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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Christmas parade set for Dec. 3

Star Steps dancers perform in Downtown Lenoir during the 2018 Christmas Parade

The City of Lenoir is accepting applications to participate in the Starry Night Christmas Parade scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. The application deadline is Nov. 29.

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.

The parade will start at 6:30 pm and follow the normal route. The parade starts at Willow Street on Harper Avenue and proceeds east to Mulberry Street. The route turns left at Mulberry Street and proceeds north to Ashe Ave. The route turns left onto Ashe and then left again onto North Main Street. Then, the route goes south to West Avenue, turns right onto West Avenue, and stops at the bend just past Depot Place NW.

To participate in the parade, download and submit the following parade application and fees by 5:00 pm Monday, Nov. 29. The deadline is final. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

Christmas Parade Application 2021 (PDF)

The City of Lenoir encourages the residents and the public to make the best and safest choices for themselves and their family. City staff will continue to follow all Federal, State and Local mandates and protocols.

Street Closures

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.

Parade Route

Starry Night Christmas Parade Route Map

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

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