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December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ West Point on the Eno
West Point on the Eno was home to many folks, many of whom left indelible marks on the landscape. Join us for an on- and off-trail hike that will explore home sites, old road beds, former irrigation systems, and so much more. This hike is presented in partnership with the Eno River Association. Together, we will show you parts of West Point that you have never seen before! This hike will be about five miles long. Please, no dogs on this hike since we are going off trail. We will meet at the West Point Mill.
December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Walltown Park Recreation Center
Join the fun at Walltowns bi-annual pickleball tournament. The tournament will be a Round Robin Mens & Womens mixed doubles competition. There will be two pools. Each team will play one game to 11 points (win by 1) against each of the other 5 teams in their pool during match play. T-shirts and light refreshments will be provided to all participants. Enjoy a day of friendly competition in our beautiful gymnasium.
December 7, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Edison Johnson Aquatic Center
Get in the swim with Santa Claus! At this fun family event, children will get to play in the shallow water with Santa, and make holiday-themed arts and crafts projects on the pool deck. Lifejackets will be provided as needed. An adult must enter the water with children 9 years of age and younger.
December 8, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ West Point on the Eno
Join us for our annual winter tradition! Enjoy refreshments, historic holiday decorations, festive music, and holiday crafts from yesteryear. No need to register - just come on out, rain or shine!
December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Walltown Park Recreation Center
Have your preschooler help us celebrate the Holiday season and the start of the New Year! Enjoy story time, music, crafts and refreshments with this fun event.
December 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Armory
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.
December 13, 2019, 8:00 PM - December 14, 2019, 2:00 AM @ Environmental Education Pavilion at West Point on the Eno
The Geminid Meteor Shower is the most prolific meteor shower of the year with up to 120 meteors per hour. Join us in the meadow at the West Point on the Eno Environmental Education Pavilion as we watch the spectacle. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while lying on a blanket under the stars. No cost, no preregistration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is sponsored by Durham Parks and Recreation in coordination with the Morehead Planetarium.
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Enjoy meteor shower viewing and educational activities.
10 p.m. -2 a.m. Watch the Geminids with a cup of hot chocolate at their peak.
December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Downtown Durham-Main Street
Join us for the Durham Holiday Parade as dynamic floats, hometown bands, drill teams, schools, community groups and more make their way down Main Street.
December 14, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Walltown Recreation Center Parking Lot
Durham Parks and Recreation is providing an opportunity for teens between the ages of 13-18 to attend a college basketball game! Get pumped up for the opportunity to be exposed to a college game experience at William Peace University. Come ready to kick back and enjoy game day with DPR. Registration is required. Meet at Walltown Recreation Center Parking Lot to go to the game.
December 14, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Downtown Durham
Blackwell Street between Morehead Avenue and West Lakewood Avenue
Join us as we celebrate the holidays in downtown Durham! This event will feature snow sledding, pony rides, inflatable bounce houses, arts and crafts activities, visits with Santa, train rides, live music and entertainment, and more!
December 14, 2019, 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Walltown Park Recreation Center
Bring the family out for an evening of fun! We will watch the beautiful display of twinkling lights and listen to the festive music as we enjoy the view!
December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM @ American Tobacco Trail
Experience the American Tobacco Trail at night at our Full Moon Fever Bike Ride with the Durham Community Trail Watch group!
December 18, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Edison Johnson Recreation Center
It's the holiday season so get in the holiday spirit listening to holiday tunes and creating fun holiday cookies. Baked cookies will be ready for your child to decorate.
December 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Holton Career and Resource Center
It's the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season brings many reasons to celebrate so bring the whole family and spread love and cheer at Holton Career and Resource Center! We will provide refreshments and tons of fun activities. This event is free for the whole family.
December 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Edison Johnson Recreation Center
Join us for an adventure as we explore holiday traditions and games from around the world.
December 26, 2019, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM @ W.D. Hill Recreation Center
Looking for a place for your child to go when school is out? Kids can enjoy a fun-filled day of activities including sports, games, dance, arts and crafts, and much more. Rates are per day.
December 27, 2019, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM @ W.D. Hill Recreation Center
December 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Holton Career and Resource Center
Kwanzaa is a celebration of family, community and culture centered on seven basic principles as building blocks for peace and progress in the community. The celebration will be held on the fifth day of Kwanzaa and will focus on the principle of NIA.