2022 Christmas parades and events happening in the Triangle

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Here's a list of the Christmas parades and events happening throughout the Triangle and Fayetteville.


NC Capitol Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 12: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

E. Edenton Street, Raleigh

Join Gov. Roy Cooper for the annual tree-lighting tradition. The festivities begin on Capitol Square at 5:00 p.m. with luminaries and holiday music.

The Rink

November 19 - January 16

The outdoor ice skating rink is located at Red Hat Amphitheater

Check here for hours of operation and tickets.


Durham Christmas Parade

Durham's Holiday Parade: Saturday, December 17. Starts at 10 a.m. rain or shine.

The parade will start at the Health Department on Main and Dillard Streets; and end near Duke University East Campus which is at Main Street and Buchanan Boulevard.

Christmas by Candlelight

Friday, December 2: 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

2828 Duke Homestead Road

Holiday Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 3: Starts at 6:00 p.m., tree lighting scheduled for 8:35 p.m.

Downtown Durham in CCB Plaza - Will include music and live performances.

Also, the first weekend of the downtown social district "The Bullpen" which started Thursday, December 1.

2022 Holiday Extravaganza

Saturday, December 17: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Durham Central Park


Light the Square

Saturday, November 19: 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Paragon Theaters-Fenton, 21 Fenton Main St Suite 110

Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 3: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Town Hall Campus

Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 10: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Downtown Cary


Friday, December 2: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Centennial Plaza, 301 S. Brooks St., and along East Owen Avenue.

At 6:15 p.m. - Mayor Vivian Jones is scheduled to light the Town's 26-foot-tall Christmas tree.


Apex Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 3: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Downtown Apex


The town of Garner will hold it's holiday block party and parade Saturday, Dec. 3.

Garner Christmas Parade scheduled to start at 4:15 p.m.

The free family friendly event will feature Holiday kids' crafts, food trucks, games, music, and more.

The event starts at 11 a.m. at the Garner Rec Center in downtown Garner and will be followed by a parade at 4:30 p.m. and a tree lighting at 6:00 p.m.

For more information click here.


The Town of Selma will hold their annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on December 6th at 6:00 p.m. in front of the Town Hall located at 114 N Raiford Street.

The event will be followed by a parade that will start at 7:00 pm. starting at the intersection of East Richardson Street and North Raiford Street.


Fayetteville's annual Christmas parade will be on Dec. 3 at 10:00 a.m. watch it on livestream on ABC11's website or ABC11 App.


Christmas on the Farm in Middlesex

November 25 - December 23

11959 NC-222 in Middlesex


The Town of Clayton will host the 2022 Clayton Christmas Parade Saturday Dec. 10. The parade will take place at 3:00 p.m.