Triangle events to add to your daybook:
Holidays at the mansion
See the governor’s mansion decorated for the holidays and enjoy seasonal music by local groups. The first floor will have N.C.-grown Christmas trees.
The symphony and a martini
8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; Meymandi Concert Hall, 2 E. South St., Raleigh; $90-$95; dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
The genre-crossing Pink Martini ‘little orchestra’ returns for three holiday shows with the North Carolina Symphony.
Love a parade?
There are Christmas parades Saturday all over the Triangle: Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Clayton and Bahama all have parades with floats, music and more.
Oakwood by candlelight
1-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Historic Oakwood neighborhood, Raleigh; $25; historicoakwood.org
Tour 12 of the area’s grandest homes dating from the mid-1800s to early 1900s. Docents will offer information about the history of the property at each home stop..
Shop and craft
1-4 p.m. Sunday; The Durham Hotel (2nd floor mezzanine), 315 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham; free; thedurham.com
The Durham partners with Spoonflower and TangleWild Designs for a holiday pop-up crafting event: a 20-minute embroidery workshop and a custom gift tag station. Plus, it happens around the corner from the Patchwork Holiday Market at The Armory (noon-5 p.m. at 220 Foster St, Durham; thepatchworkmarket.com).
Bill of Rights
1 p.m. Wednesday (through Dec. 17); N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh; free; ncmuseumofhistory.org
A rare chance to see North Carolina’s original copy of the Bill of Rights, on view through Dec. 17 in the exhibit “The Story of North Carolina.”