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Polar Express 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 the Polar Express to 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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Miracle at The Haymaker

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!

Event Details
🗓Dec 20–31 | 5:00pm–12:00am 
📍The Haymaker
🎟 Free

THE RINK at Red Hat Amphitheater

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 snacks and fun for non-skaters too! Grab your ticket and head on over with your family and friends to enjoy a day in a winter wonderland.  Make sure to grab the day you want ASAP, tickets are selling out fast!

Event Details
🗓 Now–Jan 1 | See website for hours
🗓 Closed on Christmas
📍Red Hat Amphitheater
🎟 $11

WRAL Nights of Lights

Looking for a night with lights? Well you’re in luck because WRAL is having their night of lights event this year for you and the whole family to enjoy! Take a stroll, ride your bike, or drive through Dorothea Dix Park and don’t forget to bring your phone to take some photos! 

Event Details
🗓 Now–Dec 24 | 6:00pm–10:00pm
📍Dorothea Dix Park
🎟 Free

The Nutcracker

Looking for something you and the whole fam or group of friends can do to continue the holiday festivities? Head on over to the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts for a memorable night as you watch Carolina Ballet perform the annual Nutcracker. This is one holiday event you won’t want to miss!

Event Details
🗓Dec 20–24 | Times vary 
📍Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
🎟 $40.15+

The Polar Express 3D

ALL ABOARD! What better way to celebrate Christmas Eve than by going to Marbles IMAX to see The Polar Express in 3D!? Grab your family and friends, popcorn, and your silver bell to kick off the holiday spirit! “Just Remember, The True Spirit Of Christmas Lies In Your Heart.” — Polar Express

Event Details
🗓Dec 24 | 10:00am–12:00pm
📍Marbles IMAX
🎟 $12

Local Business Spotlight

If you live in Raleigh you most likely have been to Angus Barn or have at least heard of this staple point! Did you know that Angus Barn has had their doors opened since 1960?! Thad Eure, Jr. the original owner of Angus Barn gave the nickname of “Big Red” as you can see the Big Red Barn from afar. Angus Barn is now owned by his daughter Van Eure, and every year before the holidays they deck out in Christmas decorations getting us all excited for the Holiday season. If you’re a steak lover and have not yet been to this steakhouse it is a must hit stop in Raleigh! 

Monday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 2:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 2:00pm–10:00pm

📍9401 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617

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