Downtown Merchant's Holiday Open House
Saturday, Dec. 3; 10 am
Downtown Wake Forest
Area residents are invited to visit historic downtown Wake Forest and experience a hearty dose of holiday cheer during the Downtown Merchant's Holiday Open House. Sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association, the Downtown Holiday Open House will include special offers and complimentary refreshments at participating shops and restaurants, several school and dance group performances, horse and carriage rides, and fun-filled activities for kids and families. Several special events and activities will also be offered throughout the day at no cost. Free Pictures With Santa will be offered from 10 am to 3 pm at Fidelity Bank, 231 S. White St. The Downtown Holiday Open House is free and open to the public.
Wake Forest Christmas Historic Home Tour
Saturday, Dec. 3; 1-7 pm
The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Woman's Club will present their biennial Christmas Historic Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1-7 p.m. - rain or shine! Offered only in even-numbered years, the Christmas Historic Home Tour is a self-guided tour featuring several Wake Forest homes and other properties decorated for the holidays and open for viewing. This year's event will also offer free bicycle rickshaw and horse drawn carriage rides, wonderful holiday music and more.
Wake Forest Community Christmas Dinner
Monday, Dec. 5; 6:30 pm
The Forks Cafeteria, 339 S. Brooks St.
The 69th Wake Forest Community Christmas Dinner will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 pm at The Forks Cafeteria. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at The Wake Forest Weekly, the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Awards for Citizen of the Year, Civic Organization of the Year and the Peggy Allen Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented by Mayor Vivian Jones. For more information, email Beverly Whisnant.
Calls From Santa
Thursday, Dec. 8; 6-8 p.m.
A phone call from Santa Claus is on every child’s wish list. The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is making those wishes come true by offering Calls from Santa to kids ages 3-9 on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 6-8 p.m. Registration forms will be available in November. Completed forms must be received at the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources office, located in town hall, by 5 p.m., Dec. 8. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. There is no charge for the event, but all calls must be local.
Wake Forest Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 10; 1 pm
South White Street & South Brooks Street
Celebrate the holiday season at Wake Forest’s largest community event - the Wake Forest Christmas Parade. Watch as community groups and businesses show their creative talents. Of course, Santa will be here! Hosted by Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. For more information, contact Lisa Hayes at 919-435-9415.
Christmas in Wake Forest App
Complete information about town-sponsored holiday events is provided through the "Christmas in Wake Forest" function on the Town of Wake Forest app. Download the app and utilize the function for instant access to the Lighting of Wake Forest (Dec. 4); the Wake Forest Christmas Parade (Dec. 12) and more!
IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the app by searching for “Town of Wake Forest" on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, or in Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code provided at www.wakeforestnc.gov/app.aspx.