Fun Durham Holiday Events 2015



Art Walk Holiday Market Sign

The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is a celebration of visual arts and
fine crafts held in downtown Durham each November, featuring the work of
numerous talented artists in multiple locations. Held on Saturday November 21 (from 10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday November 22 (from 1 pm to 5 pm).  This 2015 event kicks off
the holiday shopping season by bringing thousands of art lovers for a
weekend of shopping and exploration of all that Durham has to offer
including live music, world-class restaurants, great shopping,
innovative businesses and fascinating historic sites.

Most sites are
within easy walking distance around downtown and on Saturday visitors
can take the Bull City Connector, Durham’s fare-free bus that travels
downtown. The Connector does not run on Sundays.

Visitors can purchase fine art and crafts at many downtown Durham sites including Durham Arts Council, Vega Metals, the Durham Armory
and more! Visitors will also be able to hear live musical performances
and can enjoy delicious food at numerous downtown Durham restaurants
and food trucks.  The event is free and open to the public. Rain or shine.

Older house in the dark with light shining from the doorway and lights in the front yard
Celebrate an 1870s Christmas during evening tours of Duke Homestead from 7pm to 9pm on both Friday, December 4 and Friday, December 11.  The Christmas by Candlelight at Duke Homestead Tour features period decorations, caroling, dances, hot apple cider, and other goodies.  


Santa sitting in front of a fireplace

Spend a festive afternoon at the Duke Homestead as a part of their Victorian Family Christmas.  From 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm families
can join costumed interpreters to celebrate an 1870 Christmas. Visitors
can enjoy cider and cookies in the kitchen, make traditional Christmas
crafts in the dining room, meet Santa in the parlor, and sing carols, hear stories and pop popcorn in the bedroom.


Old Wooden cabin in the snow

Historic Stagville is celebrating Christmastime with “Christmas in
the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters” on Saturday, December 5th from
12pm to 4pm. This event will showcase the 1850s holiday experiences of
the enslaved and white communities on the plantation.
The historic slave dwellings and plantation owner’s home will be
decorated for the season. There will be music, vendors, a model train
set, Christmas cookies, hot cider, hot cocoa, and more. For children,
there will be crafts to try and historic games to play!

This event is
FREE and open to the public.  Historic Stagville will have lantern tours of Horton Grove and the
Great Barn after the main event. With a tour guide, you will be able to
see these buildings in new light, as we describe the enslaved experience
of holidays and Christmas. The tour will be lit by fire and
lantern-light and will include hot drinks and gingerbread. Tickets on
sale now! Adults $5 and children (ages 4-10) $3. Call 919.620.0120 to
purchase your tickets.

Enjoy your holidays at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina.  We love hosting guests. In addition to the delicious food at our local restaurants and our local food trucks all across Durham, we prepare a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning for our guests.  Relax and enjoy the holidays with those you love.  This is the most magical time of the year!   

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