Triangle Town Center Kicks-off the Holiday Season with  Santa’s Magical Arrival, Holiday Light Show Spectacular and More!


Triangle Town Center is kicking off the holiday season this weekend with Black Friday specials and  festive favorites like Santa’s Magical Arrival and Pet Photo Nights, and introducing new attractions and events including a Holiday Light Show Spectacular and the Black Friday Bash.

Gift Card Giveaway!
In addition to the fun holiday specials below, I’ve partnered with Triangle Town Center to GIVEAWAY a $100 Visa Gift Card to two luck readers. To enter leave a comment below about your favorite Christmas memory or tradition. You earn additional entries by sharing this post on facebook and Instagram (tag Triangle Explorer). Two luck winners will be randomly selected Wednesday, November 29th. Good Luck!

Here’s a quick rundown of the all the special holiday events at Triangle Town Center:

Daily: Triangle Town Center Holiday Light Show Spectacular
Ready to dazzle the whole family? The new Triangle Town Center Holiday Light Show Spectacular features a 30-foot Christmas tree, and special lighting on the building façade and landscape, choreographed to holiday music. The show will take place at the Creekside Café every evening from 6 p.m. until close (performances take place every 30 minutes).

Daily: Santa Photos
The holidays aren’t complete without a photo with Kris Kringle! Photos are available Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sundays from 12 – 6 p.m., with packages starting at $24.99 (includes a $20 Shutterfly promo card). FastPass “skip the line” options are available.

Mondays: Pet Photo Nights
Every Monday from November 13 to November 27 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., shoppers are invited to bring their furry friends to Triangle Town Center for Pet Photo Night with Santa. Non-profit Saving Grace will bring adoptable pets to one very special Pet Photo Night.

Friday, November 24: Black Friday Bash
Deal-savvy shoppers will start their Black Friday off right at Triangle Town Center, enjoying holiday beats from Bunn DJ and a free coffee and travel mug from Larry’s Coffee when doors open at 6 a.m. (while supplies last, limit one per person. Must be 18 years old or older).

Other deals include:

  • Door Buster Deals: Starting at 5 a.m., the first 250 people in line at the Starbucks/Food Court mall entrance will receive a special gift package that includes a $10 surprise gift card from a mall retailer, goodies and coupons. One person’s gift package will contain a $250 gift card! (must be 18 and older to receive a package, while supplies last).
  • Black Friday with your Bestie: Register to win a $250 shopping spree for both you and your bestie, or a variety of prizes and giveaways throughout the day.
  • Selfie Station: Visit our Selfie Station and show us how you #MakeBlackFridayYours.

Sunday, December 3: Santa Cares Night
Autism Speaks is providing an opportunity for children with special needs and their families to enjoy a photo session with Santa. Extra care has been taken to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children so they can enjoy this wonderful holiday tradition. Photos will take place after hours from 6 – 9 p.m.

To register for Santa Cares Night and see a full list of Triangle Town Center’s holiday events, please visit

About Triangle Town Center and Commons
Triangle Town Center is a 1.3 million square foot, two-level, enclosed super regional mall that combines indoor and open air shopping. Triangle Town Center is located in North Raleigh at the intersection of Triangle Town Boulevard and I-540 near Capital Boulevard and Old Wake Forest Road. Anchored by North Carolina’s only Saks Fifth Avenue and Belk, Dillard’s, Macy’s and Sears. Triangle Town Center is open from 10:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon till 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Department store and restaurant hours may vary. During the holidays, extended hours occur. For more information, please visit Follow Triangle Town Center on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


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30 responses to “Triangle Town Center Kicks-off the Holiday Season with  Santa’s Magical Arrival, Holiday Light Show Spectacular and More!

  1. My favorite Christmas memory is our children waking each other up early in the morning to open there stockings together and have a little party by themselves. I enjoyed hearing them downstairs and knowing these are the memories they would treasure.

  2. Daniel Lipetzky

    Reading Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve!


    Movies and Chinese food

  4. tim niles

    ok, I want $100 goft card and left comment here and on your tweet just to make sure I have the comment in the right place.

  5. Kaleb Pittman

    There’s a 50 foot inflatable Santa in my hometown so every Christmas Eve my family goes 15 minutes out of the way just to drive by and see it. We’ve done it for 10 years or so.

  6. Checking out the lights with the kids in the back seat wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

  7. Kelly R

    My favorite is gifting new pjs on Christmas Eve.

  8. My favorite Christmas story… me and my sister were pretty young (maybe Kindergarten and second grade). We got home from church on Christmas Eve and we’re enjoying some cookies and milk when our parents had us gathered around the table. They had planned for our neighbor’s kids to flash a red flashlight in the field behind our house. My sister hid under the table because she thought Santa saw her and she wasn’t going to get any presents. She proceeded to ball her eyes out until my parents convinced her she could still go to bed and Santa wouldn’t know.

  9. Julia Carpico

    My favorite childhood Christmas tradition was finding candy coins in my shoes on December 6th in honor of St. Nicholas Day (a tradition passed down from German side of family).

  10. Chuck Hensey

    I remember shopping at Bells in the special “house” for children where you could purchase small goods for everyone on your list. My parents gave me $20 and I went in there and bought gifts for everyone. They wrapped the gifts for me and I felt so grown up. My parents still displayed many of those items.

  11. kara bellissimo

    Putting lights and figurines on display on yard/house and comparing who’s lights were best in the neighborhood we always try to make it bigger and better then the previous year, planning out our strategy weeks in advance and scoping out the competition on the street

  12. Cindy

    The funniest and best memory of Christmas is when my (cheapskate) dad and older sister went to cut down a tree behind the Kmart and almost got caught. A car drove by them so they hid behind the tree until it passed by.

  13. Matthew

    One word and one number:

    Atari 2600

  14. huntfortheverybest

    When we were kids my mom would let us open one gift on Christmas Eve. It would always be Christmas pajamas. This tradition carried on into adulthood and it is not Christmas if we don’t get a pair of Christmas pajamas!

  15. Traveling around Raleigh looking at the all the Christmas lights lit up on the houses then going for a hayride with a warm hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows in the cold while my husband was on leave from the military.

  16. Jennifer Maier

    My favorite Christmas tradition was for many years singing in my church’s youth choir. We had our little white robes with red neckbands and we’d get to stand by the big tree and sing about baby Jesus!

  17. Stephanie Creasman

    One of my favorite Christmas memories is the year we gave clues to our kids to help them find their gifts .

  18. Amanda

    Remember back when it was Walnut Creek? We took my grandmother for a driving tour of the light extravaganza!! Love that memory ❤️🎄

  19. Daniel

    Watching the Christmas Story marathon on TBS with the kids 🤓

  20. My favorite Christmas tradition growing up was waking up early. It would take me until my 20’s to break out of the habit, but I loved the idea of waking up early with my immediate family and going through all the presents and seeing what I got. I can tell you stories of my sister, my brother, and myself sneaking outside our rooms at 2, 3 or even 4 AM just to see what was left in our stockings.
    Now that i’m in my 30’s though, we definitely set a curfew on how early we are allowed to get up.

    • My parents were also great gift givers. I’ll never forget the poker face they put on when the NIntendo 64 came out(this shows my age). They constantly told both my twin brother and myself, “sorry guys, it’s sold out and we couldn’t get you one” and low and behind on XMas day Santa brought us one.

  21. My favorite Christmas tradition is one celebrated in my home country, Colombia, where nine days before Christmas we start gathering with friends and families to celebrate “novenas”, which is a catholic tradition to prepare for Christmas. In these gatherings we eat, sing, and hang out with so many people!

  22. Hunter R

    The best tradition is watching Christmas Vacation

  23. Jennifer Murphy

    We enjoy going to see Gingerbread House displays and Christmas light displays in neighborhoods around us.

  24. Ashley Andrews

    Growing up, my parents made me, the younger and more mischievous daughter, sleep in my big sister’s room on the trundle bed on Christmas Eve. She used to read me asleep from The Santa Claus Book by Alden Perkes which, if you’ve never read it, you absolutely must. It answers such important questions such as Why Santa says Ho, Ho, Ho, How the Elves First Met Santa, How Santa Gets All Those Toys into the Bag. When I woke up on Christmas morning, I would pry one of my sister’s eyes open and whisper “Mishayo (4 yr old’s pronunciation of Michelle), Mishayo, wake up, it’s Christmas!” To this day, I will call her on Christmas Day and say, “Mishayo, Mishayo! Wake Up! It’s Christmas!”

  25. Kristin Gabor

    I have many favorite Christmas memories and tradition. The longest lasting has to be making and decorating butter cookies, the cookie press kind – we have to make a few triple batches because relatives, friends, neighbors, etc all know to request them now!

  26. Thanks for entering everyone! The two randomly selected winners have been notified!

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