Christmas parade set Monday, 100 entries expected downtown

Christmas parade set Monday, 100 entries expected downtown

The West Iredell High School band, pageant queens, classic cars and, of course, Santa Claus, will be featured in the Troutman Christmas Parade, which takes place Saturday.

The Bay County Board of County Commissioners will hold its 9th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. on November 30th.

Main Street Director Tim Moore said the parade is one of the biggest in the surrounding areas each year. Committee member Jessica Seders said these are quite a few new groups sponsoring floats this year.

Christmas parade set Monday, 100 entries expected downtown

Decatur's "Christmas in Toyland" parade will roll through downtown's Second Avenue and Bank Street on Monday at 6 p.m. Parade participants and spectators are encouraged to bring a toy or gift for a child for the Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program.

The parade begins at 6:00 P.M. and is followed by the tree lighting.

The public restrooms on Third Street near the plaza also will be opened on weekends during the holiday shopping season. The top vote-getter among the profit and nonprofit classes each will receive $100 in Downtown Dollars.

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