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!
Looking for the Perfect Gift?
A Raleigh Parks gift card will make everyone on your list happy! Gift cards can be used toward any Raleigh Parks purchase and are available in any denomination.
Elf Squad - Holiday Toy Drive
Help Hill Street Neighborhood Center, Peach Road Cultural Center, and Sgt. Courtney Johnson Neighborhood Center collect new toys for Raleigh families in need this holiday season.
Write a Letter to Santa
Raleigh Parks is assisting the North Pole this holiday season by hosting Letters to Santa between Saturday, Nov. 25, and Sunday, Dec. 17 at select community centers!
We encourage you to write one thing you are grateful for and hang your icicle on the Gratitude Tree! We hope this tree reminds you of the big and little things that we can appreciate and also brings you a bit of joy during this season.
Oh golly, let's find Holly! An elf named Holly is running loose in Raleigh. Find Holly at the different events and snap a photo with her.
Holiday Events from Our Arts Partners
From Dec. 1 through New Year’s Eve, you can enjoy as many as three-holiday treats from Raleigh Arts Partners each week.
Victorian Holiday Crafts
Enjoy seasonal refreshments and learn how to create beautiful Victorian-style holiday cards and ornaments on Nov. 29! Bring home all that you create.
Gingerbread Decorating Party
Join us for a "Gingerbread Jam" hosted by DJ Young Fresh Prince with cookie decorating, music, and fun at Green Road on Friday, Dec. 1!
Join us for a frosty festive family night as we venture to the snowy North Pole on Dec. 1. We encourage you to wear your favorite PJs as we enjoy a holiday-themed movie with hot cocoa, popcorn, pizza and more!
Sip n' Shop
Join us Friday, Dec. 1 at the City of Raleigh Museum to sip on fancy drinks and shop local vendors for your last-minute holiday gifts.
Santa's Workshop at Abbotts Creek
Come join the Raleigh Youth Council at Abbotts Creek Community Center on Dec. 2 for your personal tour through Santa's workshop!
Holidays with the Popes
It’s that time again! Take a picture with Santa and ring in the holidays at the Pope House Museum on Dec. 2-3.
Toys From Teens Annual Event
This event is for families with children from birth to 12 years. On Dec. 9, participants will create festive crafts, meet Santa, and receive a gift (while supplies last).
Holiday Open House
Walk through the beautifully decorated Mordecai House on Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10. Enjoy music, games, crafts, and more.
Fiesta de Temporada
Get into the holiday spirit on Dec. 13 with music, dancing, games, crafts, and much more. Refreshments will be provided. Holiday attire is encouraged.
Cocoa and Crafts at Abbotts Creek
Come out on Thursday Dec. 14 to see our new light display for the holidays! We will have a fun craft for everyone to do as well as some hot cocoa.
Come out for an afternoon of snowy fun on Thursday, Dec. 14! There will be a snowman egg hunt, snowball games, crafts, and more.
Selfies with Santa
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way to Barwell Road Community Center on Dec. 15 for your Selfie with Santa.
Design a gingerbread house using graham crackers, frosting and of course, candy! Bring your family and compete with other families for a chance to be crowned the Supreme Gingerbread Jam on Dec. 15.
Soulful Holiday Open House 2023
Let’s bring soul and good times to John Chavis Memorial Park and celebrate the holidays with joy and laughter on Dec. 15.
Breakfast with Santa
Please join us for our annual Breakfast with Santa! This event will consist of free food, activities, gift raffles, and an appearance from a special guest.
Cuts & Christmas
Sanderford Road is partnering with All Embracing Barber on Dec. 16 to offer this holiday event for children of all ages.
La Chocolatada de Luisito
This is a free, family storytime event on Sunday, Dec. 17. It includes books, crafts, chocolates, songs, treats, hot chocolate and more.
Candy Cane Jingle Mingle
Monday, Dec. 18 is the Candy Cane Hunt Jingle Mingle. There will be crafts, games, smores, music and fun as we get in the spirit of the festive season!