The Nutcracker 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 Nutcracker to cheering on our team watching the NHL Carolina Hurricanes vs. LA Kings 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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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 17-19 | Check website for hours
📍Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
🎟 $40.15

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Triangle Beer Co. Holiday Market

Who doesn’t love to shop local especially during the holiday season?! We know we do! “This Holiday Pop-Up is perfect for the ones who like to leave their shopping to the last minute”! Triangle Pop-Up is letting you support local businesses and artisans by going to their Holiday Market this Sunday at Triangle Beer Co. in Cary. Head over to Triangle Beer Co. together some of your holiday shopping by doing so local, jamming to live music, and indulging on food and drinks.

Event Details
🗓 Dec 19 |12:00pm–4:00pm
📍Triangle Beer Co.
🎟 Free

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Official Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl

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.  You’ll be hopping around to bars on Glenwood such as, Cornerstone, Social Club, Dogwood and more. With purchasing your ticket you will be receiving up to 50% off drinks, 25% off food, and door charges will be waived! What better way to kick off the holidays with your friends!

Event Details
🗓 Dec 18 | 2:00pm–9:00pm    
📍Raleigh Beer Garden
🎟 $19.99

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NHL Carolina Hurricanes vs. LA Kings

RAISE YOUR VOICE because the Carolina Hurricanes are playing the LA Kings this Saturday at the PNC Arena. Deck out in your favorite red and black attire to support our home team, and don’t forget your Carolina canes towels! 

Event Details
🗓 Dec 18 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
📍PNC Arena
🎟 $28

Triangle Pop Up is having their pop up market at Boxyard RTP this Saturday. Boxyard has various local restaurants and retail for you to enjoy live music while you eat, drink and shop at Boxyard RTP! Grab some gifts for yourself or a loved one while supporting local vendors around the Triangle. 

Event Details
🗓 Dec 18 | 11:00am – 3:00pm
📍Boxyard RTP
🎟 Free

Local Business Spotlight

V Pizza isn’t your typical pizzeria. Not only were they featured in Buzzfeed & Food Network, but they were also Nationally Awarded Neapolitan Pizzeria, and nominated as some of the best pizza in the triangle. But that’s not all! They run a charity called V4V for families who are battling cancer and are in need of help. You can donate to V4V by going in and adding to the bottom of your receipt that will have a V4V donation section. By donating you will be helping these families with typical errands they may not have time to get to such as, lawn care, running groceries, and more while they are going to their appointments. 

If you haven’t tried out some of their award winning pizza we highly recommend it! Not to mention they have recently opened a new location in Brier Creek with having attached is their cocktail bar called Flask. Stop by either location and try their pizza and wings because you won’t regret it!

🗓Mon-Wed: 11am-9pm
🗓Thurs-Sat: 11am-10pm
🗓Sun: 10am-9pm
📍1389 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511


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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/