Weekend: The First of 2015


Cary, NC — This weekend falls right after a line of New Year’s Eve celebrations, but there are still some great events going on in Cary and in the greater Triangle area. Check out this preview of New Year’s events and other weekend happenings–and don’t forget to see the calendar and our New Year’s Eve Guide for more details.

New Year’s Eve

On New Year’s Eve, an elegant night awaits you at the Umsted–or choose to have some silly fun for the whole family at Tribute Pizza, Buffalo Lanes, and Jellybeans.

If you’re feeling active, participate in a midnight run at Cary Towne Center–and don’t forget about all the Cary restaurants and bars that are featuring New Year’s DJs, food and drink specials, and more. It’s all on CaryCitizen’s New Year’s Eve 2015 Guide.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! If you don’t sleep in, kick off 2015 with the Town of Cary’s second annual First Walk at the Koka Booth Amphitheater from 10-11 am. The walk allows participants to discover the beauty of the Town and start the new year in a relaxing way. Pre-registration online is optional.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Don’t miss the Cary Invasion basketball team play the Fayetteville All-American Ballers at the Herb Young Community Center at 7 pm on Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children over five; doors open at 6.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Cary Fit and Able’s Hot Chocolate Run & Doggie Dash will take place at Bond Park from 10 am-12 pm on Sunday. This is a fun, family-friendly run that benefits the Wake County SPCA. Register by January 3, and see the New Year’s Eve Guide for more information.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

A KwanzaaFest will take place at the Durham Armory in Downtown Durham on Thursday, January 1, 2015. This event is free and open to the public, and it lasts from 1-6 pm. Also in Durham on New Year’s Day, participate in a run at the Carolina Godiva Track Club at 1 pm.

Even after New Year’s Day has passed, you can still enjoy skating on the Winterfest ice rink in Downtown Raleigh until February 1, 2015. Tickets are only $9.

Also, the NC Symphony and Triangle Youth Ballet will present Peter and the Wolf, a special show for kids, at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts from 4-5 pm on Saturday, January 3, 2015. Tickets, available at the door, are $23.


Weekend update by Jessica Patrick. The calendar of events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Anders Adermark.