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What's Happening in Raleigh: December 2015

December 5, 2015

Has the frigid winter weather got you experiencing a bit of cabin fever this December? If you’re ready for an adventure to break up your winter blues, why not take a trip down to Raleigh? Whether you are a visitor hoping for a taste of Raleigh, or a local hoping for something new to experience this year, Raleigh has plenty of great things going on this month to satisfy even the most picky adventurer.

Wine Tastings: If you’re a wine lover, December is a great month to be in Raleigh. The Raleigh Wine Shop on Glenwood Avenue offers free wine tastings on Wednesday nights through the end of December. Find your new favorite vintage in a great atmosphere.

A Taste of Broadway: Do you like your downtown adventures to be a bit more theatrical? In December, Broadway Series South presents great shows like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Once, and others. Check out the full lineup for the month of December at the Duke Energy Center.

Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest: If you love all things winter, don’t miss the Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest Celebration held Dec. 5 at City Plaza. This unique holiday occasion features the lighting of the tree, games and rides, food, exhibitions and more.

The Nutcracker Ballet: The annual performance of the Nutcracker Ballet has become a tradition for many Raleigh area families. This year, the performance by Carolina Ballet will take place Dec. 18-21, 23 & 27. Get your tickets now!

Nuncrackers: A Nunsense Christmas Musical: If you’re looking for a little humor in your holidays, visit the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Dec. 4-20 for this hilarious twist on the traditional holiday theatre show.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Performance: The quintessential downtown Raleigh holiday event, join the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Performance on Dec. 10 at the State Capitol. Enjoy live music and the annual lighting of the tree in the exciting atmosphere of downtown.

Raleigh in Lights Holiday Tour: See downtown Raleigh in a whole new light Dec. 4-13--literally! Enjoy guided tours of downtown Raleigh and explore the area while it is lit up for the holidays! Learn about architecture, history, culture, and more.

Just because the weather is blustery doesn’t mean your December has to be a bore. Get out on the town in Raleigh and see what the city has in store for you this month! If you get hungry, don't forget to stop by your favorite local deli for a bite to eat.


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