Having turkey for the holidays is a tradition for many, so here are some tips on how to handle the big ole bird in a safely to prevent any foodborne illnesses. 1. Wash your hands before and after handling, preparing or cooking any food. This way you can prevent the spread of microbes that could […]

Get started on holiday shopping by buying unique handcrafted gifts at the Jingle Mingle Artisan Market. This free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences at 270 Gay St. in downtown Rocky Mount. The Jingle Mingle Artisan Market is made […]

If you love watching Christmas movies, you could get paid from doing it! is looking to pay someone $2,500 to watch 25 holiday movies plus a year of seven streaming services. The job is called “chief of cheer.” Check out the application. According to their online post: At, one of our favorite holiday […]

Join us as we kick off the holiday season with the Town of Morrisville’s official tree lighting event! Santa Claus and the Town Council will be counting down the lighting of the tree followed by some fun and entertainment. Event Date Saturday, Dec. 2  |  3-6 p.m. Location Town Hall Drive and Indian Creek Trailhead […]

As the holiday season approaches, Wake County invites residents to join in the spirit of giving and bring joy to children, teens and seniors in our community by participating in the time-honored Holiday Cheer program. For more than 20 years, this cherished program has connected families in need with generous community sponsors, ensuring they receive Thanksgiving, Christmas, […]

There’s still time to register to participate in the Durham Holiday Parade! The deadline to register has been extended to November 10. Scroll down to Parade Participant Registration to register! Kick off the holiday season at the Durham Holiday Parade! Cheer on hometown bands, drill teams, schools, and community groups as they make their way […]

Enjoy these holiday events and activities in Fuquay-Varina. Town Tree Lighting Celebrate the joy of the holiday season at the annual Town Tree Lighting on November 30! Join us in the Fuquay Business District at 6 pm for performances by local choral groups, an Artist Village, sleigh rides, pictures with Santa, s’mores, and of course…the […]

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 […]