Day by Day Guide to the Triangle’s Holiday Season Kick-Off Weekend

As the Holiday Season is upon us, this weekend offers a little of everything to get us in the spirit of the season!

*Raleigh Christmas Parade*
*2 Winter Wonderlands*
*3 Holiday Craft Markets*
*4 Christmas Tree Lightings*

Friday, November 16th:

Waverly Place Tree Lighting Celebration & Holiday Concert with The Embers featuring Craig Woolard
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Cary
Santa ~ Frosty & Rudolph ~ tasty treats & beverages ~ aerialist acts ~ photo booth

For more details, click here.

Winter Wonderland at Park West Village
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Morrisville (Runs same hours all weekend)

Sledding (Friday night ONLY) ~ Santa ~ train rides ~ magical winter lights ~ live music & dance
For more details, click here.

Saturday, November 17th:

Raleigh Christmas Parade
9:40 AM

Route: Begins at Hillsborough St & Saint Mary’s St; Proceed to State Capitol; Right on Salisbury St; Left on Morgan St; Right on Fayetteville St; Disbands on Lenoir St.
*This is the largest Christmas parade between Atlanta & DC!*

(watch for our complete holiday parade guide in our upcoming newsletters)
For more details, click here. For a map, click here. For parking, click here.

WRAL Winter Wonderland at Saint Mary’s School
*immediately following the parade*

Sledding ~ Santa ~ holiday music ~ inflatable obstacle course & bounce house ~ Meet & Greet with Matt Iseman, host of American Ninja Warrior
For more details, click here.

Annual Holiday Craft Show at Cary Senior Center
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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Durham Art Walk Holiday Market
2 day event: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM & Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM, Downtown Durham

For more details, click here.

Tree Lighting at Lafayette Village
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, North Raleigh

Santa ~ carolers ~ live performances ~ horse & carriage rides
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North Hills Tree Lighting
3:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Midtown Raleigh

Santa ~ snow slopes ~ train rides ~ bounce house ~ live music ~ face painting ~ vendor village
For more details, click here.

Sunday, November 18th:

Apex Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

*Raffles for great prizes with every purchase*
For more details, click here.

Pittsboro Holly Days Tree Lighting
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Santa ~ school choirs ~ carolers ~ hot cocoa ~ shopping
For more details,
click here.