Raleigh's may be the largest Christmas parade in the area, but it's by no means the only one. Here are other Christmas parades, tree lightings and festivals.
Apex: The Apex Rotary Club sponsors the annual "Christmas on Salem Street" parade Dec. 4.
Cary: Heart of the Holidays Celebration, Dec. 4, with events all day long ending with a tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. at Town Hall campus. Also, the annual Cary Jaycees Christmas parade takes place downtown at 2 p.m. Dec. 11.
Chapel Hill/Carrboro: The Chapel Hill Jaycees presents the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade, 10 a.m. Dec. 11.
Clayton: Christmas parade downtown begins at 3 p.m. Dec. 11.
Durham: Holiday Fun Fest, an afternoon of activities downtown including a "mini parade" and a tree lighting ceremony, from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 4.
Fuquay-Varina: Christmas parade, Woodrow and Main streets to Vance Street, 3 p.m. Dec. 5.
Garner: Christmas parade, Main Street, 10 a.m. Dec. 4.
Hillsborough: Christmas parade, downtown, 10 a.m. Dec. 4.
Holly Springs: Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade, Main Street, 11 a.m. Dec. 11.
Knightdale: Christmas tree lighting, 6 p.m. Dec. 3, and Christmas parade, 2 p.m. Dec. 4. Both downtown.
Morrisville: Tree lighting, Town Hall, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3.
Pittsboro: Christmas parade, 3 p.m. Dec. 5.
Rolesville: Christmas parade, downtown, 2 p.m. Dec. 5.
Selma: Christmas parade, Uptown Selma, 7 p.m. Dec. 7.
Smithfield: Christmas parade, downtown, 7 p.m. Dec. 9.
Wake Forest: Christmas parade, downtown, 1 p.m. Dec. 11.
Wendell: Lighting of the Greens, 6 p.m. Dec. 3, J. Ashley Wall Towne Square.
Zebulon: Christmas parade, from Gannon Avenue to Arendell Avenue, 2 p.m. Dec. 5.