Tree Lighting

Thanks to all who attended the 2nd annual Tree Lighting!

See our Facebook page for some great photos of the event!

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Need a little Holiday spirit? You’ll find it on Saturday, December 1st during the spectacular Tree Lighting ceremony in Raleigh’s Lafayette Village. With something for everyone, this event runs from 5- 8pm with our tree in the Plaza lighting up on the stroke of 7.

Traditional Carols, a visit from Santa, dozens of specials from village merchants plus a chance to help the needy will make the 2nd Annual Lafayette Village Tree Lighting a holiday hit for the entire family.

As you stroll the village grounds, enjoy music from the Peace College Carolers and make sure the kids meet with Santa between 6 and 8pm. Visits to Lafayette Village merchants are a must, especially with offers that make food and beverages hard to resist and provide a wide variety of gift ideas for your Christmas shopping.

A numbers of merchants will also be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots while All Breed Animal Rescue is partnering with Shoe Box Recycling to collect quality, paired shoes for reuse. If you’re planning on attending the Tree Lightning, please consider bringing donations of coats, hats, mittens and gloves for the needy as well as canned goods and other non-perishable food items.

Lafayette Village merchants taking part with special promotions, discounts and in-store raffles include:
Executive Office Suites – Keep an eye out for the Elf on the Shelf! Give him your wish list and win a special gift from Santa! Parents – give the elf your business card to enter in a drawing for a $100 Gift Card.
Gigi’s Boutique – Holiday Open House from10a-8p. Draw for your discount, raffles and refreshments.
Jubala Village Coffee- One free 6oz hot chocolate per person (5-8pm) and Holiday Coffee Blend available at $12 per bag for event night only!
Ora Designers/ Fine Jewelers- Holiday ornament making in conjuction with The Stamp Pad! Also serving wassail, cookies and other holiday treats.
The Olive Cart- Buy one bottle of balsamic vinegar or olive oil and get the second bottle of equal size 50% off.
Paparazzi – Buy $100 worth of Gift Cards and receive a free $20 Gift Card, buy $50 worth of Gift Cards and receive a free $10 Gift Card.
Simply Crepes – 10% off a meal with a purchase of a gift card of $25.00 or above.
Stelliana’s Petit Boutique – a raffle for some great prizes, presenting goodies for the little ones and offering great discounts for the parents!
Savory Spice Shop – Santa will be appearing in the store between 4pm-6pm. Please bring a gift donation for Toys for Tots and take your own photo with Santa!
TLC for Bikes – Free Helmet with the purchase of any bike from Dec 1st through the holidays!
Upper Crust Pie & Bakery – Bring a gift for Toys for Tots and get 1/2 off cupcakes!
Vinos Finos – Buy a $50 Gift Card and get a free $10 Gift Card. Plus Free shipping to one US destination with purchase of $200 of wine
Virginia Crabtree – Draw out of Santa’s Gift Box for a special surprise.