Holiday Fun

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we cannot wait to celebrate with our community members! This holiday season there are many opportunities for our Zebulon community to get into the Christmas Spirit. From Art Classes to a Toy Drive and Candy Cane Lane to the Winter Market, there is plenty to do here in Zebulon from November to December. Click the titles below to learn more about each event and activity. For more information, go to RecDesk or call (919) 823-0432. We can't wait to celebrate the holidays with you!

 

Zebulon Toy Drive

We need your help in serving the local youth of the Zebulon Community. You are invited to participate in the Zebulon Toy Drive.
Dates for Drop Off: Between Friday, November 19th and Thursday, December 16th
Types of Toys: Please bring new, unwrapped toys to a drop-off location. In need of toys for ages 8-13. Please no play guns, knives or weapons.
Who we are serving: Toys will be donated to local youth in Zebulon.
Drop Off Locations:
Walmart 841 E Gannon Ave, Zebulon, NC 27597
Zebulon Community Center 301 S. Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC 27597
Zebulon Police 1001 N. Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC 27597

Letters To Santa

Drop off your letters to Santa Clause from November 29 - December 10. Leave your letters in the Christmas Mailbox outside of the Zebulon Community Center 301 S. Arendell Avenue Zebulon, NC 27597. Remember to include your return address so Santa can write back! Return letters will be mailed before Christmas.

Christmas Cookie Countdown

Follow our event on Facebook for 25 days of Christmas cookie recipes! @ZebulonParksandRecreation Starting December 1. Each day we'll be posting a new recipe. If you give them a try, be sure to post a photo of the cookies you made with the hashtag #zprdcookiecountdown

Christmas Wreath Making Class: December 3

Date: Friday, December 3rd
Time: 10am-11am
Location: Zebulon Community Center
Cost: $15
Ages: 16 & Up
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 1st

It’s time to celebrate the holiday season with a festive Christmas Wreath. Learn how to create a fabulous Christmas wreath. All supplies included. For more information and to register, go to recdesk.com/wreathmaking

Youth Sewing Class - Ornaments: December 4

Date: Saturday, December 4th
Time: 9am-11am
Location: Zebulon Community Center
Cost: $15
Ages: 8-14yrs. old
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 26th

In this class, we will learn how to use a sewing machine by making an festive Christmas Ornaments! We’ll learn how to thread the machine and bobbin, stitch and backstitch. This is a great class for beginners. It makes a very cute gift for a friend or to decorate your own tree! For more information and to register, go to recdesk.com/youthsewing

Adult Sewing Class - Ornaments: December 10

Date: Friday, December 10th
Time: 10am-11:30am
Location: Zebulon Community Center
Cost: $15
Ages: 16 & Up
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 3rd

In this class, we will learn how to use a sewing machine by making an festive Christmas Ornaments! We’ll learn how to thread the machine and bobbin, stitch and backstitch. This is a great class for beginners. It makes a very cute gift for a friend or to decorate your own tree! For more information and to register, go to recdesk.com/adultsewing

Candy Cane Lane

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Zebulon Friday, December 10 from 6 PM to 8 PM. Spend the evening strolling Arendell Avenue visiting downtown businesses, participating in Christmas activities, enjoying live performances, and celebrating with community members. Activities include:
  • Visit with Santa
  • Free Holiday Crafts
  • Letters To Santa
  • Games
  • Caroling: New Covenant
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Princess Sing Along: Elsa and Anna will be taking pictures all evening and join them for two special sing-alongs
    • 6:30 PM
    • 7:30 PM
  • Bag Pipe Performance
  • Glitter Tattoo Station with Miss Zebulon Organization
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Photo Opportunities
  • Food Trucks
    • Bruno's Burger Bar
    • Candi Queen
    • Serving & Swerving
  • Downtown Restaurants
    • La Mexicanita
    • Rosita's
    • Pizza Amore
  • Downtown Bars
    • Enoneo
    • Mythic Brewing
    • Lick Life
    • Olde Raleigh Distillery

Youth Art Class - Elf Recruitment: December 11

Dates: Saturday, December 11th
Time: 9am-12pm
Cost: $25 per participant, $15 for additional sibling ($40 for 2)
Class Limit: 10 participants
Ages: Kindergarten-12 years old
Location: Zebulon Community Center
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 8th

Calling all elves! It’s time to get to work at Santa’s workshop. Kids will make 4 to 5 handmade gifts/art projects and wrap them up as surprises for loved ones (while parents get a little time to shop). Each project will be different and will include things like canvas, wood, building, painting and designing. For more information and to register, go to recdesk.com/elfrecruitment

Winter Market

We are extremely excited to announce that we will be holding a Winter Market on Saturday, December 11 from 10 AM to 1 PM in Downtown Zebulon. This is a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping done and support local businesses! Vendors include; baked goods, custom crafts, candles, bath and body products, jewelry, knits, woodworking, fresh farm products, and more! After shopping with the vendors, grab some lunch from the food truck or a nearby restaurant and continue exploring Downtown Zebulon. To apply to become a vendor, go to recdesk.com/wintermarket

Adult Art Class - Country Christmas: December 14

Option 1: Barn
Option 2: Truck
Instructor: Amanda Cruz
Date: Tuesday, December 14
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Zebulon Town Hall
Cost $25 Resident / $30 Non-Resident Fee
Age: 16 & Up
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 10

Get into the holiday spirit and create a beautiful painting to decorate your home for winter. Instructor Amanda Cruz will walk you through the steps to create a barn or truck snow scene. All supplies provided. For more information and to register, go to recdesk.com/countrychristmas

Jingle Bell BINGO

Date: Thursday, December 16
Time: 2:30 PM
Cost: FREE To Participate
Ages: All Ages Welcome (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Location: Zebulon Community Center

Join us for Jingle Bell BINGO! On Thursday, December 16 at 2:30 PM we will be holding a free BINGO event at the Zebulon Community Center. All ages are welcome to join, children must have an adult present. All supplies will be provided and prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Gingerbread House Decorating Party For Teens: December 16

Date: Thursday, December 16
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: FREE for Residents / $15 For Non Residents
Class Limit: 20 Participants
Ages: 13 - 17
Location: Zebulon Town Hall
Registration Deadline: Monday December 13

The Holiday Season is here, and ZPRD wants to make sure your decorations are ready! This program will give teens a chance to decorate their own Gingerbread House with friends. Participants will then be able to take their creations home for their families and friends to enjoy. Gingerbread Houses and all decorating materials will be supplied. Get in the holiday spirit and socialize with other teens during this fun, festive program!

Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting

The Town of Zebulon Christmas Tree has been lit! Join us in lighting your homes and yards as we welcome the most wonderful time of the year. This beautiful Christmas tree display is made possible by partnerships with the Zebulon Woman’s Club and the Zebulon Chamber of Commerce. We'd like to thank Dallas Pearce Realty for providing a great location for the tree. And a special thanks to all of our community members, businesses, organizations, schools, and churches who participated in our virtual event! Christmas is all about community, and we are so excited to celebrate the season with you.

A special thanks to the businesses, churches, civic groups, and schools who participated:

Zebulon Boys and Girls Club, Comfort Master, Creative Cup, Dallas Pearce Realty, Design Dimension, East Wake Academy, Germano  Architecture & Interiors, James E. Shepard Group, La Mexicanita, Zebulon Lions Club, Little River Printing, MacLellan Bagpipes, Mt. Zion United Holiness Church, Muter Construction, Neuse River Printing, Olde Raleigh Distillery, Parrish Realty, Pizza Amore, Sage N Smudge, Simply Blush Bridal, State Farm of Zebulon, Steel Magnolias Garden Club, The Fall Line, Victorious Life Christian Center,  Wakelon Elementary, Whitley Galleries, Zebulon Baptist Church,  Zebulon Gifted & Talented Magnet Elementary School, Zebulon Gifted & Talented Magnet Middle School, Zebulon United Methodist Church, Zebulon Nutrition, Zebulon Jewelry & Pawn, Zebulon Women's Club,  Zebulon Town Staff, and The Zebulon Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. 

Thanks to East Wake Television for filming  this video!

Information
919-823-0432
Hannah Hayworth
Recreation Assistant
919-823-1817
Nick Rummage
Parks Manager/Athletic Coordinator
919-823-0432
Amy Hayden
Recreation Manager
919-823-1868
Hannah Mabe
Recreation Coordinator
919-823-1867