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The Lighting of Wake Forest

Downtown Wake Forest
Downtown Wake Forest at Centennial Plaza, 301 S. Brooks St. Friday, November 30th 6pm-7pm Free event


You"re invited to experience the sights and sounds of the Christmas season this Friday, Nov. 30, during the annual Lighting of Wake Forest. Sponsored by Traditions at Wake Forest and presented by Wake Forest Downtown, Inc., this traditional start to the holiday season will take place in Centennial Plaza, 301 S. Brooks St., the gateway to the Wake Forest Town Hall.
The evening"s festivities get underway at 6 p.m. with the lighting of the town"s 30-foot-tall Christmas tree by Mayor Vivian Jones, followed by Santa"s exciting arrival aboard a Wake Forest fire truck.
The free event will also include performances by local choirs, a children"s craft activity, and Pictures with Santa (sponsored by Triangle Family Dentistry) in the Town Hall lobby, plus complimentary hot cocoa (courtesy of Wake Forest United Methodist Church), cookies (courtesy of Vision Martial Arts) and glow necklaces (courtesy of Goldfish Swim School), while supplies last.
Guests planning to have a photo taken with Santa Claus must pick up a time ticket in the Town Hall lobby beginning at 5:30 p.m. Designed to reduce wait times, each ticket will indicate the time guests should arrive at the line-up to have their photo taken with St. Nick. Pictures can be viewed and purchased at the Wake Forest CVS, 245 E. Roosevelt Ave., beginning Monday, Dec. 3.
PLEASE NOTE: The Lighting of Wake Forest festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the lighting of the 30-foot-tall Christmas tree.