Top Holiday Events in Johnston County NC

Holiday Events in Johnston County NC

Top Holiday events in Johnston County NC

What’s your December vibe? Is it filled with the spirit of the season or do you fall into “Bah Humbug”? With so many holiday events in Johnston County, NC, this season, there’s no excuse to miss out on making merry. And New Home Inc. wants to be sure you know the things to do in Raleigh and the surrounding Raleigh suburbs.

Holiday Treats at The Dessertery, Downtown Raleigh, NC

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, daily through December 23, 2022

Get ready for a sugar rush. Indulge your sweet tooth at this mouthwatering, all-you-can-eat dessert buffet, one of the tastiest things to do in Raleigh this season.

Illuminate Art Walk, Downtown Raleigh, NC

Daily from December 2 through January 6, 2023

Large, interactive sculptures and projection art in the Fayetteville Street and Glenwood South districts light the way for you and your family. Sip and stroll as you explore artistry in a whole new way.

Grinch Stink, Stank, Stunk 5K & Jingle Bell Jog, Smithfield, NC

Smithfield Community Park, December 3, 2022, 9 a.m.

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to local children and then join Grinches, Whos, and joggers for your choice of a 5K run or a 1-mile jog. Be warned that your heart might grow a few sizes that day!

“A Christmas Carol”, Downtown Raleigh, NC

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, December 9-11, 2022

Theatre In The Park brings this Dickens’ Christmas classic to the stage in a musical comedy adaptation. Choose a matinee or evening performance, but make sure to include it in your holiday things to do in Raleigh.

Holiday Pops with the North Carolina Symphony, Raleigh, NC

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, December 9 & 10, 2022

One of the most popular holiday events in Johnston County! The halls of Meymandi Concert Hall will be filled with the sounds of the holidays. Treat yourself to holiday favorites and traditional carols to bring the spirit of the season to a new high.

Merry & Bright: A Children’s North Pole Market, Raleigh, NC

Mordecai Historic Park, December 10, 2022, 10-3 p.m.

Fun, food, and great finds for gifts fill the park that’s all decked out for the season. Local vendors present their local wares and there are wonderful backdrops for a memorable photo.

Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour, Raleigh, NC

Oakwood, December 10 & 11, 2022, 1-7 p.m.

Step back into history when you tour homes that span from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, a stunning experience for architecture and history buffs. Ten homes open their doors to welcome visitors and share the history of each property. Add this event to your list of cultural things to do in Raleigh.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, Raleigh, NC

PNC Arena, December 14, 2022, 7 p.m.

The multi-platinum, award-winning progressive rock group has included Raleigh in its Winter Tour. Let the Trans-Siberian Orchestra transport you with their magical musical performance, a combination of compelling sound and a vibrant light show.

Carolina Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”, Raleigh, NC

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, December 10-24, 2022, 7 p.m.

Experience a different interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet, a treasured holiday event in Johnston County. Carolina Ballet reinvisions the production for today’s audiences while remaining true to the iconic’s story’s historic roots.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, Smithfield, NC

Double Barley Brewing, December 17, 2022, 2-7p.m.

Strut your ugliest sweater at this family-operated craft brewery. Capture your festive fashionista in a photo taken with Santa, and enjoy the music, brews, and food. See if your ugly knitwear can win the prize for Funniest, Best Homemade, or Best Couple.

Raleigh Ringers Holiday Concerts, Raleigh, NC

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, December 17 & 18, 2022, 4-6 p.m.

Get ready to chime in on a good time. The Raleigh Ringers return with the holiday tradition of handbell ringers performing a repertoire of secular, sacred, and popular music, including some rock ‘n’ roll!

Sip and Shop: Small Business Pop-Up, Clayton, NC

Deep River Brewing Company, December 18, 2022, Noon-5 p.m.

Got someone tough to shop for on your gift list? This is the perfect place to make sure you get it right. Handcrafted gifts, homemade treats, and lots of food turn the Deep River Brewing Company into a new way to shop for the holidays.

Light the Menorah, Cary, NC

Cary Arts Center, December 19, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

The Cary Arts Center unveils and lights its new menorah on the second night of Hanukkah. Join the celebration of the Festival of Lights with music, refreshments, and activities for kids, a truly memorable event among things to do in Raleigh this season.

Menorah Lighting, Fenton, NC

December 21, 2022, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

On the fourth night of Hanukkah, watch the lighting of the menorah and then witness the carving of the ice menorah, enjoy ice skating, music, refreshments, and much more.

Meadow Lights, Benson, NC

Daily through December 31, 2022

This sparkling spectacle is a must-see! Meadow Lights is the largest and oldest light show in eastern North Carolina—and it’s free. More than 8,000 lights are twinkling over a 30-acre panorama, with one display that’s 37 feet tall. Visit the Old Country Store for old-fashioned candy and refreshments, including hot cider. Visit with Santa, ride the carousel, and just enjoy the festive feeling.

Live @ The Rudy Christmas Jubilee, Selma, NC

Daily through December 20, 2022

It’s not your standard carols, but then The Rudy is anything but “standard”. Follow the show through a musical journey of holiday music and scenes. You can rock around the Christmas tree, mellow out to your favorites, and discover some new ones.

Lights on the Neuse, Clayton, NC

Boyette Family Farms, Daily through December 24, 2022

Is there such a thing as too many holiday light shows? You don’t have to be Clark Griswold to marvel at the glitter and glow. In addition to the electric extravaganza, enjoy a mile-long hayride with a front row seat. Visit the Sugar Barn to decorate your own gingerbread cookie, or feast on fresh popped kettle corn, hot chocolate or cider, donuts, snacks, and more. Of course, Santa is making a stop on his sleigh here everyday, too.

Skate the Square, Cary, NC

Fenton Square, Daily through January 16, 2023

THE RINK, Downtown Raleigh, NC

Red Hat Amphitheater, Daily through January 16, 2023

Glide, slide, and swirl your way around the new skating rink in Cary or the winter wonderland in Downtown Raleigh. Take a break to warm up with hot chocolate or browse the shops in the area.

Are you home for the holidays?

The Raleigh region of North Carolina is a great place to call “home”. During the holidays and all year ‘round, there’s a spectacular spirit here.

New Home Inc. invites you to settle into the right home. We’re building new homes in Smithfield, Fuquay-Varina, Selma, Apex, and Lillington, NC. Whether you’re looking for a single-family home or brand new townhome, you owe it to yourself and your family to explore the many advantages New Home Inc. offers. Every community is situated in a desirable location, close to the amenities you want.

More than that, we build our new homes for sale in Smithfield and all these wonderful Raleigh suburbs with a Future-Proof approach—smart, healthy, and new features that add lasting value.

Browse our communities, floor plans, and available new homes for sale in Smithfield, Raleigh, and the surrounding areas. Then contact New Home Inc. to make your way home.

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