November 2021, Issue I
A festively decorated tram cruising along in the Raleigh Christmas Parade
A Guide to the Raleigh Christmas Parade
There's no surer sign of the holiday season quickly approaching than the return of one of Raleigh, N.C.'s best (and biggest) annual traditions—the ABC11 Raleigh Christmas Parade takes over downtown Raleigh on Nov. 20! SEE GUIDE
More of the Biggest Events of November in Raleigh, N.C.
Close-up of a pink and purple Chinese Lantern, part of a walking tunnel made up of the same types of butterflies
Festivals, parades and light displays are straight ahead—don't miss out on all of these favorite events in the City of Oaks this month! FIND EVENTS
The News & Observer: Inside Chef Ashley Christensen's New Restaurant, BB's Crispy Chicken (Now Open!)
A chicken sandwich, stacked with a large, fried patty, lettuce, onions and tomatoes, all on a plate with fries
Ashley Christensen—named America's best chef in 2019 by the James Beard Foundation—has just opened her much-awaited fast-casual fried chicken restaurant. Here's what you need to know! READ ARTICLE
50th Annual Oakwood Candlelight Tour (Dec. 11-12)
A graphic saying 50th Annual Oakwood Candlelight Tour (Dec. 11-12)
For 50 years now, this rare opportunity to step inside dozens of century-old homes within one of the area's prettiest neighborhoods has been a can't-miss holiday event. Tickets are on sale now (and going fast!). GET DETAILS
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week (Nov. 5-14)
A group of friends enjoying a meal and laughing
Who doesn't love a good meal for a good deal? Back for an autumn edition while outdoor dining is still a viable (and wonderful) option, Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week offers up 10 days of celebrating culinary excellence. READ MORE
Book Now! Adventures in Bloom Metal-Stamping Workshop
A smiling woman standing in front of a work table in a stylishly decorated workshop
This hands-on workshop with entrepreneur Laura in her downtown Apex studio teaches you the basics of stamping on metal to create personalized jewelry and accessories (and you get to take your masterpiece home at the end of this 90-minute class!). LEARN MORE
Purple Raleigh gaming logo
Raleigh StreamerFest, Benefiting the LGBT Center of Raleigh, Nov. 13

Calling all lovers of live streaming and fans of Twitch—gamers, artists, cosplayers, fitness lovers and more! Make plans for this in-person block party celebrating the joy and impact streaming has had during the pandemic. GET TICKETS
Fly Confident. Fly RDU.
Fly Confident at RDU International Airport

RDU International Airport has been hard at work maintaining safety measures around the terminals. On your next visit, look for distancing signage, hand-sanitizing stations and much more. READ MORE

Mask Requirements in Effect: Most of Raleigh Area
Face masks are required indoors within Raleigh city limits as well as Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville and Zebulon town limits, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required in unincorporated areas of Wake County. READ MORE

Featured Photos 
Downtown Raleigh aerial with a green, lush Moore Square park in the foreground View from the ground up towards a tree with yellow leaves, and a person can be seen belaying up a tree
A platter of chicken and waffles with syrup poured over A woman and little girl sitting in an entrance at a Japanese garden

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JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University@emmerealtor
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