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December 3, 2021
6:30 PM

Downtown Lenoir

801 West Ave NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
FREE to watch! Download application to see float entry fees.
Star Steps dancers perform in Downtown Lenoir during the 2018 Christmas Parade
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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

  • 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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