Holiday Events

Feel the magic of all the holidays in Raleigh, N.C., with family fun outdoor events in the spring, patriotic Fourth of July events in the summer, spooky Halloween events in the fall and warmhearted holiday celebrations in the winter. The cool air of spring is perfect for Easter egg hunts, where family and friends make precious memories. Get spooked at haunted attractions, screenings of classic horror movies and kid-friendly corn mazes around Halloween.

The winter holidays are celebrated joyously in the Raleigh area with the Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest, the lighting of a beautifully illuminated tree in downtown Raleigh's City Plaza and much more. The annual Kwanzaa celebration in the town of Cary, Christmas events and Hanukkah celebrations are always popular. Welcome the New Year at First Night Raleigh, complete with festivities and the annually-anticipated acorn drop. Celebrate the holidays in style, Raleigh style.

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12-12-2017

Events

NC Master Chorale: Joy of the Season

December 12, 2017

Delight in the sounds of the season with the North Carolina Master Chorale's popular and festive holiday concert. The 170-voice Chorale and the NCMC Chamber Choir are joined by brass choir in a prog...

Piper Lights

November 24, 2017 – January 6, 2018 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-9pm; Fri.-Sat., 5:30-10pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Admission: Free; Donations Welcome

Piper Lights started with a manger scene 30 years ago and today is so much more. A family-run Christmas lights display, Piper Lights aims to share the joy of the season with the community. Santa visit...

On-Going Events

Lake Myra Christmas Lights

November 22 – December 31, 2017
  • Times: 6-10pm, Sun.-Thurs.; 6-11pm Fri. and Sat.
  • Venue: Downtown Wendell
  • Area: Wendell

North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival-Cary

November 24, 2017 – January 14, 2018 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Sun. 6-10pm; performances Tue.-Thurs. 6:30pm and 8pm, Fri.-Sun. 6:30pm, 7:30pm, and 8:30pm
  • Venue: Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Area: Cary

White Truffle Dinner

December 01 – 30, 2017 (Recurring daily)

12-13-2017

Events

Holiday Express

December 07 – 17, 2017
  • Times: 4-9pm
  • Venue: Pullen Park
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $11.29

Holiday Express will roll into Raleigh, Dec. 7-10 and Dec. 12-17, from 4-9pm nightly. Children and adults alike will enjoy this Triangle tradition as Pullen Park is festively decorated with thousand...

Piper Lights

November 24, 2017 – January 6, 2018 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-9pm; Fri.-Sat., 5:30-10pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Admission: Free; Donations Welcome

Piper Lights started with a manger scene 30 years ago and today is so much more. A family-run Christmas lights display, Piper Lights aims to share the joy of the season with the community. Santa visit...

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve

December 13, 2017
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Venue: PNC Arena
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $43.50-$74.50

Over the past 20-plus years, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has become a critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum, musical powerhouse, and its annual winter tours a beloved, multi-generational holiday traditi...

On-Going Events

Lake Myra Christmas Lights

November 22 – December 31, 2017
  • Times: 6-10pm, Sun.-Thurs.; 6-11pm Fri. and Sat.
  • Venue: Downtown Wendell
  • Area: Wendell

North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival-Cary

November 24, 2017 – January 14, 2018 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Sun. 6-10pm; performances Tue.-Thurs. 6:30pm and 8pm, Fri.-Sun. 6:30pm, 7:30pm, and 8:30pm
  • Venue: Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Area: Cary

White Truffle Dinner

December 01 – 30, 2017 (Recurring daily)

12-14-2017

Events

A Bluegrass Christmas

December 14 – 16, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 11am-10pm
  • Venue: Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $45 (single day), $125 (3-day) or $155 (3-day reserved)

The Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown Hotel hosts this 3-day holiday Bluegrass showcase. The 2017 lineup includes Tendergrass, Autumn and Canyon Moore, Flint Hill Bluegrass Band, The Grass Cats, Trini...

Christmas with the Karounstzoses

December 14, 2017

It's Christmas Eve and all is not quiet throughout the Karounstzoses house. That's because hardworking, family man Michael Karounstzos is expecting a life changing job promotion and can't wait to shar...

Glory of Christmas: Uniting the World Through Music

December 14 – 16, 2017 (Every Thursday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs. 7:30pm, Sat 5pm
  • Venue: Unity of the Triangle
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $20 in advance; $22 at door; $10 for children

Unity of the Triangle’s 7th annual Glory of Christmas holiday concert returns to the Triangle in December. This highly-anticipated Raleigh tradition, originally presented in the historic Longvie...

Holiday Express

December 07 – 17, 2017
  • Times: 4-9pm
  • Venue: Pullen Park
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $11.29

Holiday Express will roll into Raleigh, Dec. 7-10 and Dec. 12-17, from 4-9pm nightly. Children and adults alike will enjoy this Triangle tradition as Pullen Park is festively decorated with thousand...

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