Christmas parade set Monday, 100 entries expected downtown

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"We have a Bolivian folk dancer group, a pit bull rescue organization, the Grinch, Lightning McQueen and, of course, Santa will be featured in a firetruck at the finale of the parade", said Lindsay Leach, special events coordinator for Spotsylvania County Parks and Recreation.

The City of Monroe will hold the 64th Annual Downtown Monroe Christmas Parade on Thursday (Dec. 7) starting at 6:30 p.m.

If you missed the recent Winterfest parade, or you just want to see Santa Claus again, the 49th Annual Windsor Santa Claus Parade is this weekend.

The parade theme is "Wild, Wild, West Christmas".

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Friona's lighted Christmas parade will begin near the elementary school and end at the city park.

Franklin County: Sunday, 3 p.m.

Waxhaw's Holiday Festival of Lights Ceremony is Saturday from 4-8 p.m., when roughly 500,000 lights will fill up Downtown. Don't forget your camera for a photo opportunity with Santa.

This year's parade will feature more than 100 entries and will conclude with Santa Claus riding atop the Troutman Fire and Rescue ladder truck. The tree lighting will take place at 5:45 p.m. Friday in Rocky Mount as part of the Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas events.

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