The Heart of the Holidays Awaits at Christmas Events in Cary


Holidays in the Town of Cary are a tradition that brings together members of the community like no other. Each year, at differing points on the calendar, a holiday arrives and each of these individual traditions comes to the resident’s mind. No holiday tradition though is more anticipated that the annual Heart of the Holiday Christmas Events in Cary.

While the majority of the Christmas Events in Cary are scheduled on or around Saturday, December 7, the “Heart of the Holidays actually starts on Dec. 1. With a little touch of “history” added to that first event, there are four separate events scheduled for the Cary tradition that is the “Heart of the Holidays.”

Victorian Christmas at the Page-Walker

  • Saturday, December 1
  • 3:00- 6:00 pm
  • Page-Walker Arts & History Center

The first of many Christmas Events in Cary is at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center. The old-fashioned Christmas fun is offered on three separate floors at this event and is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

1st Floor Activities

  • Carriage Rides
  • Victorian Carolers
  • Warm Cider and Cookies provided by the Garden Club of Cary

2nd Floor Activities

  • Triangle Folk Ensemble

3rd Floor Activities

  • Children’s Craft
  • Cary Heritage Museum

On All 3 Floors

  • Room-by- room tour in the historic, beautifully decorated 1868 hotel

9th Annual Gingerbread House Competition

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • All Day Long
  • Historic Downtown Cary

For the ninth straight year, this is sure to be a favorite among the Christmas Events in Cary. Come see as historic downtown Cary becomes a walking gallery of gingerbread houses. Finished houses will be on display at the downtown business’ and visitors can cast a vote for their favorite entry.

Once votes are tallied and judges polled, one entry will be named “People’s Choice Winner.” Consequently, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place houses will be selected and all winners will be displayed throughout December at the Cary Arts Center.

Christmas Events in Cary: Santa’s Workshop

  • Saturday, December 7
  • 10:00 am -12:30 pm
  • Herbert C. Young Community Center

Children can enjoy making a variety of crafts at stations throughout the community center and visit directly with Santa while enjoying these activities.  

While at Santa’s Workshop, you can support the Cary Teen Council food drive by sending each child with two non-perishable food items or a cash donation for admission. All proceeds are donated to charity. 

Christmas Events in Cary: Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • 6:00- 8:00 pm
  • Town Hall Campus

Of all the traditions, this is the most traditional of any Christmas Events in Cary! Come elcome in the holiday season with the official tree lighting for the Town of Cary.

The Tree Lighting ceremony will showcase the talents of local actors, singers, and musicians. Likewise, the “Cary Community Christmas Tree” makes its debut with over 125 community groups providing hand made ornaments for the tree.

Schedule of Christmas Events in Cary for Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • 6:00 pm- Variety Show on the south lawn of Town Hall Campus
  • 6:45 pm- Introduction of the 2019 Tree Lighter and words from Town Council
  • 7:00 pm- Reception at Town Hall

The Heart of the Holidays is for sure upon us once the Christmas Events in Cary have begun. For further information on these fun events and activities, visit