Winter Holiday Events


Support Small Business

Small Business Saturday
November 26th

Holiday Receipt Raffle
November 26th - December 12th

Holiday Love Local Bingo
December 2nd - 4th

Click here for more information on how you can support small businesses in Apex this holiday season.


Saturdays on Salem - Holiday Edition
November 26, December 3, 10, and 17

Four straight Saturdays of in-store specials and promotions, holiday activities, Santa sightings, and more! Get the details...


Annual Christmas Tree & Wreath Auction & Exhibit
December 2nd - 19th

Visit the Halle Cultural Arts Center to view and bid on wreaths submitted by local businesses and organizations. Want to participate as a business, school, performing group, individual, etc.? Click HERE to fill out the donation form!


Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 2nd  |  4:30 - 6:00 pm

Join Apex Town Council in downtown Apex as the tree at The Depot is lit! Santa will join in on the fun throughout the event. Grab a #selfiewithSanta! Event Details:

  • 4:30 pm: Performance by Lufkin Road Middle School students
  • 4:55 pm: Performance by Apex High and Apex Friendship High students
  • 5:30 pm: Performance by Apex Friendship Elementary students
  • 5:45 pm: Tree Lighting with Apex Town Council

Apex Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 3rd  |  5:00 pm

Hosted by the Apex Rotary Club

Bring your lawn chairs and set up along the parade route to be a part of this Apex tradition! The parade route begins at the intersection of Ambergate Station and Apex Peakway, heading down Salem Street and ending at the Apex Public Works buildings on Upchurch Street. Get the details...


Holiday Tour of Lights
December 3rd - December 31st | Every night 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Get the details on sign-ups and tips for taking the tour! 

menorah icon for Chanikah Festival by Chabad of Cary

Chanukah Festival
December 18th | 5:00 pm

Join Mayor Jacques Gilbert as he lights the shamash on the menorah in downtown Apex to celebrate the beginning of Chanukah! Get the event details...