WRAL Nights of Lights
WRAL Nights of Lights

16 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Nov. 24–30

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Through 12/30
Magic of Lights

Baby it’s cold outside, so stay warm in the comfort of your car as you wind through a mile of light displays at Walnut Creek. magicoflights.com

Through 3/27
We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in NC

“We built this city.” … This traveling exhibit highlights those who have constructed and designed some of our state’s most treasured historic sites, including Shaw University’s Tyler Hall (formerly Leonard Medical School Hospital) and Dorothea Dix Hospital (formerly the North Carolina Hospital). wakegov.com

Trophy Trot

If you’re one of those people who loves to run on Thanksgiving morning, you’re gonna wanna lace up for Trophy’s annual Turkey Day trot in partnership with Runologie. Do it for the post-run beer—er, medal! trophybrewing.com

Dirty Dancing in Concert

Have the time of your life as this film concert tour fetes the 35th anny of the cult-classic flick—think full-size cinema screen with live singers onstage. Nobody puts baby in a corner… dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Miracle at Haymaker

“Son of a nutcracker!” … Fill up on Christmas cheer (read: festive cocktails) at Haymaker’s highly anticipated holiday pop-up bar (!). After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is by cheersing with a Santa mug. thehaymakerraleigh.com

WRAL Nights of Lights

“Back and bigger than ever,” WRAL’s highly anticipated Nights of Lights is ready for you to roll on through. With new light displays, illuminated trees, local art installations and more, this 1.3 mile route is just plain magical. Grab your tickets now! wralnightsoflights.com

Small Business Vendor Market

Shop and sip local at Bull City Ciderworks’ vendor market, complete with a host of small businesses and the cider spot’s holiday punch, a mix of their Rhize Up ginger cider, Cheerwine and pineapple juice. ’Tis the season! bullcityciderworks.com

DJ Ice Night

Catch some Saturday Night Fever at Fenton! DJ Matt will be spinning groovy beats while you skate the night away. Don your best ’70s-inspired fit for the chance to win a give card to one of your fave Fenton stores. So far-out! fentonnc.com

Handmade Market

The best gifts come in small packages—and are handmade by local artists! Gizmo Brew Works’ second annual handmade market will feature a host of small businesses, along with beer, food, music and a pet adoption. Name a better way to celebrate #SmallBusinessSaturday… we’ll wait. gizmobrewworks.com

NC Eat & Play Hot Chocolate Festival & Night Market

Drop it like it’s hot (chocolate) at this sweet fest and market where you can snag a Christmas tree and gifts from local vendors, nosh on fare, and satiate your sweet tooth with hot cocoa (natch). How magical! phillipsfarmsofcary.com

Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market

Don’t be an angry elf. Secure your spot on the nice list with a holiday shopping spree at the 35th annual Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market. How tree-mendousncstatefair.org

Joy & Light: Holiday Candle Making Experience

For some scent-sational fun, head to the NCMA for Usu Company owner Stacy Ahua’s candle-making class, which includes hands-on instruction, a luxury candle jar, complimentary sips and snacks, a private gallery experience of newly renovated areas, and more. Oh, joy! usucompany.com

Live Violin Class

Not to string you along, but yogis/violin fans should book a sesh in this slow stretch-based class with a live violinist and restorative poses. doseyogaraleigh.com

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Your front door could use some holiday decor too. DIY a festive wreath (and enjoy a complimentary glass of vino!) during this workshop with Tiera George from TG Floristry at The Willard—and get ready to deck the halls! thewillardraleigh.com

Robyn Schall

To tell you the truth, we’re Schall about witnessing the sillies of this NY-based stand-up comedian, actress and host. goodnightscomedy.com

Frosted at Fenton

For a morning of frosted fun, head to this free event supporting USO North Carolina—and be sure to bring an unwrapped toy to donate! Then stroll Fenton’s Main Street with the fam to enjoy crafting, cocoa and pics with a nutcracker. It’s sure to be a (sugar) plum awesome time! fentonnc.com

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