December 14, 2016 Ben Mathis

Top 9 Holiday Events in Raleigh NC

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1. Lights on the Neuse

What’s more Christmas than an old fashioned hay ride and an amazing Christmas light show? Sure to please kids and adults alike, don’t miss this awesome experience!

2. “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas” By Chip Davis

The Mannheim Steamroller Christmas song collection has become a symbolic sound of Christmas. Hear it performed at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday December 20th!

3. The Nutcracker

One of the more iconic ballets in North Carolina, this classic ballet is sure to entertain!

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4. 12 Days of Christmas

The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill is once again putting on the twelve days of Christmas with North Carolina artists, gingerbread houses, and horse drawn carriage rides!

5. Morehead Planetarium

The calendar is packed with events all the way through the new year for kids and adults! Shows include Carolina Skies, Dynamic Earth, and Take Flight.

6. Jubilee Down Home Christmas

Great mix of Gospel and Southern holiday classic songs song in anticipation of Christmas!

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7. North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival Cary

20 displays with thousands of lights, Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake, and performances focused on cultural and artisan crafts. Definitely a must see!

8. Donald Davis Storytelling at Fearrington Village

World renowned Donald Davis returns to tell stories of all nature! He has been featured at the World’s Fair, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Storytelling Festival. No payment needed – they are accepting canned goods and gently used Children’s Books.

9. Solstice Celebration Lantern Walk

Come see up to 2000 people walk along the River with lanterns lighting up the night!

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