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Celebrate the Holidays with Raleigh Parks

Join us for fun holiday programs to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

Browse our upcoming programs below. Register for any program online via RecLink

Holiday Express tickets are sold out. We encourage you to check out these other holiday opportunities with Raleigh Parks listed below.

Stay tuned for more Raleigh Parks events as they get added!

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Nights of Lights at Dix Park

WRAL’s Nights of Lights celebration returns to Dix Park for a third year this holiday season, Nov. 19 through Dec. 24.

Find all the details about how to experience a winter wonderland of light displays and more at WRAL Nights of Lights.

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Letters to Santa

Raleigh Parks is assisting the North Pole this holiday season by hosting Letters to Santa at select community centers! Drop off your letter to Santa at North Pole mailboxes at our community centers listed below between Monday, Nov. 28 and Wednesday, Dec. 14.

  • Abbotts Creek Community Center
  • Barwell Road Community Center
  • Brier Creek Community Center
  • Green Road Community Center
  • Kiwanis Neighborhood Center
  • Marsh Creek Community Center
  • Pullen Community Center

Your responses from the North Pole will be available for pickup on or after Friday, Dec. 16, at the same North Pole Post Office where you dropped off your letter.

Learn more about Letters to Santa

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Soulful Holiday Open House

Friday, Dec. 9, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Let's bring soul and good times to John Chavis Memorial Park and celebrate the holidays with joy and laughter.
Cost: None

Learn more about the Soulful Holiday Open House

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Holiday Open House at Mordecai Historic Park

Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 1 - 4 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays at the Holiday Open House and see how the home would have been decorated for the holidays in years past. Enjoy crafts, live music, and more throughout the park!
Ages: All
Cost: Free

Learn more about the Holiday Open House at Mordecai Historic Park