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Wake Forest Cares Holiday Kickoff

November 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Help us ring in the holiday season and launch our annual Holiday Donation Drive during the Wake Forest Cares Holiday Kick-Off on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 1-5 p.m. in downtown Wake Forest! 

Free and open to the public, our Holiday Kick-Off will offer a slew of activities the entire family can enjoy, including The Carolina Hurricanes Storm Tour and Slapshot Booth, a Winter Wonderland with everyone’s favorite Ice Queen and Snowman, award-winning ice carvers (ice competitions will take place at 1:15 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:30 pm, and 4:15 pm in Jones Plaza) , community performances, children’s craft activities, and more!  

You will also have the chance to learn more about several Wake Forest Cares initiatives and how they are making a positive difference in our community. 

Pictures with Santa will also be available 1:30-5 pm with advance reservations required. Please visit the Pictures with Santa page to make your reservation.

While enjoying the kick-off, you are invited to Experience Downtown Wake Forest and all that it has to offer. We hope you will shop small and support local this holiday season.



Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at several downtown restaurants.

In addition, the following food trucks will be onsite: The Naked EmpanadaWarehouse BBQPresti PizzaMama Churros, and Lumpy’s Ice Cream.


November 18, 2023
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Downtown Wake Forest
218 S White St
Wake Forrest, NC United States
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