Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, Dec. 15-17 Resizeimage17
Photo courtesy of Patricia Tyndall
Experience the wonder of winter in nature this weekend in an informative program at Crowder District Park in Apex.

Winter holidays are definitely upon us, and this weekend's picks reflect that. Enjoy Christmastime fun at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, find out about the origins of modern Christmas traditions at West Point on the Eno in Durham, experience Chanukah Palooza at Judea Reform Congregation in Durham and explore the winter wonderland at Crowder County Park in Apex.

Holiday Family Fun Friday

Enjoy a winter wonderland at the North Carolina Museum of Art on Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy your favorite games and toys, playful art-making, free treats for the kids, a visit from Santa and more at this popular annual event. Tickets are $5 for attendees ages 3 and older, and are free for ages 2 and younger and museum members. Admission includes access to the “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair” exhibit.

photo courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Art

A Kid’s Life: Victorian Christmas Traditions

Did you know that many of our modern holiday traditions started in the 1800s? Learn about the history of Christmas and make a few Victorian-inspired ornaments for your tree at West Point on the Eno on Dec. 16. Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and noon for this activity. No preregistration is required, and the program is free, but a small donation is welcome. 

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Gilliam and West POint on the ENo

Chanukah Palooza

How can you resist live music, dinner, dreidels, tacky Chanukah outfits and latkes? You don’t have to with Chanukah Palooza happening at Judea Reform Congregation on Dec. 16, 6-8:30 p.m. Tickets are limited and are $10 for children aged 5-12, $15 for ages 13 and younger and free for kids 4 and younger. Ticket includes a taco bar, traditional Jewish treats, dreidels, games, crafts, a concert by Nava Tehila, and a Tacky Chanukah Outfit contest. 

photo courtesy of Judea Reform Congregation and ZimZoom Photobooth

Family Feature: Winter Wrap Up

Winter is a great time to explore nature at the park. Join a naturalist at Crowder District Park on Dec. 17, 2-3 p.m., and learn how to identify tracks, explore conifers and drink pine needle tea. Then observe snow and ice through hands-on science experiments. Make sure to bundle up for cold weather. This activity is appropriate for all ages and registration is required for all family members participating.  The fee is $1 and attendees should meet at the upper pavilion.

photo courtesy of Sigga Mitchell


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