15 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Dec. 15–21

Doing Others Good Gala

“Do well. Do good. Better Together” goes the MO of The Loading Dock’s first annual gala benefiting Gabi’s, a nonprofit org dedicated to employing individuals with special needs. theloadingdock.com

Hurricanes v. Kraken

The Canes will make waves to defeat the Seattle Kraken at PNC. nhl.com

Magic of Lights Vendor Night

Find the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones this year at this holiday vendor market at Coastal Credit Union Music Park. magicoflights.com

Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet 

Dreaming of sugar plums? This magical holiday tradition returns to Durham for its 50th anniversary. Expect puppet performances, amazing acrobatics, classy costumes and more. Let’s get crackin’! carolinatheatre.org

Wait Wait Stand-Up Tour

Featuring some of the funniest names from Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, this stand-up set is sure to spur some belly laughs. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Rob Schneider

“You can do it!” The Waterboy’s Townie—aka famed funnyman Rob Schneider (also of Grown Ups, 50 First Dates and so many more)—is headed to Raleigh to stir up hilarity this holiday season. improv.com

Call of Duty League

Hey, ace. Watch professional gamers put their skills to the test at this Call of Duty tournament hosted at the Raleigh Convention Center. It’s time for a battle royale! callofdutyleague.com

Early Birds at Prairie Ridge

The early bird gets the worm… and spots the best birds, obv. BYO binoculars and get ready to bird out. #StaySquawkin naturalsciences.org

Shuler King

SC native Shuler King is taking a break from his main position as funeral director at his family’s funeral business (really) to bring the laughs to Goodnights, proving his career is anything but dead. goodnightscomedy.com

The Nutcracker

“Son of a nutcracker!” For an evening sure to be on pointe, see this classical Christmas performance with refreshed choreography by Artistic Director Zalman Raffael. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Ugly Sweater Holiday + Anniversary Party

It’s officially (ugly) sweater season! Don your tackiest or most outlandish Christmas sweater, sip on specialty cocktails and play all the arcade games at Boxcar this Saturday. … And if you’re feeling extra stylish, sign up for the ugly sweater contest—and may the ugliest, er–best dressed, win! theboxcarbar.com

Marbles Gingerbread Jamboree

Oh, ginger snap! Create a gingerbread house so tempting even Hansel and Gretel won’t be able to pass it up—then take it home to eat, natch. marbleskidsmuseum.org

The Raleigh Ringers Holiday Concerts

Ring in the holidays with The Raleigh Ringers during their annual holiday concerts feat. unique spins on sacred, secular and popular music—plus some rock ‘n’ roll. rr.org

Soccer Fan Fest

Got balls? Join a few fellow soccer—er, football!—fans at Moore Square to view the final FIFA World Cup match on the big screen. And with games, food trucks, a DJ and beer on the scene, it’s sure to reach all your viewing party #goals. raleighnc.gov

Hurricanes v. Devils

The devil is in the details–of losing. Take Warning! nhl.com

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