Holiday Events

Holiday Events


It's the most wonderful time of the year! 

Town Tree Lighting
Sponsored by the Town of Fuquay-Varina
Thursday, December 5, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Municipal Parking Lot at S. Main and E. Vance Streets
The Tree Lighting will take place at 6:30 p.m., followed by local school performances. Schools to perform include Lincoln Heights Elementary, Fuquay-Varina Elementary, Ballentine Elementary, Banks Road Elementary, Fuquay-Varina Middle School, and Fuquay-Varina High School. Center Stage Dance Team will perform too!  Visit with Santa Claus.  Free hot chocolate! Thousands attend each year!  Come enjoy the official start of the holiday season with family and friends in Fuquay-Varina. 

Downtown Sleigh Rides
Sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina Revitalization Association
Thursday, December 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Ashworth’s BP Station
The Fuquay-Varina Revitalization Association will once again provide free horse drawn sleigh rides in the historic Fuquay District on the night of the Tree Lighting.  The sleigh ride will be first come, first serve.  The line will begin at TR Ashworth and will extend down the sidewalks on Main and Depot Street. Children age 2 and under must sit on an adult’s lap during the sleigh ride. The last ride of the evening will be at 7:55 pm. Bring a canned food item to support the F-V Emergency Food Bank!

Christmas Parade
Sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
Sunday, December 8, 3:00 p.m.
On Main Street from Ennis Street to E. Vance Street
The parade will be held rain,  snow or shine!  Floats, bands, gymnasts, cars, kids and Santa!  Mike Wheless of the "Q Morning Crew" on WQDR 94.7 will be this year's Grand Marshall.  What’s not to love!  The annual Christmas parade draws thousands of visitors.  Come early to claim your spot!

Holiday Home Tour
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Woman's Club
Saturday, December 14, 2012, 1 - 6 pm
8 Homes in Fuquay-Varina, Map provided on Ticket
Tour some of the beautiful decorated homes in Fuquay.  Get tickets at Garden Hut, Shoppes on Main or David Anthony's.  Tickets are $12 prior to event and $15 day of event.  Children are half price.  Refreshments will be served at the Woman's Club house

Carillon Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 14, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Carillon Assisted Living, 6516 Johnson Pond Road
Enjoy a performance by Victorian Carolers.  Feast on traditional holiday fare.  We will be collecting items for Guardian Angel Thrift.  Clean, gently worn coats and warm clothing needed in all sizes. RSVP by calling 919-577-8102


Fuquay-Varina Firefighter’s Food Drive
Nov. 1- Dec. 16
Join the Fuquay-Varina Fire Department in helping feed the hungry in Fuquay-Varina this holiday season!  The Fuquay-Varina Fire Department is collecting nonperishable food items for the Fuquay-Varina Emergency Food Bank.  Donations will feed local families in need.  For more information, click here. Drop your non-perishable food donation from November 1-December 16 at one of these locations:

Station #1
301 S. Fuquay Ave.
Fuquay-Varina, NC
Station #2
5617 Hilltop Rd.
Fuquay-Varina, NC

Station #3
2474 Bud Lipscomb Rd.
Willow Spring, NC


Town Hall
Main Entrance
401 Old Honeycutt Rd.


Cash for Christmas
Nov. 15 – Dec. 11
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization
At Participating Business in Downtown Fuquay-Varina
Cash for Christmas provides a month long opportunity to register to win a $500 gift certificate to be used at participating merchants in downtown Fuquay-Varina.  Participating businesses will have a poster in their store announcing their participation. A winner will be drawn shortly before Christmas and will receive a $500 gift certificate to be used at participating merchants in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Learn more at www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com

Angel Tree
Fuquay-Varina Kiwanis Club
Now thru December 8
Located at Fuquay-Varina Golden Corral
Help the Kiwanis Club give children in Fuquay-Varina a Christmas to remember!  Pick-up a gift tag with the age and gender of a child, purchase an appropriate gift and bring it back to Golden Corral unwrapped by Sunday, December 8 by closing.  The Kiwanis will ensure that it gets to the Christmas Store,which provides parents and guardians with limited finances the opportunity to “shop” for Christmas gifts for their children ages 14 and under. Families are pre-qualified.  If you have questions, contact Mike at 919-552-1409.

Carriage Ride Tours in Historic Downtown
Sponsored by Shoppes on Main
Tours held on the following Saturdays in front of Shoppes on Main!
November 30
December 7
December 14
December 21
Tickets can be purchased in front of the Shoppes on Main OR by reserving your time with Scott Tart ~ (919) 669-6006

Showcase Saturdays In Downtown
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Downtown
Every Saturday from November 30 thru December from 11 am - 2 pm experience live entertainment in both Historic Fuquay and Historic Varina.

Holiday Events