Fancy a fun vacation? Here are some festive activities around the Triangle
It’s the most wonderful time of year in the Triangle, and there is plenty to do in the Triangle to get in the holiday spirit.
Choose your own pecans
Historic Oak View County Park has your fix of pecans covered. The farm in Raleigh is open to visitors to hunt for fallen pecans. Picking takes place Monday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Be dazzled by the lights
There will be many light shows to see in the city.
Celebrate Hanukkah in Raleigh at Menorah street light. On November 29 at 6 p.m., Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin will lead a Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts. There will be hot drinks, cool latkes and traditional donuts.
Durham’s iconic Lucky Strike Tower will be lit during a celebration December 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The celebration will also feature dancing and singing talent from the Durham Region. On December 9, American Tobacco Campus will host the Durham Night Market with live music and entertainment and over 50 vendors.
The Mangum Family Christmas Lights The show takes place at 7510 Guess Road from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily until New Years Eve. If you drive to the show, you can see the lights synchronized with the music while tuning to 90.3 FM.
The Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Raleigh hosts the Magic of lights—A driving experience with LED lights and digital animations — until January 2. Magic of Lights sells entrance tickets ranging from $ 20 to $ 32 per car.
Skating in town
At Hillsborough, the Orange County Sports Complex is open and charges $ 8 for adult admission and $ 4 for skate rentals.
In Raleigh and Cary, you can enjoy a game of ice skating at Polar Ice House. Weekday entry prices are $ 10 with skate rental included. Weekend entry prices are $ 12 for admission and $ 3 for skate rentals.
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