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Holidays on Hillsborough - 2019 Edition

The holidays have arrived on Hillsborough Street! Check back frequently to find out all the fun things going on, specials to take advantage of and holiday hours in effect:



Aloft Raleigh 

Annual NYE Party

Ring in the New Year with a masquerade mask, dancing and an epic party. With free admission, you can enjoy closing out the decade with great music and great people.


NYE Murder Mystery

Dress up in your favorite cocktail party attire, grab a masquerade mask and enjoy the party as you help solve the mystery! Tickets are limited.


Irregardless Café

Christmas & New Year’s

  • Dine in the Café on Christmas Eve (4-9:30pm) or Christmas Day (12-9pm). There will be live jazz and a custom menu. Call the Café to make reservations 919-833-8898
  • Order a Christmas Turkey Carry-Out Meal and pick it up on Christmas Day. Serves 6-8. To sign up, visit
  • Dine in the Café on New Year’s Eve (4:30-10pm). There will be live jazz. Call the Café to make reservations 919-833-8898
  • Dine in the Café on New Year’s Day for the annual Pajama Brunch (10am-2:30pm). Come in your PJs and get $5 off your meal that day!


Pure Life Theatre

Capture the joy of the holiday season with Nate Jacobs' adaptation of A Motown Christmas, running at Pure Life Theatre (inside the Royal Bakery Building) Dec. 20-22.



Sales are 10% off for military and veterans, all day everyday. They are currently serving hot, fresh soup during the colder weather as well – chicken chili and loaded potato!




Global Village

Closed Tuesday Dec. 24 - Wednesday Jan. 1, reopening on Jan. 2 


The Green Monkey

Open extended hours Tuesday Dec. 17 - Monday, Dec. 23, from 11am-11pm, before closing Dec. 24 - 26


Jasmin & Olivz (NCSU location)

Closed for renovations starting Dec. 21 and will reopen in early January 2020



What you missed!


The Green Monkey - more here

Open from 10am – 11pm on SBS, our local gift shop & beer/wine bar has a full day of events to celebrate Small Business Saturday!

10:00 am -11:00 am: Donuts & Coffee (Coffee by Bad Cat Coffee)

11:00 am - 12:30 pm:  Meet Owner of Grammy's Pretzels & Tasting

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Christmas Wine Tasting with Mitchell Bowling

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm:  Philip Eisenhart with Raleigh Brewing Beer Tasting

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Members of the Triangle Pride Band will be performing songs from the season on the sidewalk.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Fortnight Brewing Tasting with Andrew Johnson


Meraki Salon

One of our prestigious salons, Meraki is combining Small Business Saturday with Customer Appreciation Day as a way of showing thanks! The event runs from 9am-6pm and includes:

  • 15% off Hot Tools
  • 10% off all full size haircare products
  • $5 off Every Service
  • Entry into Raffle ($200 Value)
  • Glo Skin Beauty – Buy 2, Get 1 Free
  • Triple Treat Card Points

They will also be hosting a pop-up shop from 12pm to 4pm, featuring their new salon coordinator’s business, Hygge Jewelry.


BLACK FRIDAY – Nov. 29, 2019


One of our newest merchants, treadHAPPY is coming to Hillsborough Street in January 2020! As you’re doing your holiday shopping, consider becoming a founding member! Rates start at $120/month, which is set for six months. Six-month unlimited memberships allow for eight weeks of pausing (which can be separated into two pauses).




Enjoy the ComedyWorx Holiday Show on Dec. 21 at 8pm! Guaranteed to entertain fans from the ages of 2 to 102, the ComedyWorx Show is a family friendly, fast-paced, competitive improve performance. Tickets for the Holiday show are $12 for adults, $10 for senior/military/student tickets and $8 for children.