Triangle events to add to your daybook:
Daily; City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh; $10 (includes skate rental); raleighwinterfest.com
The outdoor ice skating rink opened for Winterfest last weekend and it’ll stay there through January. It’s open every day this month except Dec. 14; check the website for hours.
Christmas at Bennett Place
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham; free; nchistoricsites.org/bennett
Historians decorate historic Bennett Place for Christmas, showing what the holidays would have been like during Civil War days. There will be candle-dipping, the roasting of the Hog’s Head and a visit from Santa Claus.
Oakwood by Candlelight
1-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 411 N. Bloodworth St., Raleigh; $25-$30; historicoakwood.org
Admire the beautifully decorated homes of Historic Oakwood at your own pace during this 44th annual candlelight tour. Homes are staffed with docents to explain the history of each home.
Cary Christmas Parade
2 p.m. Saturday; along Chatham Street in downtown Cary; free; caryjaycees.org
The Jaycees-sponsored parade will include bands, mascots, and local groups and businesses.
4 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday; Meymandi Concert Hall, 2 E. South St., Raleigh; $15-$21; rr.org
In celebration of the community handbell choir’s 25th anniversary, this year’s holiday shows feature Ringers alumni.