Cuban Revolution – Holiday Hours

Heading to Cuban Revolution for some holiday cheer? Be sure to make note of their holiday hours:

December 24 – Open until 5 pm on Christmas Eve  

December 25 – Closed Christmas Day

December 26 – Open 4 pm – 10 pm

December 31 – Open until 9 pm New Year’s Eve

January 1 – Open 11 am – 10 pm New Year’s Day 


Ten Nonprofits Collect Prizes in American Tobacco’s 7th Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge

Ten Nonprofits Collect Prizes in American Tobacco’s 7th Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge

Trees Remain on Display Through January 1, 2017.

(Durham) – Dec. 18, 2016 – Ten area nonprofits came away with prizes as part of American Tobacco’s seventh annual Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge. The terrific tannenbaums will remain on display through January 1, 2017.   

More than 50 nonprofits decorated Christmas trees at Diamond View Park in front of Aloft Downtown Durham hotel, most reflecting the important mission of each organization. You can view the trees here. Sponsoring this popular tradition were FOX 50, DPAC, Durham Bulls, WRAL Out & and FHI360.

Online/Text/App Vote Winners:

  • 1st Place – $5,000 – #8 – Coalition to Unchain Dogs             
  • 2nd Place – $2,500 – #47 – Saving Grace Animals for Adoption
  • 3rd Place – $1,000 – #11 – Hope Animal Rescue 

Community Awards:

  • FHI 360 – American Tobacco Tenant Choice Award – $500 – #3 – Durham Rescue Mission
  • DPAC Community Star Award – #36 – DPAC Ticket Package Valued at $1500-$2000 – Durham Ballet Theatre            
  • Fox 50 Community First Award – :30 PSA Values at $1,500 – #49 – Carolina Donor Services  
  • Wool E Prime Cut Award – Use of the American Tobacco Suite at the Durham Bulls valued at $1,400 – #33- Alex’s Lemonade Stand                                     

Celebrity Choice Awards:

  • Celebrity Choice Award – $1,000 –  #14 – Bee Downtown
  • Celebrity Choice Award – $1,000 – #13 – WinGs Inc.
  • Celebrity Choice Award – #4 – Habitat for Humanity of Durham

Special thanks to our sponsors Fox50,, WRAL Out & About, Durham Bulls, FHI360, and DPAC.

The prize-winners were first announced during Sunday’s evening newscast on FOX 50, which also sponsored a broadcast campaign supporting the Tree Challenge.   

Find out more about Tree Challenge, the prize winners and all the inspiring nonprofits at


Christmas tree of bikes lights up in Durham

“A Christmas tree made of 120 new bicycles that will be donated to needy children will lit up at the American Tobacco Campus on Friday December 2nd.

The Tree of Bikes, based on a project done in New Zealand and now the first of its kind in the United States, has transformed what was for more than a decade a modest effort to give local children bicycles for Christmas into a community-wide event to celebrate the spirit of giving.”

Read more in the News & Observer.
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