Holiday Fun

Town of Zebulon Toy Drive

The Town of Zebulon will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for a Christmas Toy Drive! Help us give children a better holiday season. 

For more information, please contact the Zebulon Community Center at (919) 823-0432.

November 5 - December 11

Drop off locations: Zebulon Walmart, 24/7 Fitness Club, Zebulon Police Department, Zebulon Community Center

Christmas Yard Decorating Contest

The Town is inviting the community to participate in a Christmas Yard Decorating Contest! Help spread holiday cheer throughout town by decorating your yard with a beautiful holiday display. Submit a photo of your decorations for the chance to win a $150 VISA giftcard!


  • Participants must have a Zebulon address
  • To be entered, email a photo of your yard by December 21 at 1 PM
  • Yard decorations must be on display from December 22 - January 5 at 1 PM
  • Yards should be decorated with a good, clean and wholesome theme
  • No political party signs of any kind are allowed
  • No vulgar or suggestive decorations are allowed
  • Winners will be selected by people's choice on Facebook


  • Decorating Period: Now - Dec. 21
  • Submission Deadline: Dec. 21 at 1 PM
  • Voting Period: Dec. 22 - Jan. 5 at 1 PM
  • Winners Announced: Jan. 6

Email To Enter

  • Email to
  • Must include at least one photo of yard, name, street address, and phone number

Letters To Santa

Drop off your letters to Santa Clause from November 30 thru December 11. Remember to include your return address so Santa can write back!

Drop letters off at the Zebulon Community Center located at 301 S Arendell Ave Zebulon, NC 27597.

Monday - Thursday between 7 AM - 5 PM and Fridays until 2 PM.

Return letters will be mailed before Christmas.

Christmas Cookie Countdown

One of our favorite things at Christmas time is all of the sweet treats, especially the cookies! Be sure to follow us on Facebook (@zebulonparksandrecreation) for our Christmas Cookie Countdown! Each day in the month of December we will be posting a new cookie recipe for you to try at home. If you try any of these recipes at home, be sure to post a picture on Facebook, tag us and use #ZebulonCookieCountdown

Zebulon Farm Fresh Market - Winter Market

Missing Summer days at the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market? The be sure to attend our first ever two day Winter Market! Shop your favorite local vendors and meet a few new vendors. After shopping at the market be sure to grab some food from the food truck or a nearby restaurant and explore downtown Zebulon. View the Farm Fresh Market page of this website for a complete list of vendors attending each weekend.

 December 5 & December 12 at 10 AM - 1 PM in Downtown Zebulon

Santa Cruise

Santa is coming to your neighborhood! Santa will be cruising through Zebulon neighborhoods on a fire truck. Give Santa a shout or a wave from your driveway or vehicle as we practice safe social distancing. Cruising starts at 10 AM. For more information, see the attachment below.

Santa Cruise Route 

Tree Lighting

The Zebulon Christmas Tree will be lit virtually this year! Tune into the Town of Zebulon's Facebook page on Monday, November 30 at 5 PM to watch The Mayor light the tree.

Farm Fresh Market
Sheila Long
Parks & Recreation Director
Hannah Blische
Recreation Assistant
Josh Hardin
Parks Manager/Athletic Coordinator