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From sweet treats to stocking stuffers, DRA’s Holiday Hub is your complete guide to all things festive and fun in Downtown Raleigh, home to the largest collection of locally-owned stores in the Triangle. 

We encourage you to prioritize locally-owned, small businesses for your gift shopping needs because shopping with soul…

  • Creates job security for citizens of Raleigh and helps small business owners achieve their dreams 
  • Keeps more money recirculating through our local economy
  • Allows you to build relationships with downtown employees you can’t replicate at large chains
  • Keeps our independent retailer community unique, diverse, and full of character 

And believe it or not, holiday shopping doesn’t need to be a chore. Take the stress out of gift-giving and sprinkle in some fun by choosing to shop in-person at Downtown Raleigh retailers.

You can make gift shopping an experience, not just another errand, and take advantage of more than 70 parking areas walkable to dozens of distinctive businesses and downtown's centralized bus station. You can grab food or drinks at award-winning restaurants, visit surrounding attractions, and take in the sights–all while buying one-of-a-kind products when you’re out downtown.


Start planning your holiday season in Downtown Raleigh 🎄✨

Celebrate the Season: Holiday Events

Downtown Raleigh is home to a season's worth of special holiday experiences for you and your family to enjoy ⛸️

Serve The Season: donate & volunteer

Ways to give back to the Downtown Raleigh community⎻and beyond⎻this Season of Giving 🤲

Savor the Season and Shop the Season coming soon!

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