Weekend

December 7, 2018

Holiday Hops and Shop Market
Tis the season and what better gift to give than something made locally. Find something for everyone on your list at Big Boss Brewing Company while enjoying a pint (or two) of tasty locally brewed beer! With less than a month until Christmas, this is the perfect time to complete your holiday shopping. Participating vendors include Ai to You; Blue Heron Bead & Craft Works ; Cake Kernels; Daleism Openers; ExecSocks; Front Row Cosmetics; GeoBoutique; Good Grace’s Dog Treats ; HEIR Raleigh; House As Field; It’s A Match Candles; Kelly Wove It; knitwitnicole; Needle and Thread – Raleigh; Neomega; OAC City Watches; Oak City Vinyl; Orrand Designs; ParMar Media; Victoria’s Vegan Stuff; and World Accessories. Saturday, 12 – 5 pm; 1249 Wicker Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604

11th Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market
Join in this event to shop beautiful new and collectible gifts and decorative items from Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Czech/Slovakia, Scandinavia, and Ireland/British Isles. Look for folk art, hand-painted ornaments, Polish pottery, matroyshka dolls, Irish knit sweaters, cashmere scarves from Scotland, and lots more. Enjoy food and caroling Friday night and their Slavic lunch on Saturday from 11 am until it sells out,. Take home loads of Christmas speciality baked goods along with dozens of pierogi and pounds of kielbasa. Enjoy Fortnight Brewing beers and traditional mulled wine and desserts from Koehl’s Bakery. Don’t miss the Market where you can shop Europe without leaving home! Sponsored by Sts. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Church. Friday, 5 – 9 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605

Locally Made Market
Locally Made Market, Cary’s premier pop up market, has all of your holiday shopping needs covered! This is their largest event and will host 50 of the most talented local artisans at the stunning Mayton Inn! They will also have fantastic local giveaways at the start and end of the event! After shopping, grab a bite to eat and a drink from the Verandah Restaurant/Highball Bar. Free; Sunday, 12 – 4 pm; 301 South Academy St, Cary, NC 27511

47th Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour
One of Raleigh’s longest-held holiday traditions invites you on an intimate tour of Historic Oakwood residences during the 47th annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour®. Homes featured in the tour date from late-1800’s to mid-1900’s, and range in style from Queen Anne cottages to Neoclassical Revival and Italianate residences. You will see a mix of holiday décor, either mirroring the home’s yesteryears or matching today’s modern lifestyle of the homeowners. Docents at each stop offer insider information such as the home’s unique features, the family lineage and surrounding community. Ticket holders are welcome to tour the properties at their own pace, typically allowing three to four hours to view all the featured homes and the neighborhood. The annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour benefits the non-profit organization The Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood. Day-of tickets will be available at The Tucker House, 418 N. Person St. Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 7 pm; Historic Oakwood, Raleigh, NC 27601

Durham Holiday Parade and Fun Fest
Catch the parade; Fun Fest activities (Blackwell Street between Morehead Ave and West Lakewood Ave); Peppermint Plunge, sledding for children and adults (sleds will be provided); two snow play areas; Santa Claus meet & greet; and a community care corner where you can decorate holiday cards for homebound individuals in our community. Saturday, 10 am, Fun Fest 1- 4 pm: Main St, Durham, NC 27701; parade: starts at the Health Department (Main and Dillard Streets) and end near Duke University East Campus (Main Street and Buchanan Boulevard).

By Whitney

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