Knightdale Christmas on First Avenue

The annual holiday tradition, Knightdale Christmas on First Avenue, will be returning to Knightdale Station Park to ring in the yuletide spirit and the good tidings of the season starting on Friday, December 2 from 6-8 p.m. for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with the Christmas Parade following through downtown Knightdale the following afternoon, December 3 with a 2:00 p.m. start.

The tradition that has become Knightdale Christmas on First Street will no doubt once again see the community out in full force showing their holiday spirit, as the Tree Lighting Ceremony will have tons of fun filled activities not only for the kids, but for the entire family to enjoy. The youngsters in attendance will have plenty to do, including “Letters to Santa,” visiting and taking pictures with Mrs. Claus and the elves, Christmas themed games and activities, music, live performances, and even a visit from the one and only Santa Claus himself. At the conclusion of the festivities on day one of Knightdale Christmas on First Avenue, the beautiful Christmas tree that sits at Knightdale Station Park. Food trucks will also be on site at the ceremony, serving up food, beverages, and goodies throughout the evening.

After night one of Knightdale Christmas on First Avenue gets everybody in the mood, the following day, community dignitaries, businesses, and yes, Santa himself will make a return as a part of the Christmas Parade. As was the case last year, the parade route will start at Knightdale Elementary School and end at Knightdale Station Park. Once again, there will be food trucks located at First Avenue and Main Street along the Parade route to curb your hunger as you show support for the passing by floats.

For further details on the either of the two events that are a part of Knightdale Christmas on First Avenue, including float registration for the Parade or vendor opportunities at the Tree Lighting ceremony, visit the event page at or contact Megan Thornton.

(Photo Credit: Town of Knightdale)

Knightdale Holiday Events

The holiday season is one that families and communities alike always look forward to with great joy, and with all of the fantastic Knightdale Holiday Events coming up on the calendar set to kick off with two in November, you and your family and Knightdale Station are in the perfect location to “deck the halls” and “give thanks” for all of these wonderful activities.

It never hurts to get a jump start on your holiday and Christmas shopping, and the first of several Knightdale Holiday Events not only gives residents a chance to get ahead, but also to buy local and support community businesses at the annual Knightdale Holiday Fair.

The Holiday Fair will be held at the Knightdale Recreation Center on Saturday, November 12 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., with over 30 local businesses and vendors expected to be on hand for the first of two Knightdale Holiday Events to help you start (or finish) your holiday shopping.

The second of the Knightdale Holiday Events on the schedule is the annual Turkey Leg 5K which starts at Knightdale Station on Thanksgiving morning, November 24. This popular “fun run/walk” has become a “Turkey Day” tradition in town and starts at 8:30 a.m with registration for the event currently under way. Regardless of weather conditions, rain, shine, sleet, or snow, the “healthiest” of the Knightdale Holiday Events on the calendar will take place, helping everyone to feel a little less guilty when they indulge in the Thanksgiving Day feast later in the day. Thanksgiving themed attire is encouraged, bu not necessary for the Turkey Leg 5K runners or walkers.

If you have interest in being a part of either of these upcoming Knightdale Holiday Events in the month of December, you may contact Michelle Wester at 919-217-2232 or Megan Thornton at 919-217-2236.

For those interested in being a vendor at the Holiday Fair, your registration form must accompany payment and certificate of revenue and be approved by staff.

(Photo Credit: Town of Knightdale)