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Don't Miss December Events
Raleigh December Events
For the Family
Saturday, December 7 - Raleigh Union Station
A free international holiday celebration. Desserts, bazaars, crafts, gifts, music, dance, Santa, and beer/wine from around the world.
Saturday December 7 - Raleigh City Farm
This evening around the fire includes a make-your-own hot spiked cider bar, cracking and roasting of wild foraged nuts, live music, local baked goods and crafts, and creating Christmas tree decorations.
Sunday December 8 - Boylan Heights neighborhood
Over 100 artists and craftspeople will sell a wide range of glasswork, jewelry, metalwork, woodwork, photography, paintings, and other art from the neighborhood porches, yards, and sidewalks.
Wednesday, December 11 - Marbles Kids Museum
Experience an after-hours event at Marbles in a calmer, quieter environment designed specifically for children with disabilities and their families. Play in the museum and watch a screening of Polar Express.
Thursday, December 12 - Capitol Square
Join Gov. Roy Cooper for this annual tree-light tradition. Live performances, tasty treats, and a visit from Santa are also part of the ceremony. Plus the Executive Mansion will host a Holiday Open House.
December 14 & 15 - Historic Oakwood neighborhood
Tour a dozen properties at your own pace as they open their doors to visitors and are staffed with docents to enlighten you on their rich histories.
Tuesday, December 31 - Marbles Kids Museum
No need to stay up past bedtime to ring in 2020. The Marbles drop at noon with line dances, wacky activities, and bubble fireworks.
Wednesday, December 4 - NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Join the Capital City Clauses for their largest event and toy drive to date. All toys and funds raised with be distributed exclusively in Wake County.
Tuesday, December 31 - Raleigh Union Station
Bring in the new year with live music, open bar, 2 DJs, and views of downtown.
Tuesday, December 31 - NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Presented by B93 New Country with delicious food displays by Rocky Top Catering.
Tuesday, December 31 - Aloft Raleigh
Grab a masquerade mask and play a role in the investigation of a murder!
Tuesday, December 31 - Traine
Enjoy the dance floor, unlimited hors-d’oeuvres and open bar, indoor and outdoor cigar lounge, photo booth, pinball machines, and a midnight champagne toast.
Cary December Events
For the Family
Runs until January 12 - Booth Amphitheater
Back by popular demand! Koka Booth Amphitheatre will be transformed with all new light displays.
Saturday, December 7 - Downtown Cary
Downtown Cary will be transformed into a walking gallery of gingerbread houses. Take a tour and vote for your favorite. Or better yet, register to compete!
Saturday, December 7 - Fred G. Bond Metro Park
Santa’s elves have hidden candy canes throughout Bond Park but the Grinch plans to find them all and turn them green!
Saturday, December 7 - Town Hall Campus
Join the Town of Cary for its official tree lighting ceremony featuring over 125 ornaments donated by community groups. Includes performances by local actors, singers, and musicians.
Sunday, December 8 - Cypress Manor
Celebrate the holidays with cookie treats, crafts, and Santa!
Saturday, December 14 - Downtown Cary
Bring your holiday cheer to the 40th annual Cary Jaycee Christmas Parade.
Sunday, December 15 - WakeMed Park
Friday, December 20 - Cypress Manor
Creative Touch Events presents a black-tie holiday party with live performances and unique holiday action stations.
Tuesday, December 31 - The Matthews House
Dance your way into a new decade in the Grand Ballroom at this New Year’s Eve celebration.