An annual holiday tradition at Knightdale Station gets even better if that’s possible! As the Knightdale slogan goes, “This is the best time of the year!” Thus, with both traditional Knightdale Christmas Events on the same night and a chance to “start something festive,” this may be the “best time” yet! On Saturday, December 7, the schedule “flips” this year for the “Christmas on First Avenue” festivities…at the Station!

Knightdale Christmas Events, including the Tree Lighting are an annual holiday tradition.

“Turning it Around” at the 2019 Knightdale Christmas Events

The most anticipated Knightdale holiday celebration of all, Christmas on First Avenue is back on December 7. However, unlike in years prior, the Knightdale Christmas Events this year will both take place on the same day.

Likewise, there will be a later start time to this years’ Knightdale Christmas Events, with “Tree Lightning” starting at 5:00 p.m. Consequently, the annual Knightdale Christmas Parade will follow as we attempt to “light up” the holiday season.

“Lighting Up ” the Parade for the Very First Time!


The Knightdale Christmas Parade will take place after the Tree Lighting ceremony.

Once again, the second of the two traditional Christmas Events, the Parade, will take place following the tree lighting. This is not the only “reversal” in this years’ Christmas Parade, as the route has also been flipped.

That being said, the Parade will start at 6:30 p.m. on Knightdale Station Run. Then moving opposite as it has in years’ past, the route will head down First Avenue and then to Fayetteville Street.

Being that the Christmas Parade will take place “under the stars” for the first time, the Knightdale Parks and Recreation Department at the official event site urges those entering a float to, “BRING ON THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!”

Schedule for Knightdale “Christmas on First Avenue” on Friday, December 7

5:00- 6:00 p.m.- Christmas Tree Lighting

6:30-8:00 p.m.- Christmas Parade

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for best parade float entries. For further details and information on this year’s’ Knightdale Christmas Events’,


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Oak City Brewing Company Maker’s Market is back for a second year! After a successful inaugural event in 2018, the community has spoken! On Saturday, November 23, you can start your holiday shopping off right from 12:00- 5:00 p.m..In doing so, you can support all local vendors and get a head start on the season.

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Shown is the official event poster for the Oak City Brewing Company’s Makers Market.

Oak City Brewing Company Maker’s Market: Something for Everyone

Much like with last year, vendors are going to be out in full force on November 23. The Oak City Brewing Company Maker’s Market takes place at the brewery, which backs up to Knightdale Station Park at 616 North First Street in Knightdale.

The full list for Maker’s Market includes 40 local vendors. These desirable shopping options that are signed on for the event are listed at the end of this post..

Enjoy a Bite or a Beverage at Maker’s Market

If you are not the “shopper” in the family, there still will be plenty to enjoy at the 2019 edition of the Maker’s Market. Once again there will be to be food trucks throughout the days’ festivities for those who are hungry. Each of the three trucks signed on for the event will be “open for business” from noon until 5:00 p.m.

Food Trucks Scheduled for the Maker’s Market:

  • Beefy Buns
  • Caribbean Kicker
  • Little Lanea’s Mini Donuts 
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The Beefy Buns Food Truck is one of three scheduled to be at Maker’s Market.

Obviously, you can also indulge in any of the delicious Oak City Brewing flavors at the brewery throughout the day. This includes whether you decide to just stop for a break. Likewise, if you are “fresh out of shopping,”  you can allow company to continue as you enjoy.

Live music featuring all local acts will also take place throughout the day. This will begin at noon also with Proton Jones, who will play until 2:00 p.m. After a short break, Cody Daniel will take the stage from 3-5 to close out the days music.

For further details on this and all the great events coming up from Oak City Brewing Company, visit at

Below is the Full Vendor Listing for Maker’s Market on Saturday, November 23.

  • Mama’s Salsa
  • Tink and Twist
  • Art by Patricia
  • Deelightful Designs
  • Pope Farms of Knightdale
  • MAP Lipz
  • Sweet Home Clocks
  • River Swirl Creations
  • The Soap Hut
  • Tea, Cup, & Kettle
  • Heart Strings Custom Embroidery
  • Dog Mom
  • Winslow Lane & Company
  • Oasis Farm,
  • Dogwood Handknits
  • Blinking Toad
  • Rocking Horse Designs,
  • Delifefull Granola,
  • Brandy’s ExclusIVES
  • Steve’s Got Bee’s
  • Serve With Verve
  • 1 Blossom 2 Blooms
  • Smiling Elephant
  • AmyDraws,
  • GerDan Chocolates
  • Boyd Woodsmith’s
  • Sandra Sweeney Art
  • Mutt Stuff
  • Elysian Art
  • Mangata Birth and Botanics
  • Brittany Jewel Art
  • Pigs on a Wire Artworks
  • Ann Akland Pottery
  • DiGiulio Studios
  • Kim Proctor Art
  • Stafford Style
  • Stains And Grains
  • Barbara C Art
  • The Rusted Hinge Marketplace
  • Tiny Heart Bakeshop



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The next stop on our “blogging journey” to an Active Lifestyle in Knightdale again takes us outdoors. The Town of Knightdale promotes several events throughout the calendar year that promote a healthy lifestyle. Likewise, these events, held at Knightdale Station Park, give residents some healthy holiday traditions each February and November.

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The Turkey Leg 5K promotes Active Lifestyle in Knightdale every Thanksgiving morning.

Enjoying the Outdoors in  Knightdale with a Beautiful Backdrop

One look at the first article in our Outdoor Living and Active Lifestyle in Knightdale series and you know of the town’s natural beauty. Whether at one of the town parks or the many serene nature trails, a walk or run can be enjoyed with spectacular scenery.

While there are many different Active Lifestyle in Knightdale options to keep fit, it is a natural fit that many choose to enjoy the fresh air and aforementioned scenery when getting their exercise. 

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It is not uncommon for the whole family to come out and dress in holiday theme at the Turkey Leg 5K.

Traditional Knightdale Holiday Events Promoting Active Lifestyle 

Once again, anyone familiar the Parks and Recreation Department in Knightdale can attest that they have created many holiday-themed traditions. These events are usually centered around Knightdale Station Park and bring out and bring together the community in celebration. However, two specific holiday-themed events each year  promote a healthy lifestyle.

“Give Thanks” with Friends and Family at the Turkey Leg 5K

Every year on Thanksgiving, the town gives residents the chance to come together and start the holiday a healthy way. Starting at Knightdale Station Park, the “Turkey Leg 5K” event sees runners, walkers, and families come together for a fun way to enjoy their Active Lifestyle in Knightdale.

Many participants in the 5K event dress in a Thanksgiving theme. Likewise,  some residents even bring their baby stroller or dogs to join them in the race.

This year will see the Turkey Leg 5K return to Knightdale Station Park on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28. 

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Similarly to the Turkey Leg 5K, many families enjoy the Cupid Run event and dress in Valentine’s Day theme.

“Showing Some Love” at Active Lifestyle Valentine’s Event

The other holiday in which the town promotes a similar Active Lifestyle in Knightdale 5K event is Valentine’s Day. Known as a holiday about love, residents each February take part in the “Cupid Run.”

Much like the “Turkey Leg 5K,” the “Cupid Run” sees many runners or walkers donning red or pink and hearts in the spirit of the holiday. It usually takes place on the Saturday morning proceeding Valentine’s Day each year. This year’s Cupid Run will be on February 8.

Knightdale Station is the Perfect Spot to Achieve Your Active Lifestyle 

Events promoted by the town at Knightdale Station Park are another reason to search for new homes at Knightdale Station. 

Knightdale Station features gorgeous, natural amenities and spectacular new homes in the community. Both of the aforementioned events take place at Knightdale Station Park among countless other outdoor activities.

For all the outdoor living options and amenities Knightdale amenities and for a look at homes currently available in Knightdale Station, visit

Photo Credits: Town of Knightdale