Holiday Week FILLED with Things To Do in Wake Forest NC – December 13 – 19, 2010

things to do in Wake Forest NCIt has been an extremely exciting week in Wake Forest NC with the Wake Forest Christmas Parade AND the Wake Forest Rolesville High School playing in the State Championships!  Whew!  This town has been buzzing with both Holiday Spirit and School spirit and pride!  The upcoming week in Wake Forest is full of Holiday events such as Breakfast with Santa, Holiday performances, a crafter’s market and if you haven’t been to historic downtown Wake Forest you simply MUST go!  The decorations are magical and the local businesses are in quite the Holiday mode!  What a wonderful time to visit historic downtown Wake Forest and explore all that is offered!

Wake Forest Garden Club Meeting

Tuesday, Dec 14; 9:30 am
Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave.
The meeting will begin with social time and refreshments, followed at 10 am by a gardening program. The December program, entitled “Poinsettias, Holiday Flowers and Decorations,” will be presented by Bob Serrone, Retail Greenhouse Manager at Homewood Nursery and Garden Center. The morning will conclude with a garden club business meeting. The Wake Forest Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at the Wake Forest Community House. Anyone with an interest in gardening or who just wants to get involved in making Wake Forest a more beautiful place is welcome to attend a meeting to learn more about the club. Garden club members and guests are encouraged to bring canned or boxed food items to the meeting for donation to the Tri-Area Ministries food pantry. For information, email or call Les at (919) 562-4660.

Town of Wake Forest Holiday Blood Drive
Friday, Dec 17; 9 am – 12 pm
Bloodmobile at Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
Please help prevent a holiday blood shortage! All donors will receive 100 “Donate For Life” points and a collectible holiday ornament. Sign up online at For more information, contact Tricia at (919) 435-9492.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec 18; 8 am – 10 am
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill, 11805 Retail Dr.
The Wake Forest 4th of July Committee will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 8 am – 10 am at Applebee’s in Wake Forest. Cost will be $7.00 per person which will include a pancake & sausage breakfast and a visit with Santa.  If you have any questions, email or contact Rhonda Alderman at (919) 556-4436.

Wake Forest Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, Dec 18; 10 am – Noon
Depot Parking Lot, 110 S. White St.
Winter hours begin for the market: open the first and third Saturdays of the month from 10 am until noon. For more information, visit or call (919) 556-2284.

Wake Forest Crafters Market
Saturday, Dec 18; 10 am – 2 pm
Wake Forest Park & Ride Lot, corner of Elm and S. White St.
Open every third Saturday of the month. For more information, visit or call (919) 556-2284.

La Leche League of Wake Forest Saturday – Series Meeting
Saturday, December 18: 10:30 am
Wake Forest Christian Church, 203 Capcom Ave., Suite 117
La Leche League of Wake Forest Saturday meets on the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 am at the Wake Forest Christian Church. La Leche League provides breastfeeding information and mother-to-mother support to pregnant and nursing mothers.  For more information, please contact

“Carols on the Keys”—Virginia Tull Music & Art Series
Saturday, Dec 18; 7 pm and Sunday, Dec 19; 3:30 pm
Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Ave.
This candlelight concert will feature concert pianists Dr. Jeanine Skinner, Karen Bullock, Aaron Jackson and David Fitzgerald performing on four beautiful Baldwin grand pianos. The concert will include sacred and secular holiday music. Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, $5/students and can be purchased a the Wake Forest Baptist Church office, or online at or For  more information, contact David Fitzgerald, Minister of Music at Wake Forest Baptist Church at (919) 556-5141 or

Christmas Production – “Christmas Carol”
Dec 19; 9 am, 11:15 am, 6 pm
Living Word Family Church – North Campus, 10520 Star Road
Come one, Come all! You, your family and friends are specially invited to witness one of the great breath-taking classics, “A Christmas Carol.” This will be an experience of a lifetime! For more information, call (919) 570-2007.

Wake Forest United Methodist Church Choir Presents “Child of Hope”, a Christmas Cantata by Mark Hayes
Sunday, Dec 19; 6 pm
Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 S. Main St.
Wake Forest United Methodist Church Choir will present “Child Of Hope”, a Christmas Cantata by Mark Hayes, for the community to enjoy and reflect upon the birth of Jesus Christ. “Child of Hope” is a Christmas message of encouragement and peace. Familiar carols are blended with new musical movements and compelling narrative to remind us of the joy of God’s greatest gift, the birth of his son Jesus Christ.


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