Finish off your Thanksgiving celebrations with a family outing in and around Raleigh.  From Victorian Christmas Celebrations to family-friendly themed art tours to the long-awaited NC Chinese Lantern Festival there is something for all to enjoy this weekend.

Things To Do With Kids This Weekend: November 26th-27th

add-heading-1Have you snagged your FREE tickets to the KidDilly Expo on Saturday, January 21st, 2017?  Come out and play with family-friendly premier businesses. 

Victorian Christmas in the Square and Annual Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 26th.  3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Crossroads Plaza, Cary

Enjoy visits with Santa and his favorite Reindeer, Victorian Christmas Carolers, and food samplings from your favorite Crossroads restaurants and more.


Keep up with all the Holiday Outings happening in and around Raleigh for your family with our list of Santa visits, Train Rides, Tree Lightings and more.

Weekend Family-Friendly Tours at NCMA

Saturday, November 26th & Sunday, November 27th.   10:30 a.m.  NC Museum of Art, Raleigh

Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries. Enjoy these themed weekend tours:  Fire & Ice , Let’s Dance, and Heroes.

Ice Raleigh Ice Rink

Runs until January 29th, 2017.  City Plaza in Downtown Raleigh

Skate with friends and family at Raleigh’s only natural ice outdoor rink.

Hip Hop Nutcracker

Saturday, November 26th. 7:30 p.m. DPAC, Durham

This hip-hop twist on the nutcracker will excite families with the contemporary dance to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music.  Enjoy this holiday tale with a modern twist.

City Market Christmas

Sunday, November 27th. 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  City Market in Downtown Raleigh

FREE event.  Kick off your Holiday season with a Christmas vintage celebration with hot cider, horse & carriage rides, Santa visits, live music, face painting, arts & crafts and more

Beyond Bollywood:  Indian Americans Shape the Nation

Exhibit runs until April 9th.  City or Raleigh Museum, Raleigh

FREE exhibit. This Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit will be the first national exhibit to celebrate the history and remarkable achievements of Indian Americans in the United States. Bring your family to learn about the impact Indian American’s have made in American history.

MakeShop: Turkey Day Parade Floats

Friday, November 25th & Saturday, November 26th.  Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh

Make and wear your own parade float using string staples, cardboard scraps  & more.  Imagine it, build it and show it off!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Broadway Series

Friday, November 25th – Saturday, December 24th.  Fletcher Opera Theatre, Raleigh

The original television classic comes to life on stage during this Broadway series performance. Come start off your holiday season with a special visit to this magical show.

Chinese Lantern Festival

20151226_194531Friday, November 25th – Sunday, January 15th.  Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary

This magical festival of lights is back with over a thousand LED lights and more than 20 new light displays all with moving parts.  Tickets can be purchased online or onsite.







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