December 11th, 2006
Raleigh is getting into the Christmas spirit around town.
Two Hannover Square turns green for Christmas.
The Capitol Christmas Tree.
Dancing Cranes.
Is that an angelic patron of Yancy’s?
The waving Santa atop the Bloomsbury Estates’ Tower crane gets tangled in power lines..
Fayetteville Street.
Can you spot the hot air baloon?
Sparkly wreath.
Street scene.
Lincoln driving the Lincoln at Lincoln.
Xmas lights.
Another shot of the Chistmas Tree.
Streaming traffic on Fayettevill Street.
Look to the sky.
Anybody home?
Lit trees line F Street.
Tower cranes peek around buildings to see whats going on.
Collage of buildings and rooftops.
More wreaths.


  1. Anonymous says:

    December 11th, 2006 at 2:56 pm (#)

    Thanks Matt. Fayetteville Street looks nice with the Christmas tree lights.

  2. Anonymous says:

    December 11th, 2006 at 3:29 pm (#)

    Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Anonymous says:

    December 12th, 2006 at 1:11 am (#)

    That is one obese Christmas tree at the Capitol!

  4. Anonymous says:

    December 12th, 2006 at 2:57 pm (#)

    Excellent photo collection!!! I had the opportunity to see the Christmas lights on Fayetteville Street last Sunday and I was pleasantly surprised. They looked really nice. However, many of the street lights were off – burnt bulbs? – which sort of ruined the nearly perfect picture of the street. My wife and I had dinner at The Big Easy and we were happy to see both this restaurant and Yancy’s generate some activity. Some people were walking up and down – signs of life – and I was trying to imagine how better Fayetteville Str would look with more retail and entertainment destinations.

    Did you notice that our skyline is better lit these days? During the evening hours it looks really cool to see the vertical and horizontal lights on Sheraton and One Hannover Square, as well as the signs on these two buildings along with Capital Bank and BB&T (Two Hannover Square). Hopefully, the management of Wachovia Capitol Center will realize that their tower would look far better with some creative lighting, particularly during Christmas. Loved the bluish lights at the Hudson.

  5. Anonymous says:

    December 19th, 2006 at 7:29 pm (#)

    Ahhh, I love it when an update shows up here! I like the green lights on Two Hannover (BB&T)… but I wish they’d add a little red to the lights on the very top. Or maybe alternating red and green on the building exterior… the green alone just seems… I don’t know. Only half-Christmassy. The spire lighting on the BOA Tower in Charlotte can be stunning at times – I wish Raleigh had something comparable! (Future RBC Plaza management… are you listening?) 🙂

  6. Anonymous says:

    December 20th, 2006 at 8:36 am (#)

    Our Downtown Raleigh is alive and well!! The Christmas lighting is lovely, and it is so nice to see people downtown all the days of the week. Fayetteville Street dressed for the holidays is elegant. The art works in the storefronts on Fayetteville Street showcase the talented folks we have here in and around Raleigh and are greatly appreciated. For those of us who work and walk regularly Downtown, the improvements and the extra holiday spirit are Wonderful!

  7. Anonymous says:

    January 11th, 2007 at 10:55 am (#)

    I am very interested in purchasing one of your prints for our office in Philadelphia PA. Is there a phone number to speak with someone. Very important and thank you for your immediate response.

  8. Anonymous says:

    October 4th, 2008 at 2:12 pm (#)

    I REALLY like the green lighting on 2 Hannover Square…anybody else think it should be permanent?

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