Cary, Western Wake County holiday event calendar

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.

Movies at The Cary

The Cary theater at 122 E. Chatham St., Cary, will show holiday movies in December. All tickets are $5 except for “White Christmas,” which are $7.50.

▪ “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10.

▪ “Elf” at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10.

▪ “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17.

▪ A sing-along with “White Christmas” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20.

▪ “The Polar Express” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24.

‘Songs of the Season’

The General Assembly Chorus, a 40-man a cappella group, presents its annual holiday show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The concert features the General Assembly chorus and quartets with Downtown Sound, Harmony Grits and the Heart of Carolina Chorus. Tickets are $15 for adult reserved seats and $10 for students 17 and younger. They can be bought at the Cary Arts Center, Etix or from chorus members.

Jewish Cultural Festival

Cary’s Jewish Cultural Festival is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. There will be food trucks, vendors, music and crafts for kids. Donations for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina will be accepted.

Holiday Potluck Celebration

The Holiday Potluck Celebration for ages 55 and older is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. Bring a dish to share. To join in the gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift worth $5 to $10. 919-469-4081.

Holly Springs Main Street Christmas

Holly Springs’ Main Street Christmas is 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, downtown. The annual tree lighting will be at 8 p.m. on the Cultural Center lawn at 300 W. Ballentine St.

Santa will visit Town Hall until 7:30 p.m. at 128 S. Main St. There will be hayrides down Ballentine Street, crafts and stories with Mrs. Claus at the Cultural Center. The Holly Springs High School Concert Choir will perform at Town Hall.

For details and more Main Street Christmas events, go to

Happy Holly Days parade

The Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade in downtown Holly Springs will be 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 12.

Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade

The annual parade in downtown Cary is from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. The parade has a new route because of road construction. It will start at East Chatham Street at the roundabout and will end at the West Chatham Street roundabout. More detailed information will be available closer to the parade.

Rockin’ Reindeer Hop

The Rockin’ Reindeer Hop for teenagers and adults with disabilities, ages 14 and older, is 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter St. Admission is $5 in cash.

Any participant who needs close assistance or supervision must bring a chaperone. Admission is free for chaperones.

‘Holiday Pops’

The Concert Singers of Cary Symphonic Choir and the Moonlighters Orchestra present “Holiday Pops” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for seniors at

Celtic Christmas Concert

The Celtic Christmas Concert with the Jennifer Licko Band and Patrick Mangan of Riverdance is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults and $22 for seniors and ages 12 and,

Discovery Series

Oak City Brass plays classical Christmas music in the Holly Springs Cultural Center’s Discovery Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets are $5.

‘Winterfest ‘15’

“Winterfest ’15” with the Cary Town Band is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the Cary Senior Center Ballroom at Bond Park, 120 Maury Odell Place. The band plays music for Christmas, Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice and the New Year.

‘The Nutcracker’

The Campaneria Ballet Company in Cary will present “International Repertory and Journey to the Nutcracker Suite,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, and Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $16. This is the first Nutcracker performance from the school, which professional dancer Miguel Campaneria opened this year. 919-462-2055,

Kwanzaa celebration

The 21st annual Kwanzaa Celebration is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. This year’s theme is “Developing and Encouraging Our Youth.” There will be performances by the Magic of African Rhythm and members of the North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers, as well as a traditional procession of the elders and Harambee Circle. Doors open for the market and Children’s Village at 11 a.m. and performances start at 3 p.m.

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