3 December Outings Kids Will Love

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The Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary features more than 20 light displays.

Chinese Lantern Festival – Through Jan. 15

Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary transforms into a magical setting featuring more than 20 light displays with thousands of LED lights and hundreds of moving parts, cultural performances and artisan crafts during the Chinese Lantern Festival. Each lantern showcases exquisite craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty, including the large Chinese dragon on Symphony Lake. The festival is open Tuesdays-Sundays, 6-10 p.m. Purchase tickets online, $10-$15, at boothamphitheatre.com or call 800-514-3849.

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Kids, Cookies and Candy Canes – Dec. 8

Get into the holiday spirit as the Century Center in Carrboro hosts Kids, Cookies and Candy Canes, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Families can enjoy crafts, cookies and a children’s show. Admission is free. The Century Center is at 100 N. Green St., Carrboro. carrbororec.org

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Burt Shavitz’ Cabin on Display – Dec. 15-16

See the iconic cabin of Burt Shavitz, the late co-founder of Burt’s Bees natural body care products, during public tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. The display of the 300-square-foot converted turkey coop commemorates the beekeeper’s uncomplicated life in the Maine wilderness and reflects Burt’s ethos that “the old ways are the best ways.” The exhibit features a high-tech touch to bring Burt’s low-tech life into bloom. All ages. Admission is free; donations accepted. burtsbees.com

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