December 2022, Issue I
A view looking down Fayetteville St. in downtown Raleigh, looking towards the Capitol Building at night with the street lined by Christmas wreaths and trees wrapped in white lights
The Biggest Events of December in Raleigh, N.C.
Closing out the year in a big way, with a long list of major events and holiday favorites taking place this month. Save these dates (and send your favorite picks to a friend!). READ MORE
An Updated Version of The Nutcracker for Carolina Ballet's 25th Anniversary
Ten ballet dancers form a line across the stage as they dance in part of 'The Nutcracker'
One of America's most revered ballet companies, Carolina Ballet is set to unveil an updated version of The Nutcracker that includes new costumes, new stage design and empowered characters, according to artistic director Zalman Raffael. GET DETAILS
Southern Living: Why You Need to Take a Trip to Apex, N.C., This Holiday Season
A snowy photo of downtown Apex looking down the center of N. Salem St.
The Town of Apex—turning 150 years old in early 2023—knows how to put on a small-town Christmas. Visit for the darling downtown, festive events, small business shopping and more! READ ARTICLE
The Coziest Coffee Shops in the Raleigh Area
A cup of coffee sits on a table with books, with pink-cushioned chairs in the background and warm light coming from the bar area
Coffee shops in the Raleigh area each come with their own vibe and flair (and everyone has their favorite). We've rounded up some the top picks to get your caffeine and coziness fix this winter! GET DETAILS
Raleigh Magazine: Chef Scott Crawford Reveals Plans for New Restaurant in 2023
Chef Scott Crawford poses with a smile outside of his award-winning restaurant Crawford and Son
Scott Crawford, the chef behind two of downtown Raleigh's most critically acclaimed restaurants, unveiled plans to open his biggest restaurant yetan Italian-Croatian conceptlate next year. READ MORE
A colorful graphic with green, orange, yellow and pink shapes; a cutout of a photo of a Black woman, placed over a green area of the graphic, is smiling and singing; the text says "Holiday Jukebox, Artspace, Dec. 15, 6:30-9:30pm"
The Dragon Corridor looms tall for visitors to walk through at the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary, N.C.
North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival-Cary

More than 200,000 people are expected to experience this colorful, wonderful, walking adventure this holiday season! Open now through Jan. 8, 2023. DETAILS
The North Carolina Symphony performs at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts with Music Director Designate Carlos Miguel Prieto
North Carolina Symphony presents Holiday Pops

At this festive concert, featuring vocalist Scarlett Strallen, the North Carolina Symphony performs holiday favorites and traditional carols that are fun for the whole family, Dec. 9 and 10. DETAILS
Graphic with a dark-green background under a white "Call of Duty League: Major I Tournament" logo
Call of Duty League: Major I Tournament

The first event of the new Call of Duty competitive season is ready for four full days of action at the Raleigh Convention Center, Dec. 15-18. Spectator tickets are on sale now. GET TICKETS
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