Fall Into Fun In The Forest

by Town of Wake Forest // October - November - December 2022

It’s fall y’all, which means the holidays are just around the corner! The Town of Wake Forest loves this time of year as much as you do, and we’re celebrating by offering a hearty helping of holiday happenings for you and your family to experience and enjoy. We’re sure you’ll agree there is more than a little something for everyone!

Spirits of Wake Forest

Join us September 29 – October 29 for the third annual Spirits of Wake Forest. Hosted by Wake Forest Downtown (WFD), this year’s walking ghost tours will take place in downtown Wake Forest on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM. On Saturdays, additional tours will be offered at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM.

WFD is partnering with storytellers from Forest Moon Theater who will spin a mixture of older yarns and new ones too. Tickets are available for purchase until all tours are sold out. For tickets and more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Spirits of Wake Forest.”

Halloween Boo Bash

Join us for a “wicked good time” during the Halloween Boo Bash on Friday, October 28, from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM at E. Carroll Joyner Park (located at 701 Harris Road). This year’s festivities will include balloon animals, a haunted obstacle course, and a variety of other ghostly games and activities. Don’t forget to stop by the pumpkin patch on your way out and pick out your free pumpkin – while supplies last! Costumes are optional, but best costumes will be featured on the Town website and social media. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Boo Bash.”

Wake Forest Cares Holiday Kickoff

Kick off the holiday season and embrace the season of giving at the second annual Wake Forest Cares Holiday Kickoff on Saturday, November 19, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM in downtown Wake Forest. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Wake Forest Cares.”

Lighting of Wake Forest

Experience the wonder and magic of the holiday season in Town Hall’s Centennial Plaza during the Lighting of Wake Forest on Friday, December 2, from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. The evening’s festivities will begin with the lighting of the Town’s Christmas tree, followed by a visit from Santa who will arrive aboard a shiny red fire truck. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Christmas in Wake Forest.”

Downtown Holiday Open House

Discover downtown Wake Forest’s unique array of shops and restaurants during the Downtown Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 3. Stroll through our wonderful downtown and take in all that it has to offer. Please show your support for our downtown businesses by shopping local this holiday season. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Christmas in Wake Forest.”

Wake Forest Holiday Artisans Market

ARTS Wake Forest and the Wake Forest Guild of Artists will present their annual Wake Forest Holiday Artisans Market on Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Market booths will be located outside throughout downtown Wake Forest. Shop the day away and check out a wide variety of handmade items by regional artists and artisans. For more information, visit https://artswakeforest.org/.

Plaid Tidings

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and North Wake Theatre will present “Plaid Tidings” this holiday season. Showtimes are Saturday, December 10, at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM and Sunday, December 11, at 3:00 PM. The legendary Plaids come back to Earth to spread yuletide joy with the greatest holiday hits of the ages. “Plaid Tidings” offers the best of “Forever Plaid,” tied up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! This truly “heaven-sent” holiday treat will lift your spirits and fill you with nostalgia for a bygone era of classic music performed in perfect harmony. Reserved seats are $25 plus tax. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office. For more information, visit wakeforestrencen.org.

One Christmas Night in Memphis

The Renaissance Centre will host performances on Friday, December 16, at 7:30 PM and Saturday, December 17, at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM of “One Christmas Night in Memphis,” loosely recreating the night of December 4, 1956, when four of the biggest names in early rock ‘n’ roll happened to end up at Sun Records at the same time. The studio engineer kept the tape rolling and the media eventually nicknamed the impromptu session the “Million Dollar Quartet.” You will be transported to Memphis for this one night in rock ‘n’ roll history, bringing to life the music of Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash. Reserved seats are $20-$35 plus tax. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office. For more information, visit wakeforestrencen.org.

Stay Connected

Always be the first to know about Town of Wake Forest programs, services, breaking news, and special events by signing up for E-Notifier, downloading the Town app, visiting the Wake Forest website, and/or following the Town on social media @TownofWakeForest. For complete details, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Communications.”

Town of Wake Forest

To learn more about town events, sponsorship opportunities and how you can get involved, contact Amanda Cochrane.