Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade
Dec 5, 3 P.M.
Bring blankets and chairs to line the streets and cheer the parade participants as they take over historic downtown Fuquay. Be sure to wait until the grand finale — Santa’s sleigh coasting into Main Street.
Happy Holly Days Parade
Dec 11, 10 A.M.
Downtown Holly Springs
Join the annual Holly Springs parade and watch floats, bands, dancers and decorated vehicles march through the downtown district, outfitted in the 2021 theme of Holiday Movies.
Tree Trail @ Ting
Dec 3 & 4, 3-9 P.M.
Back for the second year, stroll around Ting Stadium and enjoy trees festively-decorated by local organizations and families. On Saturday, the Mistletoe Artisan Market joins the fun. Browse and shop handmade items by local artisans.
14th Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Auction and Exhibit
Dec 3-20, 5-8 P.M.
Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex
A wonderland of whimsical greenery, crafted by Apex-area businesses, schools and clubs. Bid on your favorite display in the silent auction. Proceeds benefit Western Wake Crisis Ministry.
Fuquay-Varina Chorale Holiday Concert
Dec 3, 7:30 P.M.
Dec 4, 3 P.M.
Fuquay-Varina Arts Center
The Fuquay-Varina Chorale shares their third holiday concert fi lled with idyllic songs of sleigh rides, starry nights, and cozy fires, led by director Margaret Cook.
Dec 10, 7 P.M.
Dec 11, 11:30 A.M., 2:30 & 5:30 P.M.
Fuquay-Varina Arts Center
Students and performers from local dance studios, schools and drama programs team up for a community portrayal of the classic holiday tale. Support the arts and local talent, of all experience levels, in Southern Wake.
The Raleigh Ringers Holiday Concert
Dec 12, 4 P.M.
Dec 13, 7:30 P.M.
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
“Ring” in the season with the Raleigh Ringers’ handbell concert featuring unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, even rock ‘n’ roll tunes, arranged just for handbells.
Magic of Lights
Through Jan 2
Sun-Thu, 5 P.M. – 10 P.M.
Fri-Sat, 5 P.M. – 11 P.M.
Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh
Pile everyone into the car and experience the drive-through Magic of Lights from the safety and comfort of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path. Spectacular light displays bring to life holiday scenes and characters using LED technology and digital animations.
The NC Chinese Lantern Festival
Through Jan 9, 6-10 P.M.
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
This Triangle-area tradition includes all new displays, more than 20 larger-than-life lanterns, each with thousands of LED lights and acrobatic performances.
- Celebrate Fuquay-Varina 2021
- Building the Big Small Town
- The Heart of Fuquay-Varina
- The End of an Era: Farewell Mr. Mayor
- All is Bright
- Small Business Spotlight: Sweets and Stems
- Drink & Be Merry
- Dig In & Drink Up: Chemistree Wee Heavy from The Glass Jug Beer Lab
- There & Back: Explore New Bern
- See & Do: December 2021
- FVM’s Holiday Gift Guide
- Meet & Greet: Marilyn Chappell
- Gifts Galore!
- HollyFest 2021