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A Guide to the 2018 NC Christmas Festival & Parade

A Guide to the 2018 NC Christmas Festival & Parade

Christmas is coming! That means the 2018 NC Christmas Festival & Parade is just around the corner. Read more about the holiday magic in store and book your trip to Leland, North Carolina, today.

Everything You Need to Know About North Carolina Christmas Festival & Parade in Leland

What is it?

The NC Christmas Festival & Parade kicks off the Christmas season with a full afternoon and evening of family-friendly holiday activities.

Where and when does it take place?

The 2018 NC Christmas Festival & Parade takes place on Saturday, December 1 starting with the festival in Leland Municipal Park, located at 113 Town Hall Drive in Leland, NC at 4:00 p.m. The NC Christmas Parade will travel down Village Road at 5:00 p.m. and the Leland Tree Lighting by Santa and Mrs. Claus will be around 6:30.  The festivities continue until 9:00 p.m.

What is the schedule of events?

NC Christmas Festival | 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than at the NC Christmas Festival. There will be holiday arts and crafts, delicious treats, and plenty of vendors to explore. Lights and music help spread the cheer and get everyone excited for the season. This event will be held at Leland Municipal Park.

NC Christmas Parade | 5:00 p.m.

The annual NC Christmas Parade will be held at night for the first time this year. Oooh and aaah as vehicles covered in thousands of beautiful lights and decorations drive down Village Road to usher in the Christmas season. Prizes will be awarded, so the parade is sure to be a show!

Leland Tree Lighting | 6:30 p.m.

Santa and Mrs. Claus are stopping by from the North Pole to light up the official Leland Christmas Tree at Town Hall. Afterwards, they’ll be available for meet and greets and pictures until the festival ends at 9:00 p.m.

Who puts it on?

The 2018 NC Christmas Festival & Parade is presented by the Unity Group of North Brunswick and the Town of Leland.

What is the parade route?

The NC Christmas Parade will begin at Fairview Road, and then continue down Village Road, ending at Town Hall, where Santa and Mrs. Claus will light the Leland town tree and visit with all the boys and girls in their Leland workshop.

Where should you stay?

Plan a weekend of holiday cheer in Leland! Book your hotel now.

If you have more questions about this year’s NC Christmas Festival & Parade, contact Visit Leland. We look forward to seeing you there!