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Christmas Parade

Photo of Santa riding on float at Parade

The City of Greenville sponsors Greenville's favorite tradition, the Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade. For more than 20 years, the parade has signaled the start of the Christmas season in Greenville. Each year the parade attracts thousands of visitors downtown to view the holiday floats and activities.

The parade is traditionally held in early December. The 2014 event will be on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. The parade begins promptly at 6 pm and continues to about 7:30 pm.

Note: Registration for the 2014 parade is closed.

Parade Videos

2013 Poinsettia Christmas Parade
Parade Promotional Video
How to Build A Float

2013 Parade Winners

More than 85 entries competed for top honors in the 2013 Christmas Parade. The winners are:

  • Joel Poinsett Award (BEST OVERALL) – Brown Mackie College
  • Best Float – AVX Corporation
  • Best Marching/Walking – Greenville Gymnastics
  • Best Band – Riverside High School
  • Best Dance – Spotlight Dance Company
  • People's Choice – Spotlight Dance Company
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