Holiday

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 […]

Looking for holiday parades in our area? We’ve got you covered! Youngsville: The Youngsville Christmas Parade is the first Saturday in December at 10am.   This year, the Christmas Parade will be held on December 4, 2021.  The town Christmas tree lighting ceremony will also be held from 4:30-7pm on Friday, December 3, 2021. More Details […]

Can you carry mac and cheese on a plane? How about collard greens? Yams? The TSA has weighed in and this is what we know: Thanksgiving foods that can be carried through a TSA checkpoint Baked goods. Homemade or store-bought pies, cakes, cookies, brownies and other sweet treats Meats. Turkey, chicken, ham, steak. Frozen, cooked […]

Kick off the holiday season at the Durham Holiday Parade! Cheer on dynamic floats, hometown bands, drill teams, schools, and community groups as they make their way down Main Street at the Durham Holiday Parade. The procession will conclude with a guest appearance from Santa. Holiday Parade Saturday, December 18, 2021 11 a.m. Downtown Durham […]

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 […]

There are three safe ways to defrost a turkey: in the refrigerator, in cold water, and in a microwave oven. Refrigerator Thawing (Recommended) The USDA recommends thawing your turkey in the refrigerator. This is the safest method because the turkey will thaw at a consistent, safe temperature. This method takes some time, so allow one […]