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So, You Want to Be in a Parade? Here’s How!

By Madison Fisler Lewis

Dec. 3, 2014. The sights, the sounds, the excitement of a Christmas parade are some of the best holiday memories that many of us have from our childhood. While watching a parade is exciting indeed, have you ever wanted to join in on the fun, and be part of a Christmas parade yourself?

imgres-1The Town of Boone will hold the annual Downtown Boone Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6 starting at 11 a.m. While hundreds of folks will line the edges of King Street and shuffle for the best spots, still others will march down the center of the street in the midst of all the fun.

“We invite and encourage all community members and organizations to participate in the parade, and to join us at the Jones House Community Center at the conclusion of the parade for hot cider and refreshments,” read a release from the Town of Boone.

Those interested in joining in on the parade in downtown Boone simply need to register with the town in order to participate. For registration forms, parade information sheets and additional information about the parade or participating in it, call 828-268-6280.

Banner Elk’s Christmas in the Park will also feature a Christmas parade on Dec. 6. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m.

For those who want to participate, no registration is needed.

“No registration, just dress up and line up!” read a release from the Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce.

If you are interested in participating in the parade, simply lineup with the other parade participant on the one-way Banner Road. The parade will travel from Duck Pond down Shawneehaw Avenue and onto N.C. 194 to Tate Evans Park.

After the parade, enjoy activities during Christmas in the park, including Santa’s Train, luminaries, live nativity scene, Santa’s Workshop, letter to Santa station, a campfire and an outdoor movie.

For more information about participating in the Banner Elk Christmas in the Park and Parade, click here.