(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill - 2020 | Kids Out and About Research Triangle

(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill - 2020

KidsOutAndAbout is the Triangle's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2020, which means a bit less is happening than usual. The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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Santa Sightings

Multiple dates starting Nov 7, 2020 Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's
Nov 21, 2020 (Virtual) 76th ABC11 Raleigh Christmas Parade presented Shop Local Raleigh
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2020 Christmas on the Farm - Phillips Farms of Cary, NC
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2020 Christmas with the Kringles - Millstone Creeks Orchard - Ramseur, NC
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2020 Lights On Cedar 2020
Dec 5, 2020 Letters to Santa - Brier Creek Commons
Multiple dates starting Dec 5, 2020 Brunch with Santa - The Carolina Inn - Chapel Hill, NC
Multiple dates starting Dec 5, 2020 Holiday At The 1870 Farm - COVID-19 EDITION
Multiple dates starting Dec 5, 2020 Santa's Reindeer Roundup Express at Triangle's Train: New Hope Valley Railway
Dec 10, 2020 (Virtual) Cookies with Santa (Ages 2-12) - Durham Parks and Rec
Dec 12, 2020 Frosty Family Drive-Thru Toy Giveaways - Bull City Holidayz

 

Light Displays

Nov 21 & 22, 2020 Holiday Market & Lighting of The Trees - Lafayette Village - Raleigh
Multiple dates starting Nov 21, 2020 Fieldstream Farm Festival of Lights Drive Thru
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2020 Lake Myra Christmas Lights 2020
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2020 Drive Thru Festival of Lights! - Hill Ridge Farms
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2020 Piper Lights 2020 - Wake Forest, NC
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2020 Lights On Cedar 2020
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2020 Lights On The Neuse 2020
Dec 4, 2020 (Virtual and In-Person) Tree Lighting & Fireworks Show - Brier Creek Commons
Multiple dates starting Dec 16, 2020 WRAL- TV Nights of Lights
Dec 19, 2020 Laser Light Show - Bull City Holidayz

 

Holiday Races

Dec 4 - 12, 2020 (Virtual) Virtual Reindeer Run 5k- Chatham County Partnership for Children
Dec 11 - 13 (Virtual) Jingle Bell Run Raleigh - Arthritis Foundation

 

Holiday Concerts

Dec 12, 2020 (Virtual) Holiday Pops on the Town - Concert Singers of Cary - NC
Dec 23, 2020 (Virtual) Holiday Pops (Streaming) from North Carolina Symphony Orchestra

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Starting November 2020  DJ's Berry Patch - Apex, NC
Starting November 2020 Medlin Farm - Wake Forest, NC
Starting November 2020 Perkins Orchard - Durham, NC 
Starting November 2020 Phillips Farms of Cary, NC
Starting November 2020 Jordan Lake Christmas Tree Farm - Apex, NC
Starting November 2020 The Family Farm on Avent Ferry - Holly Springs, NC 

 

Ice Skating

Year Round  Orange County SportsPlex

   

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 14, 2020 Christmas Outdoor Market at Millstone Creek Orchards
Nov 21 & 22, 2020 Holiday Market & Lighting of the Trees - Lafayette Village - Raleigh
Nov 21 & 22, 2020 A Taste of Millstone Creek ~ Holiday Edition
Dec 5, 2020 Second Annual Christmas Craft Fair - Pace Family Farms
Dec 13, 2020  Durham Craft Market Holiday Fair 2020

  

Miscellaneous

Multiple dates starting Nov 23, 2020 LETTERS TO SANTA: SANTA'S MAILBOX - Town of Cary NC 
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2020 Christmas on the Farm - Phillips Farms of Cary, NC
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2020 Jolly Raleigh Scavenger Hunt!
Dec 4, 2020 (Virtual) EVENING WITH ELVES - Marbles Kids Museum
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2020 Ring in the Holiday Season with a Drive-In Movie! - City of Raleigh
Dec 5, 2020 Bull City Reels on Wheels - Bull City Holidayz
Dec 12, 2020 Live Nativity Scene Drive Thru - Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church

Below are items that have been posted to our calendar. If you are affiliated with a business hosting a holiday event that should be on our calendar, we'd love to see it there... it's free to postClick here for instructions about how to add your organization to our list and easily post your events to our calendar!


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