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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 Apex Rotary Christmas Parade. Starting at 5pm at the intersection of Ambergate Station and Te Peakway, heading down Salem street and ending at the Apex Public Works buildings on Upchurch Street. Visit:

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 Light Up The Night Hillsborough Holiday

Parade, Community Sing and Tree Lighting. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for a suggested donation of $5 at the Visitors Center in the Alexander Dickson House at 150 East King Street from 1–3pm on December 2, and also 1–3pm on December 9. The Parade will commence around 4:15pm (after the Running of

the Elves) south on

Churton Street and then north on Cameron.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 Town of Cary Christmas Parade. 1–5pm.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade. 10am– noon. Located in Downtown Chapel Hill

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 Sleigh Rides and Cider at Historic Oak View County

Park. 5-7pm. FREE. Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Cary Dr, Raleigh. For more info, visit:


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 Piper Lights. A family-run light display that’s been in action for 30 years now is set for another big holiday season. Te seven-acre light display that connects yards and jumps across a pond received national recognition in 2016 when they were named winners on ABC television network’s Great Christmas Light Fight. Enjoy this year’s light display at 5725 Fixit Shop Rd, Wake Forest. Visit:

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 Sound and Mantra Workshop with Sat Purkh

Kaur. 8am-3pm. Learn about the science of mantra, explore your own voice and have fun making beautiful music in a group! Fee is $90 and includes catered raw vegan lunch! To pre-register by December 1, contact HarDarshan: 919-257-7814 or

and Carrboro. Beginning at the old Post Office on E. Franklin Street, and ending at the Carrboro Town Hall on Main Street.

Durham Holiday Parade and Fun Fest. The Parade will start at 10am at the Health Department (Main and Dillard Streets) and end near Duke University East Campus (Main Street and Buchanan Boulevard). The Fun Fest is from 1-4pm; Blackwell Street between Morehead Avenue and West Lakewood Avenue.

Wake Forest Christmas Parade. 1pm. Begins at the intersection of Elm Avenue and South White Street and continues north along South White Street before turning east onto Wait Avenue. It then turns south onto South Brooks Street and continues until ending at the Elm Avenue intersection.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 Pittsboro Holiday Parade. 3pm. Parade starts at MLK Drive and ends at Farrell Street.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3 Leaning In To Darkness. 7-8pm. December is the month when darkness noticeably increases, culminating in the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. Tis program offers the opportunity to experience a prayer-full darkness during which to explore the giſts darkness holds for us, especially when contrasted with the light. Without darkness there would be no contrast! Free will donation. A Place for Women To Gather, 8380 Six Forks Road, Suite 203, Raleigh.

Love the Skin You’re In Women’s Forum. 6:30- 8:00pm. Presented by Boss Lady Enterprise. Free and open to the public. Location: South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave., Durham. 6:30pm-8:00pm. For more information visit:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 Women Who Run With the Wolves. 10:30am or 7:00-8:30pm. For women who have read this book. If this book had an impact on you, please come and share with others who have had a similar experience. Free will donation. A Place for Women To Gather, 8380 Six Forks Road, Suite 203, Raleigh.

Duke Chorale Christmas Concert. 7pm. Te Duke Chorale presents its annual Christmas Concert

featuring seasonal selections by the Duke Chorale, as well as traditional carols for the entire audience to sing and stories and special treats for the children. This family holiday event is a long-standing tradition for many area residents. Free. Take one non-perishable food item for needy families in Durham. Duke Chapel, 401 Chapel Dr., Durham.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 Drum Circle. 7-8:30pm. Join us as Cindy Jones MS LPCS and Taylor Houchens MS LPCA present

“Drumming for Wellness”. If you are feeling a need for ease from any of the following–boredom, loneliness, stress, fatigue. Come and get some rhythm relief! NO experience necessary. All levels welcome! Bring your drums and percussion instruments (extras will be available!). Suggested donation $10. Unity Center of Peace, 8800 Seawell School Rd., Chapel Hill. For more info: 919-968-1854

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 Journey to Bethlehem: Walk-through Christmas

Drama. 6:00-8:30pm. Free. Salem Baptist Church, Apex. Visit:

Main Street Christmas. 6-8pm. Free.

Downtown Holly Springs, Holly Springs. Visit:


AND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 47th Annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour. 1-7pm. Historic Oakwood, a community of homes, many of which are dated to the mid 1800s to early 1900s, has its own small town feel. Elegantly decorated for the holidays, you can step inside about a dozen private homes, staffed with docents who tell the rich history of this Century Victorian neighborhood in Raleigh. For more information visit:

SATURDAY DECEMBER 8 Mini BioBlitz at Piedmont Wildlife Center. 10:00am- 2:00pm. Learn all about who and what lives in nature, meet native wildlife ambassadors, become a scientist in the great outdoors, make craſts and more. Free. Piedomont Wildlife Center, 364 Leigh Farm Rd., Durham. Visit:

Winter in the Garden Holiday Festival. 5pm-9pm.Get away from the hustle and bustle of the season and enjoy the peaceful holiday splendor of the Garden as we celebrate the end of the year with outdoor light displays, holiday music, natural ornament making, Carolina Santa, nature story time, food for purchase, and good cheer! $5 suggested ticket price. North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd. Chapel Hill. All ages with a parent or caregiver.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 Unity Church of Raleigh: Rev. Paula Zabkar, Guest Speaker. 10:30am. Paula is a passionate teacher and inspiring speaker who walks her talk. She believes in using ancient and contemporary wisdom as a guide to living spiritually in present life circumstances. Her highest prayer is to inspire you to live an extraordinary life! Join us aſter the service for Christmas Caroling Around the Piano and Te Great Cookie Exchange. Unity Church of Raleigh, 5124-108 Departure Drive, Raleigh

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