Poinsettia Christmas Parade

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View the 2022 Poinsettia Christmas Parade


6 p.m. | Saturday, December 2, 2023

For more than 75 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.

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  • People's Choice Award: The Phenomenal Ligerettes
  • Best Float: Carolina Handling
  • Best Walking Group: Dog Culture
  • Best Marching Band: Riverside High School
  • Best Dance Group: Alpha Dance & Company

Past Grand Marshals

  • 2022: Carl Sobocinski | Founder and President of Table 301
  • 2021: Pearlie Harris | Greenville County Educator during Desegregation
  • 2019: Nancy Whitworth | Deputy City Manager of the City of Greenville
  • 2018: Dr. Elizabeth Davis | President of Furman University
  • 2017: Dr. Jimmy Ryan | Greenville Native and Creator of Mice on Main
  • 2016: Sandi Morris | Greenville Native and Olympic Medalist
  • 2015: Benton Blount | Greenville Performer and America's Got Talent Finalist
  • 2014: Steve Pettit | President of Bob Jones University
  • 2013: Jim Barker | President of Clemson University

Event Sponsors

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If you would like to become a sponsor, fill out the Sponsorship Inquiry form. If you have other questions, please contact Event Management.

No Open Carry, Smoking, or PetsREMINDER

All city-sponsored events are smoke free. Also, no pets, skateboards, bicycles or coolers are allowed at this event.

We ID everyone. All festival patrons over the age of 21 must show a valid photo ID to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.