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17 family-friendly events for weekend of Dec. 14 to Dec. 16

No plans this weekend? Our weekly weekend activities post is full of Christmas and holiday activities.

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Sarah LIndenfeld Hall
, Go Ask Mom editor
Here’s what is happening on the family fun front. As always, check WRAL.com’s Out & About calendar for more ideas.

And here's the run down of Christmas posts that list various light shows, Santa visits and more.

Christmas trains are rolling. (Reminder: The sold out Holiday Express continues at Pullen Park through Dec. 17. The park will be closed this weekend because of the event.)
Lots of holiday shows are lighting up the stage this weekend across the region and include Raleigh Little Theatre's Cinderella, several versions of The Nutcracker,. A Theater in the Park's A Christmas Carol, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.


Tickets are still available for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday performances of The Justice Theater Project’s Black Nativity by Langston Hughes. (Saturday and Sunday matinees are sold out.) It takes place at Stewart Theater on the campus of NC State. Tickets are $23 for seniors, students and military, and $27 for adults. The 90-minute performance tells the classic Nativity story with a black cast.
A model railroad is on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, at Raleigh Union Station. It’s free and open to the public. Stay tuned on Friday for more details.
NC State women’s basketball will host Maine at 6 p.m., Saturday, at Reynolds Coliseum. Tickets start at just $3. These are a lot of fun for families. My family tries to go to at least one each season.


Durham’s Black Nativity runs Friday through Sunday at Hillside High School Theatre. Tickets are $20. Like the show in Raleigh, it’s also a performance of Langston Hughes play, which tells the Nativity story with a black cast.
The Durham Holiday Craft Fair is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, at Durham Central Park. Pick up some unique items and get some holiday shopping done.
Duke Regional Hospital will host a Healthy Moms and Healthy Babies Community Resource Fair from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. It’s free. Moms and moms-to-be are invited to learn about resources available to them in Durham for pregnancy and parenting support.

Chapel Hill

Harry Potter is the theme of Friday’s Teen Science Cafe at Morehead Planetarium. It’s free and designed for teens ages 13 to 18.


The Cary, the movie theater in downtown Cary, will host Christmas Cartoons and Cereal at 10 a.m., Saturday. Wear your jammies, enjoy some cereal, which the theater will provide, and watch a couple of Christmas cartoons. Tickets are $7.


Ice Skate with Santa from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, at the Orange County Sportsplex. There will be free on-ice and off-ice photo opportunities.


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