Christmas parade, tree lighting set for Dec. 7

November 30, 2013

The Hillsville/Carroll County Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. The theme for the 2013 parade is “Christmas Around the World.”

Lineup will begin at 3 p.m. along Edgewood Drive. However, all floats wishing to be judged are to line up in the Carroll County Governmental Center parking lot. Floats will be judged in the following categories - Most Original, Best Parade Theme and Best Religious. Each first-place winner will receive $100.

Following the parade, there will be refreshments, kids’ crafts, carols and a visit from Santa. In addition, The Timber Rattlers will perform at the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home and the Historic Courthouse. The Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on the Historic Courthouse lawn at 5:30 pm.

Groups, businesses or individuals wishing to participate in the parade should register by contacting Town Hall at 276-728-2128 or by e-mail at