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Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade!

Dec 04, 2018 12:31AM ● By Chris Hendricks
This year's Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 8th at Main Street and Holly Springs Road with approximately 90 entries including floats, bands, dancers, decorated vehicles, horses, marching groups, and, of course, Santa!

The Holly Springs Kiwanis Club is the presenter of the parade with the town as a sponsor. The parade will proceed as scheduled unless bad weather gets in the way. There is no rain date.

Spectators who have gathered along Ballentine Street in past years to watch the parade may want to choose a different spot since not all entries will exit there this year. Please call Town Hall at (919) 552-6221 with parade questions.

Main Street merriment begins on the evening before the parade with Main Street Christmas from 6-8 p.m. The Parks and Recreation Department sponsors this celebration.

Kids can visit with Santa until 7:15 p.m. in the lobby of Town Hall. There will be performances by local musicians, dancers, and actors in the theater at the Cultural Center and at Holly Springs United Methodist Church. Performers include several school choirs. Hayrides are a big hit during Main Street Christmas.

This year, we’ll also have two hay wagons to accommodate the crowd. Holly Springs United Methodist and Oasis Church will provide hot chocolate and refreshments. Holly Springs Baptist Church will have a live nativity scene. Meanwhile, Mrs. Claus will be reading to kids at Holly Springs Cultural Center nearby at 300 W. Ballentine St. Kids also can enjoy crafts.

Main Street Christmas wraps up with the annual tree lighting on the lawn of the Cultural Center at 8 p.m.