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November 2023
Nighttime crowd gathers around 40-foot-tall Christmas Tree in the middle of the North Hills shopping district. Santa cheers as the tree has just been lit.
The Biggest Holiday Events in Raleigh, N.C.
The most wonderful time of the year is here! Save the dates for these favorite light displays, ballet performances, shopping pop-ups and more festive fun in the Raleigh area. SEE EVENTS
Opening Nov. 17: North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival
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
Back for an eighth 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 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary! GET DETAILS
A Guide to the Raleigh Christmas Parade
Dancers dressed in green outfits with red ribbons in their hair march down Fayetteville St. in downtown Raleigh as part of the Raleigh Christmas Parade. Big crowds line both sides of the street.
One of Raleigh's best—and biggest—annual traditions, the ABC11 Raleigh Christmas Parade takes over downtown Raleigh on Nov. 18 (and we've got the details on why it takes place before Thanksgiving)! READ MORE
For Ira David Wood III, a 50th and Final Act as Raleigh's Most Iconic Holiday Character
Ira David Wood III performing the lead role in annual favorite holiday production of "A Christmas Carol"
Among the Tar Heel State's longest-running stage plays, this 50th annual production of Theatre In The Park's A Christmas Carol, taking place Dec. 8-10, will also be Ira David Wood III's final act as Scrooge. A limited number of tickets are still available! READ MORE
How to Cheer on the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena
A wide shot from the corner of a fully packed PNC Arena, with a crowd cheering with arms in the air for the Carolina Hurricanes
Widely considered one of the frontrunners for the Stanley Cup this season, a new era of Carolina Hurricanes hockey has made one thing loud and clear in recent years: Raleigh is a hockey town. Plan ahead for a trip to the "loudest house in the NHL" this winter! GET DETAILS
Southern Living: The Best Things to Do in Cary, N.C.
Downtown Cary Park is filled with new trees and plants; paved walkways cut through the middle of the park; an event space, The Gathering House, sits in the background on a sunny day
Having now "blossomed into a coveted destination in its own right," there's never been a better time for a getaway to Cary. A signature new attraction, Downtown Cary Park, will hold its grand opening on Nov. 19 (and fantastic arts, eats and charming streets are all just steps away). READ ARTICLE
Promotion for Lafayette Villlage's Lighting of the Tree event, taking place Nov. 18, 2023
A promotional image for "Elf: The Musical" featuring a green background and Buddy the elf towering over two of his peers on either side of him
North Carolina Theatre presents Elf: The Musical

Taking to the stage Dec. 9-17—and starring Max Chernin as Buddy—this hilarious musical follows the hit 2003 movie that's now a holiday classic. DETAILS
A life-size toy Nutcracker springs into action, sword in hand, and is prepared to battle the Rat King in Carolina Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker"
Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Featuring choreography, set design and costumes that were revamped by artistic director Zalman Raffael in 2022, this classic production returns for 17 performances, Dec. 14-24, to the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts. DETAILS
Soccer fans standing, cheering and holding signs in the air for their team at a previous NCAA women's soccer championship event at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
NCAA Women's College Cup Tickets On Sale Now

Another NCAA women's soccer champion will be crowned at WakeMed Soccer Park next month. Get your tickets now for Dec. 1 and 4 in Cary! DETAILS
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