Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of December 13 - 16. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!
Shop tent after tent filled with local, hand-made treasures! Then hit up some of the food trucks for delicious treats all morning long.
Join in for a rollicking one-of-a-kind holiday free for all. Bulltown Strutters will blend New Orleans brass with Durham style for a night of great tunes.
Zumba and Trap Yoga collide for an epic night of exercise. Join in for a night of great energy and lots of fun while you get your workout in!
The Animal Protection Society of Durham will be at The Scrap Exchange with adoptable pups who are looking for homes this holiday season. So swing by and get your fill of puppy love.
Keep the Very Merry times rolling at the Very Merry Market in Fullsteam. Support local businesses while shopping for that hard-to-find for friend on your list.
Snag a dozen cookies of your choice from The Parlour. They have festive flavors like Dark Chocolate Peppermint Stick, Vegan Eggnog-Rum, and so much more.
Celebrate three years of Arcana with food from Toast, beer and cocktails and of course tarot!
Enjoy some European holiday vibes at this renovated warehouse near Central Park. Sample independent food and beverage producers while shopping from local makers!
Prodigal Farm is hooking you up with some goat play time. Tour the gorgeous grounds of the 94-acre farm, taste the nationally award-winning cheeses, and play with some wee goats.
Love your local spirits? Check out how Bedlam Vodka gets made with their all new distillery tours—plus, obviously, samples at the end.
Enjoy a boozy bus ride through some of the area's best light displays. Start the night with a beer and pizza party before driving through the holiday lights.
Enjoy this non-traditional, non-denominational telling of the birth of Jesus, written by Langston Hughes, in this Durham tradition.
Join Jeddah's Tea when they take over Bull Durham Beer Co. They offer organic, fair-trade and vegan traditional tea blends from across the globe.
Mangum Family Christmas Lights is a spectacular show of synced lights and music. With a 50 song setlist and 100,000 computerized LEDs, this Hillsborough house is sure to stop Santa in his tracks.
All are welcome to attend (or even compete in!) this competition showing off the most creative latte art in Durham's hippest new coffee shop.
The perfect holiday movie does exist, and it is Love Actually. Enjoy this showing of the greatest holiday movie at Barley Labs that will fill you up with holiday cheer.
Take a tour of the farm by candlelight and meet soldiers and civilians. They will show you how they once celebrated the holiday while you dig into complimentary hot apple cider and cookies.
Innocence & Lies brings you back to all those old, dark bars that date back to the eighties. Arcana is the perfect spot to sip on a craft cocktail on a comfy vintage couch and get taken back to 1983.
Create your own keepsake ornament to hang on your tree this year. Ornaments, paint, and decorations will be provided. So get to decorating while digging into some mini cupcakes!
The annual Holiday Craft Fair is here. There will be over 45 local makers and artists there ranging from pottery, painting, to photography, and jewelry so you can knock out your holiday shopping
The Glass Jug Beer Lab is doing things Mad Elf style with their brews. Tröegs' Mad Elf will be on tap, and there will be some mixology happening to create unique blended options.
Get your furry friend a picture with Santa, and shop through the holiday pet market for the perfect present to get them this year. Your canine baby will love it!
The Pinhook will be jamming all night long with this epic line up. Swing by for a night of listening to epic local talents and dancing all night.
This is your chance to get all the local goods you need for the holiday season. There will also be complimentary beer and wine, as well as food trucks, and coffee to fuel you up.
Twenty years of Retro Film Magic! Check out the line up for this years Retro Film Series, it is jam packed with epic movie double features.
Fullsteam is hosting their most exuberant and absurd holiday party yet! There will be roving holiday carolers, a naughty or nice wheel, and, of course, the Holiday Gorilla.
Residents of Durham County gain free access to all the wonders the Museum of Life + Science holds during special Community Days. Wander around and check out their epic exhibits!
Merit Pit Bull Foundation is heading to Durty Bull Brewing for an adoption event! Swing by and meet all the sweet, adoptable pups that would love to head home with you this holiday season.
Enjoy storytelling, cookies and cider, live music, singing, dancing, and a whole lot of history as costumed interpreters lead you on a candlelit tour through our historic area.
Over ten local artists of phenomenal talent and across a wide range of styles gather to sell their art. No item is priced higher than $50, so grab your purse and head home with some original art.
James Creek Cider House is offering some samples of several of their awesome ciders. They will be paired with delicious cider donuts for the perfect pairing of sweets.
Sweet Charlie's is opening up their first North Carolina franchise in Durham! Get delicious hand-rolled ice cream with unlimited toppings to satisfy your sweet tooth.
These two Durham faves—Eastcut Sandwich Bar and Ponysaurus—are coming together for an oyster party to write home about. Fresh oysters, pints of oyster saison, live music and more.