From Samples to Sounds, Start Your Journey with Joy This Holiday Season

We decked the halls of our terminals last week with our “Taste of RDU” event, offering travelers samples and discounts of our shops’ most popular gift items for the holidays. From Dec. 12-14, Terminals 1 and 2 were filled with festive tasting tables complete with samples of seasonal favorites from the Shops of RDU, making the gift-giving season a little easier for those hopping from one destination to another.

Shoppers were able to choose from dozens of handpicked goods with featured items at a 20- percent discount. From local flavors to luxury items, each vendor that participated ensured our passengers were able to find that perfect gift for a friend, family member, or something special for themselves this holiday season.

Also, if you’re a frequent traveler with us, you may have noticed new sounds flowing through our terminals this month. Now through Dec. 25, you can enjoy your favorite songs of the holiday season while you shop, eat or hang out at your gate! Player pianos are setup in both terminals, and every Friday in December, you can request a song from professional Triangle-based pianists who are joining in on the fun! We will feature other musical talent during the holiday season, as well. See a list below of dates you can catch musicians and holiday music in the terminals, as well as festive activities to celebrate the season.

Special Music

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19
  • Thursday, Dec. 20
  • Friday, Dec. 21
  • Saturday, Dec. 22
  • Sunday, Dec. 23
  • Monday, Dec. 24

Festive Activities

  • Saturday, Dec. 15 – Thursday, Dec. 20: Shops of RDU Sidewalk Sale
  • Thursday, Dec. 20: Free cocoa and coffee in the Shops of RDU
  • Friday, Dec. 21: Santa appearances in both terminals, Free cocoa and coffee in the Shops of RDU

Browse photo updates from these exciting events using #TasteofRDU and #TunesofRDU on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Happy holidays!