The 30th Annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade kicks off at 1 o’clock this Saturday, Dec. 1, running along N.C. 115/Main Street from downtown Davidson to downtown Cornelius. That means the road will be closed in the two towns through mid-afternoon. Meanwhile, this weekend’s Christmas in Davidson festival will close the main section of Main Street nightly Thursday to Saturday.
This year’s parade again is hosted by the Davidson and Cornelius-Lemley fire departments, and will be held no matter the weather.
N.C. 115 will be closed in Davidson from noon until about 3pm. The march begins on Main Street at Griffith Street, continues south into Cornelius, ending at Hickory Street, south of downtown. As marchers stage for the parade, Main Street will be closed from Beaty Street south, Griffith Street will be closed from Beaty/Sloan streets to Main Street, and other local streets near the start will also be closed.
Cornelius officials say N.C. 115 will be closed from about 12:30 until 3. Also, Catawba Avenue will be closed from Oak Street to N.C. 115, and trucks won’t be allowed east of U.S. 21 after 12:15pm.
The parade includes marching bands, floats, businesses, antique cars, dance groups and more.
CHRISTMAS IN DAVIDSON CLOSINGS
Christmas in Davidson runs Thursday to Saturday nights in downtown Davidson, when a portion of Main Street will be closed.
Main Street from Concord Road to Jackson Street will be closed from 4:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. each night of Christmas in Davidson.
The parking lot between Summit Coffee and Ben & Jerry’s will be closed starting at 10am on Thursday, Nov. 29. It will reopen on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Part of the parking lot at South Main Square has been closed to allow for the construction of the skating rink.
Nov. 28, 2012, “25 years of Christmas in Davidson, celebrating community” – a preview of this year’s Christmas in Davidson festival.
This article has been updated to correct street closing information in Davidson.