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Fieldstream Farm Festival of Lights Check out this drive-thru Christmas light show with approximately one million lights on display! This light display features The Tunnel of Lights, an LED-lit tunnel featuring 200,000 lights! Tickets must be purchased online in advance. $20/car, up to 8 people; Through December 31st, Monday – Friday, 6:30 – 9:45 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 5:30 – 9:45 pm; 8008 Old Stage Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603 Lake Myra Christmas Lights Celebrate the season by enjoying the lights, singing along...

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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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Badin Road Drive-In About two hours southwest of Raleigh in Albemarle, the Badin Road Drive-In is screening movies, including family-friendly ones. $7, $5/ages, free/6 – 11, under 6; 2411 Badin Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001 Hound’s Drive-In Theater If your summer travels are taking you past Charlotte and into the mountains, there’s Hound’s Drive-In Theater in Kings Mountain. Family-friendly movies are on the schedule. $20/vehicle (cash only); Hound’s Drive-In, 114 Raven Cir, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Eden Drive-In About two hours northwest of Raleigh...

Get Your NC Fair To-Go

Join in the Drive-Thru NC State Fair to get your fair food fix. Drivers should enter the fairgrounds parking area off of Trinity Road. Orders will be placed from your car and servers will come to you. People are asked to remain in their vehicles to maintain social distancing. The menu includes: Funnel Cake ($6), Deep Fried Oreos ($5), Deep Fried Snickers ($5), Fresh Squeezed Lemonade ($4), Bottled Water ($2), Candy Apple ($3), Candy Apple with Nuts ($4), Cotton Candy...

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish Raleigh St. Paddy’s Day Bar Crawl Barcrawlerz is a Raleigh Bar Crawl like no other. Kiss Me, I’m Irish features the best drink specials and the best bars in town. Participating venues include Carolina Ale House – Downtown Raleigh, Halcyon, My Way Tavern Raleigh, and more! Your wristband gets you into any of the participating bars with no cover, plus gets you drink specials all night. Sample drink specials: $3-$4 beers, $4-$5 well mixed drinks, and...

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Get Crafty with Knack DIY Craft Studio They are so excited to welcome Knack to Unwined! Join in for some wine and design while you create your own customized wristlet! Choose from an array of designs that represent your favorite things. As always, wine and craft beer will be available for purchase. $25 (includes all craft supplies); Saturday, 3:30 – 5 pm; 153 S. White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587 Friday Fun Flow Block Party at Unwined on White Join...

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Juniper Level Botanic Garden’s Open Nursery and Garden Days Juniper Level Botanic Garden’s 28-acres is filled with more than 30,000 taxa of plants, including native perennials, exotic plants, rare delights, and an array of incredible and unusual specimen trees and shrubs you won’t see anywhere else in the world. Juniper Level Botanic Garden’s are open to the public eight weekends each year for Open Garden and Nursery Days. During these open days, no visit requests are needed. Free; Friday &...

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Monday: Top Chef Dinner Series at High Horse As part of his on-going Bravo Top Chef Series, Chef Katsuji Tanabe welcomes James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: Northeast” 2018 winner Chef/Owner Karen Akunowicz of Fox & Knife in Boston for dinner at High Horse! Meet Chef Karen Akunowicz in Raleigh before she airs on Bravo TV’s “Top Chef All Stars” March 19th! Monday, 7 pm; 208 wolfe st, Raleigh, NC 27601; Reservations here Cooking for a Classic The 4th Annual Cooking...

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Big Frosty Beer Festival Join in the 4th Annual Big Frosty Beer Festival. There will be 25 breweries pouring samples of over 50 beers and ciders and live music while you sip! $40; Saturday, 2 -6 pm; 614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC Get Lei’d at The Architect Bar Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a bit of the tropics! The Architect Bar is having a luau with specialty cocktails and a DJ. Get $3 Tobacco Road Truth Serum, $5 Terrapin Beers, $11...

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Handcrafted Durm There are several Shop Small Saturday events happening in Downtown Durham. One of the newest will be right up the block from Durham Central Park after the regular Saturday downtown farmer’s market, at Durty Bull Brewing Co. Handcrafted DURM was created as an inclusive space contrasting to the proliferation of exorbitantly high-dollar vendor events for newer and small businesses in the midst of the economic challenges our community is facing. The brewery opens at noon, right at close...