‘Tis the Season for celebrating at Cameron Village! Our annual Holiday Open House is coming on November 16, and we can’t wait to welcome you. This free event has something for everyone. It’s our way of saying thanks for your support all year long, for being part of our family.
Here’s how to enjoy all of the festivities:
Hop on Santa’s Sleigh
Uber, sleigh – close enough. Grab $5 off your ride each way when you Uber to the Village with the code edus7rl or click here.
Follow the Parade
We’ll kick off the evening at 5 p.m. sharp with a fantastic parade through the Village. Starting near Chick-fil-A and heading down Cameron Street to end near Cantina 18, the parade bringing Santa to meet with his adoring fans is the highlight of the evening.
He’s making a list & checking it twice
Bring your camera so you won’t miss the chance to grab a photo with the man in red! After the parade, Santa will be at the main staircase beside Cantina 18, ready to take your wishes back to the North Pole. Be sure to share your photos with Santa and tag them #CVOpenHouse so we can see your smiling faces!
Make Wishes Come True
While you’re here, don’t forget to fill out your wish list card and drop it in one of the mailboxes located throughout the village. We’ll pass your list along to Santa, and maybe those wishes will come true. Even better, you could win everything on your list up to $1000, or win $1000 for your favorite charity!
Catch some Tunes
Listen to live music and twirl to a tune at one of the four stages throughout the village. From the indie-jazz of Tea Cup Gin to soothing sound of Mickey Mills on the steel drums, the Raleigh Boychoir to Suzuki violinists, we’ll have all the sounds to start the season.
Special deals on holiday gifts & treats
Kick off your holiday shopping with incredible deals and offers at loads of stores and restaurants. From dinner and drink specials to a chance to sip while you shop to sales on your favorite brands, you’re sure to find a deal you can take home with you!
Be an Angel
Stop by one of our Angel Tree sites and be an angel to a child in need this season. Gifts will go to a child in our community through Boys & Girls Clubs of Raleigh. Help make this holiday a little brighter!
Festive and Fun
There’s truly something for everyone as you explore the Village: aerialists & stilt walkers, a magic show & magic poodles, hoopers & balloon artists, and much, much more! We will have entertainment on every block and many more roaming throughout the village. Nonstop entertainment, everywhere you turn!
Do a little Window Shopping…
Our stores have taken a friendly window decorating contest to an entirely new level! Skip the trip to NYC and check out the incredible window displays you’ll find right here in the Village. Celebrity judges from WRAL including Monica Laliberte, Brian Shrader, and Elizabeth Gardner will be making the rounds during the evening to select the display that best reflects the spirit of the season and the best celebration of our Open House festivities.
…And a little real shopping too
Spend at least $100 and you’ll get a $25 gift certificate! Just bring your receipts to the gift certificate redemption tent near Great Outdoor Provision Company. Let those presents you buy for others give you a little gift for yourself – you’ve earned it!
Take a Ride
Whether you’re a thrill seeker who wants to try the snow sledding hill, a romantic who loves a horse & carriage, a high-flyer ready to see the village from atop our ferris wheel, or a train-loving toddler who longs to ride the rails, there’s a way for you to ride at Open House.
Cookies aren’t just for Santa
We’ll have cider and cookies tables scattered throughout the Village. When you start to wear out, swing by for a sweet treat to keep you enjoying the fun all evening!