Holiday Happenings Around RDU This Weekend

Monster Balloon at 2011 Raleigh Christmas Parade

The big ole monster balloon at the 2011 Raleigh Christmas Parade

The holiday season in the Triangle kicked off on November 19th with the annual Raleigh Christmas Parade. The next round of parades and festivals began last night with the Clayton Christmas Village and Tree lighting. Tonight, the Town of Garner has its annual “Light Up Main” event that includes the lighting of the town Christmas tree at 6pm, refreshments, crafts, and a visit from Santa while Durham has its annual lighting of the Tower on the American Tobacco Campus.

If you haven’t had your fill of holiday cheer, tomorrow there are 6 wonderful events around the Triangle –

Knightdale Christmas Parade 10am

Christmas on Salem Street (Apex) Dec 2-4th

Features Christmas tree lighting tonight, visit with Santa, pancake breakfast tomorrow morning, the Christmas parade, and holiday home tours.

Heart of the Holidays celebration (Cary)

Write a letter to Santa, visit Santa’s workshop, take in the festivities of the Ole Time Winter Festival, arts, Christmas tree lighting and….sledding! Yes, sledding in Cary’s Bond Park.

Durham Holiday Fun Fest beginning at 2pm

Drumlines, choirs, sing-alongs, and a mini-parade to be had in Durham from 2-5:30pm.

Garner Christmas Parade 10am

WRAL’s Elizabeth Gardner is the Grand Marshal and after the parade, head to the Polar Ice House for FREE ice skating from 1-3pm!

Raleigh Winterfest Begins!

Go ice skating in downtown Raleigh on a outdoor skating rink filled with natural ice.  Open for the next two months the AT&T Winterfest has become a popular attraction each year.  The festivities begin tomorrow night from 5-10pm with all kinds of performances and activities.

Those are just a few of the holiday happenings this weekend.  ‘Tis the season to celebrate and each of our Triangle communities does just that. Join the fun!

For another breakdown of holiday events, check out the 94.7 WQDR listing.

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