Deck the halls and mark your calendars—here is our curated list of the most awesome events and best things to do in Raleigh during the weekend of December 7-10.
The Haymaker has been transformed into a winter wonderland filled with Christmas cheer! They've decked the bar with tinsel, lights and launched a cocktail menu that'll make you as jolly as St. Nick!
A holiday party for the big kids! Enjoy the best light shows and Christmas displays in DTR while catching a ride on the Raleigh Trolley.
It's a Christmas miracle! You don't have to leave DTR to buy an awesome Christmas Tree and handmade holiday decorations. Find the perfect Canaan Fir in Exchange Plaza at Christmas Trees and More.
With 20 displays, each comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights, an evening stroll through the NC Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary might just blow your mind.
Experience the magic of Raleigh Little Theatre's adaptation of Cinderella. Filled with romance, vibrant costumes, musical numbers and a sprinkle of comedy, you'll never want the night to end.
Fifty years of beauty, style and empowerment. Witness the remarkable story of an extraordinary fashion show and the woman behind it. View 40 stunning designer ensembles at NCMA's newest exhibition.
Kick your Saturdays into high gear with a free yoga class hosted by the City of Raleigh Museum every week through February! Be sure to bring your own mat and water.
The Downtown Cary Food & Flea is a monthly crafters market featuring local food trucks, craft beer, art, crafts, music and more.
Get your holiday haul knocked out early! For the first time, North Hills is hosting an outdoor Holiday Pop Up Market. Find gifts from vendors like Kendra Scott, Uniquities, Vineyard Vines and more.
Glitter, lights, bows, velvet, velcro—the tackier the better! Bring your tacky holiday sweater A-game to The Haymaker and you could win tickets to see Carolina Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker!
What better reason to run than with carbs as a reward? Join Runologie for a Saturday morning four-mile run ending at Boulted Bread and then treat yo'self to a pastry and coffee. You've earned it!
Send your taste buds on a tour of Italy at Vita Vite's Sunday Supper. You'll get to taste old world flavors accompanied by Nellino's Sauce Co. and featured desserts from Videri Chocolate Factory.
Step inside the beautiful NC Executive Mansion at the annual Holiday Open House. Visitors will be able to tour the home, view decorations, and enjoy seasonal musical entertainment by local groups.
Get ready to pop some bubbly! Seaboard Wine is bringing back (for the 21st time) an evening filled with sparkling wine and champagne. Bonus: special discounts apply if you want to take some home.
Grab a glass of mulled wine and explore a European Christmas Market stocked with piroghis, traditional baked goods, authentic eats, Polish pottery, vintage ornaments, handmade gifts and more!
Ready for a night of beautiful latte art paired with fierce competition? No boys allowed in this battle but all are welcome to watch the smackdown at this ladies only throwdown at Sir Walter Coffee.
Put on your best sequin flapper dress and relive the decadence of the jazz age as you sip wine and dance the night away at this Great Gatsby themed holiday extravaganza.
Support dozens of local vendors by shopping Fortnight Brewing's Pop-Up holiday market. Pick up gift-ready items including pottery, wooden signs, holiday wreaths and more.
Imurj is hosting a one-of-a-kind Christmas market! The pop-up Pop Art Market will be featuring pop art, fan art and comics from local artists. Come shop for the pop culture lovers in your life!
Switch things up for Happy Hour with a festive seasonal craft. Transform your mason jar into a magical snow globe to show off in your own home or gift to a friend. Don't forget to pack your wine!
Cozy up in the museum's auditorium and enjoy a disco-era movie starring Diana Ross in 'Mahogany', a rags-to-riches story of a model torn between love and success in the fashion world of the 1970's.
Knock out your holiday shopping early this year at the Big Boss Pop Up Market. Shop seasonal gifts from awesome Triangle retailers and then go on a tour of the brewery to see how their brews are made.
Gizmo is no stranger to a good time—so to kick off the holidays the brewery is hosting its annual Tacky Sweater Holiday Party. Come for live music, a Philly cheesesteak food truck and a contest!
Put a dent in your holiday shopping list with Neuse River Brewing Company's 3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar. Shop local vendors, listen to live music and spread holiday cheer.
Come to Raleigh Brewing for a holiday celebration of all things local. Wrap up your holiday shopping with local vendors and a craft beer in hand. Bring your pup for Santa photo ops.
It's time to have a (snow) ball! Join the amazing crowd of snow bunnies celebrating the best time of the year as you hit DTR bars for the 2nd annual snow day round of holiday cheer.
Enjoy tasty craft beers from Trophy Brewing and make a child smile this Christmas with your donation of an unwrapped toy to the Helping Hands Mission Toy Drive at Pharmacy Bottle and Beverage.
Stop by your favorite cozy little wine bar to celebrate two years in DTR. Snack on donuts from Rise, listen to live music and try the first taste of Vita Vite's new craft beer.
Welcome winter wonder with an evening of music that evokes the season from the NC Symphony. While you're there, take in the beauty of this new Raleigh cathedral to the sounds of Bach to Arvo Pärt.