Knightdale's Christmas on First Avenue

No one rings in the holiday season like the Town of Knightdale and their annual Knightdale Christmas on First Avenue celebration. Kicking off this year’s weekend of yuletide events will be the always spectacular Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday, December 4th, from 6-8pm at the Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater.

The first day of the Knightdale Christmas on First Avenue, the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony,  will be chocked full of fun for the kids, as it will  include such great holiday activities as , Letters to Santa, visiting with Mrs. Claus and the head elves, , music and a visit from Santa Claus himself! There will be food trucks on hand for the festivities at Knightdale Station during the tree lighting ceremony, as C&J Funnel Cakes, BaguettaboutitStuft, and the Knightdale Lions Club, who will be serving up free hot chocolate and hot cider to keep everyone warm will all be a part of the event. The star level sponsors for this years Knightdale Christmas on First Avenue tree lighting event are Cricket Wireless of Knightdale and Zaxby’s of Knightdale.

As if the majestic tree lighting ceremony is not enough to get everyone filled with holiday cheer, the Knightdale Christmas on First Avenue celebration continues the following day with the annual Christmas Parade. This year’s parade will feature a very special “Grand Marshall,” as local YouTube sensation, Johanna Colon will be doing the honors. Kicking off on on Saturday, December 5th at 2pm in downtown Knightdale, the parade route will be the same as last years’ beginning at the parking lot at Knightdale Elementary School and finishing up at the Knightdale Station Park. Christmas Parade food trucks to include the popular and delicious seafood offerings of Cousins Maine Lobster among others will be located at Main Street and First Avenue as well as in the parking lot of Northside Community Church.

For all the details on both the tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 4, and the parade on Saturday, December 5, visit the Knightdale Christmas on First Avenue event page at For information on the great events upcoming and available homes and home sites at Knightdale Station new home community, visit here.

(Photo credit to Town of Knightdale/Megan Thornton)

Looking to get an early start on your Christmas shopping and to support your local community by giving your business to local vendors and shops? Your solution is just down the street from your new home at Knightdale Station, as you need look no further than the Town of Knightdale Holiday Fair, on Saturday, November 7 at the Knightdale Recreation Center.

In addition to supporting local business and the convenience of getting your shopping done right in town, the Knightdale Holiday Fair also gives you a vast selection featuring all the best brand names and items to cross off every member on your Christmas list in one easy stop. Starting at 9:00 a.m. and running until 1:00 p.m., the Knightdale Holiday Fair is free to the public and will have upwards of 30 vendors and businesses in attendance.

Whether you are looking for toys for the little ones, jewelry for mom, or even gifts for your pet, the Knightdale Holiday Fair will have you covered. Vendors that will be participating include: Artwork by Kim Young, Pampered Chef, Carolyn’s Heirloom CreationsPremier Designs, Origami OwlPallet Design & Signs, Thirty One, Park Lane Jewelry, Red Polka Dot House, Miche Bags, Mary Kay, Avon, Paparazzi Jewelry, Barking Lot Treats, Tuvous, Isagenix, Michaele’s Unique Boutique, Usborne Childrens Books, Annie P’s Soy Candles, SB Designs, Gifts, and More, Art by JM Ballard, Young Living Essential Oils, Cricket Wireless, Redman Pottery, Dang It Dolls, and much more.

For further details on the Knightdale Holiday Fair, contact Michelle Wester at 919-217-2232 or Megan Thornton at 919-217-2236 or visit the event page at