Christmas shopping done and looking for some last-minute weekend family plans? Check out all the family fun going on in our Raleigh area!
Holiday Shows, Nature Workshops to STEM fun…Lots to do in & around Raleigh.
The Polar Express Train Ride. Dec. 18th-22nd. NC Transportation Museum, Spencer. Hot Chocolate, Cookies, gifts from Santa along with a reading of The Polar Express. Just like in the movies!
Ira David Wood’s III “A Christmas Carol”. Dec. 17th – 20th. DPAC, Durham. A favorite holiday show tradition in the Southeast. Best for children over 3 years old.
“Hocus Focus” Special Needs Magic Show. Dec. 18th. 6:30pm. Wake Forest Renaissance Center for the Arts. A free sensory friendly magic show for children (2nd – 8th grade) with special needs.
Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular. Dec. 18th-19th. Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh. Holiday music plus gravity-defying feats from today’s greatest circus performers.
Nutcracker – Carolina Ballet. Dec. 18th-27th. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
Handel’s Messiah Part I Concert. Dec. 19th. Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex. Performed by Concert Singers of Cary & The NC Baroque Orchestra. Come early & watch a pre-concert demonstration of some instruments over 200 years old.
Fiesta Navideña. Dec. 19th. 12:00-4:00pm. NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh. Community Outreach Event offering family information, children’s toys as well as health and other professional services. Free Admission.
Last Minute Christmas Shopping Expo. Dec. 19th. 10:00-5:00pm. NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh. Grab your last-minute gift from 70+ unique vendors to shop from along with pictures with Santa. FREE admission.
Suggly Sweater 5K & Fun Run. Dec. 19th. Sugg Farm, Holly Springs. Run in your favorite holiday ugly sweater. Fun run, food & pictures with Santa.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical runs until Dec. 30th. Fletcher Opera Theatre, Raleigh. The beloved tv classic is made for the stage and includes all of your favorite characters & songs.
Lights on the Neuse. Boyette Family Farms, Clayton. Hayrides, sweet shoppes, a sugar barn & even a playdate with Santa. Check out the Holiday Magic at Lights on the Neuse.
A Very Cary Christmas. Dec. 18th-20th. Cary Arts Center. Two charming holiday shows in one evening performed by Cary Ballet Company and the Cary Ballet Conservatory 3D Project Dancers. “A Mini Very Cary Christmas”, one hour production of The Nutcracker, perfect for young families. A “Ballerina’s Tea” will follow this show where your little ones can take pictures with the ballerinas and enjoy tea & cookies after the show.