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Christmas Parades, Tree Lightings, & Holiday Concerts in the Triangle ~ 2012

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Christmas Tree in Raleigh’s City Plaza

I know it is still November, but Christmas events like the Raleigh Christmas Parade and the North Hills Tree lighting are set to kick off this Saturday (Nov. 17th). With that in mind I thought now would be a good time to share a comprehensive list of events scheduled in the Triangle this holiday season. If I missed anything please leave me a comment and I will add it to the list. Thanks!

Parades
Raleigh Christmas Parade – November 17th 9:40am

Apex Christmas Parade – December 1st

Garner Christmas Parade – December 1st

Hillsborough Holiday Parade – December 1st

Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade – December 2nd 3:00pm

Cary Christmas Parade – December 8th 2:00pm

Chapel Hill / Carrboro Holiday Parade – December 8th 10am-12pm

Wake Forest Christmas Parade – December 8th 1:00pm

Holly Springs Christmas Parade – December 8th 11:00am

Clayton Christmas Parade – December 8th 2:00pm

Tree Lightings
North Hills Tree Lighting – November 17th 4:00 – 9:00pm

Chapel Hill Community Tree Lighting – Novermber 25th 7:00pm

Seaboard Station Tree Lighting – November 29th

Clayton’s Live Village and Tree Lighting – November 29th 6-8:30pm

Hillsborough Lighting of the Town Tree Ceremony – November 30th 6:30pm

WRAL Tower Lighting – November 30th

Garner’s “Light up on Main” – November 30th 6-8:00pm

Lafayette Village Tree Lighting – December 1st 5-8:00pm

Fuquay Varina Tree Lighting and Sleigh Rides – December 6th 6-8:00pm

Lighting of Wake Forest – December 7th 6-8:00pm

Raleigh City-Plaza Tree Lighting – December 1st

Cary Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – December 1st 6:00pm

Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting at the NC State Capitol Building – December 6th 5-7:30pm

American Tobacco Campus Lucky Strike Tower Lighting – December 7th

Holiday Concerts / Performances
Raleigh Boy Choir – Raleigh Winterfest in City Plaza – December 1st 

The Trans Siberian Orchestra “Lost Christmas Eve” – PNC Arena – Dec. 1st

Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus Christmas Concert – Nov.30th, Dec. 2nd & 9th

Raleigh Ringers Christmas Concert – Progress Energy Center – Dec. 8-9th

A Christmas Carol” – Progress Energy Center – Dec. 6th -12th

A Christmas Carol”  Durham Performing Arts Center – Dec. 15-16th

Nutcracker Ballet – Progress Energy Center – December 23-25th

Raleigh Boy Choir Christmas Concert – Hayes Barton Baptist Chruch -Dec. 15th 7:30m

Holiday Historic Home Tours
Wake Forest Historic Home Holiday Tour – December 1st 2-8:00pm

The Hillsborough Candlelight Home Tour – December 2nd 12-6pm

Duke Homestead Christmas by Candlelight – December 7th 7-9pm

Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour – December 8-9th 1-7:00pm

Historic Wendell Candlelight Tour – December 15th 3-8:00pm

Governor’s Mansion Holiday Open House – December 6th -9th

Mordecai Holiday Lantern Tour in Mordecai Historic Park – December 8th 5pm

Other Holiday Events
Sleigh Rides & Cider : A Winter Night at Oak View Park – December 1st 5-7:30pm

AT&T Raleigh Winterfest Ice Skating Rink in Raleigh City Plaza (Daily) – December 1st through January 26th

Santa Train at Museum of Life & Science – (various dates see website)

Holiday Fun Fest at Durham Central Park – December 1st 1-5 pm

Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge – December 7th – January 3rd

 

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Triangle Holiday Events ~ Christmas 2010!

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The Holiday Season officially kicks off this weekend in the Triangle with the return of the Raleigh Christmas Parade this Saturday (November 20th) and the ever popular Christmas Tree Lighting at North Hills that evening at 6:00pm.  With so many activities scheduled over the next two months, I thought it would be helpful to have them all listed in once place .  If you can think of anything I may have missed and would like me to add it to the list, please let me know.  Happy Holidays!

Parades
Raleigh Christmas Parade – November 20th 9:30am (Info)
Durham Holiday Funfest Parade – December 4th 1:00pm (Info)
Apex Christmas Parade – December 4th (Info)
Garner Christmas Parade – December 4th 10:00am (Info)
Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade – December 5th 3:00pm (Info)
Cary Christmas Parade – December 11th 2:00pm (Info)
Chapel Hill / Carrboro Holiday Parade – December 11th 10am-12pm (Info)
Wake Forest Christmas Parade – December 11th 1:00pm (Info)
Holly Springs Christmas Parade – December 11th 11:00am (Info)
Clayton Christmas Parade – December 11th 2:00pm (Info)

Tree Lightings
North Hills Tree Lighting (Raleigh) – November 20th 6:00pm (Info)
Chapel Hill Community Tree Lighting – Novermber 28th (Info)
WRAL TV Tower Lighting in Raleigh – December 1st 5:00pm (Info)
Clayton’s Live Village and Tree Lighting – December 2nd 6-8:30pm (Info)
Lucky Strike Tower Lighting – December 3rd 7:00pm (Info)
Fuquay Varina Tree Lighting and Sleigh Rides – December 2nd (Info)
Lighting of Wake Forest: Friday, December 3, 2010 6-8:00pm (Info)
Garner’s “Light up on Main” Friday December 3rd 6-8:00pm (Info)
Raleigh City-Plaza Treet Lighting – December 4th (Info)
Cary Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony December 4th (Info)
Tree Lighting at the NC State Capitol Building – December 9th 5-7:30pm (Info)

Holiday Concerts / Performances
Raleigh Boy Choir – At Cameron Village – November 18th 6-8:00pm (Info)
Handel’s Messiah Rocks – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium – Nov. 29th (Info)
Trombone Christmas Carols at Electric Beanz   – Nov. 27th 1-3:00pm (Info)
A Christmas Carol – Durham Performing Arts Center – December 3-5th (Info)
Triangle Youth Ballet Nutcrakcer – December 4-5th & 11-12th (Info)
A Christmas Carol – Progress Energy Center Raleigh – December 8-15th (Info)
Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus Christmas Concert – December 5th & 11th (Info)
Fuquay Varina Christmas Jazz Concert – December 9th 7-9:00pm (Info)
Raleigh Ringers Christmas Concert – Progress Energy Center – Dec. 11th (Info)
Vince Gill and Amy Grant Christmas Concert – DPAC – December 14 (Info)
Nutcracker Ballet – Progress Energy Center – December 17-26th (Info)
Raleigh Boy Choir Christmas Concert – December 17th 7:30m (Info)
Trombone Christmas Carols at Electric Beanz – December 18th 5-8:00pm (Info)
Moscow Ballet Nut Cracker – DPAC – Dec. 22th (Info)

Holiday Historic Home Tours
Wake Forest Historic Home Holiday Tour – December 4th 2-8:00pm (Info)
Hillsborough Candlelight Home Tour – December 5th 12-6:00pm (Info)
Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour – December 11-12th 1-7:00pm (Info)
Historic Wendell Candlelight Tour – December 18th 3-8:00pm (Info)

Other Holiday Events (Light shows, Sledding, ect..)
Downtown Raleigh Ice Skating Rink Opens  – December 4th 4-11:00pm (Info)
Wake Forest: Free Pictures with Santa – December 4 December 11th (Info)
Cary Bond Park Snow Sledding  – December 4th (Info)
Light on the Neuse Christmas Lights- Nov. 26th through Dec. 24th (Info)
Enchanted Airlie Gardens Christmas Lights – Nov. 26th – Dec. 21st (Info)

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