December 2, 2022
Starry Night Christmas Parade
Friday, December 2, 2022
The Downtown Lenoir Starry Night Christmas Parade happens on the first Friday in December in Downtown Lenoir, NC! This much-loved holiday tradition features high school bands and dancers, and numerous community groups and businesses enter floats. Plus, Santa visits every year!
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!
All parade applications must be submitted online! One application per vehicle even if you are entering more than one vehicle in the parade! Each vehicle application must have Driver’s Name, Driver’s License Number & a copy of the Driver’s License in order to complete. Please ensure the driver’s info matches with the vehicle they will be driving in the Parade.
Use the links below to read the parade guidelines and apply to be in the parade.
The theme this year is “A World of Holiday Wonder.” 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