Santa and Mrs. Claus

Holiday parades are lining up for the season

• The Asheville Holiday Parade

The Asheville Holiday Parade rolls, dances and marches through downtown Asheville on Saturday, Nov. 23 beginning at 11 a.m. The parade features more than 100 entries including marching bands, dance and cheer squads, youth sports, nonprofits and businesses. This year’s parade theme is “Peace on Earth.”

The 2019 Grand Marshal is Madeline Delp, Ms. Wheelchair USA 17/18. Madeline is a graduate of UNC Asheville and a resident of Buncombe County. She learned at a young age that sometimes almost losing your life can be the catalyst to truly finding it in a way you never had before.

Parade entries include a little something for everyone with decorated floats, adoptable pets from area rescue organizations, marching bands, performances, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The parade’s official performance stop is located at the corner of Biltmore and Patton Avenues, but attendees will find great viewing areas all along Biltmore and Patton Avenues. The parade ends on Patton Avenue at S. French Broad. Parking is available in City of Asheville and Buncombe County parking garages, as well as surface lots throughout downtown.

• Waynesville Christmas Parade

Come by for a coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea or other beverages and snacks you can enjoy while watching the parade go down Main Street on Monday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. The theme is Candy Cane Christmas.

Come early to get a good seat. The’ll have candy canes, holiday coloring sheets and other games on the big farmhouse table in the back of the market too.

• Canton Christmas Parade

The Canton Christmas Parade will be held on December 5, 2019 at 6pm in downtown Canton. This year’s them is “No place like Home for Christmas”. We encourage all entries to be lit as this is a night parade. Please contact Denise Holcombe at 235-2760 for information and to enter the parade. All entries are entered on a first come first serve basis until full so don’t delay!!

• Sylva Christmas Parade

Downtown Sylva’s annual Christmas parade draws hundreds to Historic Main Street for celebration, cheer and a chance to see Santa. This year’s theme is “Christmas Past & Present,” featuring 50+ floats usually starts at and ends at Mark Watson Park after a loop through town. The parade is on Sunday, Dec. 1 and start time is 3 p.m., and the parade lasts 45 minutes to an hour. For more information please call 828-586-2719.

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