Downtown Holiday Open House

Downtown Holiday Open House

2023 Downtown Holiday Open House  |  Saturday, Dec. 2  |  10 am-6 pm

Holiday Open House

The 2023 Downtown Holiday Open House is Saturday, Dec. 2! Discover the unique array of local shops and restaurants that Downtown Wake Forest has to offer.

Schedule of Events

Holiday Specials from participating establishments 

- The Lemon Tree: Giveaway raffle for a Lemon Tree Meal package. Each sale will be entered to raffle.
- Unwined on White: Sip and Shop from 1 pm to 4 pm. Letter writing to Santa Claus, complimentary wine cork ornament craft, complimentary poinsettia beverage (cranberry and bubbly).
- White Street Boutique: Gift with purchase.
- Edward Jones: 10 am to 2 pm free hot cocoa. Accepting donations for book and toy drive for Hope House of Wake Forest.
- West & Main Boutique: 10% off storewide, including clearance.

Pictures with Santa

Pictures with Santa will be available from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at The Graham above The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St.

Please note that advance reservations are required. To make your reservation, please visit the Pictures with Santa page.
We greatly appreciate the generosity and support of The Graham in providing complimentary space for Pictures with Santa.

Victorian Carolers

The Victorian Carolers will roam throughout our historic Downtown from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Wake Forest Holiday Artisans Market  

The Wake Forest Holiday Artisans Market is scheduled from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.  

GumdropGingerbread Hunt

Gumdrop the Gingerbread Man (shown right) will be hiding all over Downtown, so be on the lookout! Gumdrop can be found inside local businesses, as well as outside, where he can enjoy our scenic Downtown. If you find him, turn him around for a special holiday surprise. 

Jingle Bell Walk

Benefitting the Friends of the Northern Wake Senior Center, the Jingle Bell Walk is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. 

Madison from 96.1 BBB

Madison from 96.1 BBB will be in downtown 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. near the intersection of South White Street and Jones Avenue collecting gifts for their Wrapping Hopes and Dreams drive which goes towards the Methodist Home for Children.







Thank You To Our Sponsors


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Holding VillageJohnson Hyundai of Wake Forest Wild Birds Unlimited         Warren, Shackleford, & Thomas Attorneys PLLC
Focus Design Builders LLCRE/Max of Wake Forest Wake Forest Federal Savings and Loan

Thank You For Supporting Local

 Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. thanks you for supporting local this holiday season. We can't wait to see you at our Downtown Holiday Open House! 

Downtown Holiday Open House
Downtown Development Specialist