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  1. Calendar Overlay City of Durham Holidays & Closings (1)
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City of Durham Holidays & Closings

  1. Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Christmas Day

    December 24, 2021 - December 27, 2021

    Most City of Durham offices, including City Hall and other non-emergency City operations, will be closed on Friday, December 24 and Monday, December 27 in observance of Christmas Day. Police, fire, and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 911. Non-emergency concerns may be directed to (919) 560-4600. Additional details to be provided regarding changes in City-provided services and programs.

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Community Calendar

  1. Durham City Council Oath of Office Ceremony

    December 6, 2021, 7:00 PM

    The ceremony will take place in person at City Hall (limited capacity) and available to watch virtually.

    Durham residents are invited to watch the Oath of Office Ceremony for the City of Durham’s newly elected and re-elected City Council Members.

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Durham Parks & Recreation Special Events

  1. Santa Paws

    December 3, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Durham Armory - 212 Foster Street Durham NC 27701

    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.

  2. Laser Light Show

    December 11, 2021, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Durham County Stadium

    - 750 Stadium Drive Durham NC 27704

    Join DPR for a 30-minute festive holiday themed laser light show! This free drive-in style event will offer music played through your car radio that is matched to the amazing light show viewed out your window. Reserve your parking spot today. Please remain in your car or assigned space unless visiting the restroom. Please visit for a full list of rules and answers to FAQs. The event is rain or shine but if the wind is too high or weather is too severe we will reschedule to the next night. Gates open 1 hour before show time. At this we will be collecting non-perishable food items for those in need in our community. If you are able, please bring an item from each person in your car. These will be collected at check-in. This is not required but we hope to collect a bounty of food to share with those who need it.

  3. Holiday Open House

    December 12, 2021, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    West Point on the Eno - 5101 N Roxboro Street Durham NC 27704

    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!

  4. Holiday Parade

    December 18, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Downtown Durham - Durham NC 27701

    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.

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