Editor's Note: We'll be looking back at some of our most popular posts from 2016 this week. We start with image galleries.
Playgrounds and popular holiday events were the subjects of Go Ask Mom's top image galleries from 2016. Here's what rose to the top. (Follow the links to see all of the pictures).
Sassafras All Children's Playground: After nine years in the making, the north Raleigh playground opened in November. At 3.5 acres, it's the biggest playground in Raleigh and designed with all kids in mind - including those with mobility issues and other special needs.
Galaxy Fun Park opens: The north Raleigh indoor family fun center opened to big crowds in September. Featuring trampolines, laser tag, bumper cars, indoor go-karts, a ropes course and a large indoor playground, it's become a new favorite for birthday parties, camps and family outings.
Christmas at North Carolina's Executive Mansion: From just a couple of weeks ago, the photos capture a long-running tradition at the governor's house in downtown Raleigh - the annual holiday open house.
Jack Smith Park: This summer, Cary opened its first sprayground at the new Jack Smith Park. The park also features a playground, public art and open space for lots of running around.
WRAL kids search for Easter eggs: A sprint for Easter eggs next to the azalea garden at WRAL in Raleigh.
Raleigh Rose Garden: Not far from downtown Raleigh, we suggested this spot as a great place to take mom on Mother's Day.
Tractors, bubbles at Midtown event: A fun summer event at North Hills' Midtown Park.
Construction at Sassafras All Children's Playground begins: There was lots of excitement about the playground, which opened in November.
Pullen Park's Holiday Express: Tickets will go on sale for the 2017 event in July. Mark your calendars. It will sell out!