Thinking about catching a Christmas parade this year? Nothing beats watching a local Christmas parade! We’ve gathered a list of the Christmas parades near Spartanburg for your family to enjoy this holiday season. In addition to providing the dates for Spartanburg Christmas parades, we have also provided a few tips of watching parades with young children.
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Christmas Parades Near Spartanburg
Christmas Parade in Simpsonville, SC (December 1, 2019 at 3 pm)
Fountain Inn Christmas Parade on Main Street in Fountain Inn (December 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm)
Inman Christmas Parade (December 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm; rain date December 14th, 2019) – Shorter parade route this year. Parade starts at Inman Intermediate School and will turn on to Mill Street instead of Ladson Street. Light Up Inman will occur after the parade, so stick around!
Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade (December 7, 2019 at 6 pm) – This parade has taken place for over 75 years in Greenville. The route is on Main Street from the intersection with Augusta to the the intersection at North Street.
Christmas Parade in Greer (December 8, 2019 at 2:30 pm) – The 2019 Greer Christmas Parade, “Classic Christmas Stories,” will feature over 90 parade units including numerous businesses, clubs, organizations, churches, schools, dignitaries, and 2 marching bands in the parade lineup. As always Santa Claus will be the featured guest of the parade. The parade will begin at Poinsett Street and Memorial Drive and end at N. Main Street and Cunningham Drive. This event benefits Greer Relief.
Spartanburg Christmas Parade (December 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm) – It begins at the corner of Henry and Pine and will travel down E. Main and W St. John Street. Plan to arrive early to get a good spot on the route.
Pacolet Christmas Parade (December 14, 2019 at 10 am)
Travelers Rest Christmas Parade (December 14, 2019 at 11 am)
Christmas Parade and Stroll in Landrum (December 14, 2019 from 2 – 7 pm) – The parade starts at 2 pm and event includes shopping, free hot chocolate, and Santa. Stroll ends at 7 pm.
Annual Christmas Parade in Easley (December 14, 2019 at 6 pm) – Includes caroling and Christmas Tree lighting, immediately following the parade.
Woodruff Christmas Parade (December 15, 2019 at 3 pm)
Tips for Attending Parades with Children
Bundle up and dress in layers. Scarves, hats, and gloves that can be removed easily.
The earlier you arrive, the better your seats will be! The best viewing spots go early. This is especially important if you have little ones as they will not be able to see over adults.
Take chairs or blankets so you have a spot to sit.
Bring snacks and warm beverages in a thermos. As all parents know, the best way to make the time go by quicker is to give kids a snack.
Dress your child in something that stands out so you can spot him or her easily in a crowd.
Be prepared to hold your child on your shoulders!
Want to know what’s going on in Spartanburg over Christmas? Just check our Ultimate Holiday Guide where we are keeping track of Santa, holiday events and more!