The Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration will take place Friday, November 23rd, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
It takes place at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, at 2 E. South Street, Raleigh.
The Tree Lighting kicks off the Raleigh Holiday season with a celebration of all downtown has to offer, including local entertainment, crafting activities, food and retail vendors, and photo ops.
This year, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate with extras from a seasonal topping bar, provided by Food Lion.
Jump start your holiday shopping by visiting Downtown Raleigh retail vendors and Marbles Kids Museum Pop-Up Corner Store.
Don’t forget to bring your camera (or at least a full phone battery!) for multiple photo opportunities with Santa Claus!
Airing live on ABC11 WTVD, the tree will be lit by Mayor Nancy McFarlane and Raleigh City Council members around 7:30pm.