Cooleemee kicking off parade season Nov. 24

Published 10:09 am Friday, November 23, 2018

If you like a parade, Davie County is the place to be for the next three Saturdays.

Mocksville’s Christmas Parade is moving this year, from the Saturday before Thanksgiving to the first Saturday in December. It’s also changing hands from the Davie Chamber of Commerce to the Town of Mocksville. The Mocksville parade will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, traveling on North Main Street from near the Brock to downtown before turning down Depot Street.

The Advance Christmas Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

New this year is the Cooleemee Christmas Parade, scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. This parade is open to anyone or any group, just show up with a Christmas theme at the elementary school on Marginal Street around 3 p.m. to be included.

The Cooleemee parade will end at the Zachary House, where the town’s annual celebration is set to begin at about 5 p.m. There will be food, games, singing, the reading of The Christmas Story, and of course, an appearance by Santa.

“We hope to have a huge crowd and a great time,” said Mayor Steven Corriher.