Triangle events to add to your daybook:
Raleigh Christmas Parade
9:40 a.m. Saturday; Hillsborough Street to Fayetteville Street, downtown Raleigh; free; grma.org/christmas-parade
Yes, Raleigh has its Christmas parade before Thanksgiving because that’s when Santa is available. Deal with it.
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Ice, ice Raleigh
Noon Saturday; City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh; $10 (kids 4 & under $5); raleighicerink.com
Grab your skates because Raleigh’s only natural ice outdoor skating rink opens right after the Christmas parade. Open through Jan. 29. (Try to put out of your mind that it’ll be in the 70s Saturday afternoon!)
Durham Holiday Art Walk
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham; free; durhamartwalk.com
The Durham Arts Council’s Art Walk Holiday Market not only has locally handmade gifts, but musical performances and great food.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh; free; ncmuseumofhistory.org
The 21st annual American Indian Heritage Celebration includes craft demonstrations, hands-on activities, drum groups, storytellers, food and more, including members of all eight of the state’s recognized tribes.
Carrboro Film Festival
Saturday-Sunday; ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro; $15/single day or $20/2-day; carrborofilmfestival.com
A two-day celebration of film art featuring short films, feature films, documentaries and about every other genre you can imagine – plus workshops, parties and more.