December 2022, Issue II
A top-down view of a Tex-Mex platter ready to be made into tacos: grilled chicken, tortillas, cheese, tomatoes, cilantro, lime and more
The Best Restaurants That Opened in 2022 in the Raleigh Area
It's been a good year for great food in the Raleigh area. These are the best barbecue joints, taco spots, donut shops and more that opened doors in 2022! SEE LIST
Guide: WRAL First Night Raleigh New Year's Eve Celebration
A nighttime crowd gathers in Raleigh's City Plaza as the Raleigh Acorn falls at midnight and fireworks go off in the background
A New Year's Eve tradition for more than 30 years now, First Night Raleigh is back with live performances, a silent disco, Ferris wheel, interactive art and the famous acorn drop at midnight! GET DETAILS
More Big New Year's Eve Events in the Raleigh Area
A group of party goers raise glasses of a red-colored drink in the air for a toast; some of the people are wearing masquerade attire
Looking for more ways to ring in 2023? We've rounded up some of the best special dinners, parties and events to celebrate the new year (and tickets are going fast!). SEE EVENTS
Illuminate Art Walk Brings Glowing Art to Downtown Raleigh
Glowing art objects in downtown Raleigh include twin Christmas trees and a special installation of a rings that form a tunnel for people to walk through
This free, self-guided walking tour showcases downtown Raleigh's newest (and brightest) public art! GET DETAILS
Poole's Diner Celebrates 15 Years of Food and Community
A bowl of mac and cheese sits on a platter held by someone; the mac and cheese has been put under a broiler and has a golden yellow and brown crust on top that spills over the edges
Chef Ashley Christensen's Poole's Diner—perhaps downtown Raleigh's most beloved restaurant—turned 15 years old this month (time flies when you're having fun!). READ MORE
A prototype of James Cameron's Deepsea Challenger, a yellow, spherical structure that a person can barely fit inside that he solo piloted to the deepest spot on earth
Museum Exhibits For Holiday Visits

For lovers of art, history and natural science, it's a spectacular time to visit Raleigh, N.C.—three major museum exhibits are open for a limited time into early 2023! DETAILS
The North Carolina Symphony performs at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts with Music Director Designate Carlos Miguel Prieto
New Year's Eve Charcuterie Workshop

Ring in the new year with the ultimate spread with help from Kelly Cain—founder of Fig + Forage and expert charcuterie composer—and ELK Local Foods, purveyor of locally sourced foods in downtown Apex. DETAILS
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