Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Cary's Official Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, December 5, 2020 | 6 p.m. | Town Hall Campus

Welcome the holiday season with the official Christmas tree lighting for the Town of Cary. This festive night features actors, singers, and musicians from the community. We'll also unveil the Cary Community Christmas Tree inside Town Hall. Over 125 community groups provide handcrafted ornaments to be displayed on the inside tree -- a true representation of the diversity of Cary.

List of 2019 Performers

  • Cary Elementary School Choir performing a Christmas medley
  • Hanne Hansen singing and playing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" on ukulele
  • Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Cary dancing to "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
  • Davis Drive Middle School Advanced Quartet playing "Wizards in Winter" on electric string instruments
  • Graceful Expressions Contemporary Dance Company dancing to "Ave Maria"
  • Raqs al Dunya dancing to "Carol of the Bells"
  • Gabriela Bustamante and Duncan McSorley singing "O Holy Night"
  • Cary Ballet Company dancing "Polichinelles" from The Nutcracker
  • Zack Ledwell singing "This Christmas"

Thank you to our emcee for the evening, Steve Daniels from ABC11 Eyewitness News.

Cary Community Tree Unveiling and Reception

Join us after the show for the Unveiling and reception of the Cary Community Tree located inside Town Hall. The Cary Community Tree features over 125 ornaments donated by community groups from the past decade. This tree is a true representation of the diversity and inclusiveness of Cary. The reception will feature s'mores and hot chocolate stations.


Parking is available in the parking deck at Town Hall Campus (121 Wilkinson Ave.). Handicap accessible parking is available behind the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, with a short walk to the stage. A portion of Ambassador Loop will be closed for the Page-Walker Holiday Open House. Use Wilkinson Ave. as an alternate route to access parking options.