Families with children 14 years of age and younger who need help to obtain toys for their children at Christmas and who live in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, New Hill, Morrisville or Willow Spring are encouraged to participate in client registration, held at the Christmas Store location: New Horizons Fellowship, 820 East Williams Street Apex NC 27502.

Client registration for 2018 has closed; please visit this site in October 2019 for details of 2019 registration dates. In order to register children for the Christmas Store, a parent or legal guardian must bring his or her photo ID along with a rent or utility bill showing a current address and an identification document for each child being registered (birth certificate, school records, immunization records, Medicaid card, etc.).

Upon registration, each client receives an appointment for a day and time within the store. For 2019, the Christmas Store will take place on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14. Clients must arrive within 15 minutes of the appointment time assigned at registration. Only pre-registered clients may shop at the Christmas Store.

During the Christmas Store, clients arrive with their Christmas Store appointment document and a photo ID, and are greeted, checked in, and treated to holiday music, decorations and refreshments. Free childcare is provided for clients who bring their children (only children who are under 2 may accompany parents in the Store). In care, children will visit with Santa’s helpers, hear the Christmas story, and enjoy crafts and games. In the toy sections of the Store, clients have the opportunity to select gifts for each child registered. When clients have finished shopping, their selected toys are wrapped and loaded into their car before children are picked up from childcare.

Clients who miss their Christmas Store appointment in 2019 will have a second opportunity to receive toys on Monday, December 16, between 1:30 and 3:30pm. At that time, clients will need to bring their Christmas Store appointment documentation and a photo ID. Toys will already have been selected for each registered child and are not gift-wrapped.