2017 Christmas Parade

The annual Wake Forest Christmas Parade is held in historic downtown Wake Forest and presented by Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. Each year 10,000+ spectators line South White Street, Wait Avenue and Brooks Street to view parade participants and entries – from high school marching bands, local sports teams,  entertainers, dignitaries, local clubs and businesses. The highlight is always Santa Claus who makes his grand entry through downtown Wake Forest on the last float in the parade.

The 2017 Wake Forest Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m. The parade brings our community together and could not be held without sponsorship dollars from these businesses. We are grateful for their participation.


Wake Forest Christmas Parade Grand Sponsor is PowerSecure

Santa Float: Downtown Wake Forest Merchants

Grand Marshall Sponsor: Fidelity Bank

Gold Sponsors:
Burn Bootcamp
The Dental Care Center
The Forks Cafeteria (in kind)
Gladwell Orthodontics
Goldfish Swim School
Kerr Family YMCA
North Wake County Baseball Association
Shaw RV
Sport Clips
Wake Forest Historical Preservation Commission

Red Sponsor:
Les & Debbie Gelly

2017 Parade Entry Applications

2017 Parade Entry Credit Card Payments (your 2017 application must be completed and accepted before payment is made).

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