Dec. 21-23: Holiday Favorite Shows and Movies, the Shortest Day, and Holly Jolly Storytime

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Photo courtesy of Gina Harmeyer
The winter solstice is this Friday, Dec. 21. Learn about the shortest day of the year all weekend at Historic Yates Mill County Park.

This weekend in the Triangle, watch the family favorite movie “The Polar Express” at Marbles IMAX in Raleigh; learn about the shortest day of the year at a drop-in display at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh; enjoy storytime, music and a craft at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library in Durham; and binge on three short holiday films at East Regional Library in Raleigh.

The Polar Express in IMAX 3D

Catch this perennial holiday favorite in immersive fashion at Marbles IMAX in Raleigh. Choose any day from Dec. 21-23 for an 11 a.m. show of “The Polar Express.” Tickets range from $9 for kids under age 12 to $11 for all others. Choose the date you’d like to go and purchase tickets here.  

image courtesy of marbles imax

Discovery Table: The Shortest Day FREE

In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. Learn about this special day at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh Dec. 21-23 anytime between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Check out an informative display and explore how cultures all over the world celebrate this day with music, food and festive good cheer. This activity is appropriate for all ages and is free. No registration is required. Stop by the Finley Center exhibit hall anytime during the program time.

photo courtesy of historic yates mill county park

Holly Jolly Storytime FREE

Join staff at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library in Durham for a winter celebration this Dec. 22 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kids from toddlers and up can enjoy holiday stories, music, a craft and a special treat. Preregister here.

photo courtesy of the durham county library 

Holiday Film Series FREE

The whole family can stop by the East Regional Library in Knightdale Dec. 23 from 2-3:30 p.m. to enjoy three short films. See the original “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Shrek the Halls” and “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.” Preregister here.

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