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Festive Food & Drinks in Downtown Raleigh

Whether you’re elevating your holiday get-togethers with locally-made treats or grabbing festive drinks while you’re out-and-about Downtown, ‘tis the season to eat and drink to your heart’s delight.

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This is not a comprehensive list of downtown establishments with holiday food and specials. Check back for updates/additions as the month goes on. 

42 & Lawrence | 134 E Martin St.

Peppermint Mocha Latte

Peppermint + mocha + coffee = Christmas in a cup.


Alimentari at Left Bank | Transfer Co. Food Hall, 500 E Davie St.

Locally-sourced Charcuterie Meats

Impress dinner guests with a charcuterie board of locally-sourced meat, artisan cheeses, and ciabatta bread.


The Anchor Bar | 207 Fayetteville St.

Christmas Cocktails

Relax with a festive cocktail from their winter menu featuring Anchor Bar's signature house-made Ponche De Créme or a Pomegranate Garnet.


The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery | 104 Glenwood Ave

Christmas Cookie Quartet

The box includes four nostalgic cookie favorites: snickerdoodles, star sugar cookies, gingerbreads, and chocolate sandwich cookies.


Escazú Chocolates | 936 N Blount St.

Holiday Confections 

Escazú is selling a variety of unique holiday-themed chocolates and hot-chocolate drinks.


The Haymaker | 555 Fayetteville St.

The Christmapolitan

Stop by The Haymaker to get into the spirit with their floor-to-ceiling Christmas decorations and Miracle menu with over 10 finely-crafted cocktails in festive cups.  


Irregardless | 901 W Morgan St.

Christmas Take n' Bake

Irregardless is offering heat-and-serve holiday entrees and sides, as well as salads and desserts; many offerings are vegan or gluten-free.


Parkside | 301 W Martin St.

Peppermint Mocha Espresso Martini

Elevate your evenings with a festive flavored martini paired with delicious food.


Sam Jones BBQ | 502 W Lenoir St.

Christmas Heat & Serve

This year, Sam Jones is offering everything you need for an easy, no-stress Christmas such as smoked turkey, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, green bean casserole, and more. 


St. Nicks Christmas House at House of Art | 306 E Hargett St.

Festive Holiday Cocktails

Take a trip to the North Pole in the middle of Downtown Raleigh and warm yourself up with some over-the-top, Christmas cocktails.


Union Special | 401 Fayetteville St.

Holiday Snacks & Sweets

Make Christmas dinner pop with locally-made desserts, appetizers, and bread.  


Videri Chocolate Factory | 327 W Davie St. 

Peppermint Crunch Dark Chocolate

Each year, Videri rolls out the red carpet for their signature holiday bar that tastes like it came straight from the North Pole.


The Willard Rooftop Lounge | 9 Glenwood Ave

Holiday Cocktails and Treats

Through December 30, The Willard is featuring cocktail specials and sweet treats including a Puerto Rican coquito, gingerbread-inspired cocktail, Macadamia Coconut Banana Bread, Flourless Chocolate Torte, and more. 


Wonderland Tapas & Cocktails | 222 Glenwood Ave

Christmas Pop-Up

This pop-up will feature over-the-top Christmas decorations, festive lights, and themed cocktails along with a toy-drive and Christmas-theme events.


Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing | 201 S Boylan Ave

Sippin' Santa Pop-Up

Popular Christmas pop-up, Sippin’ Santa, is hitting Wye Hill Kitchen + Brewing this year with campy and holiday-themed cocktails.


Yellow Dog Bread Company | 219 E Franklin St.

Christmas Mini Cookie Bags

Both children and adults will love these adorable Christmas tree-shaped frosted cookies