>> Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Looking for a fun and free way to celebrate the holidays? Look no further!
Here's my Raleigh event guide to help you have more fun with less stuff for the holidays:
:: December 4: Raleigh Winterfest. 5 PM to 11 PM. FREE
:: December 5 & 6: Christmas Colonial Open House at Joel Lane House. Colonial demonstrations, children's activities, and free hot wassail. 1 PM to 4 PM. FREE
:: December 5: Sleigh Rides and Cider: A Winter Night at Oak View. Horse-drawn carriage ride, hot apple cider, holiday stories, and St. Nick. 5 PM to 7:30 PM. FREE
:: December 6: Boylan Heights ArtWalk. 12 PM to 5 PM. Over 100 artists sell and display their artwork from homes in historic Boylan Heights. FREE
:: December 12: Miracle on Fayettevile Street. Watch Miracle on 34th Street at the Raleigh City Museum, along with cider and snacks. 1 PM to 4 PM. Suggested donation of $5 per family.
:: December 12: Governor's Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival. Tree lighting and musical performances on the Capitol Grounds. 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. FREE
:: December 12: Holiday Open House at the Mordecai Mansion. See the home decorated for the holidays. 10 AM to 4 PM. FREE
:: December 12: Oakwood Holiday Scavenger Hunt. In conjunction with the annual Oakwood Candlelight tour, the Oakwood neighborhood is hosting a fun family scavenger hunt. Pick up your clue sheet at the Tucker House on Person Street. 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. FREE. Contact Nick Sadler at (919)329-5994 for more information.
:: December 12 to 13: Christmas in the Carolinas during the Civil War. Visit Bennett Place to find out how Christmas was celebrated during the Civil War in the Carolinas. 10 AM to 4 PM.
***More Fun, Less Stuff is a slogan of one of my favorite organizations, the New American Dream.