Lighting of Wake Forest

  • Dates: December 1, 2023
  • 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: 5-8pm
  • Admission: Free


You're invited to experience the wonder and magic of the holiday season at the 2023 Lighting of Wake Forest on Friday, Dec. 1! This year's event is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. in Centennial Plaza, 301 S. Brooks St.

Our ceremony will feature the lighting of the Christmas tree and Santa's exciting arrival in a Wake Forest fire truck.

Please note: Mayor Vivian Jones is scheduled to light the Town’s 30-foot-tall Christmas tree in Centennial Plaza at approximately 6:15 p.m.

There will be a children’s craft activity provided by Wake Forest Woman’s Club, musical performances by local choral groups (Wake Forest iSTEM Magnet Elementary School, Heritage Elementary School, and Patriot Pride Honors Chorus from Heritage Middle School), an ornament sale by the Wake Forest Historical Museum, special guest appearances from the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who, and more!

Crumbl of Wake Forest will also be in attendance passing out free cookies!