Downtown Raleigh Christmas Tree lighting Saturday night

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- On Saturday, December 2, Raleigh's Fayetteville Street and City Plaza will be filled with the Christmas spirit. The Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration will take place from 4 pm to 8 pm.

This year's 35-foot Norway spruce tree arrived in City Plaza Monday morning. It is now decorated more than a thousand lights that will be lit by Mayor Nancy McFarlane about 7:25 pm Saturday night..

This year's celebartion features a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, live entertainment, a 40-foot Snowzilla Slide along with holiday refreshments.

Downtown Raleigh Alliance produces the Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration and ABC 11 Together is a proud sponsor.

If you can't make it down to City Plaza for the lighting celebration, you can watch it on ABC 11. Live coverage begins at 7 pm on Saturday December 2.

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