Raleigh's Christmas Parade and tree lighting are always held the weekend before Thanksgiving, but most other towns and cities hold events in early December. We have this list to help you keep track of what is happening and when!
Apex's Rotary Christmas Parade
will be held Dec. 4 starting at 5 p.m. at the intersection of Ambergate Station and The Peakway. It will head down Salem Street and end at the Apex Public Works buildings on Upchurch Street. There will be a Winter Wonderland area with vendors and child-centered activities at The Depot parking lot from noon to 8 p.m. There will also be food vendors located throughout the parade route.
The Town will hold its tree lighting
at 6 p.m. on Nov. 26, on Main Street, adjacent to the Garner Recreation Center. This year's tree lighting will be held in conjunction with the monthly downtown Night Market.
The Garner Christmas Parade, which hasn't happened since 2018, is back on
for 2 p.m. on Dec. 18.
The town will be holding its first Holiday Block Party
at Garner Recreation Center on Dec. 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. This family-friendly event will feature local high school bands, holiday crafts, line dancing food trucks and games. The Garner Express, a 24-person train ride, will take its first trip around the Garner Rec Center outdoor walking trail. Santa Claus will also join the party.
There will not be a tree lighting this year, but the parade will be returning! The Happy Holly Days Parade
will be held Dec. 14 starting at 11 a.m. The parade will start on Main Street and go through downtown, starting at Holly Springs Road and ending at Rogers Street.
The Raleigh Christmas Parade will take place on Nov. 20 from 9:30 a.m. until noon. in downtown Raleigh.
in north Raleigh will hold its tree lighting on Nov. 20 from 3 to 6 p.m.
will hold its annual tree lighting on Nov. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Clayton Rotary Club will host the annual Christmas Parade on Dec 11.
The town's Christmas on Main
starts at 5 p.m., Dec. 3, and includes both a tree lighting and a parade.