Here are some fun things to do around the area!
Where Every Day Is Christmas Eve And The Snow Falls Every Night.
Bring your friends and family and celebrate the magic of the Christmas season at Lights on the Neuse. http://www.lightsontheneuse.com/
Want to see more? Here is a list from surrounding counties!
Colonial Christmas Open House at the House in the Horseshoe, Sanford
There will be re-enactors on site demonstrating period crafts and skills of the 18th century along with musket and cannon firings throughout the day. Period music will be played in the house parlor and refreshments will be available. Dec. 11.
12 Days of Christmas at the Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill
Includes a tree lighting, breakfast with Santa, brunch with Santa, storytelling, a tea party and more.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade, Chapel Hill
An annual event presented by the Chapel Hill Jaycees. Dec. 11.
Festival of Trees, Chapel Hill
The fundraiser for Arc of Orange County includes a family night, a ladies night and a charity gala from Nov. 20 to Dec. 2.
Alamance Battleground, Burlington
Celebrate a Colonial Christmas that focuses on the symbolism of the heart during the holidays. Dec. 11.
A Dickens Holiday, Fayetteville
Downtown Fayetteville is transformed. Horse drawn carriages, Santa, a costume contest and more. Nov. 26.
Cape Fear Regional Theater presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Fayetteville
The popular production is now in its 20th year.
Fayetteville Christmas Parade, Fayetteville
Floats, bands and more. Dec. 11.
Holly Day Fair, Fayetteville
Major gift and craft show with more than 200 vendors.
Santa at Cross Creek Mall, Fayetteville
Santa arrives for holiday photo sessions. Nov. 6
The Singing Christmas Tree, Fayetteville
A Fayetteville tradition. The event features 250 singers, two handbell choirs and a 40-piece orchestra.
Selma Christmas Parade, Selma
A Selma tradition. Dec. 7
Selma Polar Express, Selma
Take a coach bus from Selma to Raleigh’s train station and return to Selma on the train with Santa. This is very popular and sells out early. Dec. 18
Johnston Community College presents A Christmas Carol, Smithfield
A 60-minute musical best for grades one to eight. Dec. 19
Lacy O Farm Christmas Nite, Smithfield
Nativity animals, campfire and marshmallow roasting, Santa, crafts, hayride and more. Dec. 4, 11 and 18.
Smithfield Christmas Parade, Smithfield
An annual town tradition. Dec. 9.