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
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 production 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.