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A Holiday Movie Walk around Hillsborough Street

We’re taking inspiration from our favorite holiday movies for this year’s celebrations on Hillsborough Street, and we would love for you to join us! 

Are you in search of the “World’s Best Cup of Coffee?” No need to travel through the seven layers of the Candy Cane Forest! Hillsborough Street has plenty of coffee shops to choose from, all with special holiday beverages you won’t want to miss out on! Every place in the area has something special for you to try:

And don’t forget to buy something nice for that “special someone”...

We know it can be difficult finding the perfect gift - it’s not every day you find something as unique as a leg lamp! Thank goodness our merchants are here to help. Shop local at stores like The Green Monkey and Lucky Tree Cafe and Gallery for presents that will make your friends and family happier than Ralphie when he got a Red Ryder BB Gun! 

Or maybe you’re looking for something for the book lover in your life...

Dash and Lily fans - this one’s for you! While we don’t recommend leaving your notebook for a mysterious stranger to find this holiday season, Hillsborough Street has several spots that might brighten your Yuletide spirits. Nice Price Books and Records and Reader’s Corner are the perfect spots to find a well-loved book or maybe have a moment that’s holiday- movie worthy!

Maybe a movie isn’t what you’re looking for - no worries! Why not catch a show? We promise it will be just as entertaining (albeit a more traditional kind of entertaining) as the nativity scene in Four Christmases. Cinderella - Prince Street Players version was back at Raleigh Little Theatre, with the performance featuring a Christmas Eve Ball and music by Music Theatre International. You can also see Motown Christmas presented by Pure Life Theatre until December 29th. Your visiting friends and family will love these performances, and seeing the shows is a great way to spend time together!

Speaking of visitors - there are plenty of spots for them to stay in the area! Maybe you need to be Home Alone for the holidays or have too much family to keep track of. Aloft Raleigh and DoubleTree by Hilton are ready to make their stay nothing short of wonderful. No “filthy animals” here!

Finally, while nothing compares to the 25,000 lights on the Griswald family home, our merchants have certainly done an incredible job decorating their stores and restaurants. Be sure to check out the light installations on Hillsborough Street this holiday season- we’ve heard Buddy the Elf and Mr. Grinch + Max are making an appearance! 

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season filled with comfort and joy! 


-Live It Up! Hillsborough Street