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December 5 - 11

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 and include ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 424 S. McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: $30 - Infants under 2 in lap no charge; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $35 - Infants under 2 in lap no charge
  • Website: www.greatraleightrolley.com
  • Category: Family Fun

KidJump (Ages 6 and Under) at DEFY Extreme Air Sports

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and their parents). ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: DEFY Extreme Air Sports, 5604 Departure Drive #100, Raleigh NC 27616
  • Cost: $11/child, includes 1 free adult
  • Website: www.defyraleigh.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa’s Wonderland debuts at Cabela’s featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Raleigh-Durham-area families are invited to ...

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Raleigh-Durham-area families are ...

Cookie Houses at Wake County Public Libraries

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

  • 10:30 am -  5:30 pm 
  • Location: Wake County Libraries - Check website for locations & times
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC 27610
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: bit.ly
  • Category: Family Fun

Chinese Lantern Festival at Booth Amphitheatre

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

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, North Carolina 27518
  • Cost: $10 - $20; Kids 2 & under are free and do not need tickets.
  • Website: www.boothamphitheatre.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Polar Express Songs & Stories at Ravenscroft

Featuring Lower School Curriculum Specialist, Ruth Thomas. Please come in your pajamas for songs, stories, and a snack.

Town Tree Lighting Fuquay-Varina

The Tree Lighting will be at 6:00 pm. In addition to the tree lighting and performances by local choral groups, ...

A Raleigh Jolly Christmas at Lincoln Theatre

A Raleigh Jolly Christmas is a super fun and unique Christmas show featuring music from Plumb, Land of Color, and ...

  • 7:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Lincoln Theatre 126 East Cabarrus Street Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: $10 – $50
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 7:00 pm 
  • Location: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E South St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: Tickets starting at $25.15
  • Website: www.ticketmaster.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Camelot at Burning Coal Theatre

CAMELOT by Lerner & Loewe directed by Jerome Davis Based on T.H. White’s beloved novel, Camelot is about the legendary King ...

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 and include ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 424 S. McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: $30 - Infants under 2 in lap no charge; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $35 - Infants under 2 in lap no charge
  • Website: www.greatraleightrolley.com
  • Category: Family Fun

KidJump (Ages 6 and Under) at DEFY Extreme Air Sports

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and their parents). ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: DEFY Extreme Air Sports, 5604 Departure Drive #100, Raleigh NC 27616
  • Cost: $11/child, includes 1 free adult
  • Website: www.defyraleigh.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa’s Wonderland debuts at Cabela’s featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Raleigh-Durham-area families are invited to ...

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Raleigh-Durham-area families are ...

Holiday Creations at the JCRA

Our gardens are full of inspiration and materials to make holiday crafts. Come create holiday cheer with 5 festive craft ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Cost: $10.00 per child for Arboretum family members, $15.00 per child for nonmembers
  • Website: jcra.ncsu.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Imagination Playground at Moore Square

Let your imagination guide you as you use our big blue blue blocks to create your very own playground! Best ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Busker Series at Moore Square

Come to the park and enjoy our busker series of musicians every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

  • 11:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC 27610
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: bit.ly
  • Category: Family Fun

Cookies and Cocoa with Mymo at My Gym

Enjoy a night out with the whole family! Don't forget to dress in your Holiday best! We are hosting Cookies ...

  • 4:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: My Gym Raleigh, 8801 Lead Mine Road, Suite 117, Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Cost: Members $15 / Non-Members $20 Siblings: FREE
  • Website: www.mygym.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas on Salem Street Downtown Apex

5:00 pm: Christmas Carols at the Depot (Chamber of Commerce) 5:30 pm: Lighting of the Christmas Tree, arrival of Santa and ...

First Fridays in The District at Park West Village

Each first Friday of the month, your favorite shops in The District will host a shop local event! Stop by ...

  • 5:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Park West Village 3400 Village Market Pl, Morrisville, North Carolina 27513
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Wendell Wonderland at Town of Wendell

The Town of Wendell is hosting its Wendell Wonderland Theme to support the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. This year's ...

  • 5:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Town of Wendell 15 East 4th Street, Wendell, North Carolina 27591
  • Cost: Free event; food purchased separately
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Cookies and Cocoa with Mymo at My Gym

Enjoy a night out with the whole family! Don't forget to dress in your Holiday best! We are hosting Cookies ...

  • 5:30 pm -  6:30 pm 
  • Location: My Gym Raleigh, 8801 Lead Mine Road, Suite 117, Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Cost: Members $15 / Non-Members $20 Siblings: FREE
  • Website: www.mygym.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Annual Tree Lighting by Morrisville, NC Parks & Rec

Join us as we kick off the holiday season with our Town of Morrisville Tree Lighting event! This free annual ...

  • 6:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Indian Creek Greenway and Playground 102 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Brier Creek Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Get ready for the Brier Creek Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Featuring: Santa, Carriage Rides, Trackless Train, Face Painters, DJ Daniel ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Brier Creek Commons 8311 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, North Carolina 27617
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Chinese Lantern Festival at Booth Amphitheatre

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

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, North Carolina 27518
  • Cost: $10 - $20; Kids 2 & under are free and do not need tickets.
  • Website: www.boothamphitheatre.com
  • Category: Family Fun

December Featured Band Night! at Bach to Rock Apex

Join us December 6th 6-8pm @ Bach to Rock to check out our featured student band Slackin' Crackin'! Our bands ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Bach to Rock Apex, NC 958 US-64, Apex, North Carolina 27523
  • Cost: Cost not listed
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Free First Friday at CAM Raleigh

CAM Raleigh is free on First Fridays of the month. CAM Raleigh is the non-collecting contemporary art museum that provides an ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: CAM Raleigh | 409 W. Martin Street, Raleigh NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: camraleigh.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Light Up Main in Garner

Join the Town of Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department and the Garner Revitalization Association for Light Up Main, ...

SOLD OUT! Marbles Evening With Elves at Marbles Kids Museum

This tradition brings families and friends to Marbles year after year. Twinkle, twilight, family dinner, s'mores outdoors, sugarplum snacks, museum ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: Marbles Kids Museum | 201 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh NC 27601
  • Cost: Members $27* General Admission $30* *prices go up week of the event
  • Website: www.marbleskidsmuseum.org
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 7:00 pm 
  • Location: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E South St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: Tickets starting at $25.15
  • Website: www.ticketmaster.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holiday Sing Along with Sanderson Choir at Sola Coffee Cafe

Join us for a night of Holiday music, lead by Sanderson High School's Sandpipers. Friends, Family, Kids of all ages ...

  • 7:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Sola Coffee Cafe 7705 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
  • Cost: Free; donations appreciated
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Camelot at Burning Coal Theatre

CAMELOT by Lerner & Loewe directed by Jerome Davis Based on T.H. White’s beloved novel, Camelot is about the legendary King ...

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 faced with casting the ...

  • 7:30 pm 
  • Location: The Cary Theatre, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC
  • Cost: $18 - $20
  • Website: caryplayers.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Fruitcakes at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre

Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two southern ...

  • 8:00 pm 
  • Location: North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre 7713-51 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
  • Cost: $20-$22
  • Website: nract.secure.force.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 and include ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 424 S. McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: $30 - Infants under 2 in lap no charge; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $35 - Infants under 2 in lap no charge
  • Website: www.greatraleightrolley.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas on Salem Street Downtown Apex

7:00 – 11:00 am Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast at Apex Fire station #1 (on Salem St) 9:00 am – 2:00 pm ...

2019 Breakfast With Santa at Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club

Join the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club for a morning with Santa! Join us for pancakes, pictures with Santa, ...

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club 325 S Wingate St, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
  • Cost: $5 per person or $20 a family
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Parkside Town Commons Santa Breakfast 2019 at Chuy's Cary

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa himself at Chuy's at Parkside Town Commons! Choose between three time slots on each day: 8:00am ...

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Chuy's, 1035 Parkside Main Street, Cary, North Carolina
  • Cost: $5; Children 1 and under are free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Rolesville Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast will be held at the Rolesville Masonic Lodge, 207 Pulley Street. Proceeds from this breakfast event will be donated ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: Rolesville Masonic Lodge, 207 Pulley Street, Rolesville, NC
  • Cost: $7 per person or $20 per family.
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Breakfast With Santa at Sunrise Church

Arrive at 8:30am to find your group to enjoy breakfast, music, games, crafts, a Christmas story, and a visit with ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:30 am 
  • Location: Sunrise United Methodist Church, 5420 Sunset Lake Rd, Holly Springs, North Carolina 27540
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and Pony Rides at Garden Supply Company

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

  • 8:45 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Garden Supply Company 1421 Old Apex Rd, Cary, North Carolina 27513
  • Cost: Free pony rides
  • Website: gardensupplyco.com
  • Category: Family Fun

2019 Wake Forest Holiday Artisans Market

ARTS Wake Forest is pleased to present its fourth annual Wake Forest Holiday Artisans’ Market. The Market will be held ...

  • 9:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Wake Forest Renaissance Centre 405 S Brooks St, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
  • Cost: Free admission; donations appreciated.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Breakfast with Mary & Joseph at St.Andrews United Methodist Church

Breakfast, Christmas Story, Music, Crafts, Treats.

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Join us on the first Saturday of the month for a Kids Workshop, a free how-to clinic for children. ...

New Hope Valley Train: Santa's Reindeer Roundup Express

Ride the Rails with Santa Claus at New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), the Triangle's Train, the first two weekends in ...

  • 9:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: New Hope Valley Railway, 3900 Bonsal Rd. New Hill, NC 27562
  • Cost: $13 for adults, $12 for seniors (ages 60+), $11 for children (ages 2-12) and children under two years old are free when sitting in the lap of an adult ticket-holder.
  • Website: www.triangletrain.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Raleigh Redhawks Youth And Men's Rugby at Baileywick Park

Free Touch (All ages) Every Saturday morning (weather permitting) ​at Baileywick Park (Six forks)

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Baileywick Road Park 9501 Baileywick Rd Second Shelter Field Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: redhawksrugby.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa’s Wonderland debuts at Cabela’s featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Raleigh-Durham-area families are invited to ...

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Raleigh-Durham-area families are ...

Teddy Bear Clinic at WakeMed Children's PM Pediatrics Cary

Bring your favorite fuzz y friend for a little TLC, courtesy of the staff and specially trained pediatric providers at ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: WakeMed Children's PM Pediatrics, 2007 Walnut Street, Cary, NC
  • Cost: Free event
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Pictures with Santa at the Holly Springs Farmers Market

Please share to spread the word—Santa will be at the Holly Springs Farmers Market on December 7th from 9:30-Noon! Bring ...

  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Holly Springs Farmers Market 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs, North Carolina 27540
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

All American Girls Create & Play at Optimist Community Center

Bring your favorite doll and enjoy some special create-and-play time together! We may make crafts and accessories, read stories, play ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Optimist Community Center | 5900 Whittier Drive, Raleigh NC 27609
  • Cost: $10
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Downtown Holiday Open House Wake Forest

Kick off the holiday season and discover historic downtown Wake Forest’s unique array of shops and restaurants during the Downtown ...

Free Santa Photos at Smart Choice Realty

Professional Photographer Norah Patrick will be taking photos for us. Check out her work here: https://norahpatrickphotography.passgallery.com/portfolio We are also collecting Toys ...

  • 10:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Smart Choice Realty 203 E Whitaker Mill Rd Ste 101 Raleigh, NC 27608
  • Cost: Free photos; toy donations appreciated.
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kids Club® Clay Pot Bell at Michael's

They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making a bell out of a clay pot . Sign ...

Morning Matinee Skate at Jelly Beans Cary

This session is geared toward the younger skater or those new to skating. Session limited to children 10 yrs old ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Jellybeans Super Skate Center of Cary | 1120 Buck Jones Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Cost: $6 admission (afternoon pricing applies after 11:30am) $1 skate rental (quad, inline or speed)
  • Website: www.skatejellybeans.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa's Workshop at Plantation Point Shopping Center

Celebrate the holiday season with Plantation Point and Macaroni Kid Downtown-Midtown-North Raleigh! We are setting up a magical Santa's Workshop ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Plantation Point Shopping Center 6250 Plantation Point Center Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27616
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa’s Workshop at Herbert C. Young Community Center

To participate, please bring two non-perishable food items or a cash donation to support the Cary Teen Council’s food drive. ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:30 pm 
  • Location: Herbert C. Young Community Center | 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary NC 27513
  • Cost: Free; donations of canned food or money accepted.
  • Website: www.townofcary.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Star Wars Event at Target

Celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with us! You can see demos of the coolest toys, ...

  • 10:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Multiple Locations in Wake County: Target Stores
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.target.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Colonial Christmas Open House 2019 at Joel Lane Museum House

The Joel Lane Museum House hosts its annual Colonial Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 11 a.m. ...

  • 11:00 am -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Joel Lane Museum House 160 S Saint Marys St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
  • Cost: Free; donations appreciated
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Little Brushes Painting Class at Pinot's Palette

Every Saturday morning, our 'Little Brushes' class will work on a unique, “kid approved” painting. We welcome kids of age ...

  • 11:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Pinot's Palette (Apex) 1553 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex, North Carolina 27502
  • Cost: $25
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Square Roots History Tour at Moore Square

Join us for a journey through time and discover the rich history of Moore Square! Tours include an outdoor walking ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

3rd Annual Holiday Festival at Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding Program

Come out to Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding Program on Saturday, December 7th, from 12:00pm to 3pm and celebrate the most ...

  • 12:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding Program 12200 Shooting Club Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Cost: See website for details
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holidays Around the World at Raleigh Union Station

Come enjoy international desserts, crafts, bazaars, performances, beer and wine. Santa will be there! Triangle Family Services will be there ...

  • 12:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Raleigh Union Station, 510 W Martin Street, Raleigh
  • Cost: Free celebration; gift donations accepted.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Pup Pictures with Santa! at Black Dog Bottle Shop

What's cuter than having your child's picture taken with Santa? Having your DOG'S picture taken with Santa! Grab your dog ...

  • 12:30 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Black Dog Bottle Shop 140 W. Holly Springs Rd., Holly Springs, North Carolina 27540
  • Cost: Free photos; donations appreciated
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Cookies with Santa at Knightdale Chamber of Commerce

The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce presents "Cookies with Santa!" You may even see Mrs. Clause and an Elf or two!! Bring ...

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Knightdale Chamber of Commerce 426 First Avenue, Knightdale, North Carolina 27545
  • Cost: Free
  • Category: Family Fun

Gingerbread House Decorating Competition at Method Road Park

Oh SNAP! Come join us at Method Road for a family friendly Gingerbread House decorating competition. We will provide the ...

  • 1:00 pm -  2:30 pm 
  • Location: Method Road Community Center 514 Method Road Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Cost: $20 per family or $35 non-resident family
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Party & Pics with Santa at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & Preschool ELCA

Free Digital Photos with Santa - “Fast-Pass Style” Lines (spend time with your friends and family, not waiting in a ...

  • 1:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & Preschool ELCA 7000 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27613
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa Claus is Coming to Town! at Alston Town Center

Alston Town Center proudly presents Santa Claus is coming to town! Get in the holiday spirit with a visit from ...

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Alston Town Center 5055 Arco Street, Cary, North Carolina 27519
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

2019 Christmas Parade Garner - EVENT CANCELED

Grab a front-row seat and join the Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department as marching bands, floats, classic cars, ...

  • 2:00 pm 
  • Location: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E South St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: Tickets starting at $25.15
  • Website: www.ticketmaster.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Dr. Seuss Story Time at Books-A-Million

Join us from 2-4PM at your local Books-A-Million for special holiday storytime with games, activities and fun!

Gingerbread and Holiday Fun! at Bond Park Community Center

Come decorate a mini Gingerbread House and make holiday themed crafts for little ones to be proud of. Make family ...

  • 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Bond Park Community Center 150 Metro Park Cary NC, 27513
  • Cost: R $18.00; NR $23.00
  • Website: classweb.townofcary.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Holiday Open House at Lafayette Village

Enjoy Festive Activities such as Camel rides, Trackless Train, Live nativity and more, while shopping to complete your Holiday shopping ...

  • 2:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Lafayette Village Raleigh 8450 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Macy's Presents: Hello Kitty Holiday Meet & Greet

Come say hello to Hello Kitty at Macy’s Crabtree Valley. Take a photo with Hello Kitty at our selfie station, ...

  • 2:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Macy's Crabtree Valley Mall - Children's Department, Level 2
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.macys.com
  • Category: Family Fun

The Nutcracker, Carolina Ballet

In its fifteenth season performing the holiday classic at Memorial Hall, Carolina Ballet returns with their dazzling production filled with ...

  • 2:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Memorial Hall 114 East Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
  • Cost: Tickets from $47. All kids tickets are half-price!
  • Website: www.carolinaperformingarts.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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 faced with casting the ...

  • 3:00 pm 
  • Location: Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary NC 27511
  • Cost: $18 - $20
  • Website: caryplayers.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Victorian Christmas At The Page-Walker

Get into the holiday spirit with some old-fashioned Christmas fun at the Page-Walker's holiday open house. On the 1st Floor Carriage Rides Victorian ...

  • 3:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC 27513
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.townofcary.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Apex Christmas Parade

Apex Rotary Club Annual Christmas Parade on Salem Street

Christmas on First at Knightdale Station Park

Christmas Tree Lighting: Saturday, December 7th 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Parade: Saturday, December 7th 6:30 PM -8:00 PM Christmas Parade Route: ...

  • 5:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Knightdale Station Park 810 N. First Avenue, Knightdale, North Carolina 27545
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sleigh Rides and Cider at Historic Oak View County Park

Kick off your holiday season with horse-drawn carriage rides, hot apple cider, live music, handmade crafts, holiday activities, and, of ...

  • 5:00 pm -  7:30 pm 
  • Location: Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC 27610
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Chinese Lantern Festival at Booth Amphitheatre

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

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, North Carolina 27518
  • Cost: $10 - $20; Kids 2 & under are free and do not need tickets.
  • Website: www.boothamphitheatre.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Cary

Welcome in the holiday season with the official Christmas tree lighting for the Town of Cary. This festive night features ...

  • 7:00 pm 
  • Location: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E South St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: Tickets starting at $25.15
  • Website: www.ticketmaster.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Jellybeans Super Skate Center of Cary | 1120 Buck Jones Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Cost: $10 admission, $1 skate rental (quad, inline or speed)
  • Website: www.skatejellybeans.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Camelot at Burning Coal Theatre

CAMELOT by Lerner & Loewe directed by Jerome Davis Based on T.H. White’s beloved novel, Camelot is about the legendary King ...

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 faced with casting the ...

  • 7:30 pm 
  • Location: The Cary Theatre, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC
  • Cost: $18 - $20
  • Website: caryplayers.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Fruitcakes at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre

Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two southern ...

  • 8:00 pm 
  • Location: North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre 7713-51 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
  • Cost: $20-$22
  • Website: nract.secure.force.com
  • Category: Family Fun

The Nutcracker, Carolina Ballet

In its fifteenth season performing the holiday classic at Memorial Hall, Carolina Ballet returns with their dazzling production filled with ...

  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Memorial Hall 114 East Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
  • Cost: Tickets from $47. All kids tickets are half-price!
  • Website: www.carolinaperformingarts.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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 and include ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 424 S. McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: $30 - Infants under 2 in lap no charge; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $35 - Infants under 2 in lap no charge
  • Website: www.greatraleightrolley.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Parkside Town Commons Santa Breakfast 2019 at Chuy's Cary

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa himself at Chuy's at Parkside Town Commons! Choose between three time slots on each day: 8:00am ...

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Chuy's, 1035 Parkside Main Street, Cary, North Carolina
  • Cost: $5; Children 1 and under are free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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-of-a-kind ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Dave & Buster's Cary 1105 Walnut St. Suite #E101 Cary, NC 27511
  • Cost: $23.52 plus fees; children 2 and younger are free
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun

New Hope Valley Train: Santa's Reindeer Roundup Express

Ride the Rails with Santa Claus at New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), the Triangle's Train, the first two weekends in ...

  • 9:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: New Hope Valley Railway, 3900 Bonsal Rd. New Hill, NC 27562
  • Cost: $13 for adults, $12 for seniors (ages 60+), $11 for children (ages 2-12) and children under two years old are free when sitting in the lap of an adult ticket-holder.
  • Website: www.triangletrain.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa’s Wonderland debuts at Cabela’s featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Raleigh-Durham-area families are invited to ...

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Raleigh-Durham-area families are ...

SOLD OUT! Frosted with Frozen at Marbles

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

Favorite Snowman Cupcake (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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Taste Buds Kitchen, 1475 Beaver Creek Commons Drive Apex, North Carolina, 27502
  • Cost: $29
  • Website: tastebudskitchen.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Stories on Sunday at Quail Ridge Books

Join our children's booksellers as they read their favorite picture books. We'll explore faraway places and visit cozy, comfortable spots. ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Quail Ridge Books 4209 Lassiter Mill Road Suite 100, Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ages are welcome! ...

  • 12:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Cypress Manor: 1040 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh 27606
  • Cost: See above for price break down
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Boylan Heights Artwalk

Please join us in celebrating local artists at the 27th Annual Boylan Heights Artwalk hosted by the residents of Boylan ...

Food & Flea Holiday Market in Downtown Cary

Come out to the Food & Flea and celebrate the holidays with us! Shop local artists and makers of all ...

  • 12:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Downtown Cary Food & Flea 100 W. Chatham Street, Cary, North Carolina 27511
  • Cost: Prices vary.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Rolesville Christmas Parade and Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland - Live music, food trucks, vendors, bounce houses, kid games and more begins at noon. Santa and Mrs. ...

SOLD OUT! Frosted with Frozen at Marbles

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

  • 12:15 pm -  2:15 pm 
  • Location: Benson Memorial UMC Preschool and Kindergarten Prep, 4706 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 us, and ...

  • 1:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: The Sutherland Estate & Gardens 13371 Wake Union Church Road Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
  • Cost: $15
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas on Salem Street Downtown Apex

Apex Historical Holiday Home Tour - The tour will feature restored historic homes, the historic 1914 Apex train depot (home ...

  • 1:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Downtown Apex, North Carolina 27502
  • Cost: Advanced tickets - $10.00 per adult, $5.00 for children (12 and under), Babes-in-arms free for advance sale tickets. Day-of tour tickets - $12.00 per adult, $6.00 for children (12 and under), Babes-in-arms free on tour day.
  • Website: www.apexhistoricalsociety.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa at North Hills

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

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: 1261 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
  • Cost: See website for details
  • Website: visitnorthhills.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 2:00 pm 
  • Location: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E South St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: Tickets starting at $25.15
  • Website: www.ticketmaster.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Camelot at Burning Coal Theatre

CAMELOT by Lerner & Loewe directed by Jerome Davis Based on T.H. White’s beloved novel, Camelot is about the legendary King ...

Reading Room at Moore Square

It's so much MOORE than books! The Moore Square Reading room offers books to borrow and read while in the ...

  • 2:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

The Nutcracker, Carolina Ballet

In its fifteenth season performing the holiday classic at Memorial Hall, Carolina Ballet returns with their dazzling production filled with ...

  • 2:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Memorial Hall 114 East Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
  • Cost: Tickets from $47. All kids tickets are half-price!
  • Website: www.carolinaperformingarts.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Cratchit Family Christmas at Wake Forest Renaissance Centre

Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC, will offer a free performance of ...

Fruitcakes at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre

Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two southern ...

  • 3:00 pm 
  • Location: North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre 7713-51 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
  • Cost: $20-$22
  • Website: nract.secure.force.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade

The Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 8th, at 3:00 pm in the Historic Downtown Fuquay District. ...

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 faced with casting the ...

  • 3:00 pm 
  • Location: Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary NC 27511
  • Cost: $18 - $20
  • Website: caryplayers.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ends! ...

Chinese Lantern Festival at Booth Amphitheatre

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

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, North Carolina 27518
  • Cost: $10 - $20; Kids 2 & under are free and do not need tickets.
  • Website: www.boothamphitheatre.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 7:00 pm 
  • Location: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E South St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: Tickets starting at $25.15
  • Website: www.ticketmaster.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 and include ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 424 S. McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: $30 - Infants under 2 in lap no charge; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $35 - Infants under 2 in lap no charge
  • Website: www.greatraleightrolley.com
  • Category: Family Fun

KidJump (Ages 6 and Under) at DEFY Extreme Air Sports

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and their parents). ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: DEFY Extreme Air Sports, 5604 Departure Drive #100, Raleigh NC 27616
  • Cost: $11/child, includes 1 free adult
  • Website: www.defyraleigh.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa’s Wonderland debuts at Cabela’s featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Raleigh-Durham-area families are invited to ...

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Raleigh-Durham-area families are ...

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 some ...

  • 9:30 am 
  • Location: Chick-fil-A Apex 1110 Beaver Creek Commons Dr, Apex, North Carolina 27502
  • Cost: Free event
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Imagination Playground at Moore Square

Let your imagination guide you as you use our big blue blue blocks to create your very own playground! Best ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Language Is The Key: Bilingual Storytime at East Regional Library

The Hispanic Family Center joins us each week to play games, sing songs, and teach rhymes in English and Spanish. ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am 
  • Location: East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Sq, Knightdale, NC 27545
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Makin' Music at Moore Square

Makin’ Music is new to the Raleigh area! Families will enjoy clapping and dancing to the lively, award-winning Makin’ Music ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: No cost indicated
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

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 wildlife this holiday ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Harris Lake County Park 2112 County Park Dr, New Hill, North Carolina 27562
  • Cost: See website for details
  • Website: apm.activecommunities.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Welcome Winter at Crowder County Park

The first day of winter is right around the corner! Help us welcome the season by making a snow globe ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Crowder County Park, 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Wintertime Fun-Drop in Craft at Fuquay-Varina Community Library

Join us for some wintertime fun and make a special craft for the holidays.

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Fuquay-Varina Community Library 133 S. Fuquay Avenue Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Foundations Class at Kindermusik by BEAT Studio

Join other families in a sensory-rich, gentle environment where babies explore new sounds, sensations and musical props. Shared activities ...

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 ...

  • 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC 27610
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: bit.ly
  • Category: Family Fun

Family Night at DEFY Extreme Air Sports

Bring your ENTIRE FAMILY (Immediate Family Members Only) for an hour, for only $45! Monday Nights from 6-9pm.

  • 5:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: DEFY Extreme Air Sports, 5604 Departure Drive #100, Raleigh NC 27616
  • Cost: $45 per family
  • Website: www.defyraleigh.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holiday Film Series: The Polar Express at Cameron Village Regional Library

Join us for a movie at the library: Feature presentation: The Polar Express, When a doubting young boy takes an ...

  • 6:00 pm -  7:40 pm 
  • Location: Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue Raleigh, NC 27605
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 be lit ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: WakeMed Raleigh Campus 3000 New Bern Avenue Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakemed.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Piper's Tavern, 8304 Falls of Neuse Rd Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Cost: See website for details
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 Ten-Ten ...

  • 7:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Fairview Rural Fire Department 4501 Ten Ten Rd, Apex, North Carolina 27539
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 faced with casting the ...

  • 7:30 pm 
  • Location: Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary NC 27511
  • Cost: $18 - $20
  • Website: caryplayers.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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 and include ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 424 S. McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: $30 - Infants under 2 in lap no charge; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $35 - Infants under 2 in lap no charge
  • Website: www.greatraleightrolley.com
  • Category: Family Fun

KidJump (Ages 6 and Under) at DEFY Extreme Air Sports

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and their parents). ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: DEFY Extreme Air Sports, 5604 Departure Drive #100, Raleigh NC 27616
  • Cost: $11/child, includes 1 free adult
  • Website: www.defyraleigh.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa’s Wonderland debuts at Cabela’s featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Raleigh-Durham-area families are invited to ...

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Raleigh-Durham-area families are ...

Foundations Class at Kindermusik by BEAT Studio

Join other families in a sensory-rich, gentle environment where babies explore new sounds, sensations and musical props. Shared activities ...

Crafty Crows at Durant Nature Preserve

Come join the flock as we investigate the sassy social lives of our neighborhood crows. Get to know these clever ...

Drop In Craft: Gingerbread Friends at Southeast Regional Library

Decorate a gingerbread friend using gems, buttons and more.

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Southeast Regional Library 908 7th Avenue, Garner, North Carolina 27529
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 don't have to ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: The Nesting Spot 1241, S Main Street Suite 7, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
  • Cost: $25 per family; $35 Non-Members
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Tots Time at Rolesville Community Center

A time for children to play with a variety of toys and engage in various activities at their leisure with ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Rolesville Community Center, 504 Southtown Circle Rolesville, NC 27571
  • Cost: $8.00 residents, $15.00 non-resident
  • Website: www.rolesvillenc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Winter in the Wetland at Walnut Creek Wetland Center

Bring your budding naturalist to the Walnut Creek Wetland Center for an exciting learning experience. A craft, engaging activity and ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Walnut Creek Wetland Center 950 Peterson Street Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Cost: $2
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Read & Create Snowflakes at Northeast Regional Library

Join us as we share seasonal stories accompanied by a family craft! For Ages 0-5

  • 1:30 pm -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Northeast Regional Library, 14401 Green Elm Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC 27610
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: bit.ly
  • Category: Family Fun

Kid's Night at Texas Roadhouse

Round up the lil' Roadies and join us for our Legendary Kid's Night: Free Kid’s Meal* Free Toy* Arts & ...

Chick-Fil-A Kids Night with Mimi in Garner

Celebrate family with Chick-Fil-A's Kids Night with Mimi the clown from 5-7:30pm the 2nd Tuesday of every month on Timber ...

  • 5:00 pm -  7:30 pm 
  • Location: Chick-fil-A Garner 2720 Timber Dr, Garner, North Carolina 27529
  • Cost: Free activities
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kids Night: Family Fun at Chick-fil-A Wake Forest

Come out every Tuesday night for Kids Night: Family Fun, special activities and crafts will take place each week.

  • 5:00 pm -  7:30 pm 
  • Location: Chick-fil-A Wake Forest | 11730 Retail Dr Wake Forest, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 5:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More, 6675 Falls of Neuse Road Suite 107, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Chinese Lantern Festival at Booth Amphitheatre

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

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, North Carolina 27518
  • Cost: $10 - $20; Kids 2 & under are free and do not need tickets.
  • Website: www.boothamphitheatre.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Papa and Me Workshop at Comic World

This fun-filled workshop is designed to give families an opportunity to engage in LEGO® building activities and challenges. Be sure ...

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 holiday music under ...

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 and include ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: 424 S. McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: $30 - Infants under 2 in lap no charge; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $35 - Infants under 2 in lap no charge
  • Website: www.greatraleightrolley.com
  • Category: Family Fun

KidJump (Ages 6 and Under) at DEFY Extreme Air Sports

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and their parents). ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: DEFY Extreme Air Sports, 5604 Departure Drive #100, Raleigh NC 27616
  • Cost: $11/child, includes 1 free adult
  • Website: www.defyraleigh.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa’s Wonderland debuts at Cabela’s featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Raleigh-Durham-area families are invited to ...

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Raleigh-Durham-area families are ...

Imagination Playground at Moore Square

Let your imagination guide you as you use our big blue blue blocks to create your very own playground! Best ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Story time at Page 158 Books

Join us for Story time Wednesday at noon & Saturday at 10:30!

Nature Stories: Our Yard is Full of Birds at Blue Jay Point County Park

Learn about backyard winter birds and make a bird "treat" to take home to feed the birds in your yard.

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 ...

  • 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC 27610
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: bit.ly
  • Category: Family Fun

Books with Brian Featuring See Spot Read at Leesville Community Library

Children in grades K-5 and their families are invited to join us for literacy activities. Come practice your reading skills ...

  • 4:15 pm -  5:15 pm 
  • Location: Leesville Community Library, 5105 Country Trail Raleigh, NC 27613
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Your Pie Cary Hosts Benefit Night for ECMS Band Boosters

Join us for dinner at Your Pie Cary on Wednesday, December 11, to support the East Cary Middle School Band ...

  • 5:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Your Pie Cary, 685 Cary Towne Blvd Cary, North Carolina 27511
  • Cost: See website for pricing
  • Website: yourpie.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Family Fun Night at Marbles Kids Museum

Join us for this after-hours event for children with disabilities that offers the opportunity to experience Marbles in a calmer, ...

  • 5:30 pm -  7:30 pm 
  • Location: Marbles Kids Museum | 201 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun

RightTime Kids Durant Road Bingo Night

Every Wednesday night we have a special Bingo Night for children of all ages, starting right after dinner. (Don’t worry! ...

  • 5:30 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 10320 Durant Road, Suite 105 Raleigh, NC 27614
  • Cost: $12/hour
  • Website: righttimekids.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Zaxbys Kids Night Fun Holly Springs

Kids Night at Zaxbys. Face painting and balloon twisting with a character free for all the kids provided by The ...

  • 5:30 pm -  7:30 pm 
  • Location: Zaxby's, 101 Grand Hill Pl, Holly Springs, North Carolina 27540
  • Cost: Free activities; food purchased separately
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Chinese Lantern Festival at Booth Amphitheatre

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

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, North Carolina 27518
  • Cost: $10 - $20; Kids 2 & under are free and do not need tickets.
  • Website: www.boothamphitheatre.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Family Super Special: Cookie Creations! at East Regional Library

Preschoolers and their families are invited to come to the library on December 11th @ 6:00 pm for a Cookie ...

  • 6:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Sq, Knightdale, NC 27545
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Raleigh Rockers at Moore Square

Breakdancing demonstrations set to hip-hop music.

  • 6:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Disney On Ice Presents Road Trip Adventures

Hit the road with Mickey and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. ...

  • 7:00 pm 
  • Location: PNC Arena 1400 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
  • Cost: See website for details
  • Website: www.ticketmaster.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Way Back Wednesday Skate at Jellybeans (Cary)

Skate to music from the 70s, 80s & 90s.

  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Jellybeans Super Skate Center of Cary | 1120 Buck Jones Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Cost: $7 Admission, $3 skate rental (choice of quad, inline or speed skates)
  • Website: www.skatejellybeans.com
  • Category: Family Fun
December 5 - 11
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