Christmas Parade

NOTICE:  Both spectator drive-thru vehicles and parade entries must register online at

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and event planning timelines, this event has been replaced with a Reverse Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 13 from 3 - 5 pm.  In a reverse parade, rather than large groups of spectators gathering along the streets, parade attendees remain safely in their vehicles and drive through the parade route in downtown Waxhaw.  The parade floats, Christmas characters, entertainers, decorated business vehicles and other organizations are stationary along the parade route for all to see. All spectators must be in vehicles. No pedestrians, bikes, etc. will be permitted to watch along the route. 

There will be no entry fee for spectator vehicles and a minimal entry fee for parade participants (floats, business vehicle displays, other organization entries).  All must pre-register online at so we can gauge attendance.  Children spectators in the vehicles will receive a goodie bag of candy and items from the parade entrants at the beginning of the drive. While the parade format had been modified, we look forward to keeping the holiday spirit alive for Waxhaw!

50 cars per drive time
Load-In Area: Grass lot Blythe Mill Road and Highway 16.
Load-In Times: 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM, 4:30 PM

The 2020 Christmas Parade theme is "Everyone Is Santa Claus." Come dressed in full Santa gear, a Santa hat and beard, or at least a Santa hat. Floats should be decorated as a location you might find Santa...on a sleigh...coming down a to a Christmas the North Pole...on the beach for the Beach Santas...use your creativity and have fun with this one! It will be so fun seeing a sea of Santas on Main Street! Cash prizes ($100, $75, $50) awarded to both spectator vehicles and parade entries to the first, second and third entries best representing the parade theme.