The Raleigh Winterfest returns to Downtown Raleigh on December 3rd, transforming City Plaza into a winter escape.  And while the ice skating rink serves as the centerpiece for Raleigh Winterfest, the two-month celebration also includes carriage rides, sledding ramps and performances by local musicians and dancers.

An estimated 15,000 people visited last year’s Winterfest, and it takes a lot of volunteers to make it work.  

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Here’s the schedule and shifts …  


Raleigh Holiday Parade, Nov 19 

When: Saturday, November 19

Tasks: Handing out Winterfest flyers during the parade – meet at the DRA office (120 S. Wilmington St.)

Shifts: 9:30am-10:30am 

Setup Day, Dec 2 

Tasks: equipment and tent setup and stringing lights.

When: Friday, December 2 – meet at City Plaza

Shifts: 10am-12:30pm

Kickoff Day, Dec 3

Tasks: ticket taking, crowd control, sledding & carriage ride assistance and tent breakdown.

When: Saturday, December 3

Shifts: 4:00-6:30pm, 4:30-7:30pm, 7:30-10:30pm

Sledding Sundays

Tasks: Line control

When: Sundays (Dec 18, Jan 8, Jan 15)

Shifts: 11:00am-2:00pm and 2:00-4:30pm.


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