Venue: Marbles Kids Museum Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: Advance $25-30; Week-of $30-$35
The twilight, twinkle and tradition of An Evening with Elves bring families and friends to Marbles year after year. Enjoy museum play, holiday activities, s'mores outdoors and other festive treats! Celebrate with Marbleous elves and visit with the Snowflake Fairy.
Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
Onyx Club Boys will be performing live at the North Carolina Museum of Art as the perfect start to your weekend. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with a glass of wine and live music from local bands. The lobby-turned-lounge in West Building is a great place to gather with friends before enjoying a special exhibition or classic film. Small plates and beverages, including wine, beer, and nonalcoholic options, are available for purchase.
Times: Thurs.-Sat. 7pm; Sun. 3pm
Venue: Sonorous Road Productions Area: Midtown Raleigh
Admission: Adults $12, Seniors and Children $8
Come relive this classic Disney tale of love and acceptance and see all your favorite characters and songs in a format that's great for the entire family!
Venue: Brier Creek Commons Area: RDU/Brier Creek
Join Brier Creek Commons in it's Annual Tree Lighting! Meet with Santa in a snowy winter wonderland and enjoy family friendly crafts and activities while enjoying some scrumptious samples from various Brier Creek Commons Restauranteurs. There is no better way to kick off your family's holiday season that at Brier Creek Commons Tree Lighting!
Venue: Aviator Brewing Tap House Area: Fuquay-Varina
Canaan James will be performing live at Aviator Tap House.
Times: Thurs.-Sat., Mon. 7:30pm; Sat. and Sun. 3pm
Venue: Cary Arts Center Area: Cary
Admission: Adults $20; Students/Seniors $18
The toughest kids in town take over the annual holiday pageant, as Cary Players presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a fun-filled comedy for the whole family. Directed by Debra Grannan and Dan Martschenko, this popular Barbara Robinson show is sure to please audiences looking for a way to kick off the holiday season.
Venue: Southland Ballroom Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: $20 advance, $25 at the door
Caskey will be performing live with Cityboistreets, Beni-Hanna, Doc Ill and Nance at the Southland Ballroom as part of their No Apologies Tour.
Venue: Apex Chamber of Commerce Area: Apex
The Annual "Christmas on Salem Street" events begin at 5pm on Fri., Dec. 2, with Christmas Carols at the Depot, followed by the Lighting of the Apex Christmas Tree by Mayor Lance Olive. Then Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on one of the Horse Drawn Carriages at the front of the Downtown Fire House between 5:45-6pm. Other activities include Horse Drawn Carriages, "Kiddy Christmas Train Ride", Christmas cookie decorating, face painting, sidewalk carolers, bell ringing group and "Santa's Workshop" sponsored by Home Depot.
Sat., Dec. 3 activities include the Apex Rotary Pancake Breakfast (7-11am), pictures with Santa (9am-2pm_ and the Grand Christmas Parade (5pm). Sun., Dec. 4 activities include the annual Apex Historical Holiday Home Tour (1-5pm).
Venue: Knightdale Station Park Area: Knightdale
The 2016 Christmas Tree Lighting will include letters to Santa, visiting with Mrs. Claus and the head elves, activities, food trucks, music, performances and a visit from Santa! Be sure to mark your calendar for this annual event. The tree is lit at the conclusion of the event.
Times: Thurs.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 1pm and 5pm
Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
Admission: Starting at $28 Opening Weekend; Starting at $33 After Opening Weekend
Cinderella: Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. Just the right mixture of comedy and romance can add the sparkle of magic to your holiday season. This visually stunning musical combines elegant costumes and scenery with singing, dancing, conniving step relatives and resourceful fairy folk.