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Satur­day, Dec. 8 ‘Llama Llama’ Sto­ry­time

De­tails: 11 a.m. McIn­tyre’s Books, 220 Mar­ket St., Fear­ring­ton Vil­lage, Pitts­boro., 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.

Fire­side Read­ings

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.

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.

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., 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.

Hol­i­day Mar­ket

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.

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., 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.

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.

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.

Race 13.1

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.

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