Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
The Apex Historical Society’s annual Holiday Home Tour is 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children in advance, or $12 for adults and $5 for children the day of the tour. Buy tickets at The Rusty Bucket, 104 N. Salem St., or the Apex Chamber of Commerce, 220 N. Salem St. apexhistoricalsociety.com.
‘Dashing Through the Snow’
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The Cary Players presents the comedic play through Monday, Dec. 7, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The play is about the Snowflake Inn and an innkeeper dealing with some challenging guests. Shows are at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and students. caryplayers.org.
‘Songs of the Season’
The General Assembly Chorus, a 40-man a cappella group, presents its annual holiday show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The concert features the General Assembly chorus and quartets with Downtown Sound, Harmony Grits and the Heart of Carolina Chorus. Tickets are $15 for adult reserved seats and $10 for students 17 and younger. They can be bought at the Cary Arts Center, Etix or from chorus members. generalassemblychorus.org.
The Concert Singers of Cary Symphonic Choir and the Moonlighters Orchestra present “Holiday Pops” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for seniors at etix.com. concertsingers.org.
Celtic Christmas Concert
The Celtic Christmas Concert with the Jennifer Licko Band and Patrick Mangan of Riverdance is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults and $22 for seniors and ages 12 and younger. jenniferlicko.com, thecarytheater.com.
Movies at The Cary
The Cary theater will show holiday movies in December at 122 E. Chatham St. All tickets are $5 except for “White Christmas,” which costs $7.50. thecarytheater.com.
▪ “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17.
▪ A sing-along with “White Christmas” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20.
▪ “The Polar Express” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24.
Oak City Brass plays classical Christmas music in the Holly Springs Cultural Center’s Discovery Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets are $5.
“Winterfest ’15” with the Cary Town Band is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the Cary Senior Center Ballroom at Bond Park, 120 Maury Odell Place. The band plays music for Christmas, Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice and the New Year.
The Campaneria Ballet Company in Cary will present “International Repertory and Journey to the Nutcracker Suite,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, and Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $16. This is the first Nutcracker performance from the school, which professional dancer Miguel Campaneria opened this year. 919-462-2055, campaneriaballetschool.com.
Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina and Morrisville town offices will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Dec. 25. Holly Springs town offices are closed from Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25.
In Apex, garbage and recycling collection for Friday customers will be picked up on Saturday. In Cary, garbage, recycling and yard waste for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be collected one day earlier than usual. In Fuquay-Varina, Thursday and Friday customers’ garbage will both be picked up on Thursday. In Holly Springs, Friday’s collection is delayed by one day. In Morrisville, Friday’s yellow route will be picked up on Saturday.
C-Tran’s fixed route service won’t operate on Thursday, Dec. 24, or Friday, Dec. 25.
The 21st annual Kwanzaa Celebration is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. This year’s theme is “Developing and Encouraging Our Youth.” There will be performances by the Magic of African Rhythm and members of the North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers, as well as a traditional procession of the elders and Harambee Circle. Doors open for the market and Children’s Village at 11 a.m. and performances start at 3 p.m.
New Year’s Day closings
Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville town offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1.
Apex’s garbage and recycling collection for Friday customers will be picked up on Saturday. In Cary, garbage, recycling and yard waste for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday customers will be picked up one day earlier than usual. Trash and recycling for Holly Springs’ Friday customers will be collected on Saturday. Garbage will be collected as usual in Fuquay-Varina. In Morrisville, the Friday route will be collected on Saturday.
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