Christmas Celebrations

Knightdale citizens gather for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Knightdale Station Park


Friday, December 3rd 
6:00pm-8:00pm Tree Lighting Ceremony at Knightdale Station Park

Write letters to Santa, watch local entertainment, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, then help countdown the lighting of our Christmas Tree with special visit from Santa!

Performance Schedule

6:05 -6:10 pm Prancing Pacers – Dr. Lorraine Wilson

The William Peace University Prancing Pacers began dancing together in 2013. Students join together to bring their unique dancing skills and passion for dance. The dance team allows for college students to use dance as an outlet of expression. The team does multiple dance styles to include jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and lyrical.  The Prancing Pacers can be found dancing at school events such as basketball games and dance concerts. They also perform at various community events and this is their 4th year dancing at the Knightdale Tree Lighting.  As a team, they enjoy bringing their individual strengths in dance to form an energetic dance team. The Prancing Pacers are under the direction of Dr. Lorraine Wilson.

6:15 -6:30 pm Heather’s Dance – Heather Fitts

Heather's Dance, Inc has proudly served the Town of Knightdale since 2007. They offer Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip-Hop and Tumbling for ages 3-18. The business is located right next to Knightdale Station Park.

6:30 – 6:55 pm  New Covenant – Angela Millenbaugh

The Gospel group, New Covenant formed in the Fall of 2001, they originate out of Wendell, NC.

They bring to the stage a blend of Contemporary Christian, Praise & Worship, and Southern Gospel.

7:00 -7:20 pm  The Dance Center – Courtney Saffie

The Dance Center of Knightdale is owned and operated in the heart of Knightdale. Celebrating our 18th season we enjoy being a part of the Knightdale Community. We provide classes in creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, contemporary, lyrical, adult fitness, kick boxing and Zumba. Tonight please enjoy the Talents of our performing dance company. These talented students range in age from 6 to 18 and train multiple days a week at the studio. They also perform in our community and compete locally. Give the gift of dance this Holiday season with The Dance Center of Knightdale. We hope you enjoy the performance and to see you soon at TDC! 

7:30 -7:55 pm Cross Point Community Church – Barry Jones

Cross Point Community church is a non denominational church, where all are welcome, nobody is perfect and God can do anything!  A place where you are loved and appreciated.  Expect a friendly, comfortable environment.  Dress is intentionally casual and jeans are normal.  Cross Point wants to help lead your family into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.  Sunday service times are 9:30 and 11:15. Come and see for yourself! Located at 1001 Steeple Square court, in Knightdale.

7:55  pm         Mayor Jessica Day and Santa Claus will light the tree!



Saturday, December 4th
2:00pm Christmas Parade at Knightdale Station Park

Road Closures
-Knightdale Station Run between First Avenue and the eastern-most parking lot of the park.
-Wilder Nursery Trail at the roundabout and north to Knightdale Station Run.
-Whistle Post Way between First Avenue to the roundabout at Wilder Nursery Trail.
First Avenue from Knightdale Station Run to Fayetteville Street
First Avenue at Poplar Street
First Avenue at Sycamore Street
First Avenue at Oakwood Street
First Avenue at Robertson Street
First Avenue at Main Street
Main Street at Second Avenue
First Avenue at Maple Street
First Avenue at Smithfield Road
Fayetteville Street at First Avenue
Fayetteville Street at Railroad Street
Fayetteville Street at Park Avenue
Fayetteville Street at Harper Street
Fayetteville Street at Ridge Street
*We ask that you remove any street side vehicles along First Avenue and Knightdale Station Run by 6am Saturday morning.
Knightdale Elementary School
Knightdale Station Park-Playground Parking Lot
Harper Park
Parade Map