The Raleigh Winterfest, a 10-week holiday event you can enjoy when you live in an apartment in Raleigh, NC. This Saturday, December 6, head downtown for the festival.
On Saturday, December 6 from 3-10 p.m., Fayetteville Street will transform into a winter wonderland complete with Santa's village, a carousel, a sledding hill, horse-drawn carriage rides -- and, of course, the ice rink. At 7 p.m., Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane will light up a 40-foot holiday tree with 14,000 LED lights.
There will also be exciting live performances featuring this year's headliner, Grammy-award winning bluegrass legend Peter Rowan.
Adults can socialize at the popular beer and wine garden. This year the festival is introducing Taste of Downtown, with a variety of cuisine form downtown Raleigh eateries, and the Gingerbread House Tent, where you can marvel over creative candied creations and vote for your three favorites.
The Ice Rink
The crown jewel of Winterfest is the ice skating rink, which helps everyone in Raleigh ring in the holiday season.
Dates: November 22 - February 1
Location: City Plaza at the 400 block of Fayetteville St.
Admission: $9 for adults and children
Throughout the season, the rink will host special programming to enhance the outdoor holiday experience.