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Lighting of Wake Forest

  • Dates: December 3, 2021
  • Presenting Organization: Town of Wake Forest
  • Venue: Centennial Plaza
  • Location: Wake Forest
  • Address: 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Phone: 919.435.9415
  • Times: 6-8:30pm
  • Admission: Free


You're invited to experience the wonder and magic of the holiday season at the 2021 Lighting of Wake Forest on Friday, Dec. 3.

The festivities take place in Centennial Plaza, 301 S. Brooks St., the gateway to Wake Forest Town Hall. This year's ceremony will begin with musical performances by local groups followed by the lighting of a 20-foot Christmas tree and Santa's exciting arrival in a Wake Forest fire truck.

More details to come!

PLEASE NOTE: The lighting of the Town Christmas tree typically takes place at approximately 6:15 pm.