From holiday shopping and festive dining to where and how to give back to seasonal photo spots, DRA's Holiday Hub is your resource for all things holiday season in Downtown Raleigh. We'll be adding to the Hub in the coming weeks so be sure to keep checking back for updates.
Shop the Season
From Small Business Saturday ’til the end of the year, we’re celebrating downtown Raleigh’s small businesses in a big way. Whether you’re gathering the family ‘round Moore Square or sprinting down Salisbury Street for some last-minute gift shopping, you’ll find plenty to unwrap in Downtown Raleigh. Plan your trip with our Holiday Gift Guide and discover sales, special promotions and deals for buying locally. Or, stay home and order from the comfort of your stockings with various online stores offering curbside and delivery options.
We've compiled a list of more than 50 Downtown Raleigh businesses offering online shopping from museum shops and bookstores to clothing stores and bottle shops. Get a head start on holiday shopping and support local with more options to shop online! See all the listings here.
Love supporting local during the holidays? Visit our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Find gift ideas here.
Video Gift Guide
Kick-off the holiday season with Downtown Raleigh's Annual Tree Lighting on ABC11. See Mayor Baldwin light the tree and performances by local artists. This holiday season, get your holiday photos with the tree in front of the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts along with festive snowflake lights on Fayetteville Street.
Looking for an easy Thanksgiving this year? Visit our blog post to see a list of Downtown Raleigh restaurants offering full meals-to-go, a la carte sides, and delicious desserts for your turkey day festivities.