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MAKR Holiday Market and More Things to Do in Raleigh This Weekend

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Hey Raleigh, still looking for weekend plans?

Well, you’ve come to right place! There will be events from Raleigh Beer Garden’s Christmas Market to ice skating at the RINK at Red Hat Amphitheater and more, we’ve got the best things to do in Raleigh this weekend. Keep scrolling to secure your weekend plans and send to a friend because the more the merrier!

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Events

It’s that time of year to dig through your closet for the ugliest sweater you have! Get festive this weekend and join in on all the fun at Bar Crawl Live’s Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl. So go find your favorite ugly sweaters, Santa suits, elf costumes, or holiday onesies and get ready to go dashin’ through the bars this holiday season!

Event Details
🗓 Dec 11 | 2:00pm–9:00pm    
📍Raleigh Beer Garden
🎟 $19.99

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Get into the holiday season festivities this year! Red Hat Amphitheater and UNC Health features a natural ice skating rink with stunning views of the Raleigh skyline. There will also be wintry snack and fun for non-skaters too! Grab your ticket and head on over with your family and friends to enjoy a day in winter-wonderland. Don’t have skates? Don’t worry it’s  $11 that will be including skates!

Event Details
🗓 Dec 11 | 11:00am-5:00pm
📍City Plaza Main Stage
🎟 Free

Hard Cider’s and Doughnuts?! Say less! Raleigh Hard Cider and Doughnut Fest will be part bar hop, part sweet celebration starting at Raleigh Beer Garden for registration going from 2pm-4pm. Did we mention you’ll be receiving 2 free doughnuts when registering?! This event will be featuring 4 bars and restaurants including Raleigh Beer Garden, Hiberian Pub, Lucky B’s, and TEETS all located on Glenwood Ave. This is one event you won’t want to miss!

Event Details
🗓 Dec 11 | 2:00pm-8:00pm
📍Raleigh Beer Garden
🎟 $19.99

Looking to get some of your holiday shopping done early? Look no further Triangle Pop Up is having their Christmas Market event this Saturday at Phillips Farm in Cary. Not only will you be shopping local at this event, but you and the family can get photos with Santa, pick out your tree from the lot, and grab some food from the food trucks! 

Event Details
🗓 Dec 11 | 9:00am-3:00pm 
📍Phillips Farm
🎟 Free

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Get into the holiday season festivities this year! Red Hat Amphitheater and UNC Health features a natural ice skating rink with stunning views of the Raleigh skyline. There will also be wintry snack and fun for non-skaters too! Grab your ticket and head on over with your family and friends to enjoy a day in winter-wonderland. Don’t have skates? Don’t worry it’s  $11 that will be including skates!

Event Details
🗓 Dec 10 and 11 | See website for hours
📍Red Hat Amphitheater
🎟 $11

Local Business Spotlight

Raleigh, have you been looking for a hip creative cocktail bar with a cozy ambiance? The Haymaker located in Downtown Raleigh on 555 Fayetteville Street is having their Miracle Pop Up Bar. Miracle at the Haymaker has a beloved Holiday themed pop up bar that includes holiday decorations and all holiday themed cocktails! We highly suggest the SanTaRex as one of our favorites! Dress up and grab your partner or friends and head on over to the Haymaker to get in the holiday spirit!

🗓Sun-Wed | 5:00pm–12:00am
🗓Thurs-Sat | 5:00pm–2:00am
📍555 Fayetteville St #115, Raleigh, NC 27601

More Things to Do in Raleigh

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NHL Carolina Hurricanes vs. LA Kings

Grab your canes towel and dress up in your all black and red attire because the Carolina Hurricanes are playing against the LA Kings on Dec 18th!

Event Details
🗓 Dec 18
🎟️ $32
📍PNC Arena

Looking for a fun night out with the family? Head on over to Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts to watch Carolina Ballet perform The Nutcracker. This annual performance is one you don’t want to miss out on!

Event Details
🗓 Dec 18
🎟️ $27
📍Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

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Brynée Allan

Brynée Allan

Brynée is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Raleigh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Raleigh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinRaleigh on Instagramand Facebook/

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