Twinkling lights, mild weather, festivities around every corner—there’s a reason why so many people love the holidays, especially in the Raleigh area. You’ll even see some houses covered in decorations in the middle of November!
Ready to ring in the festive season? Then you won’t want to miss these upcoming Triangle holiday events.
November 23rd – The Downtown Raleigh Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
One of the Triangle’s premiere events is coming up in just a few days, and it’s one you won’t want to miss. November 23rd is a big day in Downtown Raleigh: the annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting is a local favorite, and over 60,000 people will be in attendance. Here, you’ll find floats and performances that will delight the entire family—we know you’ll love it!
There’s something magical about watching a huge tree coming to life, especially when you’re surrounded by the rest of the community. Experience this enchanting moment for yourself after the Christmas Parade winds down—it’s a fun date night, evening with the kids, or solo outing. You can expect live music, a Marbles Kids Museum booth, local vendors, and so much more!
December 1st – A Magical Cirque Christmas
Ready for a unique twist on the holiday season? Tickets are now available for A Magical Cirque Christmas, presented by the producers of Broadway’s smash hit “The Illusionists” at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This dazzling display of cirque artistry comes with a one-of-a-kind holiday theme that’s sure to impress everyone in your family. Expect to hear some of your favorite winter tunes, all accompanied by spectacular choreography.
December 7th – Sleigh Rides and Cider at Historic Oak View County Park
Bundle up and head to Raleigh’s Oak View County Park for one of the most anticipated events in the Triangle. Sleigh Rides and Cider is back for another year of fun, and there’s so much to explore! Kids will marvel at the stunning holiday landscape, and there will be plenty of games for them to enjoy. Grown-ups will relish in a horse-drawn carriage ride, all while enjoying some piping hot cider. Round out your trip by visiting with Santa on the way out—we hope you’re on the good list!
December 10th – North Carolina Symphony Holiday Pops
Want to support the arts in your community? The North Carolina Symphony has plenty of concerts year-round, but we’re partial to their annual Holiday Pops performance at Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall. Where else can you experience the sounds of The Polar Express, The Nutcracker, and so many other favorites? It’s the perfect way to ring in the holidays on the right note!
The Top Triangle Events are Coming Up Soon!
Think it’s too late to experience these magical Triangle events for yourself? Don’t worry—your home for the holidays is a few clicks away! If you’re thinking about buying or selling your home in the Raleigh area, DASH Realty is here to help. Be sure to give us a call if you have any questions—we’d love to help you navigate the real estate process!