December 3, 2021
801 West Ave NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
FREE to watch!
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Starry Night Christmas Parade
Friday, December 3, 2021
The Downtown Lenoir Starry Night Christmas Parade is a much-loved holiday tradition in the city. University and high school bands march and perform, numerous community groups and businesses enter floats, and Santa visits every year!
The theme this year is "Walking in a Winter Wonderland." Are sleigh bells ringing? Is there a snowman in the meadow. Are you snuggling by a fire? Decorate your floats and vehicles with snowy hometown nostalgia.
- Street Closures will begin at 3:30 pm for the Parade Line-Up area.
- College Avenue will be closed from Willow Street to Virginia Street including all intersections in between.
- Harper Avenue will be closed from Willow Street to West Avenue.
- Additional Street Closures will begin at 5:00 pm for the Parade Route.
- Harper Avenue will be closed from Mulberry Street to West Avenue.
- Mulberry Street will be closed from Harper Avenue to Ashe Avenue.
- Ashe Avenue will be closed from Mulberry Street to Main Street.
- Main Street will be closed from Ashe Avenue to Harper Avenue.
- West Avenue will be closed from Mulberry Street to Broadway Street.
Dos and Don'ts for Participants & Spectators
Walk beside your float/vehicle and hand out candy
Throw candy or other items from floats or vehicles
Supervise all children
Leave children unattended
Play appropriate music if desired
Use a portable PA system to talk to the crowd
Stay on the sidewalk and behind barricades
Put children on floats for photos
Spread Christmas cheer
Distribute printed materials
Dress for the Christmas holiday
Dress like Santa
Report lost children to police
Ignore children who appear to be lost
Drive to the end of the unloading zone before unloading your float/vehicle
Stop before the end of the route to unload your float/vehicle