Downtown Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill-idays

Chapel Hill-idays 2018

Pop Up Tree Lot · Story Time in the Trees · Holiday Bazaar · Downtown Tree Lighting · Festive Franklin Street · Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade

#MeetDowntown for a holiday celebration for all ages in the heart of Chapel Hill! View holiday window displays, twinkling downtown decorations, and attend one of many events this December!

Pop Up Tree Lot from TROSA
at 140 West Plaza

Friday, November 30, 12:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Make picking out your family’s Christmas tree an even more memorable event this year! TROSA offers a variety of North Carolina Fraser fir trees, ranging from 2 to 15 feet tall, that will be available at the 140 West Plaza from the new Downtown Chapel Hill tree lot!

Story Time in the Trees
at 140 West Plaza

Saturday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hear stories by Chapel Hill Public Library’s Circulator. Chapel Hill Police and Fire Departments will also be offering holiday safety tips from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Holiday Bazaar at 140 West Plaza

Sunday, December 2, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Over 20 vendors selling local art along with music and food trucks. This is a free, family friendly event now in its second year in Downtown Chapel Hill.

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Downtown Tree Lighting at University Baptist Church Memorial Garden

Sunday, December 2, 6:00 p.m.

This traditional event kicks off the holiday season at the corner of Franklin and Columbia Streets in the Memorial Garden of University Baptist Church. Caroling by the church choir and Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus among the highlights! Free and open to all.


Festive Franklin Street

December 2, 2018

Local businesses can keep the festivities going with specials or themed offerings.

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Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade

December 8, 10:00 a.m.

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Holiday ArtWalk

December 14, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

This monthly event offers art lovers a fun and free evening in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Luminaries planned for this evening were cancelled due to rain in the forecast.

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Free Weekend Parking Downtown


Come downtown to shop, eat, and enjoy all that our businesses have to offer! On Saturdays in December, public parking is free at all on and off street locations.