November 2022, Issue II
Traditional Chinese lanterns, a 20-foot-tall dragon and 30-foot-tall traditional Chinese building glow bright orange and red hues against a dark night sky
A Guide to the Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary, N.C.
Back for a seventh year, the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival is a colorful, wonderful walking adventure. More than 200,000 people are expected to take it all in this holiday season! READ MORE
A Trio of Major Museum Exhibits Highlight Fall and Winter Travel in Raleigh, N.C.
A photo of the lobby of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, where a small-scale replica of the Titanic sits in front of a giant poster promoting the new exhibit 'Challenging the Deep'
For lovers of art, history and natural science, it's a spectacular time to visit the City of Oaks! GET DETAILS
WRAL Nights of Lights is Back at Dorothea Dix Park
A slow-shutter photo of colorful light displays at Dorothea Dix Park, with trees wrapped in white holiday lights and other small stars and shapes lit up in various colors
This magnificent drive-thru light show—taking over one of Raleigh's prettiest parks—is back and bigger than ever for 2022! PLAN YOUR VISIT
Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol Returns to the Stage, Dec. 9-11
A scene from the stage play 'A Christmas Carol' with Ira David Wood III acting as Scrooge
Perhaps the Raleigh area's most beloved holiday tradition, Ira David Wood III's iconic production of A Christmas Carol has been performed annually since 1974. Tickets are on sale now for this year's event! GET DETAILS
More Favorite Holiday and Christmas Light Displays
Glowing Christmas light display at Piper Lights, a neighborhood favorite located in Wake Forest that has earned national awards
The most wonderful time of the year is here! These are some of the best and brightest spots for Christmas and other holiday pageantry! READ MORE
CNN Travel: "This North Carolina City is a Museum Mecca"
Groups of visitors explore the newly arranged galleries at the North Carolina Museum of Art
A vibrant art scene? A museum mecca? The Smithsonian of the South? For Raleigh, it's yes, yes and yes, according to a new video by CNN Travel! WATCH NOW
How to Find This Hidden Art at William B. Umstead State Park
A fall-color photo of a giant piece of Chainsaw art, sitting trailside within Umstead State Park. Approximately 30 feet long and several feet high.
Undoubtedly one of the Raleigh area's coolest hidden gems, this fallen red oak tree—transformed by chainsaw artists—awaits visitors inside the 5,500-acre Umstead State Park. GET DETAILS
A crowded soccer stadium watches as two teams battle for the ball at midfield; one team wearing blue jerseys, the other white.
NCAA Women's and Men's College Cups

Both the women (Dec. 2 and 5) and the men (Dec. 9 and 12) will battle for a NCAA soccer championship at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary next month! DETAILS
Rapper J. Cole performing on stage, wearing a Chicago Bulls jersey and large jacket, in front of a nighttime crowd with many holding phones and cameras in the background
Dreamville Festival Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for the third edition of J. Cole's Dreamville Festival in Raleigh (April 1-2, 2023) went on sale Friday morning—they're expected to sell out quick! DETAILS
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