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Home to almost 5,000 events every year, Durham is a place rich with unique things to do. From biannual arts markets to performances by world-class musicians at DPAC or Carolina Theatre, from workshops led by leading researchers to motorcycle rallies, from interactive classes at the Museum of Life + Science to food tours through Durham’s most acclaimed restaurants, there is always a wide variety of events to capture the interest of any visitor or resident.

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Durham Holiday Events

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Major Events

Special Events

"That Special Something" Wine Tasting

Pretend that it's Christmas morning - the tasting bar serving as the goody-laden hearthscape of your wine-lovin'est dreams. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, richly creamy Tempranillo-based blends, vibrant …

A Christmas Carol

40th Anniversary! One of the Triangle’s Most Beloved Christmas Traditions 5 Performances Only at DPAC A Christmas Carol – It only happens once a year! The hit musical comedy …

Blue Whistler Farm Holiday Meat Market

  • E.K. Powe house
  • December 20, 2014 - December 20, 2014

Featuring pasture raised chicken, grass fed beef and goat, and loads of pasture raised pork for you to stock your freezers with over the winter. Get there early to get the cuts you want. The meats …

Breakfast with Santa

Featuring pastries, cereals, eggs, meats, juice, coffee and more. Bring your camera for a picture with Santa.

Brother Brother

A duet created and performed by Clint Lutes and Tommy Noonan.

Bull City Legacy Pro Basketball Game

Great basketball entertainment for the entire family.

Calvin Edwards Trio

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • December 20, 2014 - December 20, 2014

Born in Kings Mountain N.C., Calvin is also a well-know international artist - See more at: in Kings Mountain N.C., …

Chicken Poop Bingo

To play, place a $2 donation on the square you predict the chicken will poop on.Proceeds benefit the Durham Farmers' Market Double Bucks program, which provides additional money for shoppers using …

COURVOSIER COX Presents: A Talent Show

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • December 20, 2014 - December 20, 2014

Sign up page:!contact/c24vq .

Durham Art Guild Members' Holiday Market

Featuring 97 works of art by Durham Art Guild members. Works are affordably priced under $250 to encourage the gift giving of local art this holiday season.

Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk

A family-friendly 1.5 mile walking tour designed for adults and kids (8 years & older please) seeking a unique and different downtown Durham, North Carolina experience. The tour combines local …

Holiday Celebration at the Gardens

Winter holiday fun featuring traditions from all over the world. Activities will include: Peanut butter bird feeder, Diwali (Hindu festival of light) rangoli patterns, Chinese new year lanterns, …

Illegal Dance Party!

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 901-0875
  • December 20, 2014 - December 20, 2014

KT Caustic, Sound Resurgence, DJ Yammy, Treee City.

Indoor Capsize and Recovery Express Clinic

Learn in-depth detail about the wet-exit process, assisted kayak re-entry, and a couple styles of solo re-entries. If you paddle on any type of open water (our local lakes such as Jordan or Falls …

NCCU vs. Presbyterian College (Women's Basketball)

The doors to the gym will open for entry and sales on the day of the game one hour prior to the tip-off of the first scheduled game. There is NO re-entry upon exiting the venue.

Open Pool Session for Kayaks

Keep your roll and rescue skills fresh through the winter months with our indoor pool sessions! Bring your own boat and gear or let us provide boat and gear for you.

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse Concerts

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse hosts a coffee bar and snacks with top country, folk, and Gospel musicians. A ministry of St. Paul United Methodist Church. All music, coffee, and snacks are FREE, but …

Santa at Hayti

Professional photography will be available in various sizes, with digital files. Appointments available.

The Durham Patchwork Holiday Market

  • Motorco Music Hall
  • (719) 440-8636
  • November 15, 2014 - December 20, 2014 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)

The Durham Patchwork Holiday Market is a new Holiday market with local makers and vintage vendors. Vendors will come together to create a unique shopping experience with a diverse selection of high …

The Ice Factory Ice Skating Rink

  • American Tobacco
  • December 20, 2014 - February 15, 2015 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Parking in the North Deck garage, 305 W. Pettigrew St.

The Wusses

With Beauty Operators.

Wine Tasting

  • Hope Valley Bottle Shop
  • (919) 403-5200
  • December 20, 2014 - December 20, 2014

The final tasting before the Christmas holiday, featuring wines the staff would most like to find in their stockings this …

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