Holiday events: Advance Parade, Camp Manna Under the Stars, Downtown Mocksville

Published 9:01 am Thursday, December 8, 2022

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The Advance Christmas Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday highlights a weekend of holiday events in Davie County.

Entries in the parade should arrive at Shady Grove Elementary School to be in the Advance parade, which will start at the school and travel Cornatzer Road to NC 801 to Underpass Road.

• Davie festivities start Friday evening, when horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered in Downtown Mocksville from 6-8 p.m., so that visitors can leisurely see the buildings outlined with white lights.

• On Saturday, Christmas in the Park in Mocksville’s Downtown park will be from noon-4 p.m., with music, cocoa and treats, ornament-making stations, a large inflatable slide and turbo bounce house.

• On Saturday evening from 6-7:30, the North Davie Pep Band will stroll downtown Mocksville streets playing holiday music.

• On Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6-8, thousands of people are expected for the third annual Christmas Under the Stars at Camp Manna, off Pine Ridge Road near Cooleemee on 243 Gibson Way. It will feature more than 50 volunteers, live animals, light displays, and depictions of the story surrounding the birth of Christ.