Follow Bianca Linkedin
Email Bianca Email
Other
Dec 6, 2023

Downtown Fayetteville Celebrates the Holidays with a Decorating Competition and New Year’s Eve Spectacular Event

Sponsored Content provided by Bianca Shoneman - President & CEO, Cool Spring Downtown District, Inc

Downtown Fayetteville businesses and stakeholders have made getting festive a friendly competition. Visit the city center throughout the month for a self-guided walking tour of the Art and Entertainment districts’ decorated buildings. As you stroll along, you’ll be treated to an array of holiday delights, such as the festive Holiday Alley on Hay Street. Nearby, children can mail their letters to Santa in a special mailbox. 

As you continue on your way in Downtown Fayetteville, you may spot a giant stack of ornaments perfect for capturing portraits or selfies, holiday-themed augmented reality stations, a 4,000 digital projection, and, of course, Fayetteville’s 22-foot Carolina Fir holiday tree. In total, there are 12 major holiday installations throughout the district. 

Everyone is invited to vote for their favorite decorations to win the "Viewer's Choice Award." Cast your vote for the Downtown Fayetteville Holiday Winterscape Viewer's Choice Award here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NQD9KH2.

On December 31, Downtown Fayetteville’s New Year’s Eve celebration will heat up! Cool Spring Downtown District is organizing the third annual Night Circus: A District New Year’s Eve Spectacular on behalf of the City of Fayetteville. The 2023 NYE celebration will feature Grammy-award-winning DJ and rapper Spinderella and Soul Train Music award-winning group, Dru Hill.

Party-goers also will be treated to stunts and carnival attractions including stilt walkers, acrobats, face painters, fire dancers, magic shows, and more. Of course, some of Fayetteville’s favorite food trucks will also be there. To welcome 2024, we will raise a glittering star into the sky to countdown to the New Year, along with a dazzling fireworks show. 

Sponsors for this year’s celebration include title media sponsor ABC11, Healy Wholesale, and the Fairfield at Marriott, The Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County, MetroNet, and PWC. Organizations and individuals interested in becoming a sponsor should contact Bianca Shoneman, President/CEO of Cool Spring Downtown District at (910) 223-1089 or Bianca@CoolSpringFay.org.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact info@coolspringfay.org.

For more information on the Night Circus: A District New Year's Eve Spectacular, visit our website: https://visitdowntownfayetteville.com/new-years-eve-2023.

About Cool Spring Downtown District: Cool Spring Downtown District is a charitable, nonprofit corporation formed in 2017 to create and sustain an arts and entertainment district in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina, as a vibrant center of artistic, cultural, civic, and commercial activity.

Join The Discussion

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT

In The Current Issue

Full time family: Ross I.T. Services co-owner Kellie Ross finds balance between family and running a business

From right to left: The Ross family includes Ross I.T. Services Founder and Co-owner Sam Ross, the youngest in the family Caroline (7), Co-owner Kellie Ross and oldest daughter Hannah (14). Photo provided by Kellie Ross.For the past 18 years, Kellie


Not for profit, for people: CFVH Foundation Vice President shares about her experience navigating motherhood as a working professional

Brooks shared that her favorite part of the role that she has now is working with donors and helping them take their philanthropic investment in health care and see it put to use. Photo provided by CFVH.Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Vice Preside


Publisher's note: Finding solutions

In May, the Greater Fayetteville Business Journal celebrated small business month and Mother’s Day! In an effort to further recognize both of these important events, we have assembled a few stories highlighting working mothers and “mom-owned” small b