Carolina Ballet The Nutcracker
Carolina Ballet's The Nutcracker | Photo by Armes Photography

11 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Dec. 16–22

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Get in the holiday spirit with holiday parties, pop-up markets and other fun things to do around Raleigh—and beyond—this week.

12/16
BLOOMHERE OPEN HOUSE

Putting the “fun” in fundraiser is BLOOMHERE, a nonprofit org providing women survivors of abuse, addiction, prostitution and trafficking with resources to heal, which has teamed up with Olive and Harbor for a holiday open house at BaySix. bloom-here.org

12/16
CAROLINA HURRICANES VS. DETROIT RED WINGS

Cheer on the Canes as they send the Red Wings on a flight back home. nhl.com

12/16
HOLIDAY CHEESEBOARD CLASS WITH RALEIGH CHEESY

Ain’t no party like a cheeseboard party. Raleigh Cheesy will provide all the materials to create a two-person cheeseboard and teach you how to shop for and create your own for your next holiday gathering (or solo movie Christmas moviewatching sesh at home!). thewillardraleigh.com

12/17–18
ROB SCHNEIDER

“You can do it!” The Waterboy’s Townie—aka famed funny man Rob Schneider (also of Grown Ups, 50 First Dates and so many more)—is headed to Raleigh to stir up hilarity this holiday season. improv.com

12/17–24
THE NUTCRACKER

Son of a nutcracker! Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without Clara battling the Mouse King with Nutcracker Prince. Twirl into the Land of Sweets to join Carolina Ballet for this quintessential holiday tale, including some not- so-traditional live magic performed by Rick Thomas. carolinaballet.com

12/18
A VERY MERRY BIRTHDAY PARTY

Some hate December birthdays… but Boxcar Bar +  Arcade is fully embracing it with a festive-themed 7th birthday party. Dress like your fave holiday movie character to win prizes; sip on holly jolly cocktails; and sway to live music on the patio. theboxcarbar.com

12/18
TAYLOR TOMLINSON

Dubbed “your favorite quarantine watch” by WaPo, Tomlinson’s March 2020 Netflix Quarter-Life Crisis comedic premiere launched her into the comedic canon… and now, the youngest comedian to headline theaters in decades is bringing her “undeniably hilarious” and “wise beyond her years” gut-punching Deal With It tour to town. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

12/18–19
GINGERBREAD JAMBOREE

No resting Grinch face here. Sugar and spice and everything nice unfolds at this Marbles family workshop where you and your crew can create sweet masterpieces— without worrying about the cleanup. marbleskidsmuseum.org

12/18–19
A VERY MERRY CARY HOLIDAY MARKET

Santa! I know him! Knock out the rest of your Christmas list with 30+ local artisans while enjoying a visit with the jolly ole elf—plus holiday lights, a life-size snow globe, food trucks to fuel the holiday hustle and more. raleighnightmarket.com

12/19
COMMUNITY MUSIC HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT

Here comes treble… Community Music School (CMS) students and Kyrese Washington, CMS alum and 2021 a Presser Music Scholar at UNC Greensboro School of Music take to the stage at the NCMA for a holly jolly holiday concert. ncartmuseum.org

12/19
YOGA-INSPIRED POP-UP AT TRANSFER CO.

Whether you’re a beginner or a bonafide yogi, all are welcome at Transfer Co. Food Hall’s free yoga class this Sunday. Ommm… transfercofoodhall.com

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