Fuquay-Varina Christmas Events : The Traditions of the Season


A sure sign that the holiday season is upon us, is the seeing downtown Fuquay transform to a “Winter Wonderland.” This year looks to be no different, as there are several traditional Fuquay-Varina Christmas Events scheduled.

The tree lighting ceremony is always a highlight among Fuquay’s holiday events.

“Town Tree Lighting”- A Fuquay-Varina Christmas Tradition

The epitome of the traditional Downtown Fuquay-Varina Christmas Events will be on Thursday, December 5 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. In addition to the annual lighting of the official town tree, this event also brings a variety of holiday fun.

The downtown ice skating rink is always a favorite at the annual Town Tree Lighting ceremony. Likewise, local chorus groups will again provide the sweet sounds of the season during these festivities. Lastly, and most importantly to the little ones, Santa Claus himself will be on hand on the night of December 5.

Downtown sleigh rides will be from 6-8 pm on December 5.

Any Weather is “Lovely Weather for a Sleigh Ride” Through Downtown

The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association (FVDA) presents this classic holiday activity once again this year, too. Always a “sell-out” favorite among Fuquay Varina Christmas Events, it’s advised that you purchase tickets early to secure your “ride.”

The Downtown Sleigh Ride will also take place on Thursday night, December 5, running from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Rides take off from TR Ashworth’s Station (120 South Main Street) in the historic Fuquay District. The tickets that are not distributed to Sponsors and Friends of Downtown will be available to the public on the night of the event.

A Parade and a Party to Bring Some Holiday Cheer

Santa himself will be on hand to the delight of the children at the Fuquay Christmas events.

Yet another tradition among Fuquay-Varina Christmas Events is the annual Christmas Parade. This year’s parade will see residents lining the streets of the historic Downtown district on Sunday, December 8.

Sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, the parade floats will commence on their route at 3:00-4:30 p.m. As usual, the Chamber will host an “After Party” on Depot Street immediately following to further “celebrate the season.”

Fuquay-Varina Christmas Events Schedule

Thursday, December 5

  • 6:00- 8:30 p.m.- Town Tree Lighting Ceremony 
  • 6:00- 8:00 p.m.- Downtown Sleigh Rides

Sunday, December 8

  • 3:00-4:30 p.m.– Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade
  • 4:30 p.m.- Fuquay Chamber of Commerce Christmas “After Party”

The Fuquay-Varina Christmas Events are a great way to get the whole family into the spirit of the season. For more information on these and all the great upcoming downtown events, visit fuquay-varinadowntown.com