2019 Holiday Events: Santa Visits, Christmas Tree Lightings, Sleigh Rides, Parades, Festivals and More

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Be dazzled by Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker,” which graces The Carolina Theatre stage Dec. 18-19 in Durham.

Photo courtesy of Moscow Ballet

Triangle towns offer plenty of festivities to get families into the holiday spirit, from Christmas parades to Santa sightings, to joyous Hanukkah and Kwaanza celebrations. The events below are listed alphabetically by town. Tickets for many events are on sale now. Be sure to check with event organizers before heading out, since plans can change based on weather or unexpected conditions. Events are free unless otherwise noted.

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Other Triangle Towns

 

APEX

Sleigh rides, caroling and a tree lighting ceremony highlight Christmas on Salem Street in downtown Apex Dec. 6, 5-9 p.m. The following day, families can enjoy a pancake breakfast at the Salem Street firehouse and take pictures with Santa at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in the afternoon before the town’s Christmas parade, which begins at 5 p.m. apexdowntown.com/downtown-apex-events.

The Halle Cultural Arts Center presents two holiday productions in December. Infinity Ballet performs “Dances of the Nutcracker” Dec. 6-8. Visit etix.com for show times and to purchase tickets.

The Rockin' Reindeer Hop, featuring music, dancing and refreshments for ages 14 and older with disabilities, is Dec. 13, 7-9:30 p.m. at the Apex Community Center. The admission fee is $5/person. apexnc.org/parks.

 

CARY

Bass Pro Shops in Cary offers Santa’s Wonderland on select days in November and December. The event features crafts, games and a free photo with Santa. cabelas.com.

Tasty treats, family activities, a visit from Santa and a tree lighting ceremony usher in the holidays at Waverly Place in Cary Nov. 22, 6-8:30 p.m. waverlycary.com/whats-happening/events.

See 20 light displays illuminated by thousands of LED lights at the Chinese Lantern Festival at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary Nov. 22-Jan. 12. The hours are 6-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. The festival also features cultural performances and artisans. Purchase tickets, $15 for adults and $10 for ages 3-17, online at boothamphitheatre.com/events/detail/nc-chinese-lantern-festival.

Light up the holidays at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary Nov. 22-Jan. 12.

PHOTO COURTESY OF Matthew lewine


Cary Players present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Dec. 6-9 at the Cary Arts Center. See the website for show times and to purchase tickets, $20 for adults and $18 for kids. caryplayers.org.

More than 130 community groups provide handcrafted ornaments for the Town of Cary’s community tree lighting ceremony Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. The event also showcases musicians, singers and actors from the community. The Cary Arts Center hosts a Menorah Lighting Dec. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., as well as the town’s 25th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, which features family activities and live performances, Dec. 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. townofcary.org.

The Town of Cary Christmas Tree Lighting event on Dec. 7 features actors, singers, and musicians from the community.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE TOWN OF CARY


Cary Community Choir presents "Messiah" at White Plains United Methodist Church Dec. 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m. This is the 49th annual performance of George Frideric Handel's beloved oratorio. carycommunitychoir.org.

The Cary Jaycees host the 40th Cary Christmas Parade Dec. 14, 2-4 p.m. along South Academy Street in downtown Cary. caryjaycees.org/events-1/2019/12/14/town-of-cary-christmas-parade.

Cary Ballet Company presents “The Nutcracker Suite” Dec. 21, 11 a.m.-noon, at the Cary Arts Center. Purchase tickets, $12, at etix.com. Children can decorate a teacup and take photos with featured dancers at a Ballerina Tea after the performance; tea tickets are an additional $12 per child at etix.com.

Enjoy the debut of “Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas: Music and Stories for the Deep Midwinter” Dec. 30, 7:30 p.m., at the Cary Arts Center. Learn more at jamielaval.com/tour-dates. Purchase tickets, $35-$40, at bit.ly/CelticChristmasTriangle.

Jamie Laval's Celtic Christmas weaves a tapestry of music, dance, poetry, and stories that hearken back to the ancient Celtic celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice and Christmas.

Photo courtesy of JamieLaval.com

 

CHAPEL HILL

Carolina Inn’s annual Twelve Days of Christmas event series Dec. 1-Jan. 2 welcomes families to dine with Santa on select days, enjoy train rides around the inn, take part in gingerbread house-making and more. carolinainn.com/twelvedays-events.

Carolina Inn sparkles with its Twelve Days of Christmas event Dec. 1-Jan. 2.

PHOTO COURTESY OF EMILY KRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY


Carolina Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill. Show times are Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets, $23.50 and up, at carolinaperformingarts.org.

North Carolina Symphony’s “Holiday Pops Extravaganza” concert Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill features carolers, falling snow and a singalong. Purchase tickets, $44-$73, at ticketmaster.com.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade is Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-noon. This annual parade on East Franklin Street showcases the community's rich diversity, and begins on East Franklin Street, weaving its way to Carrboro Town Hall. visitchapelhill.org.

 

DURHAM

Several holiday shows in November and December grace the stage at Durham Performing Arts Center. Disney Junior’s “Holiday Party On Tour” with special guest Santa Claus is Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. Grammy-award winning guitarist Brian Setzer and his orchestra rock out in retro-holiday style Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The tenor powerhouse Il Divo delivers their renditions of familiar Christmas melodies Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. “Hip Hop Nutcracker,” a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic, is Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Experience the magic of Christmas as dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists deliver “A Magic Cirque Christmas,” accompanied by favorite holiday music, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Irving Berlin’s timeless musical “White Christmas” is Dec. 3-5 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.; and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com.

Duke Chorale’s Christmas Concert, which features traditional carols for the audience to sing, as well as stories and special treats for children, is Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at Duke Chapel. Admission is one nonperishable food item for needy families in Durham. music.duke.edu/events/duke-chorale-christmas-concert-3.

Step back in time to the 1800s as Duke Homestead in Durham hosts its annual Christmas by Candlelight Dec. 6 and 13, 5:15-9:15 p.m. This popular event features costumed interpreters who lead visitors on candlelit tours of the decorated homestead. Storytelling and caroling round out the fun. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for ages 3-12 and are free for ages 2 and younger. Purchase tickets online. dukehomestead.org/christmas-by-candlelight.php.

On Dec. 6 and 13, experience the holidays as they were celebrated in the 1870s at Duke Homestead in Durham.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRYAN WIGGINS


Usher in the holiday season with the City of Durham. A Holiday Open House, featuring historic holiday decorations, festive music and holiday crafts, is Dec. 8, 1-5 p.m., at West Point on the Eno Park. Santa Paws, a holiday celebration for canine friends offering photos with Santa and a holiday pet market, is Dec. 13, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Durham Armory. Durham’s Holiday Parade with all the trimmings is Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. on Main Street in the downtown district. A Holiday Fun Fest takes place later that afternoon, 1-4 p.m., on Blackwell Street featuring live entertainment, snow sledding, kids activities, vendors and a visit with Santa. The city’s Kwanzaa Celebration is Dec. 30, 1-4 p.m., at the Holton Career and Resource Center. dprplaymore.org.

Durham’s Holiday Parade with all the trimmings is set for Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. on Main Street in the downtown district.

Photo courtesy of durham parks and recreation


Talented dance students from Barriskill Dance Theatre perform “The Nutcracker” Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.; and Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. in Reynolds Theater at Duke University. See the website for show times and to purchase tickets at barriskilldance.com/nutcracker.

Carolina Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Durham Performing Arts Center. See the website for show times and to purchase tickets at carolinaballet.com.

Christmas in the Piedmont During the Civil War at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham celebrates the season Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with living historians who demonstrate cooking and gift-wrapping in the 19th century. St. Nicholas visits with families during the event. Candlelit tours of the site take place from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for ages 5-16 for the daytime event. Evening candlelight tours charge $3 for adults and $2 for ages 5-16. bennettplacehistoricsite.com.

World-class Russian dancers, nesting dolls and giant puppets grace Carolina Theatre’s stage in Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” Dec. 18 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com.

The Moscow Ballet performs the "Great Russian Nutcracker" Waltz of the Magical Snow Forest.

Photo courtesy of Moscow Ballet

 

HILLSBOROUGH

The Orange Community Players present the holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," Dec. 5-8 at the Passmore Center. Purchase tickets online. ocpnc.com.

"Nutcracker on Ice" is a youth figure skating and ice skating show with performances on Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Orange County Sportsplex. ocsportsplex.com

 

RALEIGH

Lafayette Village in Raleigh hosts a Lighting of the Tree, Nov. 16, 3-6 p.m. A Holiday Open House concert is Dec. 7, 2-4 p.m., featuring camel rides, trackless train rides, a live Nativity and more. A Menorah Lighting and Gelt Drop on The Green is Dec. 22, 2:30-4:30 p.m. See “The Polar Express” outdoors on a large screen Dec. 21, 7-10 p.m. 8450 Honeycutt Rd., Raleigh. lafayettevillageraleigh.com.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s all-new holiday spectacle, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” is Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at PNC Arena. Purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com.

Carolina Youth Ballet delivers the pageantry of the “The Nutcracker” alongside professional dancers from Carolina Ballet Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. and Nov. 23 at noon and 5 p.m. in Fletcher Theater at Duke Energy Center in Raleigh. Purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com.

Local celebrities host the ABC 11 Raleigh Christmas Parade Nov. 23, 9:40 a.m., in downtown Raleigh. The parade begins at the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s streets and features holiday-themed floats, marching bands, and large helium balloons. grma.org/christmas-parade.

 

Don't miss the spectacular WRAL Christmas Parade Nov. 23 in downtown Raleigh. 

PHOTO COURTESY OF parlez-vous photography, rachael fineman-nichols


The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, located in the Commons of North Hills, features snow slopes, trackless train rides, kids crafts and activities, a bounce house and a vendor village Nov. 23, 3:30-7:30 p.m. As Santa Claus arrives at 6 p.m., a 41-foot tree will be lit amidst a joyous chorus of “Santa Clause Is Coming to Town.” visitnorthhills.com/events/annual-tree-lighting/

North Carolina Symphony presents “Cirque de Noel” in Meymandi Concert Hall Nov. 27 at 3 p.m.; Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. Holiday Pops concerts are Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” lands at Fletcher Theater for performances Nov. 29-Dec. 24. Purchase tickets, $26 and up, at ticketmaster.com.

Snow White's seven dwarves try to save Christmas from her wicked aunt in "A Snow White Christmas" Nov. 30-Dec. 8 at Memorial Auditorium. This witty retelling of the classic fairy tale in British Panto style features a score of well-known songs. Purchase tickets, $25 and up, at ticketmaster.com.

Play with Santa’s elves, enjoy a family dinner, roast s’mores outdoors and sing along with the Snowflake Fairy Dec. 6, 6-8:30 p.m., at Marbles’ Evening With Elves event. Purchase advance tickets, $27/member and $30/nonmember, at marbleskidsmuseum.org. Week-of-tickets, if available, are $32/member, $35/nonmember.

“Cinderella,” Raleigh Little Theatre’s holiday sugarplum for the whole family, is Dec. 6-22. See the website for show times and to purchase tickets. raleighlittletheatre.org/shows/cinderella.

Raleigh Little Theatre's Cinderella charms audiences of all ages Dec. 6-22. 

PHOTO COURTESY OF CARRIE SANTIAGO


Horse-drawn carriage rides, handmade crafts, hot apple cider, live music and more highlight Historic Oak View County Park’s annual Sleigh Rides and Cider event Dec 7, 5-7:30 p.m. in Raleigh. wakegov.com/parks/oakview.

Carolina Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” Dec. 7-29 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. See the website for show times and purchase tickets at carolinaballet.com.

Theatre in the Park presents “A Christmas Carol” is Dec. 11-15 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and Dec. 18-22 at the Durham Performing Arts Center. See the website for show times and purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com.

Mordecai Historic Park invites families to tour Raleigh’s oldest home and birthplace of President Andrew Johnson its annual Holiday Open House Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Dec. 15, 1-4 p.m. Tour the home as it would have been decorated for Christmas during colonial days through the World War II era. Admission is free. raleighnc.gov.

The renowned Raleigh Boychoir presents “Carols of Christmas” Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at Edenton Street United Methodist Church. Purchase tickets, $10-$22, at raleighboychoir.org.

Raleigh Ringers’ Holiday Concerts at Meymandi Concert Hall Dec. 21-22 at 4 p.m. showcase unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music arranged just for handbells. Purchase tickets at rr.org.

Ring in 2020 at First Night Raleigh Dec. 31, 2 p.m.-midnight, in downtown Raleigh. Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities prior to the Acorn Drop at 7 p.m. and again at midnight. A First Night button, $11-$15, is required for entry. firstnightraleigh.com.

Ring in the new year Dec. 31 at First Night Raleigh. 

PHOTO COURTESY Of artsplosure/first night raleigh


OTHER TRIANGLE TOWNS

Benson’s Christmas on Main event is Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m., and showcases live entertainment, a tree lighting ceremony at 6:45 p.m. and a visit with Santa after the parade, which begins at 7 p.m. johnstoncountync.org/event/christmas-on-main-in-benson/219.

"Kids, Cookies & Candy Canes" is Carrboro's annual nod to the holidays, and one that kids of all ages will enjoy. The event takes place Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon, and features, cookies, crafts and a children's show at The Century Center. carrbororec.org.

Lights on the Neuse in Clayton is a 1-mile, tractor-pulled Christmas hayride through a magical extravaganza of holiday lights on select nights in November and December. The event also offers a sweet shop and visit with Santa. See the website for hours and to purchase tickets. lightsontheneuse.com.

Main Street in Clayton is transformed into a Christmas Village Dec. 5, 5:30-8 p.m., with live music, train rides, student vocal performances and visits with Santa from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The town’s tree lighting ceremony begins at 7:45 p.m. at Town Square. Enjoy a holiday parade on Main Street Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. townofclaytonnc.org/downtown-clayton/christmas-village-tree-lighting.aspx and townofclaytonnc.org/downtown-clayton/events.aspx.

Hubb’s Farm in Clinton presents “Polar Express and Santa Too!” Nov. 30, 5-10 p.m., featuring a ride on the Hubb’s Express Train, time with Santa, a showing of “The Polar Express” at 7 p.m., and more. Tickets are $20/person (free for ages 1 and younger) and must be purchased in advance online or by calling 910-564-6709. Tickets will not be sold at the gate. Hubb Farms’ annual Christmas on the Farm event is Dec. 13-15 and Dec. 20-22, 6-9 p.m., and features Hubb’s Express train rides through an inflatable wonderland, hayrides, Christmas music, s’mores, visits with Santa, and a Nativity scene beneath the stars. Ticket prices range $5-$10 per person (free for ages 1 and younger). hubbsfarmnc.com.

Four Oaks’ Christmas Festival on Main Street Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., includes a visit from Santa, children’s activities, vendors and the town’s annual Christmas parade at 11 a.m. johnstoncountync.org/event/four-oaks-christmas-festival/237.

Families in Fuquay-Varina can enjoy sleigh rides and a visit with Santa Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., during the town’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Fuquay's Downtown Sleigh Ride Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., is a ticketed event during the town's tree lighting ceremony. Tickets are distributed to Sponsors and Friends of Downtown. Remaining tickets are available to the public at a ticket sale the night before the Sleigh Ride. The annual Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade is Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. on Main Street. fuquay-varina.org and fuquay-varina.com

Garner’s Light Up Main event Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m., showcases a tree lighting ceremony and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Face painting, a local talent showcase and an Elves on Main Scavenger Hunt for kids round out the fun. garnernc.gov/departments/parks-recreation-and-cultural-resources/events.

Cabela’s in Garner offers Santa’s Wonderland on select days in November and December. The event features crafts, games and a free photo with Santa. cabelas.com.

The Hillsborough Holiday Parade is Dec. 1, 4:15-6:30 p.m., in the downtown district. hillsboroughchamber.com/pages/parade.

Hayrides, crafts and live entertainment highlight Holly Springs’ Main Street Christmas Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m. Mrs. Claus reads stories at the cultural center and Santa visits children at town hall until 7:15 p.m. The night concludes with a tree lighting ceremony at 8 p.m. at the cultural center. The Happy Holly Days Parade takes place Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. on Main Street. hollyspringsnc.us/343/festivals-events.

During Christmas on First Avenue in Knightdale Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m., families can enjoy a holiday fair featuring vendors, food trucks, live music and a tree lighting at 6 p.m. Knightdale’s Christmas Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. knightdalenc.gov/departments/parks-recreation-and-cultural-programs/festivals-and-events/christmas-1st-avenue.

Kris Kringle visits with kids at Mebane’s Hometown Holiday Celebration Nov. 23, 4-9 p.m. The event also features carolers, a tree lighting ceremony, marshmallow roasts, a snow slide and crafts. The Mebane Christmas Parade takes place Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. cityofmebane.com.

Christmas Lights on the Farm in Middlesex is a Christmas extravaganza that welcomes families on select days in November and December. Enjoy a hayride through a country town decorated for the Christmas season and continue through the Field of Lights. The hay ride ends at Big Daddy’s General Store, where kids can meet Santa and Bucky the Reindeer.  While the kids visit with Santa and Bucky, parents can wander through the general store and select their favorite old-fashioned candy.  Roast marshmallows on an open fire and, on special nights and times, hear Christmas carols performed by local singers. christmaslightsonthefarm.com.

Morrisville’s Lighting of the Tree on Dec. 6, 7-8 p.m., at Indian Creek Greenway begins with a tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m., followed by musical entertainment, trackless train rides, crafts and visits with Santa. townofmorrisville.org.

Storytime with Santa, live music and magical winter lights illuminate Park West Village’s Winter Wonderland in Morrisville Nov. 22-24, 5:30-8:30 p.m. parkwestvillage.net/event/winter-wonderland-2.

Help Santa find Rudolph and his other lost reindeer during Santa’s Reindeer Roundup Express, hosted by New Hope Valley Railway in New Hill. Hop aboard an open train car with all the trimmings and take pictures with him during the hour-long ride. Frosty the Snowman greets families in the rail yard. Trains run Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15 and 21, departing at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Purchase tickets, $11-$13, at triangletrain.com.

Ride the rails with New Hope Valley Railway in December.  

PHOTO COURTESY OF NEW HOPE VALLEY RAILWAY


The Pittsboro Christmas Parade is Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. and features seasonal floats, tractors, vintage vehicles, Santa and more. pittsboronc.gov.

Rolesville's annual tree lighting ceremony is Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. in Main Street Park. Take the family and enjoy musical performances by local schools. rolesvillenc.gov.

Selma ushers in the holidays on Raiford Street with performances by local choirs Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. See Miss Railroad Days Queen 2019 light the town’s tree at 6 p.m., just before the start of the Selma Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. selma-nc.com

Smithfield’s Christmas Tree Lighting is Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at the corner of Third and Market streets. Enjoy hot chocolate, live entertainment and an appearance from Santa. The annual Smithfield Christmas Parade is Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. on Market Street. smithfield-nc.com.

The Lighting of Wake Forest on Dec. 6, 6-8:30 p.m., includes performances by local choirs, Santa’s arrival in a Wake Forest fire truck, and the lighting of the town’s 30-foot Christmas tree at town hall on South Brooks Street. The Downtown Merchants Association hosts a Holiday Open House Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., when kids can enjoy free pictures with Santa, face painting and a gingerbread house display at The Cotton Company Event Gallery on South White Street. The town’s holiday parade, featuring high school marching bands, more than 100 colorful floats and Santa, takes place Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. in downtown Wake Forest. Kids can enjoy brunch with Santa Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at Joyner Park Community Center. Admission is $10 per child, free for ages 2 and younger. wakeforestnc.gov/citizen-engagement/community-calendar/christmas-wake-forest. "Walk Through Bethlehem" at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church features a living Nativity program featuring authentic costumes and scenery Dec. 6-8. Visit wakeforestpres.org/wtb for hours. 

Hill Ridge Farms in Youngsville comes alive during its Festival of Lights. Take a covered wagon hayride through the holiday lights, and enjoy bonfires, a jumping pillow, train rides and music Nov. 28-Dec. 29, 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Admission is $10 for ages 2 and older Mon.-Wed.; $12 for ages 2 and older Thursday through Sunday. hillridgefarms.com/festival.php.

Wendell Wonderland is Dec. 6, 5-9 p.m., and features trolley rides, live music, a holiday market, food trucks, the Lake Myra Lights Show, a cookie walk and Christmas cantata, dance and chorus performances, a tree lighting ceremony, snow machine, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at this free downtown event. townofwendell.com.

The Town of Zebulon’s tree lighting ceremony is Nov. 22, 6-9 p.m. The Zebulon Christmas Parade is Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. townofzebulon.org. Both events take place in the downtown district. Kids can pose with Santa Claus for free photos Dec. 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Zebulon Town Hall. townofzebulon.org/services/parks-and-recreation/events.

 

Updated Nov. 14, 2019


Janice Lewine is the associate editor at Carolina Parent.

 

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4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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It's time to play... TAKEOUT BINGO!!!  Take a screenshot or download the game board. Mark off the locations you visit. Share your progress on Facebook and Instagram using #CRTakeoutBingo. Send...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crossroads Plaza
Crossroad Blvd
Suite 215
Cary, NC  27518
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Sponsor: Crossroads Plaza/ Kimco Realty
Telephone: 864-979-2291
Contact Name: Katie Earnhardt
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We invite all Triangle youth between the ages of 8 thru 17 with a sincere interest in the Performance Art of Magic to join Magic Youth Raleigh! This youth program teaches magic history and theory,...

Cost: $35 per Student

Where:
New Horizons Fellowship
820 E. Williams St.
Apex, NC  27502
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Sponsor: The International Brotherhood of Magicians
Contact Name: Roger Way
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Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program with books, songs, movement, and other early literacy-based activities, carefully selected to engage an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Sponsor: Wake County Public Libraries

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Topper the Bunny can’t wait to see you at the 5th Annual Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt at Hubb’s Farm in Clinton, NC, features age-appropriate egg hunts with a grand finale airplane egg drop at 3pm...

Cost: 10

Where:
Hubb's Farm
10276 US HWY 421 N
Clinton, NC  28328
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Sponsor: Hubb's Farm
Telephone: 910-564-6709
Contact Name: Tammy Peterson
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The Engage Art Contest is a juried competition for original Visual Art, Music Video, Film and Performing Arts. The topic is the Spiritual Battle described in Ephesians 6:10-20 and related...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
PO Box 78951
Charlotte, NC  28271
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Sponsor: Engage Art Contest
Telephone: 980-999-1447
Contact Name: Ranika Chaney
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Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on camp week

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
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Children will have fun with hands-on experiments that increase their understanding of our good ship Earth! They will learn how animals are camouflaged and go on the hunt for scents and tracks as...

Cost: $250/full week

Where:
Kidzu Children's Museum
201 S. Estes Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Telephone: 919-933-1455
Website »

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Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on week of camp

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

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Amongst the ancient oak trees is the heart of Raleigh. We'll help you see the forest for the trees and all its magic splendor. Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity...

Cost: $11

Where:
Downtown
500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: Let's Roam
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
Website »

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Kindermusik is a research-based early childhood curriculum that includes 45-minute classroom lessons with materials and resources that encourages parental involvement . Research has linked...

Cost: $70/month

Where:
Hope Community Building
2080 E Williams St
Hope Community Building, Fuquay Varina Room
Apex/Holly Springs, NC  27539
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Telephone: 191-990-25432
Contact Name: Leigh Hamm
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Kindermusik is a research-based early childhood curriculum that includes 45-minute classroom lessons with materials and resources that encourages parental involvement . Research has linked...

Cost: $70/month

Where:
Hope Community Building
2080 E Williams St
Hope Community Building, Fuquay Varina Room
Apex/Holly Springs, NC  27539
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Telephone: 191-990-25432
Contact Name: Leigh Hamm
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Breastfeeding mothers and their babies are invited to drop-in and connect with our lactation consultant and other breastfeeding mothers.  During this time our lactation consultant is available to...

Cost: 0

Where:
Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center
207 Old Lexington Road
Thomasville, NC  27360
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Sponsor: Novant Health
Telephone: 336-474-3253
Contact Name: Lisa Miller, BS, IBCLC
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Help us celebrate Earth Day by creating fun craft projects from everyday objects! We will bring the materials if you bring the imagination. For all ages (adult accompaniment required for all...

Cost: FREE. Registration is not required.

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Rd
Apex, NC  27529
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Join in this sensory-rich, caring, gentle environment for your little one! Introduce music, objects, new sounds, and movement. Strengthen muscles, bond and teach relaxation skills, and more! Free...

Cost: $70/month

Where:
Hope Community Building
2080 E Williams St
Apex/Holly Springs, NC  27539
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Telephone: 919-902-5432
Contact Name: Leigh Hamm
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Sign up for a Raleigh scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Raleigh. Via an app, be guided through the cultural, historical,...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
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KidzArt is a drawing based art program teaching children grades K-5th. Traditionally offered as an after school program, we are now offering drawing classes online to bring the fun and creativity...

Cost: $12 per class/ $43 per week

Where:
Zoom Online
, NC


Sponsor: KidzArt North Raleigh
Telephone: 919-271-0710
Contact Name: Chen Jiang
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It's time to play... TAKEOUT BINGO!!!  Take a screenshot or download the game board. Mark off the locations you visit. Share your progress on Facebook and Instagram using #CRTakeoutBingo. Send...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crossroads Plaza
Crossroad Blvd
Suite 215
Cary, NC  27518
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Sponsor: Crossroads Plaza/ Kimco Realty
Telephone: 864-979-2291
Contact Name: Katie Earnhardt
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Dedicate 45-minutes of your week to connect with yourself, the special child in your life and other like-hearted families in the community! These classes are for ALL levels of experience and are...

Cost: $18/parents or use a pass $7/kids

Where:
Global Breath Yoga Studio
119 West Main Street
Durham , NC  27701
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We invite all Triangle youth between the ages of 8 thru 17 with a sincere interest in the Performance Art of Magic to join Magic Youth Raleigh! This youth program teaches magic history and theory,...

Cost: $35 per Student

Where:
New Horizons Fellowship
820 E. Williams St.
Apex, NC  27502
View map »


Sponsor: The International Brotherhood of Magicians
Contact Name: Roger Way
Website »

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Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program with books, songs, movement, and other early literacy-based activities, carefully selected to engage an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Sponsor: Wake County Public Libraries

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The Engage Art Contest is a juried competition for original Visual Art, Music Video, Film and Performing Arts. The topic is the Spiritual Battle described in Ephesians 6:10-20 and related...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
PO Box 78951
Charlotte, NC  28271
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Sponsor: Engage Art Contest
Telephone: 980-999-1447
Contact Name: Ranika Chaney
Website »

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Children will have fun with hands-on experiments that increase their understanding of our good ship Earth! They will learn how animals are camouflaged and go on the hunt for scents and tracks as...

Cost: $250/full week

Where:
Kidzu Children's Museum
201 S. Estes Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Telephone: 919-933-1455
Website »

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Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on camp week

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

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Amongst the ancient oak trees is the heart of Raleigh. We'll help you see the forest for the trees and all its magic splendor. Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity...

Cost: $11

Where:
Downtown
500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: Let's Roam
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
Website »

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Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on week of camp

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Kindermusik is a research-based early childhood curriculum that includes 45-minute classroom lessons with materials and resources that encourages parental involvement . Research has linked...

Cost: $70/month

Where:
Hope Community Building
2080 E Williams St
Hope Community Building, Fuquay Varina Room
Apex/Holly Springs, NC  27539
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Telephone: 191-990-25432
Contact Name: Leigh Hamm
Website »

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Bring your budding naturalist to the park to learn about the trees growing in our wetland. A craft, engaging activity or story and a guided greenway walk through our wetland will awaken your...

Cost: $2 per child

Where:
Walnut Creek Wetland Park
950 Peterson Street
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Telephone: 919-996-2760
Contact Name: Stacie Hagwood
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Sign up for a Raleigh scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Raleigh. Via an app, be guided through the cultural, historical,...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
View map »


Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
Website »

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KidzArt is a drawing based art program teaching children grades K-5th. Traditionally offered as an after school program, we are now offering drawing classes online to bring the fun and creativity...

Cost: $12 per class/ $43 per week

Where:
Zoom Online
, NC


Sponsor: KidzArt North Raleigh
Telephone: 919-271-0710
Contact Name: Chen Jiang
Website »

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It's time to play... TAKEOUT BINGO!!!  Take a screenshot or download the game board. Mark off the locations you visit. Share your progress on Facebook and Instagram using #CRTakeoutBingo. Send...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crossroads Plaza
Crossroad Blvd
Suite 215
Cary, NC  27518
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Sponsor: Crossroads Plaza/ Kimco Realty
Telephone: 864-979-2291
Contact Name: Katie Earnhardt
Website »

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Our Growga Kids class for ages 5-10 is designed to improve body awareness, mindfulness, and encourage the development of communication and social skills. Please note this class takes place...

Cost: $150

Where:
The Community Farm at Chestnut Ridge
2902 Mt. Willing Road
Efland, NC  27243
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Sponsor: Chestnut Ridge Camp & Retreat Center
Telephone: 919-304-2178
Contact Name: Erica Romkema
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We invite all Triangle youth between the ages of 8 thru 17 with a sincere interest in the Performance Art of Magic to join Magic Youth Raleigh! This youth program teaches magic history and theory,...

Cost: $35 per Student

Where:
New Horizons Fellowship
820 E. Williams St.
Apex, NC  27502
View map »


Sponsor: The International Brotherhood of Magicians
Contact Name: Roger Way
Website »

More information

Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program with books, songs, movement, and other early literacy-based activities, carefully selected to engage an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Sponsor: Wake County Public Libraries

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The Engage Art Contest is a juried competition for original Visual Art, Music Video, Film and Performing Arts. The topic is the Spiritual Battle described in Ephesians 6:10-20 and related...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
PO Box 78951
Charlotte, NC  28271
View map »


Sponsor: Engage Art Contest
Telephone: 980-999-1447
Contact Name: Ranika Chaney
Website »

More information

Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on week of camp

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Children will have fun with hands-on experiments that increase their understanding of our good ship Earth! They will learn how animals are camouflaged and go on the hunt for scents and tracks as...

Cost: $250/full week

Where:
Kidzu Children's Museum
201 S. Estes Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
View map »


Telephone: 919-933-1455
Website »

More information

Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on camp week

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Amongst the ancient oak trees is the heart of Raleigh. We'll help you see the forest for the trees and all its magic splendor. Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity...

Cost: $11

Where:
Downtown
500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC  27601
View map »


Sponsor: Let's Roam
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
Website »

More information

Kindermusik is a research-based early childhood curriculum that includes 45-minute classroom lessons with materials and resources that encourages parental involvement . Research has linked...

Cost: $70/month

Where:
Hope Community Building
2080 E Williams St
Hope Community Building, Fuquay Varina Room
Apex/Holly Springs, NC  27539
View map »


Telephone: 191-990-25432
Contact Name: Leigh Hamm
Website »

More information

Join Thales Academy for a Facebook Live Virtual Information Session focused on our Junior High (grades 6-8) & High School (grades 9-12) programs on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at noon EDT. Spread...

Cost: Free

Where:
https://www.facebook.com/ThalesAcademy/
, NC


Sponsor: Thales Academy
Website »

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Sign up for a Raleigh scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Raleigh. Via an app, be guided through the cultural, historical,...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
View map »


Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
Website »

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Preschoolers (ages 3-5 with an adult) welcome the hummingbirds migrating back to Raleigh and places north from their winter homes in Mexico and Central America.  Learn about hummers and play some...

Cost: $3

Where:
Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Drive
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-6764
Contact Name: Mandy Hunter
Website »

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KidzArt is a drawing based art program teaching children grades K-5th. Traditionally offered as an after school program, we are now offering drawing classes online to bring the fun and creativity...

Cost: $12 per class/ $43 per week

Where:
Zoom Online
, NC


Sponsor: KidzArt North Raleigh
Telephone: 919-271-0710
Contact Name: Chen Jiang
Website »

More information

It's time to play... TAKEOUT BINGO!!!  Take a screenshot or download the game board. Mark off the locations you visit. Share your progress on Facebook and Instagram using #CRTakeoutBingo. Send...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crossroads Plaza
Crossroad Blvd
Suite 215
Cary, NC  27518
View map »


Sponsor: Crossroads Plaza/ Kimco Realty
Telephone: 864-979-2291
Contact Name: Katie Earnhardt
Website »

More information

We invite all Triangle youth between the ages of 8 thru 17 with a sincere interest in the Performance Art of Magic to join Magic Youth Raleigh! This youth program teaches magic history and theory,...

Cost: $35 per Student

Where:
New Horizons Fellowship
820 E. Williams St.
Apex, NC  27502
View map »


Sponsor: The International Brotherhood of Magicians
Contact Name: Roger Way
Website »

More information

Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program with books, songs, movement, and other early literacy-based activities, carefully selected to engage an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27605
View map »


Sponsor: Wake County Public Libraries

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The Engage Art Contest is a juried competition for original Visual Art, Music Video, Film and Performing Arts. The topic is the Spiritual Battle described in Ephesians 6:10-20 and related...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
PO Box 78951
Charlotte, NC  28271
View map »


Sponsor: Engage Art Contest
Telephone: 980-999-1447
Contact Name: Ranika Chaney
Website »

More information

Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on camp week

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Children will have fun with hands-on experiments that increase their understanding of our good ship Earth! They will learn how animals are camouflaged and go on the hunt for scents and tracks as...

Cost: $250/full week

Where:
Kidzu Children's Museum
201 S. Estes Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
View map »


Telephone: 919-933-1455
Website »

More information

Amongst the ancient oak trees is the heart of Raleigh. We'll help you see the forest for the trees and all its magic splendor. Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity...

Cost: $11

Where:
Downtown
500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC  27601
View map »


Sponsor: Let's Roam
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
Website »

More information

Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on week of camp

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Kindermusik is a research-based early childhood curriculum that includes 45-minute classroom lessons with materials and resources that encourages parental involvement . Research has linked...

Cost: $70/month

Where:
Hope Community Building
2080 E Williams St
Hope Community Building, Fuquay Varina Room
Apex/Holly Springs, NC  27539
View map »


Telephone: 191-990-25432
Contact Name: Leigh Hamm
Website »

More information

This program is designed to move at a toddler’s pace: Run. Stop. Pick dandelions. Run. Climb on a rock. Find an interesting leaf! Join others for an easy-paced hike around the greenway...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Walnut Creek Wetland Park
950 Peterson Street
Raleigh, NC  27610
View map »


Telephone: 919-996-2760
Contact Name: Stacie Hagwood
Website »

More information

Sign up for a Raleigh scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Raleigh. Via an app, be guided through the cultural, historical,...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
View map »


Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
Website »

More information

KidzArt is a drawing based art program teaching children grades K-5th. Traditionally offered as an after school program, we are now offering drawing classes online to bring the fun and creativity...

Cost: $12 per class/ $43 per week

Where:
Zoom Online
, NC


Sponsor: KidzArt North Raleigh
Telephone: 919-271-0710
Contact Name: Chen Jiang
Website »

More information

It's time to play... TAKEOUT BINGO!!!  Take a screenshot or download the game board. Mark off the locations you visit. Share your progress on Facebook and Instagram using #CRTakeoutBingo. Send...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crossroads Plaza
Crossroad Blvd
Suite 215
Cary, NC  27518
View map »


Sponsor: Crossroads Plaza/ Kimco Realty
Telephone: 864-979-2291
Contact Name: Katie Earnhardt
Website »

More information

I am a mom and retired CPA who is passionate about teaching teens about the high cost of their choices. I teach a fun, interactive "Game of Life meets Dave Ramsey" class that has teens experience...

Cost: $225

Where:
Hope Community Church- Apex
2080 E Williams Street
Apex, NC  27539
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Sponsor: Beyond Personal Finance
Contact Name: Charla McKinley
Website »

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Short class advertising for local class   I am a mom and retired CPA who is passionate about teaching teens about the high cost of their choices. I teach a fun, interactive "Game of Life meets...

Cost: $225

Where:
Hope Community Church- Apex
2080 E Williams Street
Apex, NC  27539
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Sponsor: Beyond Personal Finance
Contact Name: Charla McKinley
Website »

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Short class advertising for local class   I am a mom and retired CPA who is passionate about teaching teens about the high cost of their choices. I teach a fun, interactive "Game of Life meets...

Cost: $225

Where:
Hope Community Church- Apex
2080 E Williams Street
Apex, NC  27539
View map »


Sponsor: Beyond Personal Finance
Contact Name: Charla McKinley
Website »

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We invite all Triangle youth between the ages of 8 thru 17 with a sincere interest in the Performance Art of Magic to join Magic Youth Raleigh! This youth program teaches magic history and theory,...

Cost: $35 per Student

Where:
New Horizons Fellowship
820 E. Williams St.
Apex, NC  27502
View map »


Sponsor: The International Brotherhood of Magicians
Contact Name: Roger Way
Website »

More information

Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program with books, songs, movement, and other early literacy-based activities, carefully selected to engage an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27605
View map »


Sponsor: Wake County Public Libraries

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The Engage Art Contest is a juried competition for original Visual Art, Music Video, Film and Performing Arts. The topic is the Spiritual Battle described in Ephesians 6:10-20 and related...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
PO Box 78951
Charlotte, NC  28271
View map »


Sponsor: Engage Art Contest
Telephone: 980-999-1447
Contact Name: Ranika Chaney
Website »

More information

Forget tourist-filled museums, make your own memories with a photo scavenger hunt tour in Raleigh! On a Let’s Roam scavenger hunt, you and your team will work together to wander throughout...

Cost: $11

Where:
500 S Salisbury St
raleigh, NC  27601
View map »


Sponsor: Let's Roam
Website »

More information

Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on camp week

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Children will have fun with hands-on experiments that increase their understanding of our good ship Earth! They will learn how animals are camouflaged and go on the hunt for scents and tracks as...

Cost: $250/full week

Where:
Kidzu Children's Museum
201 S. Estes Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
View map »


Telephone: 919-933-1455
Website »

More information

Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on week of camp

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
View map »


Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
Website »

More information

Bring your junior paleontologist on an excavation adventure as they hunt for colorful dinosaur eggs and explore the Museum’s Dinosaur Trail! ·         Excavate fossils just like a...

Cost: $7 per Egg Hunter, $2 for Accompanying Adult +Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of Life and Science
433 West Murray Avenue
Durham, NC  27704
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Sponsor: Museum of Life and Science
Telephone: 919-220-5429361
Contact Name: Ro Rode
Website »

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Amongst the ancient oak trees is the heart of Raleigh. We'll help you see the forest for the trees and all its magic splendor. Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity...

Cost: $11

Where:
Downtown
500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC  27601
View map »


Sponsor: Let's Roam
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
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Kindermusik is a research-based early childhood curriculum that includes 45-minute classroom lessons with materials and resources that encourages parental involvement . Research has linked...

Cost: $70/month

Where:
Hope Community Building
2080 E Williams St
Hope Community Building, Fuquay Varina Room
Apex/Holly Springs, NC  27539
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Telephone: 191-990-25432
Contact Name: Leigh Hamm
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The Community Farm at Chestnut Ridge + Growga are excited to offer outdoor yoga classes this spring!   The Little Sprouts Growga program is for ages 2-5. They learn basic mindfulness elements...

Cost: $150

Where:
The Community Farm at Chestnut Ridge
2902 Mt. Willing Road
Efland, NC  27243
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Sponsor: The Community Farm at Chestnut Ridge
Telephone: 919-304-2178
Contact Name: Erica Romkema
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Participants will learn about a cherished outdoor pastime. The program will cover fishing basics such as how to prepare a rod and reel, bait a hook, cast your line and how to handle a fish. Fish...

Cost: Free

Where:
Harris Lake County Park
2112 County Park Dr.
New Hill, NC  27562
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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Hippity Hoppity to the 3rd Annual Spring Day at Hubb’s Farm in Clinton, NC, features egg hunts for ages 2 to 12 at 3 pm. The egg hunt field will be divided into sections for various ages.  Be...

Cost: $5-$8

Where:
Hubb's Farm
10276 US HWY 421 N
Clinton, NC  28328
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Sponsor: Hubb's Farm
Telephone: 910-564-6709
Contact Name: Tammy Peterson
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Sign up for a Raleigh scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Raleigh. Via an app, be guided through the cultural, historical,...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
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It's time to play... TAKEOUT BINGO!!!  Take a screenshot or download the game board. Mark off the locations you visit. Share your progress on Facebook and Instagram using #CRTakeoutBingo. Send...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crossroads Plaza
Crossroad Blvd
Suite 215
Cary, NC  27518
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Sponsor: Crossroads Plaza/ Kimco Realty
Telephone: 864-979-2291
Contact Name: Katie Earnhardt
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We invite all Triangle youth between the ages of 8 thru 17 with a sincere interest in the Performance Art of Magic to join Magic Youth Raleigh! This youth program teaches magic history and theory,...

Cost: $35 per Student

Where:
New Horizons Fellowship
820 E. Williams St.
Apex, NC  27502
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Sponsor: The International Brotherhood of Magicians
Contact Name: Roger Way
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Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program with books, songs, movement, and other early literacy-based activities, carefully selected to engage an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Sponsor: Wake County Public Libraries

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The Engage Art Contest is a juried competition for original Visual Art, Music Video, Film and Performing Arts. The topic is the Spiritual Battle described in Ephesians 6:10-20 and related...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
PO Box 78951
Charlotte, NC  28271
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Sponsor: Engage Art Contest
Telephone: 980-999-1447
Contact Name: Ranika Chaney
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Forget tourist-filled museums, make your own memories with a photo scavenger hunt tour in Raleigh! On a Let’s Roam scavenger hunt, you and your team will work together to wander throughout...

Cost: $11

Where:
500 S Salisbury St
raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: Let's Roam
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Bring your junior paleontologist on an excavation adventure as they hunt for colorful dinosaur eggs and explore the Museum’s Dinosaur Trail! ·         Excavate fossils just like a...

Cost: $7 per Egg Hunter, $2 for Accompanying Adult +Museum Admission

Where:
Museum of Life and Science
433 West Murray Avenue
Durham, NC  27704
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Sponsor: Museum of Life and Science
Telephone: 919-220-5429361
Contact Name: Ro Rode
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Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on week of camp

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
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PARENTS JOIN OUR DHHS APPROVEDCPR/AED & First Aid Certification ClassesFoster parents are required to be CPR & First Aid certified. Parents, bring your child to class with you. Children 10 years...

Cost: 50-80

Where:
Holly Springs, NC
1001 Silverstone Way
Holly Springs, NC  27540
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Sponsor: Save A Life Now Training Center LLC
Telephone: 919-215-6942
Contact Name: Valentina Cordoba
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Amongst the ancient oak trees is the heart of Raleigh. We'll help you see the forest for the trees and all its magic splendor. Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity...

Cost: $11

Where:
Downtown
500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: Let's Roam
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
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Summer Garden Camps at the JCRA invite your child to investigate nature during half or full day camps.  Campers tend to the garden, harvest vegetables, catch insects, and create crafts from the...

Cost: Varies depending on camp week

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
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PARENTS JOIN OUR DHHS APPROVEDCPR/AED & First Aid Certification ClassesFoster parents are required to be CPR & First Aid certified. Must register in advance. Space is limited. Parents, bring your...

Cost: 50-80

Where:
Holly Springs, NC
1001 Silverstone Way
Holly Springs, NC  27540
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Sponsor: Save A Life Now Training Center LLC
Telephone: 919-215-6942
Contact Name: Valentina Cordoba
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Join us for an egg-cellent time on the farm Saturday, April 4 & 11,  2020 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Explore the farm while you hunt for eggs and enjoy spring farm fun activities. Search for 12...

Cost: $10.00 for Hunters $7.00 for Non-Egg Hunters $6.00 for Non-Egg Hunters Senior (A

Where:
Patterson Farm Inc. Market and Tours
10390 Caldwell Road
Mount Ulla, NC  28125
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Sponsor: Patterson Farm Inc. Market and Tours
Telephone: 704-636-4005
Contact Name: Megan Hedrick
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Kindermusik is a research-based early childhood curriculum that includes 45-minute classroom lessons with materials and resources that encourages parental involvement . Research has linked...

Cost: $70/month

Where:
Hope Community Building
2080 E Williams St
Hope Community Building, Fuquay Varina Room
Apex/Holly Springs, NC  27539
View map »


Telephone: 191-990-25432
Contact Name: Leigh Hamm
Website »

More information

Sign up for a Raleigh scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Raleigh. Via an app, be guided through the cultural, historical,...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
View map »


Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
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Preschoolers (ages 3-5 with an adult) welcome hummingbirds migrating back to Raleigh and places north from their winter homes in Mexico and Central America.  Learn about hummers and play some...

Cost: $3

Where:
Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Drive
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-6764
Contact Name: Mandy Hunter
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Join us for a special spring-themed geocaching program! Learn what geocaching is all about and head out to find a real geocache in the park! We will provide GPS units and instruction on how to use...

Cost: Free

Where:
Harris Lake County Park
2112 County Park Dr.
New Hill, NC  27562
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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Bring the whole family for this fun interactive Growga family class. Siblings and parents come together for a fun Growga hour, combining elements of our Little Sprouts and Growga Kids programs...

Cost: $150

Where:
The Community Farm at Chestnut Ridge
2902 Mt. Willing Road
Efland, NC  27243
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Sponsor: Chestnut Ridge Camp & Retreat Center
Telephone: 919-304-2178
Contact Name: Erica Romkema
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It's time to play... TAKEOUT BINGO!!!  Take a screenshot or download the game board. Mark off the locations you visit. Share your progress on Facebook and Instagram using #CRTakeoutBingo. Send...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crossroads Plaza
Crossroad Blvd
Suite 215
Cary, NC  27518
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Sponsor: Crossroads Plaza/ Kimco Realty
Telephone: 864-979-2291
Contact Name: Katie Earnhardt
Website »

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We invite all Triangle youth between the ages of 8 thru 17 with a sincere interest in the Performance Art of Magic to join Magic Youth Raleigh! This youth program teaches magic history and theory,...

Cost: $35 per Student

Where:
New Horizons Fellowship
820 E. Williams St.
Apex, NC  27502
View map »


Sponsor: The International Brotherhood of Magicians
Contact Name: Roger Way
Website »

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Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program with books, songs, movement, and other early literacy-based activities, carefully selected to engage an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Sponsor: Wake County Public Libraries

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