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SHALLOTTE—Hundreds of people will line the streets of Shallotte on Saturday, Dec. 1, as the town’s annual Christmas parade passes through.
On Saturday, Main Street in Shallotte will be lined with hundreds of spectators cheering for their favorite parade participants. This year will marks the 60th year that Shallotte has had a parade.
“We will be closing the streets at 8:30 a.m. until around noon,” said Cheryl Lewis, parade organizer.
The line-up begins in the parking lots of Lowe’s Home Improvement and Planet Fun on Whiteville Road. Participants are asked to be in place and ready to go by 9:15 a.m.
This year’s parade will feature floats, four wheelers, horses, fire trucks, antique cars, motorcycles, cheerleaders, a marching band and much much more. Lewis said there are nearly 100 entrants in the parade.
Children love to watch the entertainment and collect the bounty of candy thrown from passing participants. But they almost all wait for the parade’s special guest—Santa Claus. He will arrive aboard a Shallotte fire truck near the end of the parade.
Parents are reminded to please keep their children out of the road as they collect candy for safety reasons.
Spectators who line Main Street will have the optimal viewing locations. The parade route is begins at the N.C. 130 stoplight near Hill’s Grocery store and concludes at the Shallotte Crossing stop light at Smith Avenue.
The parade is scheduled to take place rain or shine. Everyone is encouraged to visit the Christmas on the River festival immediately following the parade at Shallotte Riverside Park behind the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.
Want to Go?
What: Shallotte Christmas Parade
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
Where: Main Street in Shallotte