Raleigh Events

An Evening with Elves
December 2, 2016
Times: 6-8:30pm
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.

Art in the Evening: Onyx Club Boys
December 2, 2016
Times: 5:30pm
Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
Admission: Free

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.

Beauty & the Beast Jr.
December 01 – 04, 2016 (Recurring Daily)
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!

Brier Creek Commons Annual Tree Lighting
December 2, 2016
Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Venue: Brier Creek Commons
Area: RDU/Brier Creek
Admission: Free

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!

Canaan James
December 2, 2016
Times: 9pm
Venue: Aviator Brewing Tap House
Area: Fuquay-Varina
Admission: Free

Canaan James will be performing live at Aviator Tap House.

Cary Players present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
December 01 – 05, 2016 (Recurring Daily)
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.

Caskey: No Apologies
December 2, 2016
Times: 8pm
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.

Christmas on Salem Street
December 02 – 04, 2016
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). 

Christmas Tree Lighting
December 2, 2016
Times: 6-8pm
Venue: Knightdale Station Park
Area: Knightdale
Admission: Free

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.

December 02 – 18, 2016 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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.