Holiday Attractions around the Triangle Area

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It’s hard to believe we’re already in the month of December and the holiday season has already begun. It seems like every year December feels so far away, and then BAM! It’s here before you know it and you’re rushing around trying to get holiday shopping completed, cooking for all the family gatherings, wrapping presents and making New Year’s Eve plans. Two simple words: slow down. It’s an important time of year to also slow down a bit and take it all in. Even though this time of year can be stressful and busier than ever, try to enjoy these moments. These moments are precious and many turn into beautiful memories you will take with you throughout the coming years.

There are so many holiday attractions that take place this time of year right here in the Triangle area. A Christmas Carol is always popular and draws in people of all ages. The last day of the show this year is Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. Another popular event is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical playing through Dec. 24 at Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This is a great choice if you have little ones. It’s entertaining for the entire family! The Nutcracker, presented by Carolina Ballet, starts playing Dec. 16 through Dec. 24 at the Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Visit for more information on these two shows and more, plus ticket availability and prices.

The Wake Forest Christmas parade takes place Saturday, Dec. 10, starting at 1:00 pm and ending at 3:00 pm. This is a fun time to bring out the entire family, people of all ages, and enjoy floats, music and Santa Claus.

Go to for more great events going on in the Triangle area. We hope you and yours have a magical and memorable 2016 holiday season!

Holiday Attractions around the Triangle Area was last modified: February 7th, 2017 by Chris Leith Dodge