The most festive time of year has arrived, and as you drive around our Wake Forest community, you’re sure to notice the sights and sounds of the season! In between holiday parties with neighbors, baking sweet treats and wrapping gifts, here are some special events to enjoy this month in Wake Forest.
The Town of Wake Forest has set up a Letters for Santa mailbox in Jones Plaza at the intersection of South White Street and East Jones Avenue now through Dec. 24. Children of all ages are invited to bring their letters to Santa’s Mailbox anytime for immediate delivery to the North Pole. Letters received by Friday, Dec. 14 will receive a personal response from Santa Claus! No postage is required, but all letters should include a return address. For more information, contact Jennifer Herbert at 919-435-9427.
Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6-8 p.m.
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is connecting kids with Old Saint Nick himself by offering Calls from Santa to children ages 3-9 this year. Registration forms are available online and at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. All forms must be completed by Dec 6 at 5 p.m. There’s no charge for the event, but all calls must be local.
Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.
Feel the joy of the season by attending the Wake Forest Christmas Parade starting at the intersection of Elm Avenue and South White Street! It’s the town’s largest community event and features more than 100 colorful floats and entries from local businesses, churches, schools, civic groups and high school marching bands. Santa will make a special appearance, too! From 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., kids can get their picture taken with Santa at Fidelity Bank, 231 S. White St.
Saturday, Dec. 8 from 6-8 p.m.
A Winter Wonderland will unfold at Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., complete with a DJ, refreshments, dancing, and fun! Come with friends or make new ones once you’re there. Chaperones will be made available for supervision, but participants can bring additional support if necessary. The dance is for ages 10 and older, and there is a $15 registration fee. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Specialized Programs Specialist Kelly Schurtz at 919-556-7093.
Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.
The Wake Forest Children’s Choir and the Wake Forest High School Chorale will present an evening of holiday music under the direction of Choir Director Kasie Brooks. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.
Friday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Check out this fun holiday musical about Stanley and his sister, SuSu, who set out for the North Pole to learn the truth about Christmas. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.