturday of December. Floats, bands, dancers, decorat ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 10:00 am
Free
Main St, Holly Springs, NC, 27540
12/10/2022 MAKRS Holiday Fest at Raleigh City Plaza

We're back again for our 2nd annual MAKRS Holiday Fest! Join us to shop from 150+ of the best local ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 11AM-6PM
free entry
443 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC, 27601
12/11/2022 Starry Snow Globe City at Artspace

Students will learn watercolor techniques to paint the background with cool colors and swirls inspir ...

Sunday, December 11, 2022
Hours: 1PM - 3:30PM
$35
Artspace 201 East Davie Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601
12/16/2022 The Grinch Night Out at Alara+Zane

Show off your holiday jammies while we start off the night with a fun Grinch themed scavanger hunt, ...

Friday, December 16, 2022
Hours: 5:30PM - 8PM
$30 - $45 per person
Alara+Zane, 200 Park at N Hills St., Suite 120, Raleigh, NC, 27609
12/17/2022 - 12/18/2022 Gingerbread Jamboree at Marbles Museum

Enjoy creating a sweet treat masterpiece with friends and family, and leave the clean-up to us! Crea ...

December 17 - 18, 2022
Hours: 9:30AM, 12:30PM, and 3:30PM
$15/person for members, $18/person for non-members
201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC, 27601
12/17/2022 Decorate your Christmas Tree with a Jolly Holiday Ornament at Lowe's

Bring your mini-DIYer into Lowe’s at one of the select time slots. Workshops hosted by one our Red V ...

December 17, 2022
Hours: See website for details
Free
Multiple Locations
12/17/2022 Night at The Lights in Wendell Town Square

Everyone is invited to the Passage Church Night at The Lights in Wendell! We'll be at Ashley Town S ...

Saturday, December 17, 2022
Hours: 6PM - 8PM
free
17 W Third Street, Wendell, NC, 27591
12/17/2022 Suggly Sweater 5K & Fun Run

The 6th Annual Suggly Sweater 5k and Fun Run at Sugg Farm Park Holly Springs - Part of the Run the ...

Saturday, December 17, 2022
Hours: from 10AM.
from $35 5K, $12 Fun Run.
2401 Grigsby Ave, Holly Springs, NC, 27540
12/18/2022 Apex Chanukah Festival

Chanukah Wonderland from 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Holiday Crafts and Games for Children of All Ages Gra ...

Sunday, December 18, 2022
Hours: from 3PM
No cost to attend.
downtown, Apex, NC, 27502
12/18/2022 Menorah Lighting on The Green

Sunday December 18th at 3:45pm Join Lafayette Village and Chabad Center of Raleigh for our Grand Men ...

Sunday, December 18, 2022
Hours: 3:45PM
free
8450 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27615
12/19/2022 Celebrate the Festival of Lights at Cary Arts Center

Join us outside the Cary Arts Center as we unveil and light our NEW menorah on the second night of H ...

Monday, December 19, 2022
Hours: 5:30PM
Free
101 Dry Avenue, Cary, NC, 27511
12/20/2022 Family Basketball Ham Toss at John Brown Community Center

Lowes Foods of Apex presents the Family Basketball Ham Toss! Family members join teams to shoot foul ...

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Hours: 6PM - 8PM
free
53 Hunter Street, Apex, NC, 27502
12/21/2022 Chanukah at Fenton

Join Fenton and Chabad of Cary in celebrating Chanukah with a menorah lighting on the 4th night of C ...

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Hours: 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Ice Skating: $5 children, $10 adults
Fenton Square by Paragon Theaters, 21 Fenton Main St, Cary, NC, 27511
12/22/2022 Christmas Pajamas and Pancakes Party at Bumble Brews Play Cafe

A perfect way to start Christmas week! Join us at Bumble Brews play cafe for a morning filled with p ...

Thursday, December 22, 2022
Hours: 10AM - 11:30AM
$45
Bumble Brews Play Cafe, 2464 SW Cary Parkway, Cary, NC, 27513
12/22/2022 Town of Morrisville Menorah Lighting

Join the Town of Morrisville at the Menorah Lightning on Thursday, December 22, at 5:30 p.m. Rabb ...

Thursday, December 22, 2022
Hours: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
free
Indian Creek Greenway & Trailhead, 101 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville, NC, 27560
12/31/2022 Celebrate Noon Year's Eve at John Chavis Memorial Park

Join us for our family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration, where we will ring in the new year at no ...

Saturday, December 31, 2022
Hours: 9AM - 12Noon
$5 per person
505 Martin Luther King Blvd., Raleigh, NC, 27601
December 3- 21, 2022 Christmas at Historic Oak View Park

Learn how the Christmas holiday was experienced by the many different people and families living and ...

December 3-21, 2022
Hours: check website
free
4028 Carya Dr, Raleigh, NC, 27610
Family Candy Cane Hunt at Garner Recreation Center

In this photo scavenger hunt, families will each be given a poster size candy cane to decorate, alon ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 1PM - 3PM
$7 per resident. $10 per non resident.
215 West Main Street, Garner, NC, 27529