Christmas Trees in Cary: 10 Fun Facts


Cary, NC — This weekend, many families will head to Christmas tree lots or pull their artificial trees out of their attics. Since Christmas trees are probably on your mind, too, we found ten fun facts about them (and some great places to find real trees in Cary). Read more

2015 Guide to Holiday Events in Cary


Cary, NC — We can’t believe it’s already “that time of the year” again – the time for excitement, scarves and sweaters, family traditions, shopping, parties, food and giving thanks. Enjoy our own tradition – this event guide to all the holiday happenings in Cary. Read more

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Christmas Eve Services in Cary

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Cary, NC — Merry Christmas Eve! We hope you find this list of midnight mass, communion, and candlelight services handy this evening–and that you have a wonderful Christmas day with family and friends. Read more


Rudolph: What You Didn’t Notice as a Kid


Cary, NC — As a child, I always left nine, not eight, carrots outside on Christmas Eve–especially on foggy nights. I’m sure you can guess why. Even though this tradition has ceased until I have children of my own, I still pay tribute to Rudolph every Christmas by watching him star in the Rankin/Bass 1964 production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Read more

Recipes: Homemade Christmas Candy

Homemade Christmas Candy

Cary, NC — Like every family, mine has changed and evolved throughout the years–along with many of our Christmas traditions. However, each and every year, we always enjoy making homemade Christmas candy for friends and loved ones.  Read more


Christmas Trees: Real vs. Fake


Cary, NC — It’s December, and Christmas trees are starting to pop up in the homes of many Cary families. Before you dig last year’s artificial tree out of your garage or head to the store to buy one, check out the benefits of purchasing a real Christmas tree instead. Read more

Christmas Decorating Trends 2014

A Detail from one of Garden Supply Company's incredible Holiday Trees.

A Detail from one of Garden Supply Company’s incredible Holiday Trees.

Cary, NC — Garden Supply Company on Old Apex Road in Cary is almost always one of the first retailers to get out their Christmas decor when they install their heavily decorated trees right after Labor Day. Read more


Cranberry Sauce Chutney


Cary, NC — Who likes that stuff that comes out of a can and calls itself cranberry sauce? Not me, I like a berry-rich, thick sauce that is not a jelly, yet doesn’t run all over the plate. Read more

Recipes for Christmas

Cary, NC – In the last three and a half years, we’ve published more than 60 local recipes. Here are some of favorites for Christmas. Read more

Holly Jolly Christmas at Pop-Up Shop

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester. Above, leather goods from Zanan and the artist who makes them, this week at Holly Daze.

Cary, NC – Have you ever heard of a Pop-up shop? I hadn’t, but apparently its all the rage in urban areas, where retail space is expensive and entrepreneurs just getting a start have something to sell, but are low on funds to rent permanent space. The Town of Cary has sponsored their first Pop-Up Shop at 120 E. Chatham Street and it’s called Holly Daze. I visited on Tuesday. Read more