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Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting - City of Claremont

  • Dates: December 4, 2021
  • City Hall Pavilion
    Claremont, NC 28610
  • 3:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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The City of Claremont is hosting the 37th annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4th at 3:00 PM. The parade will line up at the intersection of Centennial Boulevard and East Main Street (Hwy 70), begin at Claremont Elementary School and travel westbound ending at North Oxford Street.
Join us for a parade featuring local officials and groups, bands, tractors, floats, dancers, fun characters, interesting and unique vehicles, and of course SANTA! 🎅🏻
After the parade, join us at City Hall for the City's Christmas Tree Lighting with CVCC's Choir and Jazz Band performing Christmas Carols and our new Holiday Pop-up Market where you can get an early start on Christmas Shopping and enjoy some food and hot chocolate or coffee while you're there!
Santa will also be joining us for pictures with all the good little boys and girls! In addition, Santa will have a mailbox with a direct link to the North Pole that you can drop off your letter to and get one mailed back to you!
Applications to participate in the parade are open until November 26th. You can find the application on the website, at City Hall or by emailing
As always, the City of Claremont’s events are FREE to attend and enjoy. Don’t miss out on an exciting afternoon on Main Street of Claremont and come show our community some love!