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
Downtown Gaffney Drive-Thru Christmas Parade (December 4, 2020 from 6 – 7:30 pm) Parade participants will line Limestone Street while spectators drive-thru and take in the parade from the safety of their vehicles.
Boiling Springs Christmas Parade (December 5, 2020 at 10 am) One of Spartanburg’s most popular parades is the one that takes place in Boiling Springs.
Lyman Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting (December 5, 2020 4:30 to 7 pm)
Christmas Parade in Greer (December 6, 2020 at 2:30 pm) – The 2020 Greer Christmas Parade, “Christmas Melodies,” 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 travel W. Poinsett and N. Main Street. This event benefits Greer Relief.
Duncan Christmas Parade (December 6, 2020 at 2 pm) Route will start at Byrnes High School. Christmas music, hot chocolate and more following the parade at Stoneledge Park.
Campobello Christmas Parade (December 6, 2020 at 3 pm)
Drive-thru Christmas Parade at AIM Spartanburg in their parking lot. (December 12, 2020 at 5:30 pm) The event is open to the public and free. Bring yourself some hot chocolate or a special treat and head to AIM Spartanburg December 12th, 2020 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
Travelers Rest Christmas Parade: (December 12, 2020 at 11 am)
Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade 2020 Parade Cancelled– 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.
Spartanburg Christmas Parade 2020 Parade Cancelled – 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.
Fountain Inn Christmas Parade on Main Street in Fountain Inn (No information yet on 2020 Parade)
Inman Christmas Parade (No Information yet on 2020 parade)
Pacolet Christmas Parade (No information yet on 2020 Parade)
Woodruff Christmas Parade (No information yet on 2020 Parade)
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!