Christmas In Wake Forest

Christmas In Wake Forest

It’s that time of year again and I would imagine your family is like mine where the calendar starts to fill up with holiday gatherings and events quickly!  We get so loaded up with parties, office lunches and cookie exchanges that all I end up craving is some slow paced family time to really enjoy the season. Living around the Wake Forest area, I’ll get the chance to do just that.
It begins  on December 5 when Wake Forest will have their annual lighting of the Christmas Tree in Centennial Plaza. The ceremony will begin at 6pm and will have performances by local choirs and free horse and carriage rides. Santa will be there too and will be offering complimentary pictures in the town hall lobby (don’t forget to pick up a ticket to reserve a time for your pictures at the halls entrance).  On Saturday, December 6, enjoy the Historic Home Tour sponsored by the Historic Preservation Commission. It’s a self-guided tour through 10 different beautifully decorated historic homes and will offer holiday music and horse drawn buggy rides. 
Of course you can’t say you’ve truly enjoyed the holidays without seeing a parade and Wake Forest offers just that.  Scheduled for Saturday, December 13 and beginning at 1pm, the annual Wake Forest Holiday parade shall commence!  Rain or shine, enjoy over 100 beautifully decorated floats created by local businesses and schools as they cruise along the historic streets of downtown Wake Forest. The parade starts on the corner of Elm Ave and S White Street and circles around ending on Elm Ave. and S Brooks street. The events lasts till 3pm and ends with the big guy himself, Santa making his debut! There’s parking for spectators all over the place including specially marked parking lots in Southeasters Baptist Seminary.   So grab something warm to drink at Wake Forest Coffee Company, a quick lunch at Shortys Famous Hot Dogs (doesn’t matter what you order, you can’t go wrong) or Over the Falls  (seriously good Deli sandwiches) for the family and then  find a good spot along to sit back, relax and enjoy.
By the way, if case you haven’t heard or in case you know you’ll never remember all of these dates, Wake Forest has their own app! Just search for Town of Wake Forest in itunes and download their local app for details on everything from information regarding park events, local job postings, listing of business and oh yeah, all of the Christmas events happening in town.  If you live, do business, or visit, it’s the go-to app to have to learn about everything going on locally.


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