Catch the parade street-side or watch it live on ABC11! After the fun, continue celebrating the Holiday spirit at these festive events!
Parade Watch Parties
Dram & Draught – Just steps away from the parade startline, you can watch the parade indoors on Dram & Draught’s big screen while enjoying free coffee + hot chocolate + apple cider… just pay to spike it! They will be open their doors early at 8 a.m. for all you 21+ parade-goers.
Rush Hour Karting – You don’t have to travel to Downtown Raleigh to enjoy the parade. Rush Hour Karting located near White Oak Business Park in Garner will be airing the parade and offering 1/2 price apps and 1/2 price racing during the parade!
Events After the Parade on November 20, 2021
- The Rink at Red Hat Amphitheatre opens!
- Jurassic Quest at the Raleigh Convention Center
- North Hills Holiday Shop & Stroll and Tree Lighting
- Lafayette Village’s annual Lighting of the Tree
- American Indian Heritage Celebration at the NC Museum of History
- Pop-Up Raleigh holiday market at Trophy on Maywood
Ever thought about starting your shopping right after the Christmas Parade? Well we are committed to helping you find all of the items on your list at local businesses in Wake County! Shop Local, Shop Independent, Shop Here!!
Shopping after the parade? Start your holiday shopping early and Shop Local after the parade as some locations will be having special deals & events!
Parade Day Specials
- Alietha’s Sunkissed Tans – $10 off a mobile spray tan or $20 off teeth whitening with the code word “Parade” at checkout. Must book by 11-28-21 and use by 12-31-21.
Nov. 19: Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration – Kick-off the holiday season with Downtown Raleigh’s Annual Tree Lighting. Watch the tree lighting in person or on on ABC11, shop at the Triangle Pop-Up holiday market, and enjoy performances by local artists.
Nov. 21: Pop-Up Raleigh – Art, vintage, and small-batch goods HOLIDAY market from 12-5pm at Trophy on Maywood Avenue! Food trucks, craft beer, lots of cute dogs, and a festive atmosphere for the whole family. FREE admission – ALL are welcome.
Nov. 28: Holiday Magic at Merrimon-Wynne – Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, pick out your Christmas tree, enjoy warm beverages, holiday music and more festivities with your family and friends to enjoy!
Dec. 10: Evening with Elves – Immerse yourself into the magic of the holiday season at Marbles Kids Museum with s’mores outdoors, arctic museum play and a special visit from the Snowflake Fairy.
Dec. 11: MAKRS Holiday Fest – 150+ vendors, food trucks, festive beverages, live music, fun activities for families and more!
Dec. 11 + 12: 50th Annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour® – Take a walk through history this holiday season, as a dozen properties in the Historic Oakwood neighborhood open their doors to visitors during the Annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour®.
Dec. 18 + 19: Gingerbread Jamboree – Create special memories this holiday season at Marbles Kids Museum with your very own keepsake gingerbread house.