Winter time is here and it’s almost time to celebrate the holidays as everyone gets a few days off from school and from work. The city of Raleigh has plenty of fun activities you and the family can take part in, here are few of them.
Why celebrate New Year’s Eve at home when you can celebrate with the rest of the city. First Night Raleigh is the largest NYE event in North Carolina. It is a great and safe environment to bring your family to celebrate the arrival of the new calendar year. This event runs on what they consider their Four Pillars; Celebration, Community, The New Year, and The Arts. Bring in the new year with some fun and 40,000 others!
Take some time during these winter holidays to visit the Christmas Tree at the NC State Capitol building. The historical building hosts a large Christmas tree that features an ornament from over 100 of North Carolina’s counties. For those who want to learn more about the history of North Carolina, the building will be available for open house visits during the holiday season. Get the family together and visit the large, decorated Christmas Tree, all while learning more about your home state.
We hope you’re ready for ice skating, local entertainers, sledding ramps, ice carving, and of course, the jolly old man, Santa Claus. The AT&T Winterfest offers all of these great things, plus much more great activities you can enjoy with the whole family. For the small price of $8 you gain access to a great event that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Everyone enjoys the Nutcracker play, but once you see the Nutcracker done by the Carolina Ballet you’ll fall in love. With all the great technology that is now available to us, the Nutcracker play you watched as a young child will not be able to rival the production the Carolina Ballet puts together.
What are the holidays without seeing the cold heart of Mr. Scrooge be warmed up to the temperature of a nice cup of coffee. Take the family to see A Christmas Carol as it is put on by Raleigh’s Theater in the Park, it will be a great time for the kids and adults alike. The show takes place at the Progress Energy Center-Raleigh Memorial Auditorium which holds over 30,000 people.