As the holiday season approaches in Wake Forest, North Carolina, there are many activities for people of all ages to enjoy. Here are some we think will be of most interest to new home buyers in the area like you.
- Kicking off the fun is the 2017 Lighting of Wake Forest on Dec. 1 at Centennial Plaza. The event will include lighting a 30-foot tree at 6 p.m., music, and free hot chocolate from Wake Forest United Methodist Church, cookies from Vision Martial Arts and glow necklaces from Goldfish Swim School, while supplies last.
- The Frosty Run, held Dec. 2, is the only 10K run in Wake Forest and is USATF Certified and Sanctioned. It offers participants a trail, a few hills, and some neighborhoods as they navigate more than 8 miles, plus a post-race party. Starting at 8 a.m., registration costs benefit the Tri-Area Ministry food pantry.
- The Downtown Holiday Open House on Dec. 2 provides special offers and complimentary refreshments. Presented by Wake Forest Downtown Inc., this will have pictures with Santa, face painting and a gingerbread house at the Cotton Company Event Gallery in the afternoon and will benefit the Tri-Area Ministry food pantry.
- Check out the Wake Forest Holiday Artisans Market between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for a wide variety of items handmade by area artisans and crafts people. Held in conjunction with the Wake Forest Farmers Market, admission is free.
- Take your young children to see Carolina Puppet Theatre in action from 11 a.m. until noon at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre on Dec. 6! Storytelling, music and puppetry make this fast-paced, interactive show full of mayhem a delightful experience. Tickets are $5.
- In the mood for a free holiday pajama party? The nationally known Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth will present Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. Dress comfortably for a delightful evening!
- Come watch the Wake Forest Christmas Parade in the afternoon of Dec. 9. With marching bands, more than 100 floats and an appearance by Santa, plus around 20 dining establishments along the parade route to grab a bite to eat, it’s a spectacle you won’t want to miss!