Holiday Fun For Kids Of All Ages!
The Holiday Season is a time to celebrate with loved ones. If you are looking to get out and celebrate the season, here are just a few local events to check out: 

Cary - Chinese Lantern Festival  Nov. 25th - Jan. 15th, 6-10pm Tues.-Sun. at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary features 20 new LED displays of lights including the Spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake. For more information and tickets, visit: 

Chapel Hill - Night Lights at Morehead Planetarium  
On Dec. 31st from 2-6pm. Family Fun includes science activities, interactive games, crafts, dance performances, photo booth refreshments, food trucks, and a kids' countdown under the stars in the fulldome theatre to ring in 2017! For more information and to reserve space, visit:

Durham - African American Dance Ensemble KwanzaaFest
Sun. Jan. 1st at 12:00 at the Durham Armory - Free event! A celebration of family, community and culture centered on 7 basic values as building blocks for peace and progress within neighborhoods. For more information, visit:

Raleigh - First Night Raleigh 2017
Rides, interactive activities and nearly 100 evening performances at 35 Raleigh venues! For more information visit:

Hillsborough - Solstice Lantern Walk
This annual event just took place on Dec. 21st on the Riverwalk in Hillsborough. The local community participated in the Solstice Lantern Walk hosted by the Hillsborough Arts Council. Crafts and hot cocoa were offered to purchase. This is also a fun event for those who prefer not to walk, as you can watch from the Eno River parking deck. Take a look at the beautiful the Solstice Lantern Walk from 2015 in the video below.
For more information on the lanterns and to register for next year, visit:


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