The Triangle Nonprofit and Volunteer Leadership Center

Community Events

Santa Paws

Friday, Dec. 3, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Durham Armory, 212 Foster Street

Join us for an evening of holiday fun with your canine friends. Bring your canine friend out to meet Santa! Santa will be available for photos with your pet. This event also includes a canine ugly sweater contest, holiday pet market, and canine food drive.

Laser Light Show

Saturday, Dec. 11, 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Durham County Stadium, 750 Stadium Dr. 

Watch a 30-minute holiday themed laser light show in your car while enjoying matching music through your car radio. Reservations for their free drive-in event open on November 29. 

Learn more and register HERE!

Durham Holiday Parade

Saturday, Dec. 18, 11 a.m.

The parade will feature floats, mascots, hometown bands, drill teams, school and community groups, and, of course, Santa!

The parade will start at the Health Department (Main and Dillard Streets) and end near Duke University East Campus (Main Street and Buchanan Boulevard).

Solstice Lantern Walk

Sunday, Dec. 21, 5:45 p.m., Eno River Farmers Market Pavilion, 144 E Margaret Ln, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Each December, the Winter Solstice marks the beginning of the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere, and the longest night of the year. This astronomical event is significant to many cultures, religions, and traditions, for many different reasons. For the Hillsborough, NC community, it has become a special evening to gather and usher in the peaceful quiet that the darker, colder months of the year can bring together.

Learn more and register HERE!