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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10-20-2017

Events

K-5 Super Special: Halloween Hoopla

October 20, 2017
  • Times: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Admission: Free

Dare to listen to spooky stories, create creepy crafts and tempt yourself with treats at this Halloween themed party for school aged kids. Registration is requested. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Commu...

On-Going Events

Haunted Trolley

October 20 – 27, 2017 (Every Friday)

10-21-2017

Events

Creepy Crabtree Celebration

October 21, 2017

Mark your calendars! Lake Crabtree County Park's annual Halloween event, Creepy Crabtree, will return in October! This free, park-wide event will investigate the darker side of nature. ...

Haunted Trail

October 21, 2017

There's nothing like a good fright, and apparently lots of people agree! This year's Haunted Trail will be on Sat., Oct. 21, at Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park. Park at the Fuqua...

Midtown Pumpkin Palooza

October 21, 2017
  • Times: 3-6pm
  • Venue: Midtown Park
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adults $10 ($15 with scavenger hunt), children 6-14 $5 ($10 with scavenger hunt), family $20 ($30 with scavenger hunt)

The Midtown Raleigh Alliance and its many sponsors and partners will come together to enjoy Midtown and to support Teen Cancer America, an organization devoted to supporting teens as they travel the...

Movie By Moonlight Halloween Double Feature at Dix Park

October 21, 2017
  • Times: 6-11pm
  • Venue: Dorothea Dix Park
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Free

The City of Raleigh and the Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy are pleased to be partnering with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to continue the successful Movies by Moonlight series at Dorothea Dix Park. Dress up...

Operation Pumpking with WakeMed Pediatric Surgeons

October 21, 2017

Scalpel please! Carve a pumpkin alongside the steady hands of a WakeMed pediatric surgeon. This event is free with museum admission. All participants receive a free pumpkin (while supplies last).&nb...

10-27-2017

40oz Bounce RDU Halloween Party

October 27, 2017
  • Times: 9pm-2am
  • Venue: Imurj
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: TBA

Get your weekend started with 40oz Bounce RDU: a Hip Hop Halloween Costume Party at Imurj in the heart of downtown Raleigh. The party is hosted by celebrity personality 40oz Van with ...

Bands, Bites and Boats at Bond Park

October 27, 2017

One Friday a month the Bond Park Boathouse plays host to musicians, food trucks and after-hours boat rentals. Spend your Friday evening floating on Bond Lake in the evening sun while you listen to gre...

Cary Town Band presents Spooky Music

October 27, 2017

It's that time of year again when ghosts, goblins, demons and other spooky things begin to appear in anticipation of Samhain and Halloween-in store windows, at front doors and even at band concerts.&n...

Halloweekend at Kings

October 27 – 31, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 11am-1am; Sun. 11am-10pm; Tue. 3-11:30pm
  • Venue: Kings North Hills
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Join Kings for a weekend of costumes, contests and more. There will be four nights of themes. Kings will offer food and drink, dancing, costume contests and more! Group reservations are avai...

Pumpkin Flotilla

October 27, 2017

Bring your carved pumpkin to Bond Park's Pumpkin Flotilla! Pumpkins will set sail across the Bond Park Lake at twilight (approximately 6:30pm). Enjoy a discounted boat ride (available to those wh...

Spooky Stories with Nicole Sarrocco and Guests

October 27, 2017
  • Times: 7-9pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Admission: Free

Join Page 158 Books for a Spooktacular night at Page 158 with Nicole Sarrocco and special guest Ellis Dyson as they tell scary stories and sing murder ballads! Basil will also be doing tarot read...

Treat Trail

October 27, 2017
  • Times: 5-8pm
  • Venue: Wendell Park
  • Area: Wendell
  • Admission: Free

Looking for a safe and SPOOKtacular outing for your young ghouls and goblins? Join the town of Wendell on the Treat Trail at Wendell Community Park! The trail is non-scary for patrons 12 y...

Zombiepalooza 2017

October 27, 2017

The zombies have descended upon The Cary Theater for the 2nd annual Zombiepalooza, featuring local filmmakers' own zombie films, cosplay zombies and classic films to scare the pants right ...

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