Holiday Happenings

Here's to a dash more holiday cheer! Enjoy these holiday events in Fuquay-Varina. 

Town Tree Lighting and Sleigh Rides
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina
Thursday, December 5th 6 pm
Municipal Parking Lot at Main/Vance Street

In addition to the tree lighting and performances by local choral groups, there will be an ice-skating rink, sledding and other holiday fun including visits with Santa.  Tree lighting at 6 pm at the Main/Vance Parking lot.  Santa begins at 6:30 pm on S. Main Street.  Sponsored by the Town of Fuquay-Varina, this event is free. Check out the schedule below for events, times and locations.

Sleigh rides will be available on Dec. 5 (6-8 pm) and are sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association. Tickets can be purchased at the FVDA office located at 108 Raleigh St. on Dec. 4 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $3 per person with a maximum of 4 tickets.  First come, first serve basis. For more details, visit at

There will be some street closures due to the tree lighting.  

*Please note:  Per Town ordinance, pets of any kind are not allowed at events hosted by the Town of Fuquay-Varina.

Tree Lighting Events and Locations

Event Time Location
Tree Lighting 6 pm Main/Vance Parking Lot
Visits with Santa 6:30-9 pm Main Street
Ice Skating Rink 4-9 pm Vance Street
Sleigh Rides 6-8 pm Starts at 120 S. Main St. (T.R. Ashworth)
Sledding 5-9 pm Main/ W. Vance 
Choral Performances 6-9 pm Main/Vance Parking Lot

Christmas Parade
Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Chamber
Sunday, December 8, 3 pm
Fuquay Business District

The Fuquay-Varina Chamber will host the annual Christmas Parade on Sun., Dec. 8 at 3 pm in downtown Fuquay. There have been some changes to the parade route so make sure to check the Parade Route.  If you have questions about the parade or want to participate, contact

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Holiday Concert by the Fuquay-Varina Chorale, Dec 6 at 7:30pm, Dec 7 at 3pm
No holiday season is complete without the Fuquay-Varina Chorale’s Holiday Concert. Featuring secular and non-secular works, the Chorale combines the joy of the holidays with the joy of singing—truly a performance not to be missed!

The Nutcracker, Dec 13 at 7pm; Dec 14 at 11am, 2:30pm and 5:30pm
It’s a little hip hop, a little tap, a bit of ballet—and all about our community! Join our cast of over 75 in Fuquay-Varina’s first Community Nutcracker. Take a journey with Clara and her magical Nutcracker to a land of fantasy and adventure.

Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy, Dec 14, 12:30pm
Enjoy a few holiday sweets and visit with the Sugar Plum Fairy and other members of the Community Nutcracker cast.

Suzy Bogguss Christmas Show, Dec 19, 8pm
Suzy Bogguss is one of country music’s most pristine and evocative vocalists that defined the golden days of ’90s country. Her Christmas Show is a fun filled evening of Christmas standards, original holiday songs, plus hits from her legendary career. Suzy brings her entertaining personality and matchless vocals, along with a stellar Nashville band, for an enchanting night of sing-alongs and sentimentality the whole family will love.

It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play, Dec 21, 7pm
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast in which 4 actors bring the entire community of Bedford Falls to resounding life. A play within a play, It’s A Wonderful Life underscores a poignant message that is as relevant today as it was when first presented.