The 31st annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade will march down NC 115 from Davidson to Cornelius Saturday afternoon, hosted by Cornelius-Lemley Volunteer Fire Department and Davidson Fire Department. Pam Maier of Davidson is this year’s Grand Marshal. Watch out for street closings because of the parade beginning at noon.
The parade begins at 1pm at Griffith and North Main streets in Davidson, rain or shine. Marchers continue south on NC 115 (Main Street) through Cornelius, finishing at Hickory Street and NC 115.
The roadway for the parade route will be closed from noon in Davidson (12:30pm in Cornelius) until about 3pm in Davidson, 4pm in Cornelius.
Also, Catawba Avenue will be closed from Oak Street to NC 115, and tractor trailers will not be permitted east of US 21 after 12:15pm.
Nearly 3,000 marchers are expected for this year’s parade, including floats from area businesses, high school bands, antique cars, public safety equipment and Santa Claus. And the Clydesdale horses from Hunting Creek Farms will be back to lead the parade again this year, according to Wilson Sadler of Davidson Fire Department. There will be high school marching bands, dance teams, girl and boy scouts as well as color guards, vehicles and marchers representing Cornelius fire and police departments.
Prizes will be given for best overall entry, best band, best old tractor, and most enthusiastic.
The parade Grand Marshal is Pam Maier, who was recently given the Town of Davidson’s annual Jack Burney Community Service Award.
See the parade page on the Town of Davidson website for more information.
Nov. 19, 2013, “And the 2013 Burney service award goes to … Pam Maier.” – Read more about Grand Marshal Pam Maier.
Dec. 5, 2013, “Guide and traffic alerts for Christmas in Davidson”