• What's This?
    Mixed media artist and clothing designer Marie Cordella is just one of the 40 artists whose work can be viewed at ArtSpace, a visual art center that features 23 open studios, three exhibition galleries, lectures, classes and many other stimulating art events.
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    North Carolina State Capitol
    The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.
  • What's This?
    Blount Street was once home to rich industrialists and prominent civic leaders, as evidenced by these beautiful, historic homes. Nearby Blount Street Commons, currently under construction, will soon add even more residences, retail shops and parks.
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    Father and Son Antiques
    Father and Son Antiques is home to a bounty of collectables and oddities, from mid-century designs and vintage threads to '50s kitch, tiki, mod, and much more.
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    Wachovia IMAX Theater
    This architectural sculpture marks the entrance of the Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum, which provides a larger-than-life movie experience for kids of all ages.
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    Raleigh Times Bar
    The Raleigh Times Bar is located in the beautifully restored 100-year-old former home of the city's evening newspaper. Featuring creative takes on classic bar fare, and an amazing beer selection.


Shop Downtown Raleigh Experience


  • Thu, Dec 6, 2018 – Sat, Dec 8, 2018

For the first time, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance will be creating personal shopping experiences for shoppers during this holiday season. Don't know where to go in Downtown Raleigh to buy gifts? Don't have any good ideas for what to purchase? We've got you covered! Possible stores on the tour include (but are not limited to):

  • The Alli
  • Apex Outfitter
  • Art of Style
  • Artspace
  • Briggs Hardware
  • Brovelli Oil, Vinegar & Gifts
  • The Carter Building
  • Deco Raleigh
  • The Devilish Egg
  • The Flourish Market
  • Gypsy Jule
  • House of Swank
  • Marbles Corner Store
  • Port of Raleigh
  • Quercus
  • Raleigh Provisions
  • The Raleigh Wine Shop
  • Runologie
  • Read With Me, A Children’s Bookstore
  • Retro Modern Furnishings
  • Short Walk Wines
  • Tasty Beverage
  • Videri Chocolate Factory
  • Raleigh Vintage
  • Stitch
  • The Zen Succulent


For your shopping convenience, we're offering this guided shopping experience during six different time slots from Thursday, December 6 through Saturday, December 8.

    •    Thursday, December 6 at 11:00 am-12:15 pm
    •    Thursday, December 6 at 12:30-1:45 pm
    •    Friday, December 7 at 11:00 am-12:15 pm
    •    Friday, December 7 at 12:30-1:45 pm
    •    Saturday, December 8 at 1:00 pm-3:00 pm (Warehouse District Meeting at Runologie)
    •    Saturday, December 8 at 3:30 pm-5:30 pm (Glenwood South Meeting at The Flourish Market)

The experience on both Thursday and Friday will begin in the lobby of the Capital Bank Plaza building at 333 Fayetteville Street. The Saturday 1 pm tour will begin at Runologie while the 3:30 tour will become at The Flourish Market. Please arrive at least five minutes before your scheduled tour time.

Registration has closed. Please email marketing@downtownraleigh.org with questions!