The tree is lit and the twinkle  lights are finally working out front. Now is the time to get into the Holiday Spirit and enjoy the many offerings available to us here in Cary, NC!  (And if your house scream “bah-humbug vs ho-ho-ho” that’s ok too- Enjoy the Holidays and your community!)

Thursday, Dec. 6

Apex Christmas Nativity Celebration @ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 590 Bryan Drive (off of NC 55), Apex

(asking for non-perishable donations for Western Wake Crisis Ministry at the door)

Churches and families around the Triangle have gathered thousands of nativity scenes from around the world. I loved seeing how different cultures and countries represent this Christmas miracle- some are so intricate, made of precious metals and wood; others, made of corn husks- yet all so beautiful.

Along with the exhibit, there is also live musical performances from local schools and community groups. Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, Dec. 6

6:15 pm – Holly Springs High School
6:45 pm – Apex Stake Children’s Choir
7:15 pm – Lou Cheney
7:30 – Cary High School
8:00 pm – Cary Academy

Friday, Dec. 7

6:00 pm – Kids are Music
6:30 pm – Blue Note Salem Middle
7:00 pm – Holly Grove Elementary School
7:30 pm – Spicer Carr
8:00 pm – Emma Germann – Harp Performance

Saturday, Dec. 8

3:00 pm – Triangle Area Community Orchestra
3:30 pm – IBPS Orchestra
4:00 pm – Jerome Waller and Anointed Praised
4:30 pm – Fuquay Varina High School
5:00 pm – Levi Cobb
5:15 pm – Cary Elementary
5:45 pm – Green Hope High School
6:15 pm – Joy Recorder Ensemble
6:45 pm – Holly Springs Community Band
7:30 pm – Messiah Performance- (sing-a-long, I believe?)

Friday, Dec. 7

Saturday, Dec. 8

My kids watching the parade last year.

2pm The Jaycees Christmas Parade @ Downtown Cary   Free

For the past 33 years, Cary residents and kids have donned their Santa Hats and passed out candy-canes at the Jaycees Christmas Parade. The parade route starts on Chatham and turns up Academy, ending in front of the Cary Arts Center. It doesn’t start til 2 pm, but crowds start to gather by 1pm to grab prime viewing spots.

3pm & 8pm Holiday Pops @ The Cary Arts Center      Students are Free with ID, $18 adults/ $16 seniors

Pop-into the Cary Arts Center after the parade to hear your holiday favorites sung by the 125 voice Concert Singers of Cary. Plus, they will also have a holiday sing-a-long! yay!


Hanukkah Begins!

Sunday, Dec. 9

the Cary Menorah- photo by LoriBush,org

2pm – 8pm  Jewish Cultural Festival @ The Cary Arts Center    New/gently used children’s books being accepted

Kids activities, live entertainments and world-reknowned artists are expected to draw thousands of Triangle residents to downtown Cary Sunday. The Festival will also include the lighting of the 9-foot Menorah at 6:30pm followed by some “Israeli-infused” jazz.

3:30-7pm  Caroling for a Cause @ Cary Park Clubhouse, 5353 Cary Glen Blvd, Cary

Kids and families will walk around the neighborhood, singing carols and asking for donations  to the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center. Cookies and hot chocolate to be served after.


I hope you enjoy!