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Release Date: Monday, October 24th 2016

Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest Begins at New, Earlier Time

 

Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest Begins at New, Earlier Time

 

RALEIGH, NC (October 24, 2016) – Raleigh’s premiere holiday celebration spreads its cheer at a brand earlier new time!  Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest, produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance in keeping with its mission to provide high-quality downtown events, will take place on Saturday, December 3 from 12 noon – 8 pm on Fayetteville Street.

“Each year we look for ways to give event-goers an even better experience,” says DRA President and CEO David Diaz.  “This year, we’re giving Winterfest an early bird start, so that families with young children have an opportunity to get into the holiday spirit at a time that works for them.”

The family-friendly event features rides (Ferris wheel, carousel, super slide), Santa’s Village, a Gingerbread House Competition, the Ice Raleigh Skating Rink, beer, several food trucks, and more!  There will also be five different musical acts, headlined by Holy Ghost Tent Revival.

The Official Tree Lighting Ceremony will cap off the evening in the picturesque City Plaza.

Registration for the Gingerbread House Competition is open now, through Monday, November 21.  New this year, we’re offering a children’s category for kids to display their own creativity.  Interested parties can register here

Please visit our website, WinterfestRaleigh.com for updates and a full schedule of events.

High-resolution photographs of Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest can be provided to the media upon request.

 

 

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Thank you to our sponsors:

Title Sponsor:  IPREO

Ride Sponsor:  Food Lion

Beverage Sponsor:  RA Jeffreys

 

 

About Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA):

DRA is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue the revitalization of Raleigh’s downtown. The Alliance enhances the quality of life and positively impacts the economic success of downtown through six core services:  1. Safety and Hospitality Ambassadors; 2. Strategic Branding & Community Communications; 3. Events Production; 4. Retail Attraction & Merchant Promotions; 5. Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement; and 6. Strategic Planning. For more information about DRA, please visit www.YouRHere.com.