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Posted on: November 29, 2023

Starry Night Christmas parade this Friday, rain or shine!

Jeeps decorated with lights drive in the Starry Night Christmas Parade, Dec. 2, 2022

The City of Lenoir Starry Night Christmas parade is this Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Downtown Lenoir, rain or shine!

The Christmas parade starts at 6:30 pm. 

The route goes along Harper Avenue from Willow Street to Mulberry Street. The parade then heads north on Mulberry Street and turns left on Ashe Avenue. The route turns left again on Main Street and then right onto West Avenue. The parade finishes on West Avenue past the Lenoir Police Department.

Street closures will start at 3:00 pm Friday. Downtown residents, visitors, and business owners need to have their vehicles moved off downtown streets along the route by 4:00 pm.

Santa Claus will be at his sleigh on the square from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Come by early and visit with Santa.

The parade is rain or shine, and the forecast is calling for rain. Bundle up and bring an umbrella!

2023 Christmas Parade Map


Dos and Don'ts for Participants & Spectators

Please follow the dos and don'ts listed below when attending the parade.

DODO NOT
Walk beside your float/vehicle and hand out candyThrow candy or other items from floats or vehicles
Supervise all childrenLeave children unattended
Play appropriate music if desiredUse a portable PA system to talk to the crowd
Stay on the sidewalk and behind barricadesPut children on floats for photos
Spread Christmas cheerDistribute printed materials
Dress for the Christmas holidayDress like Santa
Report lost children to policeIgnore children who appear to be lost
Drive to the end of the unloading zone before unloading your float/vehicleStop before the end of the route to unload your float/vehicle

Photos

The photos below are from the Starry Night Christmas Parade held Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Downtown Lenoir.

Santa Claus talks to a young girl before the Starry Night Christmas Parade, Dec. 2, 2022A local business sells hot coco during the Starry Night Christmas Parade, Dec. 2, 2022Star Steps dancers perform in the Starry Night Christmas Parade, Dec. 2, 2022
West Caldwell High Marching Band 2022 performs in the Starry Night Christmas Parade, Dec. 2, 2022
Jeeps decorated with lights drive in the Starry Night Christmas Parade, Dec. 2, 2022A person walks a rainbow colored Dalmatian in the Starry Night Christmas Parade, Dec. 2, 2022People wave from a float during the Starry Night Christmas Parade in Downtown Lenoir, Dec. 2, 2022

Street Closures

Street closures start at 3:00 pm the day of the parade.

TimeClosures
3:00 pm
  • 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.
  • Church Street and Boundary Street will be closed from West Avenue to Harper Avenue.
5:00 pm
  • 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.

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