Join us for the 7th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration!

Come early for dinner and socializing with family and friends, and get into the spirit of the season as DJ Gary Gibson spins holiday tunes. Enjoy mingling with strolling holiday characters, and Santa’s elves as they hand out candies and stickers for the kiddos. Take a moment to browse the shops and enjoy some one-day-only special offers at Amazing Lash Studio, Violets and Gigi’s Boutique.

Indulge in festive treats and beverages offered by Waverly businesses and vendors, and craft the first ornament of the season at Color Me Mine! You will also enjoy a variety of one-day-only, in-store sales and events.

Don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Johnson Subaru Fill-the-Trunk Toy Drive to help Triangle-area families via Toys for Tots. Better yet, pick something up at Shower Me With Love to make a child’s holiday season special.

Make sure to make your way to the promenade by 6:30pm for the kick off of the stage show, featuring Cary’s own Craig Woolard and family performing Christmas favorites, dance routines by the critically acclaimed Elevate NC team, and a special introduction to a talented young vocalist with the super special job of inviting Cary Mayor Weinbrecht and Santa Claus to the stage!

Santa hopes you’ll join him in counting down the lighting of the beautiful tree behind the stage on the promenade.

By 7pm, the tree will be lit, and Santa will invite children to visit with him in front of the tree. Parents and family are welcome to bring a camera and take photos of this special occasion!

Waverly Tree Lighting Celebration Program Schedule:

6-6:30pm – Holiday tunes by DJ Gary Gibson, seasonal treats, strolling characters on the Promenade. Ornament Making outside of Color Me Mine on the upper level.
6:30pm – Craig Woolard & Family entertain with a special holiday performance
6:45pm – Enjoy a jazzy routine by the talented Elevate Dancers
6:50pm – Join our talented young soloist from Cary Youth Voices in singing to bring Santa to the stage
6:55pm – A holiday greeting from Cary’s own Mayor Weinbrecht
6:55-7pm – Mayor Weinbrecht invites Santa to the stage for the countdown
7-8:30pm – Santa and Mrs. Claus visit with children and families in front of the tree on the stage located directly outside of Enrigo Italian Bistro on the Promenade