Christmas Parade Route
On the map above, you will find the parade route. Please note that the parade WILL NOT CROSS IN FRONT OF THE GARNER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. The area in front of GPAC will be for pedestrians only and we encourage you to remind friends and family who may attend to watch your group that this will not be a viewing area.
The parade will:
- Begin at Avery Street and Garner Road.
- Turn left onto Garner Road
- Turn right onto New Rand Road
- Turn right onto Main Street
- Turn right onto Benson Road
- End at the Toot n’ Tell
We ask that for the sake of continuity and for those patrons who are viewing on Benson Road, that you do not exit the parade before the Toot n’ Tell.
PLEASE NOTE DISBANDMENT OPTIONS ON THE ATTACHED MAP AND BE SURE YOU KNOW THE DISBANDMENT PLAN FOR YOUR GROUP.
Floats, trucks will trailers or trucks/cars with multiple passengers must keep straight onto Broughton Street and return to their starting point, following the same route as they did upon arrival. PARTICIPANTS MAY NOT UNLOAD UNTIL BACK AT THEIR STARTING LOCATION.
Cars with no one to escort or who are carrying passengers that can leave together may turn left onto Garner Road at the Toot n’ Tell and exit the parade.
Walkers, bike riders and horses may exit the parade by turning right onto Garner Road and crossing through the GPAC parking lot, back to their starting location.
Please check with your parade group leader and be sure to know the disbandment plan. Note that no Town escorts will be with your group after disbandment and your group is the responsibility of your internal group leaders.
All parade participants that need to be picked up after the parade must go back to their staging area. People may be picked up at their staging area by following the entry path again. Avery Street will not be open from Powell Drive to Garner Road UNTIL ALL ENTRIES HAVE COMPLETED THE PARADE ROUTE. Please do not drive your vehicles back into the parade staging area until the end of the parade as this will cause traffic and safety issues.
For more information contact Brittany Washington at 919.773.4441.