A Tradition in Raleigh Holiday Shopping Will Continue!


This annual Raleigh Holiday Shopping event takes place just a 35-minute drive from your new home in the South Lakes community. It is a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season, spend some time with the family, and get some shopping done. The 2020 “Christmas Carousel Event” will be at the NC Fairgrounds in the Jim Graham Building. This is located at 1025 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. The annual Raleigh Holiday Shopping show will run Friday- Saturday, November 27-29. The hours for each day are listed below.

  • Friday, November 27– 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 28– 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 29– 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Come See Over 200 Exhibitors for the 33rd Annual Event

For over three decades families have looked forward to a Thanksgiving weekend trip to the gift market and this years will be the biggest yet! Already scheduled are over 200 of the best exhibitors from across the South Eastern United States. As usual per this great Raleigh Holiday Shopping event, there will be one-of-a-kind arts, crafts, and holiday gifts. 

In addition to the unique gift ideas and general holiday cheer, there will also as usual be a food court section in. which you and the family can get away from leftover turkey and enjoy some of the best tastes Raleigh has to offer. 

Raleigh Holiday Shopping Event expecting a “Visitor from the North Pole”

Another tradition at his annual Raleigh Holiday Shopping event is the appearance of Santa Claus himself. For three decades, the children of family’s attending the “Christmas Carousel” event have delighted in this annual appearance. 

It is always recommended to plan ahead for a gorgeous picture of the kids with Santa, as he will be in attendance on all three days that the event runs. No need to panic if you haven’t made arrangements, because Santa’s sleigh will touch down in several. two-hour increments to greet the kids every day. Below is a listing of the times Santa will be available just so you can plan ahead.

Friday, November 27

  • 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 28

  • 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 29

  • 12: 00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

The event planners have truly been spectacular in readying this event this year. Planning of the floor set up with extra room in the aisles. More room between exhibitors to closely monitor crowd sizes. Even contactless ticketing options. All bases have been covered. So their ae no worries at all this Thanksgiving weekend, as this Raleigh Holiday Shopping tradition will be business as usual.

For more details or to inquire about being an exhibitor for this years’ event, visit christmascarousel.com. For anything on the South Lakes new home community in Fuquay Varina, visit southlakesliving.com.