We are in the thick of the Christmas season, and children are no doubt growing restless thinking about the upcoming fun. Rather than staying cooped up inside playing video games, we have compiled a list of holiday-related activities that you and your kids will love.
The 8th Annual Community Christmas Celebration
December 2, 4:00 p.m.
Archer Lodge Community Center and One 27 Homes are teaming up to throw this year’s ultimate snow day. Located at the Archer Lodge Community Center in Clayton, NC, the Community Christmas Celebration will feature snow sledding for you and your young ones as well as a blizzard play area. Get your tickets in advance for $20, as wristbands purchased at the door will be $25.
History Corner: Trees and Tinsel
December 8, 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Designed for children ages 6-9, this event is hosted by the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. Have you ever been asked by your children why people bring trees into their homes for Christmas? Did you know that our state has ties to this tradition? Bring your child to History Corner: Trees and Tinsel to learn more and satisfy their curiosity. Though free for MOHA and museum members, the event is $5 per child for non-members.
Journey to Bethlehem
December 9, 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
If your family is religious, this event can be the perfect way to have your children reflect on the Christian meaning behind Christmas. Journey to Bethlehem is a guided tour through the events of the nativity story put on by Salem Baptist Church in Raleigh. Concessions and drinks will be available for attendees as they wait, as well as live music and a magic show to entertain the kids. The event is free, but registering beforehand on Eventbrite is appreciated.
There is no shortage of events to attend this holiday season. If you’d like to stay closer to home, or if you want to show a visiting relative the ins and outs of living in Zebulon, check out our Local Attractions page for ideas.