Raleigh Parks is assisting the North Pole this holiday season by hosting Letters to Santa at select community centers! How to Mail Your Letter to Santa 1. Fill Out Fill out the letter to Santa template with everything Santa needs to know! Download the template here.  Your letter to Santa can be typed and printed or handwritten. Templates will […]

The Raleigh Youth Council is hosting the annual Toys From Teens! This event will be at Roberts Park for families with children up to 12 years old. Participants will create festive crafts, meet Santa and receive a gift (while supplies last). Date: Saturday, December 10 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ages: 0 to 12 years old Cost: Free (Registration […]

A phone call from Santa Claus is on every child’s wish list. The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is making those wishes come true by offering “Calls from Santa” to kids ages 3-9 on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6-8 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 26, registration forms will be available online and at the […]

Welcome the holiday season with the official Christmas tree lighting for the Town of Cary. This festive night features actors, singers, and musicians from the community and is capped by the lighting of our Official Town of Cary Christmas Tree. Auditions Do you sing, act, dance, or tell jokes?  The Town of Cary is looking […]

Parade Participants The application period for parade participants is October 3 – November 7, 2022. All applications will be reviewed after the deadline on Monday, November 7 and notified of their status by Friday, November 11. If your application is accepted, you will be billed and have 3 business days to pay. If you enroll […]

Feasting with family is part of many holiday celebrations. Follow these tips to help prevent food poisoning, or foodborne illness, during the holidays. Keep foods separatedexternal icon. Keep meat, chicken, turkey, seafood, and eggs separate from all other foods at the grocery store and in the refrigerator. Prevent juices from meat, chicken, turkey, and seafood […]

Need to run out for a last minute gift or two? Before you head out, check out the list of stores that will be open. Open On Christmas Eve: Aldi (Hours vary by location) Athleta (Hours vary by location) Banana Republic (Hours vary by location) Best Buy (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Bed, Bath and Beyond […]

RDU anticipates welcoming nearly 494,000 passengers between Dec. 18 and Jan. 2 – more than the total for the entire month of December 2020. Thursday, Dec. 23 is projected to be the busiest day, with an estimated 37,600 travelers flying through the airport. “RDU expects to finish strong after a year of robust recovery,” said Michael […]

When Santa’s come and gone and it’s time to toss that Tannenbaum, help Wake County spruce up its parks by recycling your Christmas tree into mulch. Through the Happy Trails Christmas Tree Recycling Program, Wake County residents can turn their Christmas trees into mulch that will fortify and beautify park trails around the county. Just drop […]

These are the shipping dates you need to be aware of: U.S. Postal Service USPS officials recommend shipping your items by the following dates to guarantee they arrive by Christmas Day: 2021 Holiday Shipping Dates for the Contiguous U.S. December 15: USPS retail ground service December 17: First-class mail service (including holiday greeting cards) December […]

Looking to fry a turkey this Thanksgiving? Here are some tips to keep in mind from State Farm so you don’t burn it all down. Thanksgiving is a time for family and holiday traditions including taste tested, Thanksgiving recipes. It’s also a time where family members may want to join in the food preparation so […]

Need to run out to get last minute items? Or are you trying to shop for holiday gifts early? Check out the list of stores that already plan to be open on Thanksgiving Day.   Acme Albertsons Amigos Andronico’s Balducci’s Carrs Bass Pro Shops Big Lots Cabela’s CVS Dollar General Dollar Tree Family Dollar Five […]