Ring in the holiday season with the Wake Forest Cares Holiday Kick-Off on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on South White Street, in Downtown Wake Forest. This is a free event.
We’ve put together a huge list of holiday events in the Triangle, including parades, festivals, markets, Santa visits, and more. Check out our growing day by day list of holiday events in the Triangle!
Learn about Wake Forest Cares’ Holiday Donation Drive and other programs.
Wake Forest Cares Holiday Kick-Off will feature a number of fun, family-friendly activities:
- The Carolina Hurricanes Storm Tour and Slapshot Booth
- Roaming street performers
- Community performances
- Children’s craft activities
The Carolina Hurricanes will be onsite at the Wake Forest Cares Holiday Kick-off with their Storm Tour mobile fan experience and Slapshot booth.
The Carolina Hurricanes Slapshot booth provides fun for the entire family! Think you have what it takes to score on Carolina Hurricanes Hall of Famer Cam Ward? Come test your hockey skills at the slapshot booth and see how many times you can get the puck in the targets!
Storm Tour Mobile Fan Experience
The Storm Tour is an exclusive 28-foot mobile fan experience full of interactive Canes exhibits, history, and photo opportunities.
Experience the team like never before! The Storm Tour: A Carolina Hurricanes Experience gives fans the opportunity to suit up like a Canes player, find out what it is like to sit in the locker room before puck drop, take a photo with the replica 2005-06 Stanley Cup trophy and more.
Storm Tour elements include:
- Canes Locker Room Photo Opportunity
- Canes Uniform AR Mirror Photo Opportunity
- 2005-06 Replica Stanley Cup Trophy
- Interactive touchscreen technology with fun games and team history
- Canes Branded Giveaways
Food and Drink
Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at several downtown restaurants, as well as food trucks and dessert trucks.
Free parking will be available along several side streets and parking lots throughout downtown Wake Forest and beyond. Please note: some parking lots may appear to be public, when in fact they are private. Read all signage in the parking lot to determine what type of lot you are using. Private lots are intended for business patrons only. Public lots that are open to attendees will be clearly marked.
Your best option is to take advantage of the free parking Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) has graciously made available in several campus lots. All of these lots are well with-in a 15-minute walk of South White Street.
Click the image to the right to view permitted parking in the following areas of downtown and SEBTS:
- lots between South Main Street and South College Street
- lot behind Patterson Hall
- lot on Wingate Street
- lots at North Avenue and Rock Spring Road
Handicap Parking is available in the Town Hall Parking Lot located at 301 South Brooks Street from 12pm-5pm.
The portion of South White Street from Elm Avenue to Jones Avenue will close on November 18, 2023, at 10 a.m. East Owen Avenue will also close at 10 a.m.
More Holiday Events in the Triangle
Check out our big list of holiday events in the Triangle, or look at a few of them here: