Things to Do in Wake Forest NC – November 29 – December 5, 2010 The HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!

The Holidays are most definitely in full swing in Wake Forest NC!  It’s a truly magical week comingthings to do in wake forest nc up with so much Holiday spirit and quite a bit of variety!  Some highlights to mention that you will definitely want to get onto your hectic schedule are the traditional Lighting of Wake Forest, Holiday Historic Home Tour, Breakfast with Santa and, of course, the Holiday Market at the Wake Forest Farmers Market!  Take a look at all there is to choose from this week and I am sure that you will find something to squeeze into your hustle and bustle.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Morning Club Meetings
Mondays; 9:30 am weigh in and 10:10 am meeting
Wakefield Baptist Church, 13029 Falls of the Neuse Rd.
TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support program that welcomes all! Your first session is free and annual membership is only $26. No meeting on Dec. 27. Contact Karen Banks for more information at (919) 569-7595.

Public Meeting: Phase II Stormwater Management Program
Wednesday, Dec 1; 2 pm
Wake Forest Town Hall, Ground Floor Meeting Room, 301 S. Brooks St.
The Town of Wake Forest has scheduled a public meeting to gather input on its Phase II Stormwater Management Program. The Phase II Stormwater Management Program details the proposed plan for the five-year term of Wake Forest’s Phase II National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The overall goal of the Phase II permit is to adopt stormwater control policies, strategies, and rules designed to protect North Carolina’s surface waters from impacts of stormwater pollutants and run-off volumes. The report is available for viewing at For more information, contact Assistant Town Engineer Scott Miles at (919) 435-9442 or

Lighting of Wake Forest
Friday, Dec 3; 6 pm – 8 pm
Centennial Plaza at Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
Wake Forest will officially kick off the holiday season with the Lighting of Wake Forest. Presented by the Wake Forest Downtown Revitalization Corporation (DRC), this year’s ceremony will feature the lighting of a 30-feet-tall Christmas tree by Mayor Vivian Jones, followed by the eagerly anticipated arrival of Jolly Old St. Nick. The event will also include performances by the Wake Forest Elementary Chorus, the Heritage High School Band, the Wake Forest-Rolesville High School Choral Ensemble, and the Friendship Chapel Baptist Praise Dancers. Horse and carriage rides will also be provided, weather permitting. The Town of Wake Forest will offer self-guided tours of town hall until 8 p.m. For more information, visit or call the Wake Forest DRC at (919) 570-1372.

13th Annual Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec 4; 7:30 am – 11 am
The Mill Room in The Factory, 1839 S. Main St.
Breakfast with Santa is a fun way to kick-off the holiday season with your family. You and your family will enjoy taking a photo with Santa and having breakfast. This annual fundraising event is presented by the WF Junior Woman’s Club. The majority of funds raised will go toward the Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship, a one time $1200 scholarship to an area Senior for their upcoming college career.  During the event, scholarship applications will be available. Ticket prices are as follows: children 2 years of age and under: $5 each; children 3 years of age and up (including adults): $10.00 each. Price includes breakfast plus one photo per child’s ticket purchased. Register at

Wake Forest Elementary PTA Rockin’ Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, Dec 4; 8 am – 3 pm
Wake Forest Elementary, 136 W. Sycamore St.
Come out for a Rockin’ good time at the 2nd annual Rockin’ Holiday Bazaar.  Vendors are still being accepted to this arts and crafts show.  The Bazaar will also feature a Kids Holiday Gift Shop from 10 am-2 pm for kids to buy their holiday gifts for parents, teachers, siblings, and more!  Stop by and get your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus from noon-2pm. For more information or a vendor application visit or email

Holiday Market (Wake Forest Farmers Market)

Saturday, Dec 4; 9 am – 3 pm
American Legion Post 187, 225 E. Holding Ave.
Start early Christmas shopping with your local Wake Forest Farmers Market. Bailey Newton and Phyllis Blackwell of Triple B Farm will cook their famous Brunswick stew. Music by Dry Bread Road. For more information, call (919) 556-2284 and visit our website at

Wake Forest Crafters Market
Saturday, Dec 4; 9 am – 3 pm
Wake Forest Park & Ride Lot, corner of Elm and S. White St.
For more information, call (919) 556-2284 or visit the Wake Forest Farmers Market website at

Get Fit NC 5K
Saturday, Dec 4; 9 am
Start/Finish at Wake Forest Elementary School, 136 W. Sycamore Ave.
The NC Medical Society Alliance, a 501 (c) (3) charitable nonprofit, is hosting the Get Fit NC 5K in downtown Wake Forest. The Get Fit NC 5K raises money to purchase equipment for public school physical education programs in need across North Carolina. As a result of the Get Fit NC 5K, teachers desperate for equipment have received help in the form of jump ropes, pedometers, exercise balls and much more. Online registration is available at A race form may be downloaded at The start/finish and parking are at Wake Forest Elementary School.  Registration is $25 and the pre-registration deadline is November 26.  After that date, the fee increases to $30. For more information, call (919) 833-3836 x124.

Holiday Open House
Saturday, Dec 4; 10 am – 5 pm
Historic Downtown Wake Forest
Get all your holiday shopping done in Historic Downtown Wake Forest! Visit different merchants for unique gifts, listen to the strolling carolers, meet Santa and enjoy family activities. Weather permitting horse and carriage rides will be offered. Call (919) 570-1372 or visit

Pictures with Santa
Saturday, Dec 4; 11 am – 3 pm
Depot Parking Lot, 110 S. White St.
Meet Santa and have your picture taken with him in Historic Downtown Wake Forest. For more information, call (919) 570-1372 or visit

Historic Home Tour
Saturday, Dec 4; 2 pm – 8 pm
Historic Wake Forest
Presented by the Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Woman’s Club. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 day of tour. Children under 12 are free. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 450 North Main St. For more information, contact Agnes Wanman at (919) 435-9516 or visit

Open House Concerts: Historic Home Tour

Saturday, Dec 4; 2 pm – 8 pm
Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Ave.
Mini holiday concerts by candlelight featuring local choirs, soloists, ensembles and instrumentalists as part of the Wake Forest Historic Home Tour. Concerts will take place in the beautiful historic sanctuary of Wake Forest Baptist Church every hour on the hour starting at 2 pm. The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, contact David Fitzgerald, Minister of Music at Wake Forest Baptist Church

WFRMS PTSA Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, Dec 5; 8 am – 10 am
Applebee’s; 11805 Retail Dr.
Help support the Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School PTSA! Breakfast plates will be $7 each, including three pancakes, two sausage links and a drink of your choice with refills on drinks. What a perfect way to start your day—enjoy a delicious breakfast and maybe some holiday shopping afterwards or just family fun time. 

A Community Christmas Festival

Sunday, Dec 5; 6:30 pm
Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Ave.
A celebration of holiday music and Christmas carols by candlelight featuring choirs, handbells, majestic pipe organ and brass quintet in the beautifully decorated sanctuary of Wake Forest Baptist Church. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact David Fitzgerald, Minister of Music at Wake Forest Baptist Church

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