Things to do with kids in Raleigh this December! Enjoy Wake County Christmas Parades, Holiday Shows, Raleigh Ice Skating and much more!

December | Christmas Parades, Fun Family 5ks and much more!

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December 2014
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A note from Cary…
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Social Butterflies Families! 
Thank you for letting me be a part of your life during these sweet times with young children!

From our home to yours, warm wishes….
The Heise Family
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The gorgeous Hanburger kids having some fall fun 
in the cornbox. 
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These cuties are SB sponsor Carey Rivers’ children at Benson UMC Preschool’s Santa Social.  
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The sweet Smith Sisters enjoying a beautiful afternoon ice skating at Winterfest downtown Raleigh!
I’d love to share photos of your kids out and about! Email me!


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December 9- 14
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Cary’s Picks


IPREO Raleigh Winterfest

Downtown Raleigh ice skating rink now open!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer show this month in Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina and Wake Forest. Such a cute show! Go with your preschoolers!

Letters to Santa

Through December 12, drop off your letters to Santa at Cary Town Hall. Be sure to include your child’s name and address.


Journey to Bethlehem

December 11-14

Salem Baptist Church, Apex

Live Nativity at St Francis UMC in Cary

December 17 and 17, 6-8pm

Cookies and baby Jesus! We love this tradition.


Paperhand Puppet Intervention 

A must see! Saturday, December 20

Sarah P. Duke Gardens


Happyland Christmas Lights

Enjoy this home off Penny Road with a yard full of holiday fun! 5504 Huntingwood Drive, Raleigh


World’s Largest Dinosaurs Exhibit

Now open!

NC Museum of Natural Science 




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Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Saturday, December 6 Downtown Raleigh 

Run or just enjoying the fun of watching!
Saturday, December 6
Wake Med Soccer Park, Cary

Saturday, December 13, Bond Park
Midnight News Years Eve, Cary


Saturday, December 6

Saturday, December 13

Garner Performing Arts Center NC Santa






December 4-14
Friday December 5th, 6:30pm

Friday, December 5, 6-8pm 

New Hope Valley Railway

Santa Train Rides, December 6-7, 13-14

(Dress warm!)

A FULL day of festivities Downtown Cary!
Ole Time Winter Festival, Santa Workshop and much more! 
Saturday, December 6

Saturday, December 6, 1-5pm

Saturday, December 6, 2pm

Tree Lighting & Sleigh Rides, Friday, December 5

Pancake Breakfast, Saturday December 6

Pictures w/ Santa & Parade, Saturday December 6

Historic Home Tours, Sunday December 7

Christmas Tree Lighting and Sleigh Rides
Thursday, December 4, 6-8pm
Frozen Family Fun Day
Saturday, December 6, 2-4pm
Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade
Sunday, December 7, 3pm

Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 13, 2pm

Holly Springs Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 13, 11am

Capital Tree Lighting
Downtown Raleigh
Thursday, December 11, 6:30pm

Main Street Christmas, Holly Springs
Friday, December 12, 6-8pm