There's always something new and exciting going on right here in Raleigh. Our real estate agents are all looking forward to different parts of this year's packed social calendar. There's so much to do, planning ahead will make sure you don't miss anything in 2023!
Raleigh homes for sale are right in the midst of some of the region's top entertainment venues. Sports, dramatic performances, and family-friendly events are all within a short drive. The city is packed with historic cultural institutions that make a big impact all throughout the year.
Not sure about your plans for New Year's? Why not spend the night at First Night Raleigh? This event is the city's annual New Year's celebration, and it's one of the biggest end-of-year gatherings in North Carolina. Hundreds of people come from all over the area near our homes for sale in Raleigh to attend!
With such big crowds, you'll want to plan ahead for your visit. Here's everything you need to know about First Night Raleigh and what to expect while you're there.
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The holidays are upon us, and our real estate agents are excited for festive fun around Raleigh!
When you choose Raleigh homes for sale, you can rest assured you will be smack dab in the midst of some of the region's best holiday markets. Holiday markets are typically a grassroots affair where you find artists and crafters from around the state, leading to truly unique holiday gift ideas.
Let's visit just a handful of the amazing holiday markets you can find near Raleigh:
Before spending a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend eating food and lounging around, there are plenty of fun running events you can attend in the Raleigh area. That's the idea behind Turkey Trots. These long-distance races have become a fun Thanksgiving tradition. But where can you find one to participate in if you've just moved to the Triangle? Here are five great Turkey Trots you can sign up for near Raleigh properties for sale.
Calling all Raleigh residents — and those looking at homes for sale in Raleigh! One of the year's best events is coming up soon. The N.C. State Fair is scheduled for October 14 - 23rd, 2022. After a couple of quiet years, this year's fair promises to be better than ever, offering everything from rides to animal exhibits. If you'd like to attend the fair, here's the key information you need to know.
The Morgan Street Food Hall is one of the most exciting places to eat near our homes for sale in Raleigh. No matter what dietary restrictions you have or what type of food you're craving, there's a vendor for you. Let's take a look at some of the vendors currently serving up dishes in this unique dining space.
Looking for a fun way to get to know cities around the Triangle? Whether you're new to the area or you're searching for an interesting, engaging family activity, scavenger hunts are a fun way to spend a day. Search In The City, a business based in Raleigh offers scavenger hunts in the Triangle to suit every taste. Our real estate agents have more details on what to expect when you embark on a Triangle scavenger hunt.
When you look at Raleigh homes for sale, you know you're considering an area known for its strong economy and outstanding research output. But the Triangle is also steeped in history, with a range of cultural institutions that have been in the area for decades. Theater and the arts are crucial to its unique flavor.
Our real estate agents are always glad to help homebuyers discover all the Triangle has to offer. When it comes to the performing arts, Raleigh is surrounded by historic venues. You can have a truly memorable night out with concerts, the symphony, ballet, and dramatic productions of all kinds.
In and around the Triangle area, there are several beautiful luxury listings available for sale. What exactly differentiates these properties from the standard market? Is it the square footage, the features, or the technology? Some would say it is all of the above. Ultimately, luxury buyers are not looking at the price tag in their search for their next dream home but the amazing amenities that come with the property. Here are the top 6 must-have features in luxury homes!
1. Indoor / Outdoor living
Indoor/outdoor living seamlessly extends your home's great room or dining quarters. This trend tends to keep cohesion in design from the interior to the exterior of your home. Typically indoor/ outdoor living has always been a primal commodity when searching for a new home. With the new normal consisting of being at your humble abode more these days, the amenity has become a necessity. What makes an outdoor living space luxurious is the ability to provide comfort through all seasons while also allotting multiple entertainment options. High-end features include retracting screened porches, outdoor kitchens, cabanas, and sometimes a type of water feature. This CBHPW luxury listing checks off each box on the list! With its large covered porch and a wood fireplace, the immaculate outdoor kitchen has a top-of-the-line grill station, jacuzzi, and extensive acreage for sporting events or games. One thing for sure is that you may yearn to host any occasion with this property as your next home. To view more of this listing, click here.
2. Theatre Room
Entertainment becomes the next level when a luxury property contains an in-home theater. The ability to bring the ultimate cinematic experience to your fingertips is a sought amenity many buyers search for when hunting for their next home. What makes an in-home theater top-notch is its ability to incorporate features similar to an actual movie theater. This includes a top-of-the-line av-system, projector, large screens, recessed lighting, and comfortable loungers. The goal of the theater room is to immerse yourself in what's on the screen, whether that be the newest megahit movie or the exciting rival sports game. The cinema room pictured above is from none other than one of our CBHPW luxury listings. This glorious in-home theater offers stadium seating, a high-tech projector, and even mimics the groovy movie theater carpet. To view more of this property, click here.
3. Large Garages
The standard two-car garage does not cut it for luxury properties. Buyers are looking for substantial space when envisioning the housing of their precious automobiles. Typically, luxury properties have at least a 3-car garage! To any car buff, the garage is not just a space for storing your vehicle. This part of the property could be turned into a luxurious showroom, man cave, or workshop. This beautiful CBHPW luxury property comes with a three-car garage with gorgeous rustic wood garage doors. To view more of this property, click here.
4. Intricate Ceiling Designs
Raised ceilings and other intricate ceiling styles are quite the fanbase for luxury homes. A room turns from basic to compelling when there is a ceiling feature that adds depth, sophistication, and style. In most luxury dwellings, at least one space must contain a styled ceiling. One of these rooms can be the living room, sitting room, primary bedrooms, and or dining rooms. What exactly are some styles of these ceilings? They are cathedral, tray, beamed, suspended, and coffered. One would love to have any of these exquisite designs in their home! For example, in this CBHPW luxury listing above. The sitting room contains a beautiful coffered ceiling. The coffered ceiling consists of sunken panels accented by molding, creating a waffle-like appearance. What works well in this room is the brilliant addition of recessed lighting. For more on this property click here.
5. Massive Walk-In Closets
Typically an owner of a luxury home tends to live a complete life of luxury. Meaning everything about them is high-end, like their fashion sense. Closets in a luxury home are an extension of the main room and need to boast space and means of organization. Closets these days are not just for hanging clothes. They can be an area to lounge in after using the spa bathroom or a place to put on that fashion show after shopping in the streets of London. For sure, luxury home buyers are looking for closets that encompass organization and can show off their beautiful wardrobe. In this CBHPW luxury home, the primary closet is genuinely massive. This closet incorporates different levels of custom built-in shelving and an island dresser to accommodate all buyers' attire needs. To view more of this property, click here.
6. Relaxing Spa baths
When buyers search for their next home, kitchens and bathrooms are the most focused rooms, which is why main bathrooms in luxury homes are genuinely upping the ante in their need to give that spa-like aura. Features include a jacuzzi bathtub fit for a king, a large walk-in shower that doubles as a steam room, neutral colors, beautiful stone or tile, and lots of space for minimal clutter. In this CBHPW luxury listing, this bathroom truly exuberates comfort and relaxation. The large window allows natural light to encase the room, making the white pop against the darker grays. The unity in neutral colors creates a calming sensation. One can relax in the free-standing tub or use the shower with multi-shower heads in this bathroom. To view more, click here.
When buying or selling in the luxury market, we are sure you have seen one or more of these features within the properties. To view, all of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walstons' luxury homes for sale, visit our website at https://www.hpwluxury.com
Enjoying art is a great way to momentarily escape the stresses of the day and experience something new. Art in the form of music or theater is important because it allows us to open our minds and connect to different perspectives and mindsets. Public art also helps add to the character, uniqueness, and identity of a city or public space.
Raleigh is such a unique place, and it's actually one of the best places in North Carolina to experience art and culture. Whether it's local performance venues or public street art, our culture and entertainment make this city such an enjoyable place to live. Here are 5 examples of ways our real estate agents experience art around Raleigh.
Looking for a culinary adventure right here in your own Raleigh neighborhood?
Our real estate agents can help you find it!
Raleigh homes for sale are set in a vibrant and picturesque city that's full of history. Explore a bit, and you'll discover some amazing stories. That's just as true of the thriving culinary scene.
If you're looking for a fun summertime activity, look no further than one of the many beautiful botanical gardens in the Triangle. Walking through a garden can help you relax and get some fresh air. Plus, it's a great educational activity to do with the kids. In fact, our real estate agents often visit local gardens to come up with new ideas for their own yards. Here are five botanical gardens you should visit in the Triangle this summer:
When you're looking at the best of Raleigh homes for sale, it's not out of the ordinary to want a refreshing iced coffee to keep your energy going strong. Our real estate agents are big fans of an iced brew, with or without an accompanying donut or sandwich – and you have many options.
Regarded by many as the birthplace of aviation, North Carolina is packed with historical sites and grand museums. Some of the best of these are only minutes from Raleigh homes for sale, right in the heart of the Triangle. History buffs will love it, and there are plenty of options for kids and families, too.
Our real estate agents know that it's easy to have a fun and educational time in the Raleigh area, no matter if you're visiting or moving in to stay. Let's look at just a few of the many high-quality museums you can explore when you are in the local area this summer:
Raleigh homes for sale are right in the middle of some of the nation's best St. Patrick's Day festivities, and you're invited!
Celebrated on March 17th every year, St. Patrick's Day commemorates the legend of St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland. As Irish immigrant communities became established back in the 1700s, they often embraced the holiday as a celebration of their shared heritage, which others have joined in on today.
Raleigh also enjoys a festive mood for the whole week of St. Patrick's Day. There are street fairs, live music, and plenty of delicious food from local restaurants and caterers.
Our real estate agents are always glad to take your listing to the next level with a full schedule of showings. While virtual showings are more popular than ever before, there are also many buyers enthusiastic about visiting in person. We're glad to oblige to get you the timeline and price you want.
The restaurant scene in the Triangle is so good, there's a whole week dedicated to it!
It's almost Triangle Restaurant Week, marking an opportunity to celebrate the culinary excellence in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding areas. The event runs January 24-30, and our real estate agents can't wait to dine at some of the best restaurants in the area. Each participating restaurant will be serving special three-course menu options with fixed prices for the occasion, making this a great opportunity for locals and visitors alike to get a taste of what the Triangle has to offer!
With its booming local economy, affordable living, and fantastic culture, it's not hard to see why Durham has become such a popular destination for Gen Z. Our real estate agents love telling clients about the great aspects of Durham. It's truly a great place to go to school, start a career, and raise a family. In fact, the Durham area was named one of the Top 30 Best Cities to Live in for Gen Z. If you're thinking about relocating, here are some reasons why the Bull City continues to grow year after year and attracts Gen Z homebuyers:
The weather might be getting cooler, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy fresh-picked produce. In fact, our real estate agents always recommend visiting the local farmers markets this time of year. From pumpkins and potatoes to squash, zucchini, and corn, there are many delicious vegetables in season right now.
Live theater is alive and well in the Triangle! Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding area are home to a wealth of art and culture. It's a great place to call home if you enjoy theater and the performing arts, and our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite performance venues in the area.
Summer isn't over yet and the Triangle is ready to party! There are so many fun community events coming up this season. Community fairs, farmers markets, film nights — the possibilities are endless. Here are some of the top local events our real estate agents recommend checking out this summer.
Whether you're a newcomer to the Raleigh area or have lived in Wake County for a long time, a visit to the Joel Lane Museum House lets you take a step back in time. You'll learn about local, state, and national history as you get a glimpse into life in the late 1700s.
Our real estate agents share what you can expect when visiting Raleigh's oldest house.
About Raleigh's Oldest Home
The Joel Lane Museum House was built in 1769, making it the oldest home in Raleigh and even older than our country. Built by Colonel Joel Lane – who is known as both the Father of Wake County and Raleigh – the house is now a museum that's a Raleigh Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In 1771, he introduced legislation to found Wake County, and the Colonial Assembly approved it. Lane's home was the site where the decision was made in 1792 to buy a 1,000-acre parcel of his land for the state's new capital city of Raleigh.
Looking for fun and excitement in Raleigh? Our real estate agents have a suggestion or two!
Many of our clients have been hankering for thrilling action out on the baseball diamond. If you're visiting to tour Raleigh homes for sale, you might have the perfect opportunity: North Carolina is home to ten Minor League Baseball teams. Here's who you might see during a fun day at the ballpark:
Memorial Day weekend signals the unofficial start of summer! Plan a weekend getaway near the Triangle to these destinations that are only a short drive away.
There's never a bad time to enjoy a delicious slice of prime rib. If you need an excuse, however, you'll be glad to know that April 27th is National Prime Rib Day!
Our REALTORS® each have their own opinions about which local steakhouse is the best. We've created this list of some of their favorites, so you check them all out and decide for yourself!
The spring market is in full swing which means there are houses in every shape and size listed for sale across the Triangle area. Your dream home is out there, now it's time to go find it.
Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents will be hosting open houses this Saturday and Sunday in some of the most sought after neighborhoods. Most likely there will be a few that will that catch your eye and turn your head – if so, go see them.
"Can you hear me now?" Electronics and social media often drown out the sounds of actual connections. Our real estate agents know that the Raleigh area has plenty of nature retreats perfect for a visit on Friday, March 5, for the National Day of Unplugging. Recharge your "batteries" by getting back to nature at one of these fabulous spots around Raleigh.
Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents have listed fantastic homes in cities and suburbs all over the Triangle region. From Alamance County in the West all the way to Wayne County in the East, we have the homes you seek.
Plan to set aside a chunk of time at each house so that you may tour it inside and out at your own pace (twice if you like) and then take a drive around the neighborhood and community. Knowledge is the name of the real estate game, and you're going to want to gather as much information as possible to decide if you will make an offer.
Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful dads out there!
Sq Ft: 3,215 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full)
Open House: Saturday, June 20 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Sq Ft: 3,012 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)
Open House: Saturday, June 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sq Ft: 1,468 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 (full)
Open House: Saturday, June 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sq Ft: 4,670 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full) 1 (1/2)
Open House: Saturday, June 20 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and
Sunday, June 21 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sq Ft: 4,292 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)
Open House: Saturday, June 20 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and
Sunday, June 21 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sq Ft: 3,192 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)
Open House: Saturday, June 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and
Sunday, June 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sq Ft: 3,751 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)
Open House: Sunday, June 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
As spring arrives in March and the weather gets warmer, festivals of every type get underway in our vibrant area.
See all the Triangle has to offer this March!
Our real estate agents suggest going to the following festivals to get a glimpse into some of the fun residents can enjoy when living in the Triangle.
Contact us to learn more about homes for sale in the Triangle area of North Carolina. It's a wonderful place to call home throughout the year, with plenty to do and see!
Running is a great form of exercise adaptable to all workout styles. It can be done anywhere and anytime, with or without a partner, and the only equipment required is a good pair of shoes. Challenge yourself at one of these upcoming races around the Triangle suggested by our real estate agents.
Living in the Triangle means that you're never far from the next big event on the calendar, and January is certainly no exception. From live music to fishing, culture, science, and more, there's an event to suit every interest. Our REALTORS® have the exciting details on 6 events happening in the Triangle this January.
North Carolina Symphony – 114 East Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
The historic UNC campus provides endless entertainment close to Chapel Hill homes for sale, and the excitement continues with a performance by the North Carolina Symphony at Memorial Hall. The North Carolina Symphony brings a performance called The Planets, led by conductor Gemma New of the Women of North Carolina Master Chorale. Travel to other worlds, as you get lost in the music of the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra.
A Silver Winner at this year's Parade of Homes, this new HPW Luxury home built by Sage Homes features exceptional craftsmanship throughout its 4,800 square foot of living space. Located in the newly established West Cary neighborhood of Destin, 829 Journeys Rest Lane is modern luxury simplified.
Upon entering this open concept home, you cannot miss the pristine hardwood floors that extend throughout the main living area. Coupled with a gourmet kitchen that boasts high-end appliances and fixtures this is the perfect space for entertaining.
Rounding out the first floor are two bedrooms: the owners' suite plus a large guest room. The spa bath in the owner's suite has heated tile floors so you won't get any cold feet in the wintertime!
Upstairs are two more bedrooms, each with their own private bath. In the mood to watch your favorite flick? Well, you're in luck. Upstairs you can find the theater room, including a wet bar, and if you're up for a game of pool, then head down the hall to the game room.
With fall in full swing, this home has the perfect way to enjoy those crisp autumn mornings and evenings – a screened porch where you can have your morning coffee and start a new day or end your day with a hot chocolate next to the fireplace.
For more information on HPW Luxury listings, check out the latest edition of our HPW Luxury magazine.
Some people seem to have a natural talent for cooking. Most of us aren't so lucky. Fortunately, if you live in the Raleigh/Durham area, you don't have to be a natural-born chef to create an inspiring meal. These local cooking classes offer opportunities to up your culinary game, and with the holidays right around the corner, our REALTORS® are grateful for the help! Impress your friends and family this holiday season when you pick up some culinary skills at these local cooking classes.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially in the Triangle. The holiday season is on its way to the Triangle, and our REALTORS® highlight all of the great holiday events happening around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
Would you like to find a new home for the holidays in the Triangle? Contact us today, and we'll gladly help you with your home search!
Are you looking for free fall activities to do in Raleigh this weekend? Autumn in North Carolina is a gorgeous time of the year, surrounding us with beautiful fall leaves, a crisp breeze and plenty of great family-friendly activities to enjoy. Our real estate agents invite you to grab the kids and venture over to one of these free destinations.
Fall is a favorite time of year for our real estate agents. Living in the Triangle puts us in close proximity to great family-friendly Halloween activities. Grab your loved ones and check out some of these fall frights and delights around the Triangle!
Summer is coming to a close, and although our real estate agents have enjoyed the warm weather and bright sunlight, we're excited for the arrival of autumn. The fall season is a spectacular time of the year in North Carolina. Our locals welcome the changing leaves and cool breeze as we prepare for outdoor fun. To celebrate the season, here is a list of the Triangle's best fall events you can't miss.
Our REALTORS® are excited for a busy August here in the Triangle!
Summer is concert season, and the best venues in North Carolina are warming up to welcome top performers. There'll be live music, shows, and theater for the whole family to enjoy.
Let's check out nine of the coolest events in the Triangle this August:
When it comes to finding the best homes in Raleigh, Durham, and throughout the Triangle, we've got you covered. Contact us today to learn about local real estate opportunities.
Our REALTORS® look forward to the annual 4th of July celebrations held in our local communities every year. No matter whether you're looking for family fun, fireworks, athletics, or a more adult social experience, everything is within a few miles. The only problem is choosing just a handful of things to do!
Celebrate America in style this July with these spectacular events in the Triangle:
Our REALTORS® want you to enjoy this Father's Day, and there are plenty of ways to do it!
All throughout Raleigh, Durham, and the region, Father's Day celebrations are popping up fast. No matter what Dad's into, you're sure to find something that will bring him joy this year.
Check out these nine options from all around the area:
Are you ready to celebrate spring, support local artists, and remind yourself why Cary is such a special place to call home? Then we've got just the event for you! The Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, one of Cary's big annual events, returns for its 26th edition this year, with food, art, music, and fun for all ages. Whether you're shopping for Cary homes for sale or you're already a long-time resident, the Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is a great chance to form a deeper connection with your favorite community. Our REALTORS® are here to help you prepare for the event, with details on Cary's popular Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival for 2019.
One of the sweetest things about moving to a new home is the opportunity to start new traditions with your family. Easter will be here soon, but if you're already eager to get festive and usher in spring, don't worry! Durham won't wait until April 21 to start celebrating. As you look for Durham homes for sale, check out some of our annual Easter activities too. The holiday fun lasts all month in Durham, so there's no shortage of family-friendly festivities to fill your weekends.
Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate Easter around Durham:
Spring has arrived in North Carolina, and our locals are ready to celebrate family, community, and fun at some of the most popular festivals the Triangle has to offer.
When we asked Our REALTORS® about their favorite spring events, the list was pretty long. Whether you're into food, music, science, or culture, something is going on that's sure to appeal to you. Check out these nine festivals, and you'll get a taste of what makes the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area a great place to live.
Whether you've lived in the area or are just now looking into Wake Forest homes for sale, one of the coolest places for the entire family to eat, shop and play is at The Factory, your one-stop sports, and entertainment complex. If you'll be in the Wake Forest area and want to take the family for an afternoon of fun, our real estate agents suggest you lace up your tennis shoes and race on over to The Factory!
Because it's playtime, all the time at The Factory!
Saturdays are full of possibilities, and Apex has a wealth of cultural and entertainment activities to explore. The vibrant pedestrian-friendly downtown area retains its charming ambiance thanks to a number of beautifully restored buildings, some dating back to 1870.
Where do you start? Our real estate agents offer suggestions for their favorite activities that take you from morning to night on a Saturday in Apex.
\Whether you're a social butterfly or you prefer cocooning, Apex homes for sale accommodate any lifestyle and family size. Contact us and let our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents help you find the home of your dreams.
Whether you're already experienced in the kitchen or you're looking to sharpen you're cooking skills for the first time, there are a ton of great reasons to consider taking a cooking class. It's a fun way to meet new, like-minded people when you move to a new community and develop skills that you can use for the rest of your life. Cooking classes are also great places to learn about healthy eating options, find new recipes, and enjoy some delicious food while you learn. Our real estate agents are here to help you pursue your passions, with a guide to the five best places to take a cooking class in the Triangle.
If you are considering a move to the area and will be spending time in town looking into Garner homes for sale, attending some local events can really help you get a feel for the community. The Garner Performing Arts Center is a great place to start. This center is located in a historic building, constructed in 1923, that was once the local high school and then became an elementary school before falling into disuse.
In 2006, its historic auditorium was extensively renovated into a modern performance venue and given new life as the Garner Performing Arts Center, a facility dedicated to preserving the arts and being of service to its community. As such, it hosts a wide variety of events year-round, and we'll outline some upcoming events here.
It is almost time once again to enjoy the community spirit that comes with the holiday season, and as always Knightdale, NC has a busy schedule of Christmas events to enjoy. Christmas on First Avenue, Knightdale's holiday event series, begins with the annual Holiday Fair, where you can shop, dine, and enjoy the holiday scenery. The series continues with holiday traditions that are sure to create memories for all in attendance. Our real estate agents are here to help you celebrate the season in North Carolina, with our guide to Christmas on First Avenue events in Knightdale, NC.
Events like Christmas on First Avenue are an excellent example of what you can expect from the community when you shop for Knightdale homes for sale. Knightdale is known as a youthful, energetic city, with ample outdoor attractions and a quick commute to the heart of Raleigh. Christmas on First Avenue takes place at Knightdale Station Park, a hub of the community with playgrounds, trails, a beautiful pond, and much more to come as Phase II of construction on park amenities nears completion.
The holiday season is here, and that means it's time to enjoy all of the Christmas excitement that the Triangle has to offer. Christmas parades are an excellent way to ring in the season and celebrate all of the things that make each community special. No matter where you are in the Triangle, there's a Christmas parade with your name on it. Our real estate agents are here to help you celebrate the season, with our guide to 11 Christmas parades in the Triangle.
Interested in finding a home for the holidays and beyond in one of the many fantastic communities in the Triangle? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Triangle.
November and December bring fun, family-friendly events to Raleigh throughout the holiday season. Whether you're busy shopping for Raleigh homes for sale or enjoying all that your home city has to offer, the holidays feature free events that remind everyone why the city is such a great place to call home. The Annual North Hills Tree Lighting Ceremony is the perfect opportunity to kick off the holiday season. Our real estate agents are here to help you enjoy the holidays in Raleigh, with our guide to the Annual North Hills Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The Event: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at North Hills
Location: The Commons – 4191 Main at North Hills Street
Date/Time: Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Events from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Admission/Parking: FREE Admission
Start your holiday season by making memories at the Annual North Hills Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, with an afternoon filled with fun activities that both kids and parents will love. The fun starts in North Hills at 3:30 pm in the Commons with everything building up to the big Christmas tree lighting at 6:00 pm. Admission to the event is free, and parking is available nearby at the Main District Garage.
Sledding Slopes and Trackless Train Rides – Are your kids dreaming of a white Christmas? While there may not be traditional snow at the Christmas tree lighting, kids can enjoy some sledding on "Snow My Yard" sledding slopes, or take an enchanted, holiday-themed trackless train ride.
Bounce House, Face Painting, and More – The North Hill Christmas Tree Lighting will also feature traditional childhood favorites, including a bounce house and face-painting for the holidays. There will also be arts and crafts for kids, along with balloon twisting to create memorable holiday souvenirs.
Meet Santa and Watch the Lighting Ceremony – The big moment arrives at 6:00 pm when Santa comes to town for the tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy Christmas carols, watch the 41-foot tree light up in gorgeous colors, and then stick around so that kids can spend some quality time with Santa Claus himself.
Start Your Shopping at the Vendor Village – Searching for a unique gift for someone on your holiday list? You'll find local vendors offering unique gifts, crafts at Vendor Village during the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Don't miss vendors like Shepard's Way Farms, Edible Art of Raleigh, Bee Happy Essentials, Project Picturesque, and many more.
North Hills real estate is popular among Raleigh residents because the neighborhood features everything you need close to home. From fantastic shopping to fun events and cuisine from around the world, North Hills offers a dynamic lifestyle for both work and play. The Commons, the location of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, is a gathering place in the neighborhood, with outdoor green space, ample outdoor dining options, and frequent special events throughout the year.
Still searching for the perfect Raleigh home for the holidays? Our local real estate team is here to help. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy, sell, and learn about homes in the Raleigh, NC area.
Every year, just before it's time to celebrate Halloween, the people of Holly Springs, NC gather together for a fun-filled day at HollyFest. This year's edition of HollyFest is coming up soon, and as always it will be a day filled with great memories for the whole family. There will be games for the kids, fantastic food for all, and plenty of live entertainment throughout the day. Our real estate agents have the exciting details on what to expect from the events of HollyFest 2018 in Holly Springs, NC.
The Halloween season is always one of the most exciting times of the year for Cary locals, and this year is no exception. Whether you're looking for a spooky haunted house, community pumpkin carving, a fall festival, or an opportunity to see local landmarks in a new light, there's an event for every interest around Halloween in Cary. Our real estate agents know Cary, and we've got the details on six exciting, upcoming Halloween happenings in the community.
100 bands, seven stages, and one unforgettable bluegrass music festival in Raleigh, all benefiting a great cause. It's almost time for the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival to return to Downtown Raleigh, and this year's event is set to be bigger than ever. The main stage at the Red Hat Amphitheater will feature some of the biggest names in bluegrass music, while there will also be tons of free shows and activities throughout the city during the festival. Our real estate agents have all the details on what to expect from this year's Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC.
Location: Downtown Raleigh
Dates: September 28-29, 2018 from Noon to 11 pm
You'll find both free and paid events taking place throughout the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, and the main stage at the Red Hat Amphitheater is the place to be for some of the biggest names in bluegrass music. Enjoy shows from Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Patty Loveless, The Wide Open Jam, the Gibson Brothers, the Trust, Chatham County Line, and many, many more. The main stage features performances throughout the event, and you can purchase tickets ahead of time to ensure that you get the perfect seat to watch your favorite artists.
Located along the Neuse River in Clayton, NC, the Portofino Equestrian Community is a planned community unlike any other you'll find in the area. Portofino is known for its outstanding equestrian facilities, beautiful outdoor spaces, large lots, and lovely homes. Residents love the unique perks of living in the community and being part of the booming equestrian industry in the Clayton area. Our real estate agents are here to tell you all about life in the Portofino Equestrian Community.
Located just a short drive from Raleigh in northeastern Wake County, the community of Rolesville, NC has quickly become one of the hottest towns in North Carolina to call home. New residents are flocking to Rolesville thanks to its convenient location, excellent economy, ample amenities, and exciting potential for growth in the future. With a unique history and a bright future, it's no surprise that so many new residents love calling the community home. Our real estate agents have all the details on why Rolesville, NC has become the fastest-growing town in North Carolina.
Hillsborough, NC was established in 1754, and in recent years the community has gotten recognition as one of the best small towns in America to call home. Hillsborough was ranked number three on CNN Travel's list of the coolest small towns in the country, and the community always has a presence on lists of the best small towns in North Carolina to visit. Wondering why Hillsborough is such a popular place to call home? Our real estate agents have all the details of what life is like in one of America's favorite small towns.
Clayton, North Carolina has seen rapid growth in recent years, and now ranks as one of the fastest-growing communities in the Research Triangle. All of those new residents have plenty of reasons to love calling the community home, thanks to an appealing mix of safe streets, ample outdoor attractions, and a diverse, dynamic downtown area. Clayton, NC is also located just 15 minutes from Raleigh and provides easy access to other nearby communities in the Research Triangle. Our real estate agents have all the details on why Clayton, NC will feel like home from the moment you move to the community.
Just a few miles east from the heart of downtown Raleigh, you'll find the fun, fast-growing town of Knightdale, NC. As a suburb of Raleigh and one of the fastest-growing towns in the Research Triangle, Knightdale is an exciting, dynamic place to call home. You'll find tons of local businesses within the community, ample outdoor attractions, family-friendly activities, great food, and so much more. Our real estate agents have all of the details on why Knightdale, NC is the perfect place to build something special.
Every year, visitors and residents of Raleigh, NC head downtown for a truly unique type of rodeo, where food and fun come together for a truly unique dining experience. The Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo is an awesome opportunity to enjoy some of the best food that the Research Triangle has to offer, support local businesses, and learn why so many residents of the Triangle love visiting food trucks in their favorite communities. Our real estate agents have all of the details on this exciting event in Raleigh, along with a closer look at why food trucks have become such a popular part of culinary life in the community.
Only days away from the start of December and the countdown to Christmas, our Triangle cities and towns are getting ready to welcome the holidays in style.
Lively parades, bright, twinkling lights, and towering trees will soon usher in festive fun that you and your family won't want to miss.
Join hundreds, even thousands, of your Triangle neighbors at these area events to celebrate the spirited season this weekend and next.
Friday, Dec. 1 beginning at 5 p.m.
Salem Street in downtown Apex
Christmas on Salem Street is a must-visit event! Head to downtown Apex to celebrate the season with caroling, horse-drawn carriage and kiddie train rides (tickets needed), Santa's Workshop crafts, cookie decorating, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.
Salem Street in downtown Apex
The annual Apex Grand Christmas Parade will bring a lineup of holiday sights and delights! Round up the family and find some seats along Salem Street to take part in this cheerful event.
Saturday, Dec. 2 with events beginning at 10 a.m.
Cary is ready to celebrate Christmas with a day full of festivities! Take the little ones to Santa's Workshop, stroll through the Ole Time Winter Festival, write a letter to Santa, take part in the Gingerbread House Competition and enjoy the lighting of the town's Christmas tree.
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
For nearly 40 years, the Cary Jaycees have hosted a spirited parade complete with area bands, sports team mascots, and floats decorated by local businesses and community groups. Make sure to arrive at Chatham Street early to grab a seat!
Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.
University Baptist Church Memorial Garden
100 S. Columbia Street in Chapel Hill
Holiday cheer will be abundant with caroling and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Chapel Hill Community Tree Lighting Ceremony!
Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon
Begins at the old Post Office on East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill
Snag a seat on Franklin Street to watch the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade roll by. Holiday floats, marching bands and performers, and a sleigh-riding Santa are sure to put a smile on your face and the Christmas spirit in your heart.
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m.
Floats, mascots, marching bands and street vendors will be hitting the pavement for a festive parade through downtown Durham this Saturday. Bring a chair or a blanket and grab a seat to take part in the holiday highlight.
Saturday, Dec. 2 from noon to 4 p.m.
American Tobacco Campus
318 Blackwell Street in Durham
Get ready to sled in the city this Saturday! Durham's American Tobacco Campus will be filled with snow and all of the activities that go with it. Bundle up the kids and go have some serious fun!
Thursday, Nov. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Main/Vance Street lot in downtown Fuquay-Varina
Downtown Fuquay-Varina will soon be bursting with holiday spirit! Plan to take part in the annual tree lighting ceremony, visit with Santa, sing along with carolers, and ice skating! There will even be a life-size snow globe!
Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m.
Main Street in downtown Fuquay-Varina
Downtown Fuquay-Varina will be extra festive this Sunday as the annual Christmas Parade is set to roll through. Get ready for holiday-themed floats, live performances by area bands and dance troops and more!
Friday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Downtown Garner will pull out all of the holiday stops at its annual Light Up Main Christmas tree lighting event. There will be activities for the entire family including kids' crafts and activities, live performances, and photos with Santa himself.
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.
Main Street will be especially merry this Saturday as the Garner Christmas Parade marches through. Guest will enjoy community floats, high school bands, classic cars, local musicians and dancers, and Santa Claus, of course!
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m.
A Wayne County favorite, the Goldsboro Christmas Parade will bring cheer to the city's streets this Saturday! Make sure to arrive early to grab a good seat for this fun and festive float-filled affair.
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4:45 p.m.
Historic Hillsborough will usher in the holidays for residents and guests this Saturday. The holiday parade will start the grand affair with the Annual Tree Lighting event immediately after.
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m.
Main Street in Holly Springs
Holly Springs families and guests are in for a treat next Saturday, as the town's annual parade will flow down Main Street. Decorated floats, high school bands, horses, vintage vehicles and more will surely impress.
Friday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater
810 North First Avenue in Knightdale
Knightdale will light its Christmas tree this Friday with hot chocolate, holiday goodies, local entertainment and Santa's better half, Mrs. Claus.
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.
Begins at Knightdale Elementary School
Grab a seat on the Town of Knightdale's Christmas Parade route and get ready to watch colorful and creative floats go by with Santa at the very end.
Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.
Mebane's evening Christmas parade will light up the night as local floats designed by area businesses and community members pass you by. The N.C. A&T Marching Band will also bring music to the town's streets, and Santa will round out the festive flow.
Friday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Morrisville Town Hall
Hot chocolate, holiday arts and crafts, and a trackless train will delight Morrisville's youngest residents and their parents. Join in this time-honored tradition to see the town's tree shine brightly with Santa by its side.
Saturday, Dec. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m.
City Plaza, 421 Fayetteville Street
Holiday fun awaits you in downtown Raleigh this Saturday. Enjoy live entertainment, holiday refreshments, amusements and activities and a 40-foot Snowzilla slide. As the sky darkens, Mayor Nancy McFarlane will light the city's towering Christmas tree.
Sunday, Dec. 3 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Main Street in downtown Rolesville
Visit with Santa at the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce at 200 East Young Street
Christmas will make its way to Rolesville this Sunday. The town's annual parade will kick off the merry season and visits with Santa will follow shortly after!
Friday, Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wake Forest Town Hall
Wake Forest will soon light up its 30-foot Christmas tree with festivities galore. Santa will arrive by fire truck, and local groups will sing and dance the night away with live performances.
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m.
Downtown Wake Forest
More than 100 colorful holiday floats with cheerful décor will pass you by in Wake Forest next weekend. Join in the Christmas fun as the town welcomes Santa Claus to a sea of smiling faces.
Friday, Dec. 1 beginning at 5 p.m.
Corner of Third and Cypress Streets in downtown Wendell
Want to be dazzled? Head to Wendell this Friday to see the lighting of its town tree and experience its annual Light Show with more than 400,000 twinkling holiday lights. Event goers will be excited to see Santa and take part in the event's holiday activities.
Veterans Day is an important day of recognition in our country.
It is a day to pay tribute to the numerous men and women who staked their lives for our own and proudly served to protect our families and freedoms. It's a day to show gratitude for our nation's heroes.
While we are always grateful for their commitment, we are especially thankful for the opportunity to recognize them on this day.
Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate team proudly salutes all veterans in our local communities and across the nation for the sacrifices they made during their years of service.
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Durham County Human Services Complex
414 East Main Street in Durham
Thursday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
103 Meadowlands Drive in Hillsborough
Friday, Nov. 10 at 8:30 a.m.
Veterans and family members invited to attend
600 Bikram Drive in Holly Springs
Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m.
Orange County Veterans Memorial at Chapel Hill
Adjacent to the Southern Human Services Center off Homestead Road in Chapel Hill
Friday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Parade at 9 a.m.; lineup begins at 8 a.m.
The parade weaves through downtown Raleigh started at South Salisbury Street between Martin and Lenoir streets
Ceremony at 11 a.m.
1 East Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh
Veterans Freedom Park
1513 North Harrison Avenue in Cary
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. to noon
Aversboro Road Baptist Church
1600 Aversboro Road in Garner
Saturday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to noon
Veterans' Memorial of Wake Forest
Located beside the clubhouse at Heritage Wake Forest
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
South Center Street in downtown Goldsboro
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Durham Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial
Behind the Edison Johnson Recreation Center
600 West Murray Avenue in Durham
Garner Veterans Memorial
Located at 921 Buffaloe Road in Garner
North Carolina Veterans Monument
Located in Capitol Square in downtown Raleigh
NC Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Located in Union Square in downtown Raleigh
Raleigh National Cemetery
Located at 501 Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh
Veterans Freedom Park
Located at 1513 North Harrison Avenue in Cary
Veterans Memorial Garden
Next to the Mebane Police Station on U.S. 70 and Fifth Street in Mebane
Veterans' Memorial of Wake Forest
Located beside the clubhouse at Heritage Wake Forest
Halloween is only a few days away, and this is the weekend to take part in fall fun and frightful delights!
No matter your preference for jolly jack-o-lanterns or spooky soirees, there are all types of haunts and jaunts taking place throughout the Triangle for you to enjoy.
Take the little ones out to pick some pumpkins, sip on cider, and find the way through a tall corn maze and then grab a sitter and round up some fright-loving friends to get your ghostly ghoul on some area fear farms and haunted houses.
6016 U.S. 401 North in Fuquay-Varina
Now through Saturday, Nov. 5
Fridays, 1 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays, 1 to 6 p.m.
$18 per person; children 2 and under are free
Want to wander through a giant cornfield? Naylor Family Farm is for you. Featuring a 10-acre corn maze, a farm animal petting zoo, gem mining, an inflatable jump pad and other kids attractions, your mini monsters, and silly ghosts will have great fun.
Clayton Community Park
1075 Amelia Church Road in Clayton
Friday, Oct. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m.
$5 for children 12 and under; parents ride free with each paid child; children 2 and under are free
Gather up your superheroes, princesses, skeletons, and witches and take them on a Halloween hayride at the Clayton Community Park. With story stops along the way, your children will have fun as they ride through Halloween Land. Fun games, candy, and attractions will also delight.
The Town of Clayton will also host a Halloween Movie Night on Friday evening at dark. Grab some blankets, drinks, and munchies and watch Hocus Pocus under the stars at Clayton Town Square at 110 West Main Street.
Millbrook Exchange Community Center
1905 Spring Forest Road in Raleigh
Friday, Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Free event for families with children ages 10 and younger
RSVP on RecLink to attend—search for Boo Bash! Under "Advanced Search"
Your costumed children will enjoy taking part in this spooktacular event! They can fill their Halloween bag with treats and sweets trunk-or-treating in the Center's parking lot, walk through the Spooky Bus, hear some ghost stories, and participate in creepy crafts.
The Halle Cultural Arts Center
237 N. Salem Street in Apex
Saturday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
$5 per couple and $2 each additional child
Dress up the whole family and get ready to boogie down and dance at the Halle Center. Fun music, costume contest, games and Halloween tricks and treats will make this event a big hit!
Fearrington Village in Pittsboro
Sunday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Fearrington will be aglow with more than 80 intricately carved pumpkins tucked into the Village Center gardens. McIntyre's Books will host spooky story times at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The pumpkin display will remain up through Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
West Point on the Eno
5101 N. Roxboro Road in Durham
Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Free event for families with children ages 12 and under
Spend Halloween at Eno Park with campfire stories and songs, hayrides through the woods, face painting and festive crafts. Hosted by the Durham Parks and Recreation Department
1620 Loop Road, Clayton
Thursday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 from 7 p.m. to midnight
Sunday, Oct. 29, Monday, Oct. 30 and Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 7 to 11 p.m.
$27 all-inclusive ticket or $13 for single attraction ticket per person
Clayton Fear Farm's Haunted Scream Park gets its name honestly. A farm full of creepy attractions that will seriously scare, you are going to want to prepare yourself for a night of fright.
2808 Cedar Creek Road, Youngsville
Open tonight through Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 31 starting at 6 p.m.
Ticket prices vary by day and package; purchase tickets online before they sell out
Named North Carolina's top haunted attraction, Panic Point is a must-visit for thrill seekers ready for a chilling experience. Six haunted attractions filled with gruesome characters and creatures ready to give you the scare of a lifetime.
3175 Benson Highway (HWY 50), Garner
Friday, Oct. 27, Saturday, Oct. 28, Monday, Oct. 30 and Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31 starting at 7 p.m.
$17 per person
Promising to give you nightmares for days, this haunted attraction has the menacing mayhem you seek for a Halloween fright. Be prepared to see zombies, monsters and crazy creeps lurking in the darkness.
Alleyway behind 106 S. Churton Street in Hillsborough (next to Dual Supply)
Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.
A seriously scary scene awaits you down the alley behind our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Hillsborough office on South Churton Street. Make it through the spooky Sanitarium to earn your treats!
Music will fill the air in downtown Raleigh this Friday and Saturday at the annual Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. With more than 100 bands on seven city stages, you should get ready for some knee-slapping, foot-tapping fun!
Festival-goers can purchase general admission or VIP passes online to score seats at the Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater to see performances by the Steep Canyon Rangers with Steven Martin, The Infamous Stringdusters presenting the Wide Open Jam, The Travelin' McCourys, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, and many more.
In addition to the incredible banjo-wielding artist lineup, the two-day event will feature a free StreetFest on Fayetteville and Cabarrus Streets. Expanded from the previous year, the event will be filled with tasty food-truck treats, arts and crafts vendors, dancing, youth performances and a Kid Zone. Adult attendees will also enjoy visiting beer and wine tasting tents for sips throughout the day.
The Whole Hog Barbecue Championship will kick off late Friday evening with pig cookers smoking through the night into Saturday morning for judging. Once the meat-master winner is named, the competitors' barbecue pork will be sold to StreetFest guests to raise money for the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
A short walk down the road, the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass Expo will also be taking place at the Raleigh Convention Center on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Main Stage: Red Hat Amphitheater
Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 from noon to 11 p.m.
Get the scoop on the bands and live performances before you go by downloading the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival music schedule here.
Image Credit: World of Bluegrass/Wide Open Bluegrass Festival
An event planned to celebrate the uniquely diverse Morrisville community, the East Meets West Festival is filled with delicious food, music, and live street performances spotlighting cultures from all over the world. You should attend!
Not only is the annual festival one-of-a-kind in the Triangle area, but it has also earned acclaim nationally as well. This spring, the National League of Cities recognized Morrisville with its City Cultural Diversity Award spotlighting its diverse and collaborative community and East Meets West Festival.
In an interview about the award, Morrisville Mayor Mark Stohlman said, "One of the most distinct features about Morrisville is its variety of cultures. The East Meets West festival is incredibly important to the town council as a means of connecting with the public and celebrating the cultures that make our town unique."
Organized by the Morrisville Innovation Foundation, the free event will take place this Saturday, Sept. 23 starting at 11 a.m. with arts and crafts vendors and area restaurants setting up shop along Town Hall Drive.
Festivalgoers are sure to enjoy the opportunity to purchase an assortment of foods from all over including traditional Peruvian and Indian fare, Asian dishes and North Carolina barbeque. Performers include Bollywood and Middle Eastern belly dancers, yoga instructors, blues, reggae and bluegrass bands, and other exciting talents.
Young attendees will also delight in the Kids Zone as they get their faces painted and spend the day jumping in the inflatable bounce house.
Town Hall Drive in Morrisville
Saturday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Directions & Parking:
Access driving directions and parking information here.
Town Hall Drive will be closed from Morrisville Carpenter Road through Jeremiah Street on Friday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, Sept. 23 at 11 p.m.
Image Credit: Morrisville Innovation Foundation/East Meets West Festival