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To Hillsborough Street for the Holidays

Make sure to check back often - we’ll update this list as the holiday season rolls along!


As the semester comes to an end and work starts to slow down spend some time exploring what Hillsborough Street has to offer! There’s something for everyone with theatre, comedy, food and craft events going on throughout the month that make the perfect place to catch up with friends and family. 


And remember, you can always make your own adventures on Hillsborough Street – grab a cup of coffee, take a bike ride, sit down to a great meal or pick up the perfect gift for a loved one! We'll update the bottom of this page with special holiday hours as we learn them.



Holiday Creations

JC Raulston Arboretum

December 14th from 10am-12pm


Head to the arboretum for a morning of crafting with materials from the garden. This class is open to all ages and parents are asked to stay with children while they craft. Register onlineto spend the morning crafting for the holidays!



Duke Energy Winter Family Fun Friday: Flower Power

North Carolina Museum of Art

December 14th at 5pm


Listen to music, make crafts and play games for a day of family fun to help get in the holiday spirit! This winter celebration will be 60s themed, so be ready for a groovy time. There’s also a chance for a visit with Santa, so don’t miss out! Tickets are free, but be sure to reserve your spot




Raleigh Little Theatre

Running until December 16th


Cinderella is a classic holiday show at Raleigh Little Theatre currently in its 35th annual production. This show has a mixture of comedy and romance that will lead to a truly captivating performance the whole family will enjoy.


Get tickets and see the schedule of shows here




“The Gift of the Magi”

Sonorous Road Theatre

Running until December 17th


Sonorous Road is presenting an adaptation of O. Henry's “The Gift of the Magi” as an immersive experience for the audience. The experience will be set in New York during the 1920s and tells the familiar story of Jim and Della, a young couple searching for each other’s perfect Christmas gifts. There will be live speakeasy music and scenes that will take place throughout the building. 


Get more information and tickets here.



“The Santaland Diaries”

Theatre in the Park

Running until December 23rd


This one man show relives an out-of-work, young actor’s brief stint as an elf in Macy’s department store during the holiday season. Based on David Sedaris’ short story, Santaland is filled with highly charged, politically incorrect, irreverent commentaries of fellow elves, Santa’s true colors, and the raucous adults and children who come to visit St Nick each year. Come laugh, drink and be merry as you join us for this adult’s only holiday treat that is sure to make your spirits bright!


Get more information and tickets here.


Client Appreciation Party

Meraki Salon

December 22nd between 9am and 6pm


Join the team at Meraki Salon for a day of BOGO deals on retail products (not including kits/tools), champagne & tasty snacks, raffles and Glo Skin Beauty Makeup stations. While you're at it, go ahead and schedule an appointment for your next cut/style/color!




Murder Mystery Party

Aloft Hotel

December 31st at 9pm


Do you love dressing up, acting or the idea of solving crimes? Then this New Year’s Eve there is an event for you! The Aloft is hosting “Murder at the Masquerade 6: A New Years Eve Murder Mystery Party.” Get ready to dress up and play a real life game of Clue! Everyone who attends will play a small role and will receive a “character bio” and how you relate to the suspect. Also, you’ll get to help investigate the crime. Get your ticket soon to put your detective skills to the test! 




New Years Eve With Andy Woodhull

Goodnights Comedy Club

December 31st at 8pm and 10:30pm


What better way to start the New Year than with an evening filled with laughter? Goodnights has the perfect event for those looking to sit back, relax, eat and enjoy a show. Andy Woodhull will help ring in the New Year. He’s a well-known comedian that has performed his stand-up on Conan and The Tonight Show. Make sure to reserve your spot for this great event!




New Year’s Pajama Brunch

Irregardless Café

January 1st from 10am-2:30pm


Celebrate the new year with your friends and family at Irregardless Cafe’s pajama brunch. Enjoy live music by Glen Ingram while you relax and enjoy your morning with great food and even better company.




Head out to these awesome events or even just to shop, grab a meal, or drink coffee from our amazing local vendors! There’s a lot happening on Hillsborough Street this holiday season, so make sure to check it out. 


Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve = 7am - 7pm
Christmas Day = 7am - 7pm

Irregardless Cafe
Christmas Eve = 4pm - 9:30pm
Christmas Day = noon - 9pm

Dec. 26 = 5pm - 9:30pm
New Year's Eve = 5pm - 10pm

Jubala Coffee
Dec. 17-23 = close at 5pm
Christmas Eve = 7am - 3pm
Christmas Day = closed

Dec. 26-31 = close at 5pm
New Year's Day = 8am-5pm

Liquid State
Dec. 21 = 7am - 7pm
Dec. 22 = 8am - 7pm
Dec. 23 = 9am - 5pm

Dec. 24-26 = closed
Dec. 27 - Jan. 4 = 9am - 5pm

Players Retreat
Christmas Eve = 11:30am - midnight
Christmas Day = 5pm for a potluck dinner - bring a dish to share while the PR cooks two large hams

Raleigh Little Theatre
Dec. 25 - Jan. 1 = closed

Waffle House
Christmas Eve = midnight to midnight
Christmas Day = midnight to midnight

YMCA - Alexander Family branch
Christmas Eve = close at 2pm
Christmas Day = closed
Dec. 26 = 8am - 8pm
New Year's Eve = close at 6pm
New Year's Day = 8am - 6pm