Downtown Cary Park Ushers In the Holiday Season With “A Gift to Cary” Celebration 

Day long celebration to include festivities designed to invoke all the wonder of the winter season 

November 28, 2023 — CARY, N.C. — Downtown Cary Park is kicking off the holidays with its “A Gift to Cary Celebration” this Saturday, Dec. 2. Guests can get a firsthand look at the new state-of-the-art Park transformed for the holidays and enjoy a full day of programming including special live performances, Cary’s Official Tree Lighting Ceremony, unique photo opportunities, a skating rink, Santa’s workshop, which will offer a wide range of creative activities, and more.  

“We’re thrilled to kickstart the holiday season with the Cary community through our ‘A Gift to Cary’ celebration,” said Joy Ennis, general manager of Downtown Cary Park. “We’ve deliberately planned a range of programming options for those of all ages and abilities, and we’re looking forward to having visitors from the Triangle and beyond join us to officially get the holiday season underway.”  

The Dec. 2 event will include a full day of engaging activities, including a live performance from America’s Got Talent Season 9 finalists Sons of Serendip and Cary’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will take place at 6 p.m. ET,  followed by Cary’s first ever drone light show. Read on for the highlights of the celebration: 

For a full schedule and information on parking and transportation for this event, please visit

Text “DCP” to 51597 to receive text updates about the A Gift to Cary Celebration. 

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About Downtown Cary Park 

More than twenty years in the making, Downtown Cary Park spans seven acres in the heart of Downtown Cary surrounded by Academy, Walker, Park and Walnut Streets. Downtown Cary Park is intentionally designed with amenities and programming that everyone can enjoy, from active recreation at Park Street Courts to the respite of the botanical gardens, food and beverage facilities like The Bark Bar and a grab-and-go market in Academy Pavilion, The Nest Play Area featuring iconic, signature cardinal play structures, and the Great Lawn Pavilion for signature performances.  

About Cary, NC 

Cary is a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle area of North Carolina, between Raleigh and the renowned Research Triangle Park. The Triangle area repeatedly has ranked among the top regions in the country to live or work, to find a home or start a business, to raise a family or retire. 

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