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Join us for the Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration  on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 4 pm to 8 pm!

The Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration, produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) in partnership with the City of Raleigh, draws thousands of people to the downtown area. As a kickoff to the winter season with a giant inflatable slide, a visit from Santa, a Gingerbread House competition and of course the Mayor's Official Tree Lighting ceremony, the event creates memorable experiences for downtown Raleigh visitors.

Grab your mittens, lace up your kicks, and make your way to the heart of the center city for Raleigh's premier holiday event!

Can't make the Official Tree Lighting Ceremony? Watch it LIVE exclusively on ABC 11's 30-minute broadcast on December 2 from 7-7:30 pm!

Interested in volunteering at the Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration? Click here to learn more. 



The event takes place on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. When using a GPS, please use 400 Fayetteville St.


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Stay connected with us for the Mayor's Tree Lighting Celebration. Be sure to follow us at:

Facebook: Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Twitter: @downtownRaleigh

Instagram: @downtownraleighalliance