Holiday Events coming to Downtown Garner!

Holiday Events coming to Downtown Garner!

Garner Night Market

Friday, November 26 – 5:00 to 9:00 pm

On Main Street from Montague St. to Griffin St.

Showcasing Garner’s creativity outside in Downtown Garner. Bring the pups and the kiddos for this family-friendly event. Sip on wine or local beer while you shop over 50 vendors and grab a bite to eat from our monthly rotation of food trucks.

Town of Garner’s Tree Lighting – 6pm

Join us at 6pm around the Christmas Tree at 125 W. Main Street for the Town of Garner’s official tree lighting!  Garner Mayor Ken Marshburn and members of the Garner Town Council will be joined by Santa Claus to flip the switch and wish you a merry Christmas.

Photos with Santa – 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Santa will be stationed by the tree in a vintage pick up truck for socially distanced photos after the tree lighting.  Stop by and say hi while getting your photo taken!

November Vendors:

Black Dog Crafts
Wild You Handmade
Ian Griffin Art (Ian’s Record Clocks)
Peggy Roses Jellies, LLC
Oink N Moo
Zulia Bakery
Impulsive Creativity
Bold Standard
Milestone Bag Co.
Jule Cooke Creations
Get Crackin’ Inc
Oak City Scents
Animal Magnetism

ParMar Media
American Gutter Protection
Oberweis Dairy
Wax On!
Port and Starbird Creations
JOY Filled Foods, LLC
Moonlytes Vintage Gifts
Fragments and Fig
Crowd Cow
Style House
Mae and Rae Boutique
Redhead Hemp
My taste of Caribbean LLC

Wild Earth
Designs by Debbie, LLC
Moonstone Soap + Candle Co.
Garner Grows Urban Community Garden
Nana’s Lil Sweets
Malas by Ash, LLC
Fosters Homemade Creations
Alternative Wax
K&D Creative
Love Janae LLC
AJC Boutique
Pomona Shrub Company
Scrappy Little Studio
Live Music:

7-9pm Joel Vance

Food Trucks:
Get Crackin
My Taste of Caribbean
Oink N Moo
Chillz Intergalactic Donuts
Paper & Stars Children’s Market
Mystic Hollow Emporium – KIds’ Workshops & Activities- Gemstone Dig, Fairy Terrarium Building, Potion Mixing, Live Painting With Storytime ($10 – $30)
Arts Together Ornament Make & Take
Covid Precautions:

This event is all outdoors and masks are suggested for anyone who is not vaccinated.

Event Parking

Parking for the Garner Night Market and the Garner Rec Center Kick Off Celebration is available around Downtown Garner.  Use the map to find available parking at the Rec Center, along Main Street, at the Garner Lions Club, and in other overflow parking lots.

Stay Updated

Follow the Garner Night Market and the Trick or Treat the Track on Facebook for updated details about each event.

Holiday Events Happening Downtown in December

Garner Holiday Block Party

Saturday, December 4
3:00 to 5:00 pm

Join the Town of Garner for the inaugural Garner Holiday Block Party, to be held at the Garner Recreation Center on Saturday, December 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. This family-friendly event will feature the lively music from local high school bands, Holiday crafts, food trucks and games. The Garner Express, a 24-person train ride, will take its first trip around the Garner Rec Center outdoor walking trail. Santa Claus will join the party, ready for those family selfies with Santa! 

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Garner Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 18

9:30 am

The Garner Christmas Parade is a citizen-led community Christmas Parade.  Our goal is to create and host a festive and family-friendly Christmas Parade that reflects Garner’s values and one that is local, inclusive, and bridges Garner’s past with Garner’s future. The holiday season is about love, kindness, and giving. It is families and our community coming together to celebrate our town and making great memories for our kids and all of us that are kids at heart.
*The Christmas Parade is not being organized by the Downtown Garner Associationplease contact the organizers directly to get involved.
Art Around Town Auction Opens November 26!

Art Around Town Auction Opens November 26!

Auction Details

Bidding Opens: Friday, November 26 – 12pm
Bidding Closes: Friday, December 3 – 8pm

Bidding takes place at

The Garner Art Around Town public art exhibit wraps up this month, culminating in an online auction of 23 original works of art painted by artists from around Garner and Raleigh.

Take advantage of this opportunity to place your bid and own a local piece of art. Interested bidders can view item listings before the auction goes live and place their bids starting at 12pm on Friday, November 26th. Bidding ends at 8pm on Friday, December 3rd.

Artists will receive 75% of the highest bid on their artwork. The remainder of the proceeds will benefit the Downtown Garner Association and their public art efforts. Minimum bid for each painting will start at $200.

Auction Kickoff Event – November 26

Join us at the Garner Night Market on November 26 from 5-9pm for our Auction Kickoff! Artists from the exhibit will be on hand at the Downtown Garner tent to talk with the community about their artwork and experience participating in Art Around Town.  Stop by and view the art that will be available before you place your bid!

Artist Reception – December 1

The Downtown Garner Association is hosting an Artist Reception to celebrate those who participated in the Art Around Town exhibit and promote the online auction of their artwork.

Join us Wednesday, December 1 from 6-8pm on the stage at the Garner Performing Arts Center! The evening will kick off with a short program and artists will have an opportunity to speak about the inspiration and work behind their pieces. This event is open the public.

Click the buttons below for more information on the auction and events.

 Preparing to Bid

Bidders are encouraged to view artwork they like in person while it is on exhibit, prior to bidding. Locations of the artwork is available on a walking tour map at All artwork has been on display outdoors from 3+ months and may have experienced minor wear and tear.

After Bidding Closes

Highest bid placed by 8pm on December 3rd wins. All bids are final at the close of auction and all payments must be made through the auction platform.

Winning bidders will be contacted by DGA representative to arrange local pick up of the canvases by December 8th. DGA cannot ship or deliver any canvases.

If a bidder is not local, they must make their own arrangements to have their painting delivered. Bidders may directly contact the artist to see if the artist is willing to arrange delivery or shipment. Artists are not obligated to provide delivery or shipment, so bidders are STRONGLY encouraged to reach out before they place their bids. Any and all cost associated with shipment or delivery will be at the expense of the bidder, in addition to the cost of winning the painting.


Special Thanks
to our Presenting Sponsor!

Without the generous support of our presenting sponsor, HomeTowne Realty of Garner, this year-long public art exhibit wouldn’t be possible.  Visit to learn more about how HomeTowne Realty of Garner can help you join the Garner community!