Register Now! — “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race and the Hometown Christmas Parade

By Jeanna Baxter White

The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s time to get in the spirit by registering for the “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race and the Hometown Christmas Parade. The bed race will be held Friday night, November 22nd at 6 p.m. and the parade will be held on Saturday, December 7th at 2 p.m.

There’s no time to sleep in… register your team now for the “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race!

Join the wacky, whimsical, and outrageous teams race bed sleds in a competitive yet FUN event! This year’s race will feature a NEW course, race times, and a mid-race challenge! Industry, corporations, churches, nonprofits, and individuals are invited to participate.

Presented by the Mocksville Tourism Authority, the annual “Twas The Night Before Bed Race” has become one of Mocksville’s most popular events with dozens of teams competing for the cheers of the fans and $600 in cash prizes.

$600 in Cash Prizes at Stake!
At stake are prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team will take home a cool $200 in cash, while the runner-up will collect $125 and the third-place finisher will roll away with $75. There are $50 prizes for the most original bed and the team with the best team spirit. The Total Package prize of $50 will go to the team with the best overall package… i.e. best overall appearance and combination of bed decoration, message, and costumes.

Download the 2019 Bed Race Registration Form. Bed Race Packets are also available at Mocksville Town Hall at 171 S. Clement St. or Twas the Night Before Bed Race Facebook. Call Tami Langdon at 336-753-6705 for more details. Visit Twas the Night Before Bed Race Facebook Page for updates.

The final deadline to register is Tuesday, November 19th. Get your teams together and begin planning now to compete in the hilarious, fun event!

Register Now for the Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 7th at 2 p.m.
The Hometown Christmas Parade is a beloved tradition that has been delighting young and old for decades. This year’s theme is “Home for the Holidays.”

Parade categories include businesses, churches, civic/non-profit groups, schools, single/individual entries, and horses with entry fees ranging from $15 to $25. There is an additional charge of $10 for multiple vehicles i.e float + gator, float + truck. Download the 2019 Mocksville Christmas Parade Entry Form.

There will be prizes for both floats and performances. First place will win $75, second place will receive $50, and the third-place entry will take home $25.

Line-up order will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

The deadline to enter is Friday, November 8th at noon.

You can sign up for the Christmas parade by dropping off or mailing your entry form (along with a check payable to Town of Mocksville) to 171 South Clement St., Mocksville, 27028. For more information, call Tami Langdon at 336-753-6705 or email