Durham Holiday Events December 2015

Count down the start of the Durham holiday events December 2015 with
the 11th Annual American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration on December 4 at 6 pm at the American Tobacco Ampitheater. Enjoy sensational community choral groups and a special visit from the man in red himself…SANTA!

  • Cast from the Sound of Music
  • Club Boulevard Elementary Chorus 
  • Barriskill Dance 
  • Lucas Middle School Chorus 
  • Duke Rhythm & Blue 
  • Elevate

Be one of the first 750 people and site and receive a Light Wand sponsored by Living: American Tobacco. At the conclusion of the event the holiday fun continues over at
Diamond View Park on Dec. 4 at 7 pm
as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes back for holly, jolly prize awarding fun for nonprofits and the companies that support them.

  • View the trees in person or online before Dec. 18
  • Text your vote to 313131 and enter TREE plus the two digit tree number (ex. Tree 14)
  • Or, vote online by logging on to http://www.triangletreechallenge.com and
    entering your email address plus the two digit tree number.
  • Trees on display at Diamond View Park through January 3, 2016. 

The Durham Performing Arts Center has several entertaining performances lined up this holiday season.

Tues. Dec. 1 through Sun. Dec. 6 The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winning Director Jack O’Brien,
is coming to DPAC. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of
Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its
Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My
Favorite Things,” “Do- Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and
the title song.  2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which
continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

The number one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates, come to the DPAC for one fantastic SOLD OUT live performance on Dec. 8 at 8 pm. Daryl Hall and John Oates are at the height
of their powers making their own kind of soul, with a new generation of
musicians recognizing not only their historic track record of success,
but also their continuing influence and achievements.

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker
is more exciting than ever. Marvel as characters levitate, disappear,
and reappear from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker
will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat wondering, “How did
they do that?!”

This full-company productions features Carolina Ballet’s
world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life.
Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday
season with this magical production.  Sat. Dec. 12 at 2 pm and 7 pm and Sun. Dec. 13 at 2 pm.

Theatre In The Park’s original musical comedy adaptation of A Christmas Carol, based on the book by Charles Dickens and adapted for
the stage by Ira David Wood III, now in its 41st year, was voted best in the Triangle by readers of
Triangle Arts and Entertainment. A Christmas Carol has become a holiday
tradition in the Southeast, and has also enjoyed critically acclaimed
tours to England and France.

A Christmas Carol was the first full scale theatrical event staged at
DPAC during its opening week in December of 2008. Approximately 30,000
people attend the local production runs in Raleigh and Durham each year.  Only 5 Shows on Thurs. Dec 17 through Sun. Dec 20, 2015.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is close to all of this Durham December holiday fun! We (Monica and Daniel) invite you to be our guests.  We are located alongside award-winning restaurants, fun holiday shopping, and much more! 

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