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The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, located in the Commons of North Hills, is a beloved holiday event. This year’s Tree Lighting event will feature snow slopes, trackless train rides, kids crafts and activities, a bounce house, and a vendor village. As Santa Claus arrives at 6pm, the 41 foot Christmas Tree is lit amidst a joyous chorus of “Santa Clause Is Coming to Town.”

Event is FREE to the public.


Free Activities (3:30-7:30pm):

  • Kids Crafts
  • Snow My Yard Sledding Slopes
  • Trackless Train Rides Sponsored by Wells Orthodontics & Renaissance Dental Center
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting & Balloon Twisting Sponsored by Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
  • Visits with Santa (6-7:30pm)
Santa Claus at the Tree Lighting


Vendor Village (3:30-7:30pm):

  1. Shepherd’s Way Farms
  2. Kilwins Raleigh
  3. Aladdin’s Raleigh
  4. South Moon Under
  5. Edible Art of Raleigh
  6. Bee Happy Essentials
  7. Project Picturesque
  8. iHeartMedia – Raleigh with the Carolina Ballet
  9. Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina
  10. Dusty Donuts
  11. Sunday Rose
  12. Maria’s Fancy Faces
  13. Capital Balloon Studios
  14. KIND Snacks
  15. Bee Bee Kidz
  16. Hot Bloc
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