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Where is the Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration?

The Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration will be located in City Plaza situated on the southern end of the 400 block of Fayetteville Street.


Where should I park?

There are over 5,000 parking spaces available within one block of the ice rink.  For parking information, please click here.


How much does parking cost?

Parking in the decks is free on weekends until 5 pm.  After 5 pm decks may charge a $5 or $7 fee.


How many rides are there?

There are three rides - a Ferris Wheel, a Carousel, and a Super Slide.


How much does each ride cost?

Ride tickets cost $2 each or $20 for 12

Ferris Wheel:  3 tickets

Carousel:  2 tickets

Super Slide:  1 ticket


How do we purchase tickets for the rides?

There is a ticket booth onsite at City Plaza


How much do the kids' activities in the Kids' Zone cost?

These activities are completely free.


When will the Ice Raleigh Skating Rink open?

Due to announcements on the upcoming construction of the new office tower in City Plaza, we are unable to have the ice rink this year. We are working on bringing in new attractions for everyone at the tree lighting celebration.


Can I bring my own alcohol?

Our permitting does not allow for outside alcohol. We do, however, have several local brews and canned beers available for purchase.


How much does beer cost?

Each beer ticket costs $6 each or 4 for $20.


What time is the Tree Lighting Ceremony?

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 7:15 pm.


Are there ATMs Available?

There are multiple ATMs onsite, including inside the BB&T Building.  We will also be accepting credit and debit cards


What bathrooms will be available?

There will be porta-potties available onsite,


Can we still volunteer to help out?

Yes! We still have a limited number of volunteer positions available. If interested in volunteering  please click here. Volunteers will reiceve two beer tickets, if they are 21+, and one free Ice Raleigh skating ticket.


Can I bring a camera?

Yes! Not only will you be able to capture many memories but the City Plaza offers many unique photo opportunities.