November 2021, Issue II
Huge, lit-up holiday tree with a crowd surrounding
The Biggest Holiday Events in Raleigh, N.C.
The most wonderful time of the year is here! Save the dates for these favorite holiday light displays, theatre performances, shopping pop-ups and more in the Raleigh area. SEE LIST
WRAL Nights of Lights is Back at Dorothea Dix Park
Colorful, holiday lights covering park trees
This drive-thru light show made its spectacular debut in 2020 as a COVID-friendly holiday activity—it was such a hit that it's back, bigger and better in 2021! FIND OUT MORE
A Guide to the Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary, N.C.
 A tunnel of many Chinese lanterns, mostly red, yellow and white
A 200-foot-long, 21-foot-tall dragon has invaded Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary—the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival is ready to light up the holiday season with its colorful, wonderful walking adventure! SEE GUIDE
Ice Skating Rink Opens Nov. 20 in Downtown Raleigh
Logo for The Rink, with an all-black ice skate graphic sitting on top of the word rink
Enjoy the thrills of ice skating in a winter wonderland this holiday season at this brand-new experience in downtown Raleigh! GET DETAILS
The AC Hotel Raleigh Downtown Is Now Open (with a Rooftop Lounge!)
Interior of a hotel longue with downtown Raleigh skyline views all around
This new full-service hotel in downtown Raleigh bills itself as a "unique combination of timeless European design and comfort" (and it comes with perhaps the best rooftop view in all of Raleigh!). READ MORE
Dreamville Festival Returns to Raleigh, April 2-3, 2022
A couple laughing and smiling at each other outside a food and beverage tent at a festival
Dates are set for the second-ever Dreamville Festival at Dorothea Dix Park. The now two-day festival—hosted by N.C. rapper J. Cole—debuted in 2019 and drew a sold-out crowd of 40,000 people. Tickets for the 2022 event are on sale now (and would make for a great holiday gift!) EVENT INFO
Hockey players on the ice
Plan a Trip! NHL Canes at PNC Arena

Join the best fans in hockey at PNC Arena to cheer on the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes. Off to a hot start this season, the Canes are looking to build upon their back-to-back-to-back playoff appearances. SEE SCHEDULE
Fly Confident. Fly RDU.
Fly Confident at RDU International Airport

RDU International Airport has been hard at work maintaining safety measures around the terminals. On your next visit, look for distancing signage, hand-sanitizing stations and much more. READ MORE

Mask Requirements in Effect: Most of Raleigh Area
Face masks are required indoors within Raleigh city limits as well as Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville and Zebulon town limits, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required in unincorporated areas of Wake County. READ MORE

Featured Photos 
Two women talking on a rooftop lounge with the downtown Raleigh skyline in the background Beautiful fall foliage with a pond with bridges in the foreground
Fall foliage at a reflection pond surrounding by Rodin statues A large loaf of bread covered in pumpkin seeds

Pictured (clockwise from top left)
The Willard Rooftop Lounge at AC Hotel Raleigh Downtown@raleighconvergence
Pullen Park@clb.images
La Farm Bakery, Cary@welcometoraleighwood
Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park at North Carolina Museum of Art@raleighwhatsup

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