Parade Watch Parties + Post Parade Events

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

Shop Local After The Parade!

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 CountyShop 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

  • Murph’s Mad Lab – Receive a 20% discount on their “Do or Don’t” game with the code 20ABC11RDU or click here to purchase on November 20 (discount will be automatically applied).
  • 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.
$20 on the 20th

Participate in Shop Local Raleigh’s $20 on the 20th program by making small changes in your spending habits and commit to spending $20 a month at a locally owned, independent retailer.

More Holiday Events!

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.