Hanukkah story time
Barnes & Noble will host a special Hanukkah story time for kids at 2 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road.
A celebration of How the Grinch Stole Christmas with story time and giveaways for kids will be at 4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Holly Daze Shoppe opens
Downtown Carys pop-up shop will sell handcrafted gifts 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Dec. 2-21, at 120 E. Chatham St. New artists work will be featured each week.
Toddler Story Time
Barnes & Noble will host story time for toddlers at 10 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Carolina Puppet Theatre
The Carolina Puppet Theatres show, Christmas and Winter, will be 11 a.m.-noon at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $5.
Preschool Story Time
Barnes & Noble will host story time for preschoolers at 10 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Affordable Care Act information
The League of Women Voters of Wake County, Wake County Public Libraries, CapitalCare Collaborative and Legal Aid of N.C. are offering information sessions about the new health care law, how to apply and how to find help.
A session will be at 2 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
Fuquay-Varina Christmas tree lighting and sleigh ride
Fuquay-Varinas annual Christmas tree lighting and sleigh rides will be 6-8:30 p.m. along South Main Street. The sleigh rides start at TR Ashworths, 120 S. Main St. from 6-8 p.m. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
Nelsas Garden Hut will host Ladies Night with food, demonstrations, goodie bags and coupons 6-8 p.m. at 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. Registration is required. To register, call 919-552-0590; for details, go to www.nelsasgardenhut.com.
Christmas on Salem Street
Celebrate the season with Christmas on Salem Street in Apex. Caroling will start at 5 p.m. at the downtown depot. The official Christmas tree lighting with Mayor Keith Weatherly will be at 5:30 p.m. Sleigh, carriage and train rides with Santa will be 6-9 p.m. For more information, go to apexdowntown.com/christmasinfo.php.
Arbolito de la Esperanza
The Arbolito de la Esperanza (Tree of Hope) lighting with a traditional Latin celebration, potluck dinner and live music will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room A of the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. For details, go to www.diamanteinc.org.
The Polar Express reading
Making a Difference Childrens Theatre from Raleigh Charter High School will read The Polar Express at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
American Girl Club
Barnes & Nobles American Girl Club will talk about Holiday Celebrations at 7 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
The Western Wake Farmers Market is open 9:30 a.m.-noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. For details, go to www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.
Christmas on Salem Street
Apexs Christmas celebration continues. The annual Apex Rotary Pancake Breakfast will be 7-11 a.m. in the fire station at 210 N. Salem St., Apex. Pictures with Santa will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. The annual Apex Rotary Christmas Parade will start at 5 p.m. For more information, go to apexdowntown.com/christmasinfo.php.
European Christmas Market
The 6th Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Saints Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Church, 2510 Piney Plains Road, Cary. For details, go to www.saintnicholasmarket.com.
Ole Time Winter Festival
The Heart of Cary Associations 10th annual Ole Time Winter Festival will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Chatham Street in Cary. There will be artwork and gifts for sale, music and dance performances, ornament making and Santa. For details, go to www.heartofcary.org/ole-time-winter-festival.
Crafts for kids
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve will host a nature-inspired holiday craft program for ages 5-8 from 2-4 p.m. at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration is required. To register, call 919-387-5980.
Holiday guitar show
Music students of the Suzuki Guitar Kids of Meredith will play holiday music at 4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
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