Downtown Holiday Open House

Area residents are invited to visit historic downtown Wake Forest on Saturday, Dec. 7, and experience a hearty dose of holiday cheer during the Downtown Merchant's Holiday Open House.

Presented by Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. and sponsored by the Wake Forest Downtown Business Alliance, the Downtown Holiday Open House will include special offers and complimentary refreshments at participating shops and restaurants and fun-filled activities for kids and families.

Special thanks to B & W Hardware, Co., The Cotton Company, Unwined on White, and Wake Forest Coffee Company for helping make this event possible.

The Downtown Holiday Open House is free and open to the public.


  • Pictures with Santa, sponsored by Ting Wake Forest, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; The Cotton Company Event Gallery (2nd floor), 306 S. White St.

  • Face painting and balloon twisting, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; The Cotton Company Event Gallery (2nd floor), 306 S. White St.

 Merchant Specials

  • Bella Music: Stop in for a chance to win a Ukulele and Free Trial Lesson.

  • Next Consignment Boutique: 20% off Jewelry, 25%-50% off Clothing, Purses & Shoes. Complimentary hot apple cider and cookies!

  • Page 158 Books: Special Storytime with Finnegan the Therapy Dog. Ginger dog Cookies to decorate at 10:30 am. Literary Trivia at 3pm, Free Coffee and $3 beer and wine all day.

  • Southern Suds & Gifts: Hot apple cider with brownie and cookies. 20% off all wreaths. Register for door prizes. Taste testing for Darla Jean’s Pear Sauce.

  • The Cotton Company: Complimentary hot cider and treats all day. Make your own free holiday terrarium between 10am-3pm.

  • Unwined on White: Wine cork ornaments to make, supplies for Letters to Santa, complimentary sparkling wine tasting between 1-3pm with discounts for bottles purchased.

  • Wake Forest Art & Frame Shop: Kids Christmas Creation Station -kids can create their own mat board frame. 10% off ornaments and holiday cards. Complimentary treats and drinks.


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Downtown Holiday Open House
Program Specialist