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Don't cry: There's lots to do on Christmas

Posted December 25, 2013

After the worship, after the gifts, after the big family meal, you may be looking for something to do on Christmas. 

Don't fret. Although it's arguably the world's most widely celebrated holiday in all its religious and secular glory, there are still plenty of places open on Christmas and ways to spend your time. 

The old standby is to see a movie. Check the latest listings for films, reviews, showtimes and tickets in your area on WRAL Out & About.

For the family

Bundle up the kids to burn off some of those Christmas cookies in the great outdoors. Go Ask Mom has a guide to Triangle-area parks and playgrounds to help you discover what's nearby. Smith Family Light Show Holiday lights displays

Triangle family destinations set holiday hours

After dark, use the WRAL holiday lights map to chart a course for Christmas cheer. We've located the best holiday displays and provided directions to each.

 If you'd rather stay indoors, you can catch a replay of the WRAL Raleigh Christmas parade right on your computer screen. You can even choose which section to watch so that you see just your favorite band or float.

Adults only

Plan for the next big holiday with the guide to New Year's Eve events on WRAL Out & About. And going out means a fabulous outfit. We've identified our Five Faves for finding that perfect party dress.

Plot your strategy for the less-than-perfect gifts with our guide to stores with the best and worst return policies.

Online, you can catch up on the latest trending videos or indulge in a little bit of schadenfreude with a cruise through the recent arrest photos.

Use that new gift

Those who got a new smartphone or tablet – and the numbers were expected to be high – will likely spend the evening learning the ins and outs and downloading apps. Don't forget to add WRAL!

We've got apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, mobile Web and Kindle tailored to your interests.

Need breaking news? Get the WRAL News app.

Sports fans can listen to 99.9 The Fan and 620 The Buzz on their mobile device with the WRALSportsFan app. The HighSchoolOT app is the best way to track rising stars and your school's schedule and scores.

For parents, the Go Ask Mom app puts advice and family-friendly events in the palm of your hand.

And WRAL's Out & About app tailors concerts, restaurant reviews, movies and more to your location.




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