Submit your free events two weeks before your event to bit.ly/2tPEb9s, or e-mail calen[email protected] heraldsun.com.
Saturday, Dec. 8 ‘Llama Llama’ Storytime
Details: 11 a.m. McIntyre’s Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. bit.ly/2S3mOOD, 919-542-3030.
Chapel Hill Library Big Book Sale
Details: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2P44kM5.
Fireside readings from a selection of nature writers and poets. Be sure to dress for the moderate, easy hike. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: 3 p.m. Eno River State Park, 6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham. Register: 919-383-1686. bit.ly/2DNbL8y.
Winter in the Garden
Light displays; holiday music; food for purchase; kids’ crafts. Details: 5-9 p.m. $5. NC Botanical Garden, Education Center, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2zYqv0V.
Drive Thru Christmas
Five elaborate scenes with live actors, sets, lights and narration. Free audio CD. Details: 7-9 p.m. Christian Assembly Church, 5516 N. Roxboro Road, Durham. cadurham.org, 919-471-0220.
Lavender Holiday Celebration
Visit the farm decorated for the season; handmade gifts for sale. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Sunshine Lavender Farm, 4104 Millstone Road, Hurdle Mills. bit.ly/2QUcXKZ.
Local arts and crafts; free refreshments; music; food trucks. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Art Market at Vega Metals, 214 Hunt St., Durham. bit.ly/2zM5B56.
Durham Bazaar Holiday Market
Handmade and Vintage Holiday Market with 15+ vendors from the local community; DJs; pizza; cocktail specials. Details: 12-5 p.m. Free. Pinhook, 117 W Main St., Durham. bit.ly/2zSSxur, 919-667-1100.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade
Organized by the Raleigh Jaycees and town of Chapel Hill. Details: 10 a.m. Proceeds from the old post office on East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill and ends on Main Street at Carrboro Town Hall. bit.ly/2zAZvFt.
Durham Holiday Parade
Floats; bands; mascots. See website for parade routes, maps and parking. Details: 10 a.m. Free; rain or shine. Main Street, Downtown Durham. bit.ly/2SvTfGu.
Durham Holiday Fest
Santa Claus meet & greet; snow sledding; Frosty family fun; vendors; Community Care Corner. Details: 1-4 p.m. Free; rain or shine. Blackwell Street between Morehead Avenue and West Lakewood Avenue, Durham. bit.ly/2SvTfGu.
Holiday-themed Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Race 13.1 half marathon,10k and 5k and kid’s fun run. Details: 8 a.m. $33-$84. $5 kids’ fun run for charity. Northgate Mall, 1058 Guess Road, Durham. bit.ly/2RRFj8F.