Christmas time in Research Triangle Park is never boring. Everywhere you look, from the shops to the businesses, you will see holiday trees, Christmas events and other reminders of the season. As you are looking for ways to celebrate this season, here are some events to consider!
Cary Jaycee Christmas Parade
Get in the holiday spirit on December 13 at 2:00 p.m. with the Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade. The parade goes through downtown Cary from Chatham Street and through the rest of the city. Local organizations, bands, community groups and businesses will have floats in the parade, and the entire community will come together to celebrate with this festive community event.
Get a Tree at Green Acres Farm
Cary’s Green Acres Farm offers fresh Christmas trees and holiday decor available for purchase. Choose from Fraser fir trees, fir wreaths and white pine garland to decorate your Bradford home. A portion of the proceeds from these sales go to support the African Children’s Choir.
Ole Time Winter Festival
On December 6 from 10 until 4 the Heart of Cary Association and the Town of Cary invites its residents to the Ole Time Winter Festival. This annual event turns a portion of downtown along Chatham Street into a holiday shopping extravaganza. With around 5,000 attendees in 2013, this event is one that brings out many people.
In addition to shopping with local merchants and artists, you will be able to hear local elementary school choirs, take children to the kid’s zone with art projects, a magician and face painting, see Santa and Mrs. Clause and enjoy local food vendors.
Page-Walker Holiday Open House
See what Christmas was like in the Victorian era at the Page-Walker Holiday Open House. Tour the 1868 historic hotel, hear traditional carolers or take a horse-drawn carriage ride while you tour the historic rooms that are decorated in their finest holiday garb. The Page-Walker Holiday Open House will take place at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center on December 6 from 4 until 6.
No matter which of these holiday events you choose to attend, whether a historic tour or a family-friendly festival, you will find that it sets the stage for the holiday season well. With all that the communities around Bradford and the Research Triangle Park region offer this time of year, your calendar can get full very quickly. Make plans now to ensure you are able to attend your favorite events!