Triangle-Area Happenings

There's always something to do in the Triangle area! As local real estate agents, we can't get enough of all the fun festivals, community service events, holiday celebrations, and arts and culture showcases. Check out our events calendar to see what's happening around the Triangle or give us a call at 919-434-3434.


December Events

christmas on salem street

Christmas on Salem Street

Don’t miss a great start to the holiday season on Salem Street with the annual Apex Christmas tree lighting, caroling and sleigh rides. Saturday night is filled with cheer during the annual Apex Rotary Christmas Parade starting at 5 pm and pictures with Santa Claus. The Apex Historical society will also offer historic home tours on Sunday.   LEARN MORE

event date and time

11/30 - 12/2
Various Times 
Saturday Parade begins at 5 pm

event location

Downtown Apex
Salem Street
Apex, NC 27502

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26th Annual Boylan Heights ArtWalk

Over a hundred craftspeople and artists will be selling from a wide variety of mediums including woodwork, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glasswork and more! This is a free event.  LEARN MORE

event date and time

12/2
5 pm

event location

Boylan Heights Neighborhood
South Boylan Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603

Chinese Lantern Festival

One of our area's favorite holiday traditions is back! The NC Chinese Lantern Festival will transform Koka Booth with gorgeous lights and over 20 new displays created by Chinese artisans. All this plus cultural arts performances nightly on the main stage! This event is ticketed. LEARN MORE

event date and time

11/9 - 1/13
6 PM to 10 PM
Closed Mondays (open 12/24 & 12/31)

event location

Koka Booth Amphitheatre 
8003 Regency Parkway
Cary, NC 27518

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State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony

Enjoy the annual tree-lighting ceremony on Capitol Square with Governor Roy Cooper and the State Capitol. Performances will be provided by the Kaiser Middle School 8th Grade Band and the Raleigh Concert Band. Don’t miss the NC Executive Mansion open house following the tree lighting from 6-8 pm! This event is free. LEARN MORE

event date and time

12/6
5:00 - 8 pm

event location

North Carolina State Capitol
1 E. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Main Street Christmas

Main Street Christmas - Holly Springs

Looking for a chance to visit with Santa this holiday season? He will be in Holly Springs for Main Street Christmas to help with the Annual Tree Lighting along with many crafts and live entertainment. This event is free.  LEARN MORE

event date and time

12/7
6:00 - 8:00 pm 

event location

Holly Springs Cultural Center
300 West Ballentine Street
Holly Springs, NC 27540

Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade

Happy Holly Days is finally here! Don't miss this fun holiday parade filled with festive floats, marching groups, and dancers. This event is free.  LEARN MORE

event date and time

12/8
11 am

event location

Downtown Holly Springs
Starting at Holly Springs Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540

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47th Annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour

Have you ever driven by those historic homes in Oakwood on a nice Sunday drive but wished you could go inside? Historic Oakwood community works hard to preserve this community of homes dating back to the mid-1800s to early 1900s. Over 10 homeowners will open there doors this weekend to share the history of the people who owned these homes and the importance the house served for the community. This event is ticketed.  LEARN MORE

event date and time

12/8 - 12/9
1:00 - 7:00 pm

event location

Historic Oakwood - The Tucker House
418 N. Person Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

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24th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

Join the Cary Arts Center to the cultural celebration of Kwanzaa with this year’s theme of “Working to Build A Kind and Just World”. The celebration includes musical and dance performances along with the traditional Kwanzaa ceremony with libation, candle lighting and Harambee Circle beginning at 1 pm. This event is free.  LEARN MORE

event date and time

12/28
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

event location

Cary Arts Center 
101 Dry Avenue
Cary, NC 27511

artswalk

27th Annual WRAL First Night Raleigh 2019

Get ready to ring in the new year with over 20 blocks of programming including music, theatre, ferris wheel and amusement right. All this and to top of the evening make your way to Fayetteville Street for the famous Raleigh Acorn Drop! This event is ticketed.  LEARN MORE

event date and time

12/31
2:00 pm - Midnight

event location

Downtown Raleigh
Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601