December 2020
Looking down a festive Fayetteville St. towards the N.C. State Capitol with a massive holiday tree in front
Light Displays and Holiday Activities in Raleigh, N.C.
The holiday lights have been switched to the "on" position! Plan a safe and distance-friendly getaway with these favorite light displays and holiday activities in the Raleigh area: SEE LIST
Meet Ira David Wood III, a Raleigh Holiday Icon
Scene from A Christmas Carol with a smiling, celebrating Scrooge and Tiny Tim
Founder of Theatre In The Park, Ira David Wood III's iconic production of A Christmas Carol has been one of Raleigh's most beloved holiday traditions since 1974. Meet David—who stars as Ebenezer Scrooge—and find out how to see the hilarious show from home this year. READ MORE
The Ultimate Downtown Raleigh Gift Guide
Close-up of a blue Raleigh holiday tree ball ornament
The best holiday gifts are one-of-a-kind! From tasty treats to Raleigh remembrances, independent retail shops in downtown Raleigh have something for everyone on your list. Explore this special guide from Downtown Raleigh Alliance: SEE GUIDE
Moses T. Alexander Greene's NCMA Jukebox Merges Art, Nature and Music
A smiling Moses T. Alexander Greene
For four hours each day, the North Carolina Museum of Art's gorgeous, 164-acre park becomes a living jukebox, enriching the museum experience beyond indoor and outdoor visual art. READ MORE
Holiday Favorites: Angus Barn's Chocolate Chess Pie
A festively-decorated lounge with a ton of nutcrackers in Angus Barn
Dressed to the nines for the holiday season, Raleigh's Angus Barn is open with expanded outdoor seating and a new takeaway dining operation (and you can also make the famous chocolate chess pie at home!).
Fly Confident. Fly RDU.
Fly Confident at RDU International Airport
RDU International Airport has been hard at work deploying new safety measures around the terminals. On your next visit, look for new distancing signage, hand-sanitizing stations and much more. READ MORE
Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines, in partnership with industry-leading experts, has introduced Delta CareStandard, and a new video series unpacks the CareStandard in detail. Watch infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Saag explain why cabin air is safe and healthy to breathe: WATCH VIDEO; see more videos HERE

COVID-19 Advisory
A “Safer-at-Home” order is in effect in N.C. For information and helpful resources, visit our COVID-19 response portal, here.

Featured Photos 
Raleigh skyline with fog Photo of a rolling, small waterfall flowing into a wide river
A colorful, seemingly-never-ending tunnel of holiday lights A colorful, loaded sandwich with multiple layers

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Downtown Raleigh@patrick.jerome
Little River Park, Zebulon@antionneking
Union Special Bread@thatvegetariancouple
Fieldstream Farm Festival of Lights, Garner@raleighhiddengems

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