The holiday season is in full swing! As you make your plans this weekend, include a stop at the annual Advance Christmas parade presented by the Advance Fire Department. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the festivities beginning at 10 a.m. on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16th!
All parade participants must line up before 9 a.m. Floats and trailers will meet in the LeBleu parking lot located at 3134 Cornatzer Rd, Advance, NC 27006. All classic cars, fire trucks, motorcycles, horses and other parade participants will meet in the parking lot of Shady Grove Elementary School located at 3179 Cornatzer Rd, Advance, NC 27006. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the school and follows Cornatzer Road, turning right onto Highway 801 and left on Peoples Creek Road.
Registration is FREE and can be done on-site at arrival or pre-registration can be done here.
Chicken Stew at Advance Fire Department Following Parade
At the conclusion of this year’s parade, there will be a chicken stew and hot dog fundraiser at the Advance Fire Department. Donations will be accepted. Relax and enjoy a delicious meal while the streets clear. At the same location, the Advance Fire Department Auxiliary will sponsor pictures with Santa. Santa will be decked out in his fire department gear in front of the fire truck for children and family pictures. Donations from this event will benefit “What Christmas Is All About.”
“What Christmas Is All About” is an annual event hosted by the Advance Fire Department. Volunteers gather to prepare and deliver gifts to shut-ins, families experiencing sickness or loss, or someone who just needs an extra dose of cheer for Christmas.
Horse and Buggy Rides Wednesday, December 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Christmas season with horse & buggy rides beginning and ending in downtown Mocksville.
Wednesday, December 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
What better way to enjoy the Christmas lights and the spirit of the holiday than a ride down Main Street through Historic Downtown Mocksville in a horse-drawn carriage! The buggy can hold 4-6 people so bring the family and enjoy horse and buggy rides for $5.00 per person-children under 6 ride FREE. Rides depart from and return to West Depot St. near Splatter Art Studio & Styled Gatherings.
While you are downtown, don’t forget to do a little Christmas shopping in the unique shops and dine in one of the delightful restaurants. Happy Holidays!