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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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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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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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Sparkling Wine & Champagne Tasting Extravaganza Join Raleigh Wine Shop for the return of the biggest bubbles tasting of the year! It’s a great opportunity to find a special bottle to pop for the New Year or a great value to stock up your fridges and racks to prep for 2020. It’s one of the ways Raleigh Wine Shop is saying thank you for an amazing 2019! And even better yet, all sparkling wines in the shop will be discounted!...

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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...

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...

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The Franklin St. Comedy Festival Check out three sketch groups, 25 improv groups and 50+ comedians for this inaugural event. This festival is focused on bringing together the very best of North Carolina comedy with local, regional and national comedians. This year’s headliner is Judah Friedlander (30 Rock)! Judah Friedlander’s stand-up performance film America Is the Greatest Country In the United States (Netflix, 2017) was named best comedy special of the year by many critics, comics, and audiences. This year...