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Posted on: October 30, 2023

New Light the Springs Celebration Joins Longtime Favorite Holiday Events

multiple participants in the holly springs Christmas parade wearing Christmas hats

Kick off holiday season celebrations with Light the Springs, a new Holly Springs event. Come to the Cultural Center on Saturday, Dec. 2, and enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, visits with Santa, holidays around the world craft stations, menorah and Christmas tree lightings, and a “snow” celebration! 

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Raleigh, historical meaning and information will be provided beside the 9-foot-tall menorah. 

Live entertainment featuring local community groups will include festive favorites. Food trucks and vendors in and around the Cultural Center will offer food and beverage selections of hot chocolate, coffee, baked goods, and snacks. 

Enjoy lawn and inflatable carnival games, as well as crafts that celebrate a variety of cultural winter holidays from across the globe. Be sure to say hello to Santa and Mrs. Claus! 

At 8 p.m., join Mayor Sean Mayefskie, Santa, and Mrs. Claus for the tree lighting. A light “snowfall” will cap off this celebration you won’t want to miss! 

Longtime Favorites Return

Happy Holly Days Parade

Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.
Main Street in Downtown Holly Springs

In coordination with the Kiwanis Club, the Town is proud to host the Happy Holly Days Parade. The parade route follows Main Street from Oakhall Drive in front of the Food Lion shopping center, through downtown Holly Springs, to Oak Avenue, just past The Block on Main, following the extended path launched last year. Parade entry registration now open! Details

Santa’s Mailbox

Nov. 20-Dec. 10
Main Street in front of Town Hall

Children can drop off letters for Santa in the special mailbox outside the front entrance to Town Hall at 128 S. Main St. Volunteers sprint the letters to the North Pole so that Santa can answer those that include a name and home address before Christmas.  Details

Holly Day Express

Early December weeknights beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Thanks to the help of the Holly Springs Fire Department, Santa Claus is coming to a neighborhood street near you. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. the week of Dec. 4 and continuing weeknights through the middle of the month, Santa is hopping on a float and being escorted through town by the Fire Department. Fire engines also will be joining Santa’s tour through town, so if you hear a siren or see some lights, you’ll know Santa is getting close! Details 

Santa Cares

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 4-7 p.m.
Cultural Center

This sensory-friendly holiday event allows families with all types of special needs to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa in a comforting environment. Accommodations are made to support the sensory, physical, and developmental needs of Santa's guests. Appointments are available for visits with Santa and walk-ins are welcome. Details

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