WRAL's Bill Leslie takes the "Hometown Hello" to towns with Santa Claus trains.
Stampedes, pepper spray and fist fights dampened the Christmas spirit Friday for shoppers seeking the new Air Jordans.
Margaret Severin-Hansen, a "Sugar Plum Fairy" in Carolina Ballet's Nutcracker, talks with WRAL about the special addition to this year's performance. Nutcracker runs Dec. 16-24 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
Capitol Broadcasting and Raleigh Parks and Recreation present an annual holiday celebration for area senior citizens at the Raleigh Convention Center.
WRAL's Bill Leslie takes the "Hometown Hello" to North Carolina towns that throw memorable holiday celebrations.
The state of North Carolina's annual Christmas tree was lit Thursday evening at outside of the old Capitol building in downtown Raleigh.
A look at the magic being used in the Carolina Ballet's "The Nutcracker."
Acrobats, musical entertainment and Christmas trees decked out for charity signal the start of the holiday season at American Tobacco Historic District in Durham.
One of the key figures in the holiday ballet "The Nutcracker" is magician Dr. Drosselmeyer. This year, the Carolina Ballet will take the magical ballet one step further through live magic on stage.
The annual event transforms the WRAL transmission tower into a 300-foot Christmas tree wrapped in more than 2,800 multi-colored lights. Three 5-foot stars adorn the top of the tower, which will glow nightly through New Year's Day.
Grant Llewellyn, the music director at the North Carolina Symphony, talks with WRAL about Mahler's Fourth Symphony, which is being performed Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 and Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at the Maymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh.
Kim Beck, a visual merchandiser at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, talks with WRAL about Christmas Town, a holiday celebration which transforms the amusement park into a winter wonderland.
It's all about Christmas parades, Santa visits and other holiday activities, but we have options for those of you who are not ready to welcome the holidays yet too. Here's your weekend family fun!
When WRAL-TV flips the switch on its 52nd annual tower lighting Thursday night, the 300-foot tower becomes both a shining beacon and an early Christmas present. The best way to see the entire celebration is on TV. Tune on to WRAL News starting at 5 p.m.
There's an ice skating rink, sledding, carousel and train rides and more to celebrate the beginning of the season on Saturday.
If books are on your holiday shopping list, check out these recommendations for kids from Quail Ridge Books & Music.
The centerpiece of the night will be a 90-foot ferris wheel to be installed on Fayetteville Street. Dubbed "La Grande Roue de Raleigh," the ferris wheel is a nod to the annual tradition of Paris's Tuileries Garden.
The troops with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade had quite a Thanksgiving spread.
The Carolina Ballet is gearing up for its annual presentation of Nutcracker. And this year, the show will be even more magical than usual. Literally.
Thanks to great weather and the presence of "American Idol" Scotty McCreery, the 2011 WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade drew thousands to downtown Raleigh Saturday morning.
Looking for Santa at the mall? Wondering when your town's Christmas parade is? Hoping to ride a train with Santa or take a Christmas candlelight tour? Find it all here!
Don't miss the pageantry and excitement of the 2012 WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade, presented by the Greater Raleigh Merchant's Association, Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.
Wondering when all those classic Christmas specials are on TV? TV Guide has it all on a handy calendar.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) keeps a watchful eye on the skies and space, looking for those pesky nuclear missiles or sneak air attacks.