Now that the holiday season is upon us there are countless things going on each week. Below are my top picks of things to check out this weekend. Along with these special events I recommend putting the Chinese Lantern Festival on your calendar. This lanterns will be on display at the Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary which through January 15th.
Live Music at Brew Coffee Bar in Raleigh
It’s First Friday Raleigh and that means downtown will be hopping! I recommend starting things off with a visit to Brew Coffee for some live music by Young Oaks playing some festive Christmas music, as well as originals off their newly released album! They’ll also have art and photography from CynthiaViola featured on the walls all month long and specials on draft beer.
Historic Wake Forest Home Tours
The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Woman’s Club will present their biennial Christmas Historic Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1-7 p.m. – rain or shine! Offered only in even-numbered years, the Christmas Historic Home Tour is a self-guided tour featuring several Wake Forest homes and other properties decorated for the holidays and open for viewing. This year’s event will also offer wonderful holiday music and much more! Tickets are $18 in advance (tax included) and $24 (tax included) on the day of the tour.
Rudolph’s Food Truck Rodeo in Knightdale
The RDU Mobile Food Association (RDUMFA) will hold its 2nd Annual Rudolph’s Holiday Food Truck Rodeo in Knightdale Station Park this Saturday from 12-4pm. The rodeo will feature 10 food trucks decorated for the holidays in addition to craft beer and cider. There will also be activivites for the kids linke bouncy houses, a visit from Santa and special musical performances by the Spectrum Carolers and the Wendell Middle School Jazz Band. Proceeds from the event benefit Meals on Wheels of Wake County.
Boylan Heights Artwalk in Raleigh
From 12-5pm on Sunday. Local artists will display and sell their work from porches, homes and studios throughout the Historic Boylan Heights neighborhood. This is a wonderful opportunity to stroll through an historic neighborhood and shop for special gifts for the holidays. Make sure you stop by Rebus works as there will be several artists there as well in addition to Food Trucks Cousins Maine Lobster and Bam Pow Chow.