Christmas Parade and More Things to Do in Raleigh This Weekend

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Hey Raleigh, still looking for weekend plans?

Well, you’ve come to right place! There will be events from the Annual Christmas Parade to the Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting and more, we’ve got the best things to do in Raleigh this weekend. Keep scrolling to secure your weekend plans and send to a friend because the more the merrier!

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77th Annual Raleigh Christmas Parade

Get into the holiday spirit this weekend! Grab your family and friends and head downtown to Raleigh’s 77th Annual Christmas Parade presented by Shop Local Raleigh. This annual event is the largest parade between Atlanta and Washington D.C. If you can’t make the event this year don’t worry as you can watch it from home on ABC11!

Event Details
🗓 Nov 20 | 9:00am–12:00pm    
📍Downtown Raleigh
🎟 Free

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Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting

This weekend is all for the holiday festivities! Duke Energy will be hosting their Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting this Friday. Not only will there be the Tree lighting by Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin, but also Santa Claus meet-and-greet, Food & drink vendors, Live performances, Donation drive benefiting Oak City Cares, shop local at Triangle Pop-Up holiday market, and Photo-ops with the tree! 

Event Details
🗓 Nov 19 | 5:30pm–8:00pm
📍Duke Energy
🎟 Free

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North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival

Transforming Booth Amphitheatre in Cary into a magical setting of illuminated lanterns during the holiday season. North Carolina’s Chinese Lantern Festival is back this year with even more interactive displays for the kid’s (young and old)!

Event Details
🗓 Nov 19-21 | 6:00pm-8:30pm
📍Koka Booth Amphitheatre
🎟 $25

North Hills Annual Tree Lighting

This year’s North Hills Tree Lighting will feature a live Christmas band, kids crafts and activities, food trucks, and a vendor village. Bring your singing voices to sing along with the festive chorus of “Santa Clause Is Coming to Town”. 

Event Details
🗓 Nov 20 | 3:30pm-7:30pm 
📍North Hills
🎟 Free

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The Merry Market at Moore Square

Looking to get some of your holiday shopping done early?  Look no further Raleigh Night market is having their Merry Market event this Friday evening! Enjoy a night shopping for yourself or a loved one from some of our favorite Triangle area artisans! 

Event Details
🗓 Nov 19 | 5:00pm–9:00pm
📍Moore Square
🎟 Free

Local Business Spotlight

Have you been looking for a fitness class where you can feel the positive energy and motivation from not just the instructors, but other fitness enthusiasts around you? 

F45 recently opened their location in Downtown Raleigh and are ready to help you reach your fitness goals with a smile. Owner Geoff and manager Brad will help you push your limits and achieve fitness goals you never thought you could reach. 

And don’t worry, while Geoff and Brad will help push you through the 45 HIIT workout class, they know everyone moves at their own pace. Leave the class feeling empowered and fit! This isn’t just a great workout from some of the most motivating instructors in Raleigh, it’s a chance to build friendships and relationships as you move through your fitness journey.

🗓 Check out their class schedule!
📍207 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601

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Looking to get a workout in before chowing down on some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? Head to Dorothea Dix Park to work up an appetite!

Event Details
🗓 Nov 25
🎟️ $40
📍Dorothea Dix Park
Raleigh, NC 27603

WRAL Nights of Lights

The Holiday’s are approaching quick so grab those tickets for WRAL Nights of Lights! Pack everyone into car and head on over to Dorothea Dix Park for a magical night of lights.

Event Details
🗓 Nov 26-28
🎟️ $20
📍Dorothea Dix Park
Raleigh, NC 27603

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Brynée Allan

Brynée Allan

Brynée is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Raleigh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Raleigh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinRaleigh on Instagramand Facebook/