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Marbles Evening with Elves Have the magic of Marbles into your home with Marbles Evening with Elves! Celebrate the 2020 holiday season with a virtual experience, with hands-on wonderland activities and sweet treats. Peek behind the scenes to watch the elves hard at work. And for the first time ever, hear the story of the Snowflake Fairy, a special Marbles character local children have come to love. Each ticket comes with a one-of-a-kind Party Pack for 4* and access to...

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Downtown Raleigh Illuminate Art Walk Discover the wonder of light-based art situated throughout downtown Raleigh. DRA and VAE Raleigh teamed up to commission local artists to create installations to brighten up winter nights. Take this map to get around, and you’ll see sidewalk markers at each installation. The safety of Downtown Raleigh’s residents, workers, and visitors is of the utmost importance. Follow guidance from public health officials regarding social distancing and proper health etiquette if and when visiting businesses and public...

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GOTTA HAVE FACE™ Started in April 2020, GOTTA HAVE FACE™ answered the need for masks as a response to COVID-19. Former Fashion Industry Executive, Jaye Hersh-Eigler realized that as the supply for surgical masks for our frontline workers dwindled, she had to create an alternative option for face coverings. Jaye’s idea was simple: protect yourself, protect others, help the less fortunate, while looking great and feeling comfortable. GOTTA HAVE FACE™ offers an assortment of ladies, men’s and children’s masks ($12.00- $18.00)...

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Get Your Nights of Lights Tickets Get into the holiday season with the first ever Nights of Lights Drive-Thru Light Show at Dorothea Dix Park. Ohh and ahh over the light show throughout the park. There will be illuminated trees, festive light displays, and local art installations will delight visitors of all ages along the 1.3-mile route. On December 30th and December 31, get an extra dose of New Year’s Eve sparkle during the First Night Celebration Nights, courtesy of...

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Naughty or Nice Party Dress in your Christmas best (ugly sweaters, Christmas suits, elf costumes, hats, antlers, etc.) and come out for a night of holiday spirit and spirits! They’ll be serving Christmas inspired cocktails and White Claw specials in addition to their usual Saturday special ($5 Crown Royal + flavors) and DJ Chaperone will be spinning live on the patio from 8 pm – Midnight! Saturday, 1 pm; Boxcar Bar and Arcade, 330 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC Chili...

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Deck the Halls with Bands of Raleigh Get in the giving spirit this holiday season and see the best local music Raleigh has to offer. All proceeds of the show will go to Urban Ministries of Wake County, NC State Food Pantry, and Raleigh Rescue Mission. Enjoy sets from The Bronze Age, Stranded Bandits, Spaced Angel & The New Aquarian! This will also be your chance to check out the brand new record shop upstairs in the Pour House! Donations...

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Wednesday: Night Market 2019: co-produced by The Durham Hotel and Vert & Vogue Join in the third annual Night Market at The Durham Hotel to celebrate the season with festive drinks and gift shopping. Shop for thoughtful gifts from top local retailers and makers while you enjoy champagne and eggnog from the bar. This year’s Night Market will raise awareness and funds for non-profit, NC Field, which supports farmworker families in Eastern North Carolina. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations...

Thanksgiving Weekend

Flotilla Week Thanksgiving week, known as flotilla week in Wrightsville Beach, launches the coastal Carolina holiday season with the 36th annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla. Saturday night’s flotilla has a procession of decorated yachts and watercraft, each glittering with thousands of lights. Immediately following the parade, a stunning 20-minute, 4,000-round fireworks display illuminates the sky. The North Carolina Holiday Flotilla weekend also has the Friday’s tree lighting ceremony with a visit from Santa, and the Flotilla Launch Party featuring the Jack...