The holiday's are finally here and it's the best time of the year! The Chapel Hill area has many festive events for all ages to enjoy. Below are some of the happenings around the area. Happy Holidays!

Singin' and Swingin' for the Holidays

North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra will perform for this special holiday event. Cost is $15, $20 and $25 for general public. For more information, contact Memorial Hall Box Office at (919) 843-3333 Friday, December 10th, 2010, starts at 11:00 AM. Memorial Hall
Cameron Ave, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

 Arts at the Holidays Trolley Tour

Womancraft and the Shops at Eastgate will team with FRANK Gallery in downtown Chapel Hill to introduce a Holiday Art Loop that will run between the two locations on Friday, December 10, departing from Eastgate every half-hour, beginning at 6pm and running until 9pm. The program is designed to give shoppers an opportunity to purchase local arts and crafts for the holiday gift-giving season.  The Arts at the Holidays Trolley Tour will begin at Eastgate at 6pm and travel straight down Franklin Street to FRANK gallery. FRANK’s artists will be-on hand to welcome shoppers and will feature their Small Wonders exhibit. The trolley will travel back on Franklin Street to Eastgate.  1800 E. Franklin Street - Chapel Hill (919) 968-2060  This is a free event.

Gingerbread Village Display

Nothing says the holiday season like Gingerbread Houses! Enjoy the festive display of the 8th Annual Gingerbread House Competition entries. Contestants from Chapel Hill and surrounding areas will showcase their creativity and imagination with their edible masterpieces this holiday season. Competition is open to amateur and professional bakers alike, with separate categories for youth and adults. Registration form is due Friday, December 3rd. This is a free event that goes from 8am-10pm December 11 - December 27. The Carolina Inn - 211 Pittsboro St - Chapel

 Breakfast with Santa at The Carolina Inn

What could be more fun than breakfast with Santa? Make reservations today for your little ones to create a special memory!  Reservations required, Open seating.
The Carolina Inn - 211 Pittsboro St - Chapel Hill. $20 Adults/$15 Children 3 and under Free